Foo Fighters' Dave GrohlAndrew Stuart

Dave Grohl On Post Malone’s Nirvana Covers Set: “They Were Killing It”


Post Malone‘s recent livestreamed Nirvana covers set saw him raise millions of dollars for COVID-19 relief efforts and win the praise of Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. Novoselic isn’t the only alumni of the Nirvana that Posty and co. impressed with their performance however. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who of course played drums for Nirvana, also caught some of the set and recently shared his thoughts of it to ALT 98.7 FM (see below):

“It was so weird, because I was writing… I started this Instagram page called ‘Dave’s True Stories‘, because I thought, ‘Well, I just wrote a whole record. I don’t wanna write music. And I don’t really know what else to do, so I’ll just write all these stories.’

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So I’m sitting there writing one of these stories out, and someone said, ‘Hey, Post Malone is live on YouTube right now doing a whole set of Nirvana covers.’ And I’ve met him before. He’s really nice; he’s really cool. I’ve met his dad; he’s cool too. So I was, like, ‘Oh, that’s kind of cool. I’m in the middle of writing something.’ And then I started getting hit with texts, people texting me, like, ‘Yo, are you watching this Post thing?’ And I’m, like, ‘No, I’m writing right now.’

They’re, like, ‘It’s pretty good.’ I’m, like, ‘Really?’ So I keep on writing. Another text comes in, ‘Dude, are you watching this Post Malone thing?’ And I’m, like, ‘No.’ So finally I tuned it… I started watching, and first of all, watching Travis play the drums to those Nirvana songs, I was honored — I thought that was super cool.

More than the sound of it and more than the chords and whatever, it just sort of felt good. To me, it didn’t feel weird. They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, ‘That was really cool.’

I don’t get to see other people do Nirvana songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great… Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, ‘Dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.'”

The aforementioned livestream set saw Post Malone joined by Travis Barker (Blink-182, etc.) on drums, Malone‘s engineer Nick Mack on guitars an dBrian Lee on bass.

[via Blabbermouth]