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Nirvana reunions won’t be a “regular thing”, say Grohl and Novoselic

By | Published on Friday 19 October 2018


Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have said that they’re open to further reunions, after the former Nirvana members came together once again earlier this month during a Foo Fighters performance at US festival CalJam. However, fans shouldn’t expect a full-blown tour.

Novoselic also joined Grohl and former Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear on stage in August, playing ‘Molly’s Lips’, the Vaselines song that Nirvana covered on rarities compilation ‘Incesticide’. At CalJam, they stepped things up, performing six Nirvana songs, with the help of Joan Jett, Deer Tick’s John McCauley and The Distillers’ Brody Dalle.

The last time they performed a set of Nirvana songs was at the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014. Now Grohl tells Kerrang: “After we played the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, I considered the idea that, if there was an opportunity, we could do it again. But it’s delicate territory, and you can’t treat it like just another show. It’s very complicated, and very special. In those moments, when it just happens naturally, I think is the best way”.

Novoselic adds: “Personally, it was great to play with those guys again, and to play those songs”. However, he stressed that it would not be a “regular thing” and “won’t become a full circus”.

Watch the CalJam performance here: