Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl was shocked the first time Kurt Cobain
dived into his drumkit because he didn't know the tragic rocker had a penchant
for onstage self-destruction. Grohl's kit had sentimental value for the
he'd saved up money he made painting houses one summer to buy the equipment,
and he was devastated when Cobain wrecked it during a show in England.
He recalls, "I didn't know Kurt had a habit of diving into drummers. So in
England, he jumped into my drumkit like some sort of EVEL KNIEVEL s**t.
"It looked so painful. I mean it's like diving into a pile of sheet metal.
Kurt once said that he aspired to be a stuntman... He had no fear and a high
tolerance for pain. Launching yourself into a set of drums f**king leaves
"I think he did just to get the pain medicine."