“I broke it in the second song

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“Yeah, it’s weird,” Grohl said.

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A few years later, Grohl was invited to join an up and coming Seattle grunge band, after its frontman, Kurt Cobain, caught his act.

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“Just lost,” Grohl said. “I went through a really dark period where I couldn’t really even listen to the radio because it broke my heart just to hear music.”

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In 1995 Grohl’s songs were released as the first Foos album.

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