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Dave Grohl Says Nirvana Drumbeat Is ‘Old Disco’

Dave Grohl says that if you really listen his drumming on Nirvana’s Nevermind album you’ll hear that he pulled inspiration from disco music. He had listened to a lot of music from the Gap Band, Cameo, and drummer, Tony Thompson and says it’s on every song on that album.

According to Grohl, no one ever makes the connection,” and one time Thompson, who played with Chic and Powerhouse, was at his house for a barbecue And Grohl told him: “Man, I just want to thank you because I owe you so much. I’ve been ripping you off my whole life.” Thompson replied, “I know.”

Grohl told Pharrell Williams the story in the Paramount+ series called, From Cradle to Stage

TL;DR:

  • Dave Grohl says that if you really listen his drumming on Nirvana’s Nevermind album you’ll hear that he pulled inspiration from disco music.
  • Grohl told Pharrell Williams the story in the Paramount+ series called, From Cradle to Stage