Dave Grohl Praises Billie Eilish, Says Rock ‘Isn’t Close to Dead’


Grohl in contrast Eilish’s momentum to that of Nirvana’s again in 1991.

Dave Grohl had nothing however reward for Billie Eilish when requested concerning the singer/songwriter by Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino at Tuesday’s Pollstar Live Conference.

The Foo Fighters frontman — who has covered Eilish’s “idontwannabeyouanymore” together with his daughter, Violet, earlier than — stated the joy surrounding the 17-year-old’s music reminded him of Nirvana in 1991.

“My daughters are obsessive about Billie Eilish,” he stated in the course of the convention. “The similar factor is going on together with her that occurred with Nirvana in 1991. People say, ‘Is rock lifeless?’ When I have a look at somebody like Billie Eilish, rock and roll is just not near lifeless!”

Before mentioning Eilish, the daddy of three additionally reminisced about first assembly the opposite Nirvana guys, earlier than he had joined the band. “I noticed them at a present and I believed, ‘That’s Nirvana. Oh my god,’” he stated. “It was like Children of the Corn. … With [Grohl's original band] Scream, we by no means had something profitable. Nirvana had nice songs. ‘About a Girl’ was like a Beatles tune. It was clear that dude [Kurt Cobain] may write songs.”

Although he “didn’t wish to play music once more” after Cobain died, he in the end couldn’t keep away for lengthy and started the Foo Fighters, who’re nonetheless going robust after 25 years. “The first 20 years of our band, I believed, ‘Let’s make one other report and name it a day. Get yet one more in there,’" he instructed Rapino. "Now we will’t break up. Imagine grandparents getting a divorce. I’m certain it occurs, however you’d be like, ‘Why?'”