Dave Grohl Reflects on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Hug With Courtney Love: “It Was a Nice Excuse to Finally Be Friends”

Dave Grohl and Courtney Love
Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl talks with Us Weekly about making up with Courtney Love, the wife of his late Nirvana bandmate Kurt Cobain, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in April Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Can you feel the love buzz? After two decades of bad blood with Courtney Love, Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl finally made peace with the wife of his late bandmate Kurt Cobain at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony earlier this year — a night Grohl himself describes as one of the best he's ever had. 

"It was a nice excuse to finally be friends," he says in the new issue of Us Weekly, which features an eight-page spread on the year's hottest music. "It was one of the greatest nights of my life. Wish Kurt could've been there!"

The April 10 ceremony was indeed one for the books. After a star-studded performance of some of Nirvana's most memorable hits, featuring guest appearances by Lorde and Joan Jett, Grohl took the stage at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and embraced Love in a hug.

"I saw Courtney walking past [earlier in the night], and I just tapped her on the shoulder and we looked at each other in the eyes and that was it — we're just family," the Foo Fighters frontman, 45, previously told The Hollywood Reporter of how the reconciliation came about. "We've had a rocky road. We've had a bumpy past, but at the end of the day we're a big family and when we hugged each other it was a real hug." 

Love, 50, felt similarly about their onstage reunion and tweeted a photo of their embrace, which she captioned, "The most magical part of the evening. Thank you Dave, love you. I know this made him smile up there."

For more from Grohl and other music hotshots — including Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, Ariana Grande, and Sam Smith — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now!

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