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But Dave – who drummed for Nirvana, as well as providing backing vocals for the legendary trio, from 1990 to 1994 – says that he actually found the backlash empowering, rather than discouraging.
“It’s like, ‘You really think that’s gonna stop me?’” he continues. “It only makes me wanna fucking do it more, y’know. So, you can keep it coming if you want but I don’t give a fuck.”
The rock legend admits he's always appreciated how Nirvana's success meant that there would already be an entire audience who were ready to pay attention to his next musical moves.
“I’ve never been afraid to say that if it weren’t for Nirvana, the Foo Fighters wouldn’t be in the same position that we’re in now,” he continued. “We had an advantage right out of the gate that there was an interest in the band because of that. I mean, it’s obvious.”