Last week, the surviving members of Nirvana reunited on stage for the second time since Kurt Cobain’s death. Dave Grohl has since described the reunion as “spiritual”.
The ex-drummer from the iconic rock band opened up to Kerrang! about what it was like to reunite with his former band. Bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear performed six songs together at Cal Jam in San Bernadino. Their setlist was as follows:
Serve The Servants’ (with John McCauley)
‘Scentless Apprentice’ (with John McCauley)
‘In Bloom’ (with John McCauley)
‘Breed’ (with Joan Jett)
‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ (with Joan Jett)
‘All Apologies’ (with Joan Jett and Brody Dalle)
Grohl claimed to be beaming when they played legendary track “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
“When Pat, Krist and I sat down to go through those songs in a small rehearsal room with concrete walls, it f****n’ sounded like Nirvana,” he told Kerrang!
“It was like being shot into outer space,” he said. “Being able to play that drum fill and break into the chorus…it’s spiritual, physical, emotional.”
He continued: “We would look at each other and smile, but the emotions would kind of go in waves, because there was someone missing – and you wish that you could still share those songs with Kurt.”
Does this mean that we can expect more performances from the surviving Nirvana members in the future? We can only hope.