Dave Grohl Says Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Brings Back Memories of Kurt Cobain

2013-09-06

Story by Anne Erickson

Dave Grohl says listening to the band’s third and final album, “In Utero,” brings back memories of the band’s tragic end

Nirvana’s third and final studio release, ‘In Utero,’ turns 20 this year, and in honor, the band is gearing up to release 20 anniversary reissues of the album later this month. Former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl says that it’s difficult for him to listen through “In Utero,” since it reminds him of the band’s tragic end.

“You know, it’s heartbreaking that we’re not a band anymore,” Grohl told Britain’s XFM. “It’s heartbreaking that [late frontman] Kurt [Cobain]’s not alive anymore, and it’s a beautiful record because it’s so real but, for me personally, I don’t really like to listen to it too much because it kinda bums me out.”

Grohl says that all those memories came back as he was helping to create the “In Utero” anniversary packages. “Looking at the package and seeing all these old pictures and listening to songs that I haven’t heard in 20 years and all of these rarities and demos, it’s kind of a trip,” he reveals. “I recognize myself back then and I remember what it was like to be in the band but it’s hard to believe that that much time has gone by. It’s crazy.”

The “In Utero” 20th anniversary edition packages will drop on Sept. 24.




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