Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl was interviewed on BBC Radio 1 yesterday by Zane Lowe. When asked if he ever felt secure in Nirvana, Grohl said, “I never did, I was the 5th drummer.” Grohl also said that the label hated In Utero’s initial mixes and thought they sounded like demos. He said the band all respected Albini and the albums he’d helped record, and added that Albini hated the music business.
Dave said he had fun recording In Utero. He recorded the drums in 4 days and then just “watched the snow.” Despite the fun recording process, he said he doesn’t like to listen to In Utero because of what happened to Kurt. It brings him back to that time, because it’s “such an honest and pure album.”
He said that with the 20th anniversary of Foo Fighters’ debut coming up, he and his bandmates have joked that they should just re-record and re-release old albums instead of making new ones.