On Nov. 18, 1993, Nirvana took a trip to New York City and taped their iconic 'Unplugged' set for MTV. The special aired less than a month later on Dec. 14, adding yet another immortal moment to Nirvana's vast list of achievements. However, 20 years later, MTV has revealed that at the insistence of Kurt Cobain, drummer Dave Grohl almost didn't perform at the 'Unplugged' set.
Halloween may be over, but there's always time to appreciate a good ghost story. In this case, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, Tenacious D singer Jack Black and actor Val Kilmer play the members of Sweetriver and the Huckleberry Dogs, an ill-fated band who died in a tragic plane crash. The trio portray their Southern rock characters in the 11th episode of 'Ghost Ghirls,' a web series starring Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci.
Both Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl were part of one of the biggest bands ever in Nirvana, but in April 1994 Nirvana ended with the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain. Both musicians recently spoke with Rolling Stone about their reflections on the groundbreaking band and still dealing with the aftermath nearly 20 years later.
Together, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl made history. Nirvana broke new ground with 'Nevermind' in 1991 and the living members of the band are currently celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the band's follow-up effort, 1993's 'In Utero.' In a new interview, Grohl speaks with Rolling Stone about his relationship with the late Kurt Cobain, revealing his final exchange with the singer.
Nirvana are most famously known as a three-piece act, but the seminal grunge band cranked up the volume by welcoming Germs / Adolescents guitarist Pat Smear into the band. Smear performed with Nirvana during the 'In Utero' tour up until frontman Kurt Cobain's death in 1994, but although Smear got the gig, he wasn't the only musician Nirvana were considering.