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Nirvana’s surviving members emerge from the studio with “really cool” new music

Dave Grohl has revealed that he has been in the studio with Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear recording “really cool” new music. 

In an interview with Howard Stern, Grohl revealed that he still meets up with the surviving members of Nirvana regularly, and they get together to jam. “We don’t like run through a big old Nirvana setlist, but we do like to fool around and sometimes, as we’re fooling around, songs happen,” he said. 

Adding: “And you know if we’re in a studio, we’ll record them. So we’ve recorded some stuff that’s really cool. But we’ve never done anything with it… it’s more just like friends, jamming around, it doesn’t really seem like any sort of like big official reunion.”

Despite stating that the jams were cool, he further clarified that it was more of a casual thing than a forthcoming record by stating: “I’m just playing the drums. We don’t have a singer,” he said. “So, it’s like we kind of record these instrumentals and just mess around. It’s very casual. There’s no pressure on us to do something that the world will have to hear. It’s more really just for fun, and a lot of it’s really cool.

Later going on to say, “It reminds you that when the three of us get together in a room and start playing, it sounds like it did. It sounds like it used to. When we put the three of us in a room and it makes that noise, it still does.”

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear have reunited various times in the past, but never as an official Nirvana reunion. 

Grohl also recently opened up about the death of Kurt Cobain. “I didn’t really have a plan,” he said to the BBC. “When everything’s sort of turned upside down and shaken up like that, you just wake up every day thinking, ‘Who am I, where am I, what am I doing?’… I remember the day after Kurt died, how strange it felt to wake up knowing he wasn’t with us anymore and that I had another day. Like, okay, so what am I going to do with today? I believe it was then that I started to realize, ‘Oh, okay, you have to do everything once again.

“Meaning like, I have to make a pot of coffee, and this is my first pot of coffee since Kurt’s gone. I have to go upstairs and get dressed. This is the first thing I’ll wear since Kurt has been gone. It goes like that. I honestly don’t know what I did. It was months and months and months.”