In a new interview with Beats 1, Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl spoke about how the band got started as the group is celebrating their twenty-five year anniversary. During the conversation, Grohl spoke about his own personal insecurity as the drummer of Nirvana, and often worried that he would be fired from the band.
Grohl said that being in Nirvana was unlike the other bands he had been a part of because he did not have a close personal connection with the members of the band before joining. The Foo Fighters singer pointed out that the band had fired multiple drummers before settling on him.
Grohl recalled: “Every band I’d been in before then was with like friends that I’d known for a really long time. You’re just starting to get to know each other, and it sounds great when you play music and you’re just starting to get to know each other but there’s not like a deep personal connection and then the band becomes really huge really quickly and you’re just so nervous that you’re gonna get fired or it’s gonna stop.
He added: “I didn’t want to get fired basically. I was doing my best to keep this thing from going away so there was just like there was a real insecurity that I had they’re gonna find somebody else.”