Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl opened up about the hug he and Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love shared at Nirvana’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.
After the show, Love tweeted a photo of her hug with Grohl with the caption, “The most magical part of the evening. Thank you Dave, love you. I know this made him smile up there.”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dave Grohl shared the special moment he shared with Love. He said that he had already seen Love before their induction speech. “Yeah, that was not on camera – that was just the two of use in the hallway. And we said, ‘How are you doing? Are you good?'”
Grohl said that at that moment, “It was almost like no time had passed at all. Those things are real and no matter what it looks like in a magazine or on a website. That’s real s**t and I was very, very happy that we had those moments, It was beautiful.”
Dave also shared that the induction was more than just a Hall of Fame ceremony, as it was something personal.
“I saw Courtney walking past, and I just tapped her on the shoulder and we looked at each other in the eyes and that was it – we’re just family. We’ve had a rocky road. We’ve had a bumpy past, but at the end of the day we’re a big family and when we hugged each other it was a real thing.”
Dave Grohl and Love had been in a feud since the death of Cobain, and some say that they haven’t been in good terms even before the Nirvana frontman committed suicide.
In 2001, Love filed a three-count suit against the remaining survivors of Nirvana, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, and Universal Music Group. She said that Nirvana’s contract with the label is invalid and that all of Nirvana’s rights should be transferred to her.
In 2012, she also accused Grohl of hitting on her daughter with Cobain, Frances Bean. “I hear from frannies roommate that @davegrohl hit on frances, and that she was curious, I’m not mad at her, him I am about to shoot, dead,” she tweeted.
Despite the 20-year feud between Grohl and Love, they managed to patch things up with a genuine hug while celebrating Nirvana’s accomplishments.
During the interview, Dave Grohl also talked about the next Foo Fighters album and said that they may be adding a new element to the Foo Fighters’ sound. “There could be horns on a Foos record, absolutely. We’ve never done that before. Honestly there are sections of songs that will really take you by surprise,” Dave said.
Hit Fix reports that the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be aired on HBO throughout June.
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