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.
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.
Most assumed that the Rolling Stones' '50 and Counting' tour moniker was a reference to their 50 years in music, but it might eventually double as a status for the amount of special guests during their current run. The latest to join in the Rolling Stones fun was Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who hopped onstage to play guitar and sing during the band's Anaheim, Calif. stop Saturday night (May 18). Fan-shot footage can be seen above.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins had the pleasure of inducting Canadian icons Rush into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night, and shortly after the ceremony Grohl was still buzzing about the experience. He and Hawkins not only had a chance to give the induction speech, but they also performed a rather memorable version of the '2112 Overture' with the power trio, while decked out in '70s long haired whigs and kimonos.
Dave Grohl has discussed his reluctance in the past to approach playing Nirvana music, even after a couple of decades removed from the height of their success. However, he did state that reuniting with Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for the 'Sound City Players' shows did present some interesting conversations. Grohl revealed that one recent scenario involved an invite to PJ Harvey to see if she might be interested in joining them on a performance of a Nirvana track.
Dave Grohl and his Sound City Players are getting into a groove. With mostly the same lineup that appeared at the Sundance Film Festival and in Los Angeles and New York earlier this year, the giant music collective took over Austin's historic music venue Stubb's Thursday night (March 14) for a truly epic set at the South by Southwest festival.
Dave Grohl is taking over Austin this week as one of South by Southwest's most prominent figures. The musician just had a chance to show off his 'Sound City' documentary for the Austin denizens and is heading to the Austin Convention Center today to give his keynote speech for the music conference. The speech itself will stream live online courtesy of NPR and SXSW at noon ET / 9AM PT and you can catch it right here in the player below.
This is a big week for Dave Grohl, who is not only bringing his 'Sound City' documentary and a Sound City Players concert to Austin's South by Southwest, he's also delivering the music conference's keynote speech. The rocker tells USA Today that he feels confident in the speech he's ready to give and part of that comes from his upbringing.
When Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl began to put together Foo Fighters in 1994, it would have been incredibly easy to draw fans in by covering the Nirvana monster tracks which made the drummer a grunge icon. However, Grohl never took that path, choosing to focus on original music while taking the Foos down a different path than the one Nirvana had helped carve.