Well, Nirvana’s surviving members — drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic — and Pat Smear, who played guitar on tour with Nirvana during the promotion cycle for In Utero. Pat also appeared with the band during their MTV Unplugged set, and just happened to be in a highly-influential punk band called The Germs.
Anyways, those three dudes reunited on stage for the fist time since 1997 during a “secret” Foo Fighters concert Tuesday night at Paladino’s in Tarzana, California. The trio performed the song “Marigold” — which was written by Grohl and is one of the only songs Nirvana recorded that does not feature Kurt Cobain’s vocals.
“Marigold” was released in 1993 as a B-side to the “Heart-Shaped Box” single. Of course, there’s been a lot of Nirvana activity as of late, what with Novoselic recording a recent guest appearance on the next Foos record.
That offering will be out later next year, and is being produced by Butch Vig, who helmed Nirvana’s landmark 1991 album, Nevermind. It was the first time Grohl and Novoselic recorded together since Nirvana cut its final song back in 1993, “You Know You’re Right.”