Foo Fighters mastermind Dave Grohl talked about his relationship with drugs, explaining to The Sydney Morning Herald.
“One thing I did before Nirvana became popular was I stopped doing drugs.
“By the time I was 20, I just stopped doing that stuff because it didn’t make me feel emotionally, mentally or physically healthy.
“I have a drink every now and again, sure, but if you want to weather a career like I’ve done, you can’t do this sh*t half-a*sed.
“It’s challenging and you have to try and keep your head – there’s a lot going on around you all the time and with time you get better at keeping on top of it all.”
Pointing out he’s no fan of the whole “live fast die young” rock mantra, Dave added:
“I’ve read millions of those biographies, I’ve seen friends fall victim to it. It sucks.
“If I could grab every person who thinks that’s the way you should live your life and sit them down and say, ‘Listen to these horror stories’, they’d maybe think differently.
“But who I am to tell anyone else how to live their life. All I know is from my own personal experience and I choose life each and every time.”