The first sound you hear on Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is Kurt Cobain's guitar, but it's Dave Grohl's introductory drum fill that really gets things going. That percussive blast sparked the '90s alt-rock revolution, but if it hadn't have been for Grohl's wise mother, the war might not have had its opening shot.
Kurt Cobain usually wrote melodies first. Once he had those out of the way, he focused on lyrics. But for many Nirvana fans, it was Cobain's words that defined the band, its music and their generation. Before teenage angst became a hot commodity in the '90s, Cobain was penning songs about restless
Bringing together the surviving members of Nirvana with a different singer taking over for the late, great Kurt Cobain is a touchy subject, but Dave Grohl reveals he recently came up with the perfect person to fill Kurt's Converse All-Stars: PJ Harvey. Unfortunately, her schedule wouldn't allow it.
Dave Grohl has assembled Sound City Players, an all-star group that will perform in support of his self-financed directorial debut, 'Sound City,' a documentary about the famed recording complex in California. The lineup of Sound City Players musicians is diverse, eclectic and impressive, and it includes his former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic, classic rocker John Fogerty, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and Stevie Nicks.
The new song that the "reunited" Nirvana and Paul McCartney premiered during Wednesday's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert in New York City was composed for inclusion on the soundtrack to Dave Grohl's forthcoming 'Sound City' documentary. The tune, titled 'Cut Me Some Slack,' was recorded several months ago as one of several collaborations Grohl took part in while working on the soundtrack, titled 'Sound City - Real to Reel.'