Dave Grohl put together a surprise performance of Nirvana song All Apologies’ alongside Warren Haynes.
The duo teamed up to play the Warren Haynes’ 30th Christmas Jam over the weekend. In what was a last minute announcement, Grohl’s inclusion managed to push the Asheville’s Orange Peel club to sell out.
“Warren said, ‘Do you want to do ‘All Apologies’? That used to be thin ice and delicate ground for a long time, for good reason. That’s something that had to be handled gently,” Grohl told The Rolling Stone.
He added: “When he mentioned that song, my initial reaction was, ‘I can’t do that. I shouldn’t do that.’ But then I think about the people that the song means so much to and has been a part of their lives — that joy and love should be shared. And then, as we were playing it, the audience starts to sing along, and I’m crying my eyes out onstage trying to keep it together — what a beautiful moment. And who am I to keep people from that beautiful moment?”
Here’s the performance: