Grohl and Cobain performed together in Nirvana from 1990 to 1994, with the band’s time together coming to an end following the frontman’s tragic suicide.
Appearing on tonight’s (1 October) episode of The Graham Norton Show, Grohl opened up about losing his former bandmate.
“When Kurt died and it all ended I didn’t know what to do with my life,” he said. “I couldn’t listen to music anymore because it hurt too much so I tried to escape and went to Ireland to soul search.”
Grohl continued: “I was trying to figure out my life when I picked up a hitchhiker who was wearing a Kurt Cobain t-shirt and I thought, ‘Even in this remote place I can’t outrun life’, so I went home and started over with the Foo Fighters. I needed to survive and get on with life.”
In a recent interview, Grohl revealed that he and Cobain survived on less than one dollar a day while working on Nirvana’s second album Nevermind, which turned 30 in September.
“There was a gas station across the street from the apartment that Kurt and I lived in and they had a three for 99 cent corn dog deal,” he recalled.
“We had no money so we didn’t have food, but we did have 99 cents a day. If you could manage to budget three corn dogs in a 24-hour period, you could survive on that, and we did.”
The Graham Norton Show airs Friday 1 October at 10.35pm on BBC One
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