Thursday, December 7, 2017

VIDEO: Surviving Nirvana members reunite during Foo Fighters show

Surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear reunited for a one-song performance during the Foo Fighters show at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR on December 5, and video from the event is streaming online.

"Back in the day, I had this song that I thought might be kind of cool," Grohl told the crowd as Novoselic arrived onstage, “…and we had nothing to do all day long. I was like, 'I got an idea.' And we recorded this song together. It wound up on the first Foo Fighters record. It’s called ‘Big Me’ and it sounds like this…”

The fifth single issued from the Foo Fighters’ 1995 self-titled debut, “Big Me” hit No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the album peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than a million in the States alone.

Novoselic and Kurt Cobain founded Nirvana in Aberdeen, WA in 1987; following a series of drummers, Grohl joined in 1990 in time to record the group’s breakout album, “Nevermind”, in 1991, with Smear added as a touring rhythm guitarist in 1993.

The three surviving members have rarely reunited on stage since Cobain’s death in 1994; they did regroup for Nirvana’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014.

The Foo Fighters are currently winding down their 2017 live dates in support of their ninth album, “Concrete And Gold”, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

The band will wrap up the trek in Salt Lake City, UT on December 12 before playing a sold-out New Year’s Eve date at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV on December 31.

See also:

Foo Fighters snag pair of Grammy Awards nominations
VIDEO: Foo Fighters rock tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young
Foo Fighters extend 2018 North American tour
Foo Fighters to host Cal Jam 18
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