Nirvana Reveal Why ‘Everybody Will See’ Reunion

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In a new Rolling Stone interview, Dave Grohl revealed that Nirvana do plan to release their 2014 reunion performance at Saint Vitus in New York.

“I don’t know. When we realized that we were going to do it, I just called the people from my production company and said, “We need to film this,” and we loaded some cameras in there and and shot it without knowing what would ever come of it. But it would be a shame for that evening to be only a memory and and we’ve got it. And it was fucking great. It was cathartic and everybody involved, I think, understood that they were part of something like a dream.

I remember playing and looking and seeing Carrie Brownstein in the front row in the pit singing along to every song and, you know, getting to play drums behind Joan Jett or, god, playing ‘School’ or fucking ‘Pennyroyal Tea’ with J Mascis. It really was amazing. It was something else. Someday, I’m sure everybody’ll see it.”

He also discussed the power of “Everlong” by Foo Fighters.

“Oh, yeah. There are nights where you’re thinking about what toppings are on the pizza on the bus and whether you need to do laundry tomorrow, but when you launch into a song like that, it immediately brings you back. We’re not robots. What chokes me up is when I see people singing lyrics back to me with the same emotion. So if you hear me kind of giggling in the middle of a song, it’s because I’m trying not to just fucking totally break down in front of everybody like a fool [laughs].”

  • Allison Auld

    I generally have no problem with a band replacing its frontman; AC/DC, STP – for example. But Nirvana, in some intangible way, is different. They came on the music scene and completely changed it. They were only around for a short while but they did what they needed to do and then it was over. In my mind, they were never meant to be a 30-year band. They had a larger purpose than that, as a catalyst for change. The trade off for their place in history was the band’s short lifespan.

    • lima85

      This should be a nice reminder of the legacy and impact of the band. Especially having top female vocalists rendering their versions of Nirvana’s hits. I was sent a copy of this by a fan collector sometime back and it really does justice to what Nirvana sounded & felt like in 94. Joan Jett, Lorde & I can’t think of the others right now, brought out a certain touch that fit just right in the 4 or 5 songs that were done. It gives you a sense that the band’s music could be made timeless as long as they were covered the right way. The only sad bit is that Amy Lee of Evanescence wasn’t there that night. Her version of Heart Shaped Box is not to be missed, as I’m sure you know. IF, and it’s a BIG IF, If they somehow decide to tour this it would be a brilliant shot in the arm of Rock/Metal and would therefore solidify that notion of being a catalyst for change which would equally double their value in music’s history. At least that’s how I reckon it could be.