Monday, September 3, 2018

VIDEO: Nirvana members reunite on stage at Foo Fighters show in Seattle

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic reunited with former bandmates Dave Grohl and Pat Smear during the Foo Fighters’ September 1 show at Seattle’s Safeco Field.

Rolling Stone reports the lineup delivered a cover of The Vasolines’ track, “Molly’s Lips”, which Nirvana issued on both their 1992 EP “Hormoaning”, and the 1992 compilation, “Insecticide.”

“This is an old song, we haven’t done this song together in a long time,” Grohl told that crowd after welcoming Novoselic onstage.

The performance marked only the second time Foo Fighters and Novoselic – whose new band Giants In The Trees opened for the band at Safeco – have played the cover live together, following a one-off rendition in September 2015 at a concert in Scotland, home of The Vaselines.

Nirvana performed “Molly’s Lips” live nearly 50 times during their career.

The Seattle date is part of the Foo Fighters North American tour in support of their latest album, “Concrete And Gold”; Giants In The Trees will perform at Cal Jam 18, the Foos second annual self-curated festival set for the October 5-6 weekend at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA.

Grohl recently revealed that he is considering the release of a Nirvana reunion club show that took place following the band’s 2014 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

After being joined by Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde for their live set at New York’s Barclays Center, the rockers headed to an invite-only private event at Saint Vitus, a tiny bar and music venue in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.

“When we realized that we were going to do it,” Grohl tells Rolling Stone, “I just called the people from my production company and said, ‘We need to film this,’ and we loaded some cameras in there and shot it without knowing what would ever come of it. But it would be a shame for that evening to be only a memory and we’ve got it. And it was great.

“It was cathartic and everybody involved, I think, understood that they were part of something like a dream. I remember playing and looking and seeing Carrie Brownstein in the front row in the pit singing along to every song and, you know, getting to play drums behind Joan Jett or, god, playing ‘School’ or ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ with J Mascis.

“It really was amazing. It was something else. Someday, I’m sure everybody’ll see it.”

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