As previously teased, surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Pat Smear reunited onstage once again during Foo Fighters’ set at the Cal Jam festival in San Bernardino, CA last night (October 6). The group were joined by John McCauley (Deer Tick) and Joan Jett and the following tracks were perfomed: “Serve The Servants” (feat. McCauley), “Scentless Apprentice” (feat. McCauley), “In Bloom” (feat. McCauley), “Breed” (feat. Joan Jett), Smells Like Teen Spirit (feat. Joan Jett), and All Apologies (feat. Joan Jett and Brody Dalle).
It looks like surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Pat Smear will be reuniting onstage once again during Cal Jam, which is set to take place on October 6 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. The rumors stem from a cryptic teaser Foo Fighters posted featuring “Serve The Servants” being played backwards along with footage from a reunion show the group played after the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. That set featured various guests including Joan Jett and John McCauley (Deer Tick), both of whom are scheduled to appear at the festival. Novoselic‘s band Giants In The Trees will perfom as well. Furthermore, the teaser was retweeted by the Nirvana account adding fuel to the fire. This news comes after the former Nirvana bandmates reunited during Foo Fighters’ September 1 show in Seattle, WA.
Former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Pat Smear recently reunited to play a cover of The Vaselines‘ “Molly’s Lips“ during Foo Fighters’ September 1 show in Seattle, WA and some fans were apparently upset that they chose to perform without the late Kurt Cobain. Novoselic has since responded to the backlash in a hilarious tweet:
We tried to get a hold of him for this gig—as many times as we tried to contact Kurt, we couldn't get through. The phone just kept ringing & ringing. Kurt does not have email. In fact I have never emailed him in my life and I have been online since 1993. https://t.co/HTpvvhxzr1
Last night (September 1), Krist Novoselic joined his former Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Pat Smear onstage at Foo Fighters’ Seattle, WA show. You can see footage of them covering The Vaselines‘ “Molly’s Lips“ below. That track was previously covered by Nirvana and it appeared on their “Incesticide” compilation.
A Tacoma musician named John Purkey has uploaded four videos to YouTube containing cassette audio of Nirvana demos that he says were given to him by Kurt Cobain. The tapes feature music the band recorded with Dale Crover (Melvins), tracks that eventually made it onto “Bleach,” pre-Dave Grohl “Nevermind” material with Chad Channing on drums, etc.
According to Alternative Nation, two unreleased Nirvana songs have leaked online, thanks to a fan who purchased an original reel on eBay. The reel, which is titled “The Pachyderm Sessions,” included multiple versions of “Dumb” and “Marigold,” along with the two unreleased tracks “Dave Solo,” and “Lullaby.” The recordings are all from a session that took place on Febuary 15, 1993.