Foo Fighters leader and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl says he still has vivid dreams about Kurt Cobain. The Nirvana singer, songwriter, and guitarist shot himself to death on April 5th, 1994 in a room above the garage of his Seattle home.

Grohl, who’ll release his latest album with the Foos, Medicine At Midnight, on Friday (February 5th), told The Independent that Cobain’s death nearly curtailed his won musical career, revealing, “I wasn’t sure I’d ever play music again. I turned the amplifiers off. I was lost.”

He went on to talk about the times that Cobain visits him in his dreams: “They always give me this initial burst of happiness and joy, because Kurt is always in them. It’s like: ‘Oh! He’s still alive!’ There’s never any explanation for that. Just that lovely feeling. Then it all goes wrong when we go on stage. There’s no one in the audience and my drum sticks stretch to the size of telephone poles. I honestly believe there is some energy or interconnectivity that makes those encounters more than just dreams. I’m not a psychic or anything like that. But I do believe there’s an energy to those dreams that makes them more than hallucinations.”

Grohl spoke frankly about his and Cobain’s relationship, telling The Big Issue, “Of course we loved each other. We were friends. But, y’know, there was a dysfunction in Nirvana that a band like Foo Fighters doesn’t have. You also have to realize, from the time I joined Nirvana to the time it was over was only about four years. It wasn’t a long period of time. Was I close to Kurt, as I am to Taylor Hawkins? No.”

SIDE NOTES

  • Foo Fighters rang in 2021 with the release of a new single, titled “No Son Of Mine,” which served as the second teaser from their upcoming album, Medicine At Midnight.
  • Medicine At Midnight, which is set for release on Friday, February 5th, marks the Foo’s first new studio set since 2017’s chart-topping Concrete And Gold.
  • The band has been tapped to edit the February 2021 issue of Classic Rock magazine on sale now.

CHECK IT OUT:Nirvana on December 13th, 1993 performing “Rape Me” live in Seattle: