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.
During a September 15 appearance at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) played a cover of Nirvana‘s “In Bloom” with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. This was reportedly only the second time he’s perfomed the track since Kurt Cobain’s death.
On September 3, The Used performed an in-studio session at Maida Vale Studios and it recently aired on BBC Radio 1‘s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. As part of the session, the band performed “On My Own” and “Rise Up The Lights“, as well as covers of Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Linkin Park‘s “Shadow Of The Day.“ You can check out the covers HERE with the Nirvana cover being played at 38:26 and the Linkin Park cover being played at 1:23:00. It’s also worth noting that the group have been covering “Shadow Of The Day” at their recent shows as well. Footage of that is available below:
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.
25 recordings are set to enter the Grammy Hall Of Fame this year. Among those chosen are Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” Queen’s “A Night At The Opera,” Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Band Of Gypsys,” David Bowie’s “Space Odyssey,” The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black,” Johnny Cash’s “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison,” Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power,” Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” and more. The full list can be seen HERE.