Dave Grohl Talks Nirvana’s Hall of Fame InductionBy: Mike Tuttle - April 10, 2014
Although Courtney Love, wife of the now-deceased singer Kurt Cobain, is sick of hearing about former Nirvana drummer (now Foo Fighters front-man) Dave Grohl, it’s undeniable that the 45-year old is all over the rock and roll world nowadays.
Grohl and Krist Novoselic, both of Nirvana fame, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to share stories about Cobain and talk about Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame later tonight.
Novoselic, who knew Cobain since high school, talked to Fallon about how both he and Cobain were “weird kids” who thought “the world was weird” so they “gravitated toward each other.”
Grohl went on to speak about the beginning of Nirvana’s fame in the 1990s.
“That first tour that we did, we were booked into these places – and some of then held, like, 90 people. Some of them were 150 people,” Grohl said. “And we would pull up in our van and because [Nevermind] had come out and the video was on MTV, we’d pull up and there’d be so many people trying to get in to the show. Even when we had a gold record we were still in a van with a U-haul trailer … but it happened really quickly.”
The biggest gig they played, said Novoselic, was in Brazil where they rocked out in from of 350,000 people. “We just plug in and let ‘er rip,” he joked when Fallon asked what it’s like to play in front of a crowd that large.
The two went on to speak of Nirvana’s performance on SNL, Weird Al Yankovik’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” parody, and playing with the legendary Paul McCartney.
“Not only is he, like, a Beatle,” Dave said, “but he’s an incredible musician.”
Although it was not mentioned on The Tonight Show, speculation has been rampart as to if members of Nirvana will be performing at the induction ceremony tonight – and, if so, who with?
A recent post on Foo Fighters’ Instagram account shows a photo that includes Grohl’s drums, Novoselic’s bass, Pat Smear’s guitar, and Joan Jett’s recognizable stickered Gibson Melody Maker axe.
On April 1, Novoselic also tweeted that he had been practicing his bass.
Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will take place tonight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre and will be announced by REM’s Michael Stipe.
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