Dave Grohl says Nirvana’s 90s gig in Edinburgh bar was ‘more real’ than TOTP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 28: Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs during the Rock in Rio 2019 at Cidade do Rock on September 28, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images).

The show ‘Top of the Pops’ is a huge deal in the U.K., but Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl thinks a smaller gig was “more real.”

As reported in the Scottish Sun, Grohl said that a last-minute acoustic gig in Edinburgh was a bigger highlight than being on television. “We just sat on these barstools and played some music,” shared Grohl. “I felt completely comfortable doing that. Maybe more so than anything else we were doing, like playing Top of the Pops. That just seemed more natural to me.

Grohl also revealed that. “The UK definitely responded to Nirvana much more, before America.”

When did you first discover Nirvana? Do you listen to Nirvana or Foo Fighters more?




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