Dave Grohl ‘Terrified’ to Watch ‘Montage of Heck’ Documentary
The death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was felt by a generation of music loving fans, but there was probably no one more affected by his loss than his bandmates and family. Earlier this year, the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck was released to much acclaim, but Dave Grohl revealed in an interview with the Washington Post that he had a hard time watching it.
The Nirvana drummer told the paper that he was recently preparing for bed when his wife came across the documentary on TV. He explained that he was "terrified" to watch, though he did catch part of it before going to sleep. “All the footage of him as a child, I think that might make me sad, and then the dark stuff at the end I think would bum me out," said Grohl of watching the film.
The rocker has been very open about his respect and admiration for Cobain and the sense of loss that came after his death. Unsure what to do after Cobain died, he began working on music that would eventually form the basis of Foo Fighters first album and a new career for the drummer-turned-frontman. For years, Grohl would not touch Nirvana's music or address Cobain in song, owning his right to keep his memories of the singer personal.
Grohl told the paper that after watching a sliver of footage in the middle of the film, he decided to go to sleep rather than getting wrapped up in the material. Grohl was interviewed for the film, but the interview came late in the process and was not added into the final cut for the documentary.
In other Grohl related news, while the Foo Fighters had to miss out on the Glastonbury Festival this weekend due to Grohl's broken leg, their spirit still loomed large. Florence + the Machine, who were a last minute addition to headline in place of Foo Fighters, performed a cover of "Times Like These" during their set.
Florence Welch told the crowd, “We’d like to dedicate this next song to the legend and all around incredible human being Dave Grohl. He was so incredibly kind and supportive to us when we were first starting out, and we were so sad to hear he broke his leg.”
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