Dave Grohl was recently on an episode of ’60 Minutes’ with Anderson Cooper.
Number one…He loves to hate TV Talent contests. “Who’s to say if they’re good or not? Imagine Bob Dylan standing there and singing Blowing in the Wind in front of those judges…’Sorry, it’s a little nasaly and a little flat. Next.'”
Number two…He wanted to quit music after Nirvana. “Losing Kurt was just earth-shattering, and I was afraid of music after he died. I swear if I heard a song that even touched on an emotion in me, I would turn it off. I was just so terrified, because to me that’s what music always was. It was a direct connection to my heart.”
Number Three…He laughs at his own band name. “I didn’t wanna put my name on it at first. I didn’t want people to say ‘Oh that’s the guy from Nirvana.’ It’s the dumbest name ever. Foo Fighters was a slang term they used for UFOs in World War II.”