Former Nirvana sticksman Dave Grohl has poured cold water on any talk of a potential Nirvana reunion. There had been suggestions in the media that now, almost 19 years since the death of Kurt Cobain, might be an ideal time to reopen the Nirvana catalogue, especially in light of the recent collaboration between the three remaining members of Nirvana – Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear – and Paul McCartney for a benefit concert in New York and again for an episode of Saturday Night Live.
The aforementioned musicians have written an original song called ‘Cut Me Some Slack’, written for Grohl’s forthcoming Sound City documentary, but any rumours of a further tour were dismissed by a spokesman for the Foo Fighters man.
Another hurdling block for any potential Nirvana reunion is Kurt Cobain’s ex-wife Courtney Love, who still holds rights over the Nirvana catalogue and has maintained a typically frosty relationship with the band’s surviving members. Love claimed she was “not amused” by the McCartney/Nirvana collaboration, going on to suggest that John Lennon was her favourite Beatle and, furthermore, criticised Krist Novoselic’s bass playing skills.
Classy as always, Courtney.