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Kurt Cobain Nearly Banned Dave Grohl From Performing at Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged’ Concert

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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.

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Dave Grohl Performs With Zac Brown Band at the Country Music Awards

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While the 2013 Country Music Awards may be the last place rock fans would expect to see Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, that’s exactly where he showed up with his drum kit last night (Nov. 6).

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Dave Grohl, Jack Black + Val Kilmer Play Haunting Rock Band in ‘Ghost Ghirls’ Web Series

Val Kilmer, Jack Black + Dave Grohl
Ghost Ghirls

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.

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Ghost B.C. To Release ‘If You Have Ghost’ EP Produced by Dave Grohl

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Ghost (Ghost B.C.) have just announced the release of the new EP 'If You Have Ghost.' Not only has the Swedish band compiled five tracks for 'If You Have Ghost,' but Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl actually manned the board for the effort, producing all five songs.

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Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss the Joy and Pain of Listening to Nirvana Songs

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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.

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Dave Grohl Remembers Last Conversation With Kurt Cobain

Nirvana
Geffen Records

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.

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Pat Smear Thinks Surviving Nirvana Members Should Play Old Tunes Live

Pat Smear
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Pat Smear joined Nirvana in 1993 as a second guitarist and recently shared his personal thoughts on the legacy of the music and his feelings about the surviving members playing Nirvana songs live in the absence of Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994.

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Foo Fighters Finish Writing New Album, Dave Grohl Talks Reissue of Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’

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Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently checked in with both some good news for fans of the band: Foo Fighters have completed writing their new disc, and it should be coming out in 2014.

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Dave Grohl Names Guitarists Nirvana Considered Recruiting Before Bringing in Pat Smear

Pat Smear + Dave Grohl
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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.

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Rare Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Commercial Features Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic + Dave Grohl Giving Birth

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YouTube: Nirvana

Words cannot describe the bizarre, jaw-dropping nature of a long-lost promo for Nirvana's third studio album, 'In Utero' just surfaced. The would-be commercial for 'In Utero' features "pregnant" Nirvana members Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl taking a birthing class taught by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait in drag. Yes, you read that correctly.

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