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Jason Gregory

14:56 22nd October 2007

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Dave Grohl has spoken about the ‘poverty’ that Nirvana endured before their breakthrough album, ‘Nevermind,’ was released in 1991.

Amongst Grohl’s memoirs in a new interview is the admission that the band once had to sell equipment in order to fund the band.

"When I think of Nirvana, I think of Krist (Novoselic), Kurt (Cobain) and me,” Grohl explained. “I think about us driving through Canadian snow-storms in a van leaking fuel. We'd reek like guys working in a gas station. I think about us selling equipment for food.

"I don't think about number one records. I think of it like any other band I've been in - although that was the one that touched the most people.”

The Foo Fighter’s frontman added, however, that he prefers to look forward rather than reflect on Nirvana’s achievements, reports WENN.

"I don't wear it like a badge,” he said. “For starters, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. And beyond that, it starts sitting like a chip on your shoulder.

“I was in a huge band at one point in my life and I can't believe that happened to me, but I'm not looking back."

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