Dave Grohl & Nirvana Reunion Singer Release Song

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Dave Grohl and Nirvana reunion singer St. Vincent, who fronted the Nirvana reunion shows in 2014 and 2020, have finally recorded together! Grohl and St. Vincent covered the Nine Inch Nails classic “Piggy” to celebrate NIN’s 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, with Grohl playing drums on the song.

Atticus Ross reacted to NIN’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction on the band’s website, writing, “2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE FILMS. STEPPING INTO THE CONTROL ROOM AT NOTHING STUDIOS AT THE BEGINNING OF THAT VERY YEAR WAS, FOR ME, SOMETHING AKIN TO THE STARGATE SEQUENCE IN THE MOVIE. THIS WAS WHERE THE FRAGILE WAS CREATED, A RECORD I’D OBSESSIVELY LISTENED TO FOR THE PRIOR 18 MONTHS, IT WAS THE ROOM I HAD MYTHOLOGIZED INTO THE SPIRITUAL HOME OF NINE INCH NAILS AND THE MUSICIAN I MOST ADMIRED – TRENT REZNOR. CLOSE TO TWENTY YEARS LATER I’M STILL OBSESSIVELY LISTENING TO NIN, THOUGH FROM A DIFFERENT VANTAGE POINT, AND TRENT REMAINS THE MUSICIAN I MOST ADMIRE.

NOTHING STUDIOS HAS MOVED MANY TIMES SINCE 2001, AND I HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO MOVE WITH IT. YEAR AFTER YEAR WE’VE TOILED, UNRAVELING LIFE AND MUSIC, WHETHER THAT BE IN A FANCY CONTROL ROOM, THE BACK OF THE BUS, OR A CONVERTED BEDROOM – WHAT’S KEPT THINGS EXCITING IS THE VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY. THE FURTHER ONE SAILS THE MORE THERE IS TO DISCOVER. TO ME THAT IS THE ESSENCE OF NIN – SO MANY BANDS HAVE A FORMULA BUT NINE INCH NAILS IS DEFINED BY NOT HAVING ONE. AN AESTHETIC, YES – BUT NOT A FORMULA. FROM 1989 TO PRESENT DAY EVERY RELEASE OR TOUR BREAKS DOWN A NEW DOOR. FASHION IS TRANSITORY, BUT PASSION, AUTHENTICITY AND HONESTY ARE NOT.

NEVER ONE TO MAKE PLANS, IT IS WITH A DEEP SENSE OF GRATITUDE I LOOK BACK ON THE LAST TWO DECADES – THE FRIENDS I HAVE MADE, THE AMAZING BANDMATES I STAND BESIDE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE MUSIC. IF ‘WORK’ IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND EVERYDAY DOING THE THING I LOVE MOST WITH MY CLOSEST FRIEND I’M LEFT WITH LITTLE TO COMPLAIN OF (THOUGH I EXCEL AT COMPLAINING).

THE INDUCTION INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IS AN IMMENSE AND UNEXPECTED HONOR. I’M INCREDIBLY THANKFUL TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE – EVERYONE IN THE NIN GALAXY, EVERY FAN WHO, LIKE ME, HAS LEANT ON THE SONGS TO GET THEM THROUGH, EVERYONE AT SILVA ARTIST MANAGEMENT AND ESPECIALLY MY WIFE AND FAMILY. A CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE BAND, NO DOUBT, BUT NOT A FINALE. TRENT SHOWS NO SIGN OF SLOWING DOWN AND IN THE WORLD OF NIN THE BEST MAY STILL BE YET TO COME.”