Dave Grohl: "Nirvana Became Too Big Too Quick"

4 February 2016, 14:00 | Updated: 4 February 2016, 18:40

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The former drummer and Foos frontman admits that the band's fame came much too fast.

Dave Grohl has revealed Nirvana became famous too quickly.

The Foo Fighters helmsman gave a candid interview with The Off Camera Show and described the pitfalls of Nirvana's early success.

Asked by Sam Jones If there's anything he looked at with Nirvana and made sure he didn't repeat with the Foos, he replied: "Definitely not gonna do heroin".

“Unfortunately, Nirvana became too big too quick," he explained.

He added: “Bands are like families that go through uncomfortable growing pains, and if it happens all at once, it’s just too much to handle.”  

See the full interview below:

Explaining how he coped with the rapid success, Grohl added: "I got lucky, because when the band got popular, If I ever felt overwhelmed with what was going on, I would just go back to Virginia and sleep in the bed that I slept in since I was five years old and have a barbecue with my friends from fourth grade."

He added: "I had all these cool experiences from when I was young to look back on or for perspective."