DAVE GROHL REACTS TO NIRVANA BEING COVERED ON AMERICAN IDOL
Thanks to Paul K for sending this to me.
Credit: Jason Macneil and TorontoSun.com
Last month Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl turned on the television to see American Idol contestant Casey Abrams covering Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, the first time ever a Nirvana song was covered on the popular singing competition.
“I watched that and I was really touched actually and kind of freaked out because the kid who picked Smells Like Teen Spirit picked it because it was released the year he was born,” Grohl says during a Toronto promotional stop the band’s new album Wasting Light. “So I turned it off — no actually I watched it.
“I think Nirvana’s music has become something that it wasn’t 20 years ago.
Twenty years ago I don’t think it had the same relevance that it does now and at some point you just have to let go of it you know and let it become whatever it’s going to become. That being said I was just the drummer, so I don’t really make licensing decisions. It is what it is.”