RNR News and Notes

After moving on from a band - many musicians will continue to play songs from their back catalog during live show - not Dave Grohl.  

 

 

Speaking in a new interview - the Foo Fighter frontman explained why he won't play Nirvana songs with his new band

 

In a new interview with Classic Rock magazine - Dave explained: 

 

“I wouldn’t feel comfortable singing a song that Kurt sang ... I feel perfectly at home playing those songs on the drums. And I love playing them with Krist and Pat and another vocalist.”

 

There have been several Nirvana 'reunions' - with guest filling in for the late Kurt Cobain - including most recently at 2018's SoCal Jam with Joan Jett and Deer Tick’s John McCauley for a six song set

 

 

Dave went on to say 

“I still have dreams that we’re in Nirvana, that we’re still a band... I still dream there’s an empty arena waiting for us to play. But I don’t sit down at home and run through ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by myself. It’s just a reminder that the person who is responsible for those beautiful songs is no longer with us. It’s bittersweet.”

 

Foo Fighters will release their  10th studio album ‘Medicine At Midnight’  on February 5, 2021 -  the band had originally intended to release it in 2020 to mark their 25th anniversary - but it was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic