“It means a lot to me, because it was the song that was played at Kurt Cobain’s memorial,” Grohl explained to Radio 2. “That day, after everyone had said their piece, this next song came over the speakers and everyone got to celebrate Kurt’s love of The Beatles one last time together.
“Still to this day, when I hear it, it touches a place in me that no other song ever will. It’s called ‘In My Life’ and knowing how much of a fan Kurt was of The Beatles, and how much of an influence they were, to everything we’ve done ever done…I’d like to play this one for him.”
The 60-minute radio show, Dave Grohl: My Beatles, is designed to detail the Foo Fighters’ frontman’s connection to a series of different Beatles tracks. “I’d like to play the first Beatles song I ever heard, and it might be the first record I ever listened to,” he said.
“I remember having a sleepover at a friend’s house when I was four or five years old and listening to ‘Hey Jude’. I don’t think I’d ever listened to a rock and roll record. This was my introduction and it’s stuck with me ever since.”
He continued: “I remember that night, laying in my sleeping bag and singing along to the na-na-nas at the end of the song.
“It was stuck in my head so much I couldn’t sleep.”