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

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

“My daughters are obsessive about Billie Eilish,” he stated through the convention. “The identical 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 just isn’t near lifeless!”

Before mentioning Eilish, the daddy 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 the Corn. … With Grohl's unique band] Scream, we by no means had something profitable. Nirvana had nice songs. ‘About a Girl’ was like a Beatles music. It was clear that dude Kurt Cobain] might write songs.”

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