Along with "Oh, George" and "This Is a Call," this was one of the first songs Dave Grohl wrote after the death of Kurt Cobain. Grohl went through a dark time after Cobain's passing, but found creative ambition after performing on Mike Watt
's solo album, Ball-Hog or Tugboat?
Grohl made a home demo of "I'll Stick Around" which he recorded with producer Barrett Jones at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle in October 1994. As was the case with most tracks on Foo Fighters first album, Grohl played all the instruments, waiting until the end to do the part he most feared: adding vocals. It took Grohl and Barrett just a week to complete the album, which was later designated as Foo Fighters but was really a solo project.