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10 June 2021

Dave Grohl – Surviving Nirvana Members Have Recorded New Music

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Dave Grohl has revealed that the surviving members of Nirvana still meet up for jam sessions and have recorded new music together, but it’s unlikely to ever be released.

The Foo Fighters frontman made a surprise call to the Howard Stern radio show, during which Grohl revealed how he and bassist Krist Novoselic, along with Nirvana touring guitarist and Foo Fighters member Pat Smear, still meet up and talked about Foo Fighters’ upcoming gig at Madison Square Garden, NYC.

“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. 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?”

He added: “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.”

“I’m just playing the drums. We don’t have a singer,” Grohl continued. “So, it’s like we kind of record these instrumentals 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 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.”

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