Sunday, December 16, 2012

Van Halen’s David Lee Roth: Future Nirvana frontman?

Nirvana recently reunited for drummer Dave Grohl’s new documentary, “Sound City.”

Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear teamed up with Paul McCartney to record a new song, “Cut Me Some Slack,” for the project and its companion soundtrack.

The lineup debuted the tune at the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert in New York (see it here), and then regrouped to perform it on Saturday Night Live over the weekend (watch it here).

The Nirvana reunion has reportedly sparked some fan resentment to the idea of the group’s members playing together without Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994.

In a new interview, Novoselic dismissed the negative reaction, telling The Daily Beast, “’Who asked you (fans),’ first of all… but the best was when they called it ‘Sirvana’ (Sir Paul + Nirvana). I thought that was really good.”

On the subject of a full-scale Nirvana reunion tour, Krist was asked if he would tour with McCartney as the band leader, to which he replied, “Absolutely I would.”

Asked if he would tour with Van Halen’s David Lee Roth as frontman, Novoselic said, “I love David Lee Roth. I would tour with David Lee Roth because I think he’s great. And it wouldn’t be some oldies review: if we put a band together and we were making music and we felt good about it – and there was that passion and that spark – I’d do it in a second.”

Roth and Van Halen are currently on hiatus but will resume their “A Different Kind Of Truth” tour in 2013.

Cut Me Some Slack - Sound City - Real to Reel Cut Me Some Slack - Sound City - Real to Reel

See also:

VIDEO: Paul McCartney and Nirvana rock SNL
Nirvana members debut new song with Paul McCartney at Sandy concert
VIDEO: Duff McKagan’s Loaded covers Nirvana
VIDEO: Joseph Gordon-Levitt rocks Nirvana classic in Seattle
Nirvana: Nevermind 20th Anniversary deluxe edition due this fall
Dave Grohl talks about playing ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ again
Nirvana: Rare “Hormoaning” EP to be re-released on Record Store Day