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GROHL BATS AN EILISH

Dave Grohl has seen the future of rock & roll, and its name is…Billie Eilish.

Speaking with Live Nation ruler Michael Rapino Wednesday (2/12) in a one-on-one conversation at the Pollstar Live confab, which is going down this week at the Beverly Hilton,  the Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman said, “My daughters are obsessed with Billie Eilish. The same thing is happening with her that happened with Nirvana in 1991. People say, ‘Is rock dead?’ When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, rock & roll is not close to dead!”

During the wide-ranging conversation, Grohl reminisced about his years in Nirvana, his two decade run with the Foos, dropping out of high school and the rock show he attended—at the  Cubby Bear in Chicago at the age of 13.

“There was spitting, blood, broken bottles,” he recalled. “It was disgusting, and I was like, ‘I want to do this for the rest of my life.”

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