Grohl's people say no reunion
Well, that ended quickly. For all of those Nirvana fans out there that would rather the band preserve its memory and legacy by not replacing the late Kurt Cobain and parading around on a faux ‘reunion’ tour, your prayers have been answered.
Unlike bassist Krist Novoselic – who recently said in an interview he would gladly tour as Nirvana under a different frontman such as Paul McCartney or even Van Halen’s David Lee Roth – Dave Grohl will have none of it.
A representative for the Foo Fighters frontman all but killed any speculation that the surviving members of the band of Nirvana plan to reunite and recruit a new frontman.
Rumors began gaining heavy traction when the surviving members of the band appeared on stage together for the first time in 20 years during the 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit concert in Madison Square Garden with Paul McCartney in Cobain’s slot.
The group performed a new track off of Grohl’s upcoming “Sound City” documentary which they performed yet again on Saturday Night Live during McCartney’s second guest performance, further igniting the reunion tour hopes, at least for some.
To make matters all the more juicy with innate gossip, the New York Post then quoted unnamed sources that apparently revealed to them: “Grohl has been privately telling friends that he’s working on a ‘Nirvana anniversary tour’ with a secret frontman.”
Amazingly, the Post actually tried to corroborate the rumors by reaching out to Grohl’s representative for comment about the validity of the sources. Unsurprisingly, the rep called the supposed reunion plans “nonsense.”