Dave Grohl praises Post Malone & Travis Barker’s Nirvana covers set
Krist Novoselic and Courtney Love already praised Post Malone and Travis Barker's Nirvana covers set, and as Blabbermouth points out, Krist's former bandmate Dave Grohl liked it too. He was asked about it in an interview with ALT 98.7 FM and said:
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.' 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.
You can watch video of the interview and also see Krist and Courtney's praise below. In case you missed it, watch Post's Nirvana set here.
In the same interview, Dave talked about the upcoming Foo Fighters album and compared it to David Bowie's Let's Dance. "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’s got groove," he said. "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."
UPDATE: Dave also wrote an essay on why "There is nothing like the energy and atmosphere of live music."