Dave Grohl has finally spoken about Post Malone and Travis Barker‘s live-streamed Nirvana tribute and he was impressed. The covers tribute aired back on April 24 and raised a ton of money for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organization.
During the stream, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic was quick to throw praise towards Post Malone and company, and now Dave Grohl has spoken up.
Post Malone’s Nirvana tribute saw him, Barker, guitarist Nick Mack and bassist Brian Lee tear through a 15 song set of covers spanning Nirvana’s discography. Within the first hour, the stream had garnered over $1 million.
Grohl was asked about Post Malone’s stream near the end of the interview and he couldn’t help but talk about how cool it was, and what an honor it was to see Barker playing drums to Nirvana songs.
“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,’” Dave starts. “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,” Dave Grohl continues. “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.”
Dave then asks her mother through the chat if she watched it.
“He killed it. It was nuts, It was great. Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, ‘Dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.’”
Watch the Post Malone Nirvana stream below.
Elsewhere during the interview, Grohl spoke about what the new Foo Fighters record sounds and feels like. And we can’t wait for it.
“The record is so good, we’re so excited for people to hear it, we’re so excited to go out and play it,” he said.
“It’s filled with anthemic, huge, sing-along rock songs. It’s kind of like a dance record, but not an EDM, disco, modern dance record. It has got groove. To me, it’s our David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ record. That’s what we wanted to make, we wanted to make this really up, fun record.”
You can watch the full interview below.
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