Dave Grohl: “I Started Foo Fighters Because I Didn’t Want To Retreat”

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Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters frontman, (FYI — they happen to be this week’s Artist Of The Week and happen to effin’ rule) is outspoken about a lot of things, but the one topic you don’t often hear him talk about is Kurt Cobain’s death. But he recently sat down with TheGuardian in a London hotel to discuss the stigma of Nirvana, Kurt’s death (albeit just a little) and its effect on the Foo Fighters, those Courtney Love rumors, breaking up and reuniting with Pat Smear and what it’s like these days to live a quieter life as father of daughter Violet Maye.

Read the Guardian article, and check out this Foo Fighters performance of their new single, “The Pretender,” with Pat Smear on guitar, at the VMAs. And watch the rest of their amazing VMA Fantasy Suite performances with Cee-Lo Green and Serj Tankian of System Of A Down.