Kurt Cobain says all Nirvana drummers “sucked” before Dave Grohl in rare leaked interview
A rare interview with Nirvana’s late Kurt Cobain has surfaced in which the grunge pioneer heaped praise on drummer Dave Grohl.
Grohl, who joined Nirvana in 1990 and replaced Chad Channing, enjoyed major mainstream success with the band who had previously seen Aaron Burckhard, Dale Crover and Dave Foster on the drums.
Now a rare interview with Cobain has been unearthed by Studio Brussels, a radio station in Belgium which took place in Ghent during November 1991. In the interview, Cobain says: “Krist [Novoselic] and I have been playing together for about four and a half years now with a few different drummers,” Cobain says in the interview. “Dave has been in the band for about a year. This is the first time we’ve felt like a very definite unit.
“The band is finally complete because all the other drummers we had pretty much sucked.”