Dave Grohl Was Nearly Replaced In Nirvana
American rock group Nirvana, backstage in Frankfurt, Germany, 12th November 1991. Left to right: drummer Dave Grohl, singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain (1967 - 1994) and bassist Krist Novoselic. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns/Getty Images)

Dave Grohl was not the first drummer for Nirvana – and as he tells it, he wasn’t sure how long he’d be sticking around.

In an interview with Vulture, Grohl says he once overheard Kurt Cobain telling bassist Krist Novoselic that he wanted a drummer that was “more rudimental”.

Grohl admits that Nirvana was “on shaky ground” at the time and that he would “wake up every day not knowing what was going to happen next”.

How important was Grohl’s drumming to Nirvana’s success?  Would you have guessed he’d become the most famous member of the band?

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