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Grohl: I'll never forget Cobain

Dave Grohl still thinks about Kurt Cobain every day and likes to go back and visit Seattle whenever he can.

The two men, along with Krist Novoselic, made up Nirvana - the band that trail-blazed grunge music in the '90s.

When frontman Kurt committed suicide in 1994, Dave's world came crashing down and the band imploded. He went on to form and front the Foo Fighters, which are still one of the biggest bands in rock 20 years after their formation.

For the group's latest album, Sonic Highways, they travelled to eight different cities to record one song in each, which was also documented for an accompanying TV documentary series. One of the cities visited was Dave's former home Seattle, a place that holds a special place in his heart, even with the ghosts left there.

"I still love Seattle. I spent wonderful years there. Every time I go, I rent a car and I drive by myself to all the old places I lived, or the coffee shops or the bars. I don't want to forget my past, because it's part of who I am and I need to remind myself of those things, good and bad," Dave confessed to British magazine Q.

The 45-year-old rocker is also keen to remember his late friend as much as places he used to frequent.

"That studio's right down the street from where I used to live. I had another life 25 years ago. I was a kid in one of the biggest bands in the world. And then everything was turned upside down.

"My life completely changed when Kurt died. It gave me a whole new outlook on just waking up every day. I learned that's what happens when someone close to you dies. You have to begin again. Almost every single day I think about Kurt," he revealed.

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