Dave Grohl felt overwhelmed to be reunited with Courtney Love at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony last week (ends13Apr14), calling the moment "beautiful".

The former Nirvana drummer has endured a rocky relationship with Love, the widow of his late bandmate Kurt Cobain, in recent years and they have been embroiled in a number of high-profile spats.

However, they appeared to put the bad blood behind them when Nirvana were honoured at the ceremony in New York City as Love hugged Grohl on stage and made a heartfelt speech comparing the band to family.

Grohl has now revealed the meeting went better than expected, telling Rolling Stone magazine, "Early on in the evening I just tapped her on the shoulder. She turned around and I just said, 'Hey.' She said, 'Hey.' Then we gave each other a big hug. I said, 'How are you?' She goes, 'Good, how are you?' I said, 'All right.' And she said, 'Let's do this. Let's rock this tonight.' And I said, 'Yes.' That was it."

He adds of Love's speech, "She's right. We're family, no matter what. And we all love each other, no matter what. It's a lot bigger than a paragraph or a picture. It's real. So it was a reunion, and we were there for Kurt. It was a beautiful night. It was good... It was a heavy night... It was a big deal to us, personally and emotionally."