Bing Search

Music News

Dave Grohl
© AP / Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl's rep denies Nirvana reunion tour rumors


A representative for Dave Grohl has shot down rumors suggesting the musician is planning to stage a Nirvana reunion tour by hiring a new singer to front the legendary band.

Bing: Paul McCartney and Nirvana members play 'SNL'

The drummer-turned-singer re-teamed with his former Nirvana band mate Krist Novoselic and the group's touring guitarist, Pat Smear, for a performance at the 12-12-12 charity concert in New York City last week. They played with Paul McCartney, filling in for frontman Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994, and revived the line-up for a second time with a performance on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend.

The performances sparked rumors that the Nirvana members are planning to resurrect the band for a tour with a new frontman, but a representative for Grohl insists the story is not true, telling New York Post gossip column Page Six the rumors are "nonsense."

The collaboration has garnered mixed reviews from fans, and Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, blasted McCartney's involvement as "bad."

Dec 18, 2012 4:48AM
That would be like having a Rolling Stones tour without Mick Jagger. Or an Aerosmith tour without Steven Tyler.
Dec 17, 2012 2:15PM
It was surprising that Paul's yelling style (like when he sang Helter Skelter) could work adequately with a Nirvan song, but it did!  Let celebs join forces now and then-- fans enjoy it.  It means nothing.

Now I heard that all the (living) Nirvana folk, including those behind the scenes, were going to reunite soon to put out some material, but that does not imply a tour.

The only one who could reasonably fill in for Kurt is Dave, then get someone else onto the drums.

Dec 17, 2012 1:35PM
Like who gives a rats A** what Courtney Love has to say. She is about as relevant as Snooki being a role model for being a Mom.
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?