Sitting in with Trombone Shorty, Dave Grohl plays drums to Nirvana‘s “In Bloom” for just the second time since Kurt Cobain‘s death in new footage from Saturday’s Voodoo Threauxdown Festival in Los Angeles. Watch it below.
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The head Foo Fighter last tackled his former band’s classic Nevermind hit with rock ‘n’ roll icon Joan Jett and surviving Nirvana members at the grunge group’s 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, as noted by Rolling Stone.
But for years Grohl “couldn’t even listen to any music, let alone a Nirvana song,” as he recently told British GQ of the period following the band’s 1994 demise. “When Kurt died, every time the radio came on, it broke my heart.
“For me, it’s so personal,” he continued. “I remember everything about those records; I remember the shorts I was wearing when we recorded them or that it snowed that day. Still, I go back and find new meanings to Kurt’s lyrics.”
Do you ever ponder the meaning of Nirvana or Foo Fighters lyrics? What’s your favorite grunge song? Check out the original music video for Nirvana’s “In Bloom” after the Threauxdown performance, and sound off in the comments!