NIRVANA’s three surviving members – Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear – have apparently recorded some ‘really cool’ new music together, however there is no plan to release it to the public.
The three musicians have reunited on a few occasions since the passing of NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain in April 1994. They recruited Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde to front the band for their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction performance in April 2014. The band also made a surprise appearance, with Deer Tick’s John McCauley and Jett again, at the FOO FIGHTERS’ Cal Jam festival in October 2018. Speaking to Howard Stern on June 8, Dave Grohl revealed that the trio have also recorded new music together during their occasional jam sessions, but that there is no plan to release it to the public.
‘Krist Novoselic is a pilot, he flies his own plane… he lives up in the Pacific Northwest and whenever he comes down to Los Angeles, you know, we always love to see each other and we’ll have dinner,’ Grohl said. ‘Last time he was here I made dinner for us and we hung out. and Pat‘s always around and the three of us, you know we like to just, we like to be together. We like to see each other and if there are instruments around or a studio that’s available, we’ll just get together and kind of jam, you know?’
‘We don’t like run through a big old Nirvana setlist but we do like to fool around and sometimes as we’re fooling around, songs happen. And you know if we’re in a studio we’ll record them. So we’ve recorded some stuff that’s really cool. But we’ve never done anything with it… it’s more just like friends, jamming around, it doesn’t really seem like any sort of like big official reunion.’
Asked if he sings during these jam sessions, Grohl replied, ‘Well no I’m just playing the drums. We don’t have a singer. So, it’s like we kind of record these instrumentals and, and just mess around. It’s very casual. There’s no pressure on us to do something that the world will have to hear it’s more really just for fun, and a lot of it’s really cool’
‘It reminds you that, that when the three of us get together in a room and start playing, It sounds like it did. It sounds like it used to. When we put the three of us in a room and it makes that noise, it still does.’
FOO FIGHTERS have been announced as the first band who’ll perform at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden since March 2020. The band will play to a fully vaccinated audience on June 20, being a full-capacity show, the first in more than 460 days.