Nirvana Defend Reunion Without Kurt

Not that they needed to...

September 5, 2018

Frank Forcino Sipa USA-USA TODAY NETWORK

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The surviving members of Nirvana reunited over the weekend, as they do from time to time.  

Bassist Krist Novoselic joined Foo Fighters (which for several years now has boasted Nirvana live guitarist Pat Smear as a returning member, alongside drummer, Dave Grohl) onstage in Seattle for a cover of The Vaselines' "Molly's Lips".  The track holds a special significance for the trio as it was originally covered by their former outfit for a split Sub Pop EP in 1991, before a version later appeared on b-sides compilation, Incesticide.

Despite this seeming like a universally positive event to anyone out there living their lives, people on the internet (you know, those people) found a way to complain about the thing.  Amazingly, Novoselic (who in general seems to have a pretty great attitude about his whole role in all of this) clapped back on Twitter, saying "We tried to get a hold of him for this gig—as many times as we tried to contact Kurt, we couldn't get through. The phone just kept ringing & ringing. Kurt does not have email. In fact I have never emailed him in my life and I have been online since 1993."

Incredible.

For the rest of us, who continue to think it's a cool thing that these guys are not only still friends, but recognize their place in rock history and tastefully celebrate that legacy with the occasional jam, you can catch them all in the same place later this summer at Foo Fighters CalJam festival.  Details on that, here. Watch fan footage of the aforementioned performance, below.