Dave Grohl calls Foo Fighters’ latest music video a “Nirvana antithesis”
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Set in a nursing home gone Rock On the Range, the Foo Fighters’ latest music video draws some parallels to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” In the interview special, Grohl said that “Run” was the ‘90s anthem’s “antithesis.”
“We want to be the band that’s rocking a show at a nursing home that turns into a riot,” Grohl says. “It’s funny because then it became the antithesis of the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video Nirvana made 27 years ago.”
Grohl also goes on to remember Kurt Cobain from his Nirvana days. Grohl reflects on the time of Cobain’s passing and how it has influenced him to still be playing music today.
“When Kurt died, I remember the next day and thinking, ‘I still get to live,’ Grohl says. “So I’m going to live every day like it’s my last one. Even if it is the worst day, I’m going to try to appreciate it. I still feel that way. I never want to die.”
You can pick up Foo Fighters’ 2017 release Concrete And Gold, which features “Run,” here.
You can watch the full hour-long PBS interview here. Grohl comes on the screen around the 46-minute mark.
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