Dave Grohl reveals he still jams and records with Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear

“We like to see each other and if there are instruments around or a studio that’s available, we’ll just get together and kind of jam, you know?”

Dave Grohl has said that the surviving members of Nirvana – Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear – still jam together from time to time, even recording some material along the way.

Grohl spoke about the jams during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show which aired on Tuesday (8 June). While the trio don’t “run through a big old Nirvana
setlist” – he said they fool around and sometimes track some instrumentals along the way.

“We’ve recorded some stuff that’s really cool,” Grohl said. “But we’ve never done anything with it. But to us, I think, to us, it’s, it’s more just like friends, jamming around, it doesn’t really seem like any sort of like big official reunion or anything.”

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According to Grohl, the sessions happen on an impromptu basis – whenever the three members happen to be in town. Novoselic resides in the Pacific Northwest, while Grohl and Smear live in California.

“Krist Novoselic is a pilot, he flies his own plane,” Grohl said. “Whenever he comes down to Los Angeles, you know, we always love to see each other and we’ll have dinner.”

“And Pat‘s always around and the three of us, you know we like to just, we like to be together. We like to see each other and if there are instruments around or a studio that’s available, we’ll just get together and kind of jam, you know?”

Since the passing of frontman Kurt Cobain, the surviving members of Nirvana have only gigged a handful of times. Perhaps most notably, they performed a one-off show with Paul McCartney during Nirvana’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014.

In other Dave Grohl news, the Foo Fighters are preparing to perform Madison Square Garden’s first full-capacity show – marking the first time an artist has played a fully-packed show at the New York arena in roughly 15 months. Attendees will have to show proof of vaccination to attend.

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