Thursday, April 27, 2017

VIDEO: Dave Grohl’s Mom discusses loss of Kurt Cobain on The Late Show

Dave Grohl and his mother Virginia appeared as guests on CBS-TV’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 26, and video from the program is available online.

The pair were on hand to promote Virginia’s new book, “From Cradle to Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars.”

“I didn’t know he was going to be a rockstar. I knew he was going to be a musician,” Virginia told Colbert. “I knew really earlier he was going to be an entertainer. I have a feeling that some of you [entertainers] have it in your blood somewhere that you just start out being goofy, silly and making people laugh.”

Along with reviewing teacher’s comment on Dave’s sixth grade report card, the Grohls also spoke about how the loss of his bandmate Kurt Cobain affected them as a family.

“I think it did [change our relationship],” explained Virginia. “It was such a dark, sad time, and David came home after that, so we all sort of had to regroup. We talked a lot – we’ve always been able to say anything to each other – but that was a particularly incredible time. It’s hard to express.”

“Any time I felt overwhelmed with everything,” added Dave, “I would just go back home, hang out with my mom and see my friends.”

The Foo Fighters leader wrote the foreward for “From Cradle To Stage”, which also sees Virginia discussing music career choices with other parents, including the mothers of Rush’s Geddy Lee, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, and Mike D of The Beastie Boys, among others.

The Foos will play The Bottle Rock Festival in Napa Valley, CA over the May 26-28 Memorial Day weekend before heading overseas for an extensive series of summer festival dates across Europe.

See also:

Dave Grohl and his Mom to guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Foo Fighters announce first US show of 2017
Foo Fighters add Iceland date to 2017 festival tour
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