Dave Grohl Discusses Getting ‘K.C. Jeebies’ From Frances Bean Cobain
In her recent interview with Rolling Stone, Frances Bean Cobain spoke about a fairly regular occurrence she refers to as “the K.C. Jeebies,” where people who knew her late father Kurt find a similarity after seeing her. In the piece she referenced hanging out with Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear and how the “K.C. Jeebies” experience happened again. Now Grohl is talking about that meeting as well.
In the interview, Frances Bean stated, “It’s very weird how genes are. Dave, Krist and Pat came over to a house where I was living. It was the first time [the ex-Nirvana members] had been together in a long time. And they had what I call the ‘K. C. Jeebies,’ which is when they see me, they see Kurt. They look at me, and you can see they’re looking at a ghost. They were all getting the K. C. Jeebies hardcore. Dave said, ‘She is so much like Kurt.’ They were all talking amongst themselves, rehashing old stories I’d heard a million times. I was sitting in a chair, chain-smoking, looking down like this [affects total boredom]. And they went, ‘You are doing exactly what your father would have done.’ But I was glad they came over [smiles]. It was a cool experience, like having a Nirvana reunion minus one. Except for his spawn.”
Speaking with Boston station WAAF’s Mistress Carrie, Grohl recalled the meeting. He stated, “It was awhile ago, I hadn’t seen her since she was a little kid. I hadn’t seen her since she was 4 or 5 years old. Pat, Krist, and I went over to hang out with her Grandma, and Kurt’s sister, and she is right. People that knew Kurt, when you meet her for the first time, you’re like wow, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I didn’t think it was creepy, but I sure did feel like she was very familiar. She seemed very familiar to me, for sure.”
In other Dave Grohl news, the singer is ready for his duties as Record Store Day ambassador this year. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he shares his love for vinyl and what it means to him. He recalled one of the first records he ever bought came directly from the singer of D.R.I. at a festival show.
“It was a 22-song seven-inch,” says Grohl. “I bought it from him out of the back of his van. I still have it. To me, that’s what vinyl represented: the tangible, romantic experience of holding something in your hands that someone put a lot of time and effort into.” He adds, “To me, it’s like sculpture or a painting on the wall. It’s something someone made with their f—ing hands. When they asked if I could be the ambassador for Record Store Day, I thought, ‘Sure.’ I spent a lot of time in those places.”
Grohl will not only serve as ambassador, but Foo Fighters will offer Songs From the Laundry Room, a collection of demos featuring “Big Me” and “Alone + Easy Target,” as well as a cover of Kim Wilde’s “Kids in America,” as a specialty Record Store Day release