“I spent a lot of time doing nothing. No radio, no TV. Nothing. I just couldn’t stand the sound of music. I was scared of music. I remember being in Ireland driving around the country away from everything. Just rocks and moss and sheep and being totally disconnected from the rest of the world. And I drive past this kid who was hitchhiking. He had a fucking Kurt Cobain shirt on. I saw that and I thought ‘fuck I gotta do something quick’ and then I realised that music was the one thing that was gonna help me out of that place so I started writing again.”
Grohl then travelled to Seattle where he recorded the entire debut Foo Fighters album himself.