Smells Like Awesomeness
Nirvana’s induction during the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Ceremony, the band’s surviving members — Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, along with Pat Smear — reunited to give a hell of a show and perform songs from their old band. Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Joan Jett and Lorde joined them during their performance and managed to ran through a four-song set during the ceremony.
Recently Grohl shared the Rolling Stone regarding their unannounced gig at Brooklyn club St. Vitus with Novoselic and Smear and was joined by Jett, Clark, Gordon along with K. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and John McCauley of Deer Tick.
“When we realized that we were going to do it, I just called the people from my production company and said, ‘We need to film this,’ and we loaded some cameras in there and 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 and we’ve got it. And it was fucking great,” said Grohl.
Adding, “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 fucking ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ with J Mascis. It really was amazing. It was something else. Someday, I’m sure everybody’ll see it.”
Foo Fighters will pick up again their North American tour right after the holiday, playing alongside with Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md this July 6.