Future gigs from Nirvana‘s surviving members could be a thing! So says Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl following his reunion with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, the latter a fellow Foo, at the the recent Cal Jam 2018 festival.
This special festival reunion featured guest appearances from Joan Jett and Deer Tick’s John McCauley, the two musicians taking turns singing the famed lyrics of late Nirvana vocalist/guitar Kurt Cobain, who died by suicide in 1994.
For his part, Grohl says a Nirvana get-together could happen again. After all, Cal Jam was the first “official” reunion, though they previously reunited at Nirvana’s 2014 Roll Hall induction and had a few impromptu jams last year and earlier this fall.
“After we played the [Rock Hall], I considered the idea that, if there was an opportunity, we could do it again,” Grohl tells Kerrang. “…But it’s delicate territory, and you can’t treat it like just another show. It’s very complicated and very special.”
He continues, “It was great to play with those guys again, and to play those songs.” And Grohl describes performing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” again as “being shot into outer space. Being able to play that drum fill and break into the chorus… it’s spiritual, physical, emotional.”
Watch Nirvana’s 2018 Cal Jam reunion below:
And while Foo Fighters still have a few of their own concert dates left for the remainder of the year, Grohl says he’s due to put the band to rest for the time being. “I’m ready to take a break,” he recently told Billboard‘s Chart Beat podcast.
“You kind of set these goals for yourself,” he explained. “To see if you can do it again. So here we are at the last set of shows we’ve been on for a year and a half, and I’m ready to take a break but I’m ready to do it again at some point.”