Dave Grohl Compared Billie Eilish to "Nirvana in 1991"

“When I look at someone like Billie Eilish, rock and roll is not close to dead.”

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Dave Grohl is apparently a fan of popular newcomer Billie Eilish. As Variety reports, the legendary Foo Fighters and Nirvana musician sat down with Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino earlier this week, linking up with the entertainment executive for a one-on-one exchange at the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s Pollstar Live event — a three-day conference for “live entertainment” professionals. Most notably, Grohl shared a pretty significant admission: he believes Billie Eilish’s current ascent could be compared to Nirvana’s glory days.

“My daughters are obsessed with Billie Eilish,” Dave Grohl shared with Michael Rapino. “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 and roll is not close to dead!”

Elsewhere, the 50-year-old superstar opened up about Nirvana’s beginnings, technological advances in the music industry, the first concert he ever witnessed, dropping out of high school and more.

“We practiced every day in this barn thing in Tacoma. We wrote a lot,” Grohl reminisced, reflecting on Nirvana’s origins. “There was major label interest and I just wanted to not sell equipment for food. We wanted to be Sonic Youth — play to 500 people a night.”

You can head on over to Variety for an expansive list of quotes from Dave Grohl and Michael Rapino’s Pollstar Live exchange.

Towards the end of last month, Billie Eilish revealed plans for anticipated debut album and introduced its lead single, “bury a friend.”

“When we made ‘bury a friend,’ the whole album clicked in my head,” Billie Eilish said via an official press statement. ”I immediately knew what it was going to be about, what the visuals were going to be, and everything in terms of how I wanted it to be perceived. It inspired what the album is about. ‘bury a friend’ is literally from the perspective of the monster under my bed. If you put yourself in that mindset, what is this creature doing or feeling? I also confess that I’m this monster because I’m my own worst enemy. I might be the monster under your bed too.”

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