Nirvana Members Reunite to Play Cal Jam 2018

This weekend, Foo Fighters held their second annual Cal Jam music festival at San Bernardino, California, resulting in a surprise set from Nirvana. During the six-song set, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic were joined on stage by Deer Tick’s John McCauley and Joan Jett, filling in for Kurt Cobain for three songs each.

Jett joined the band for “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “All Apologies”, and “Breed”, while McCauley took the stage for “In Bloom”, “Serve the Servants”, and “Scentless Apprentice”.

Watch a few of the performances below:

Grohl and Novoselic previously got back together to perform during Nirvana’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction and during a 2012 “Saturday Night Live” appearance with Paul McCartney.

Which song from the performance is your favorite? Share in the replies!

Posted by Kiel Hauck

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Watch Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performance

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Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April and the broadcast of the induction ceremony and performance was recently aired on HBO this past weekend. Nirvana’s segment has been uploaded and can be viewed below. Performances include special guests Joan Jett, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, St. Vincent and Lorde. Take a look!

Which performance was your favorite? Let us know in the replies!

Posted by Kiel Hauck

Nirvana inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Seattle grunge legends Nirvana have officially been voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is the first year that the band was eligible, as their debut single “Love Buzz” was released in 1988. This year, for the second time ever, fans had the ability to vote on the nominees, along with artists, rock scholars and music professionals.

The band released their wildly popular album Nevermind in 1991 to critical acclaim, selling more than 30 million records worldwide. Their 1993 follow-up, In Utero, a polarizing record upon its release, is now considered a rock classic and was re-released earlier this year as part of the record’s 20th anniversary. Nirvana disbanded in 1994 upon the untimely death of lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain.

The band’s two remaining members, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, had the following to say upon the announcement of their induction:

“This is a great honor. Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who’s kept Rock music going strong for 60 years and counting.”–Krist Novoselic

“For once… I’m speechless. From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to… the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I’d like to thank the committee not only for this induction, but also for recognizing Nirvana for what we were: pure rock and roll. Most of all, thank you to all of the fans that have supported rock and roll throughout the years, and to Kurt and Krist, without whom I would not be here today.”–Dave Grohl

Details on the induction ceremony are forthcoming. In the meantime, check out the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of In Utero on iTunes.

Share your favorite memories and songs of the band in the replies.

Posted by Kiel Hauck