Famous Actor Cries Watching Nirvana Reunion


Star of HBO’s The Newsroom John Gallagher Jr. revealed in a new tweet that he cried watching Nirvana’s Cal Jam 2018 reunion performance. He tweeted, “I didn’t expect to cry while watching videos of the partial Nirvana reunion but here we are.”

Rolling Stone had a very positive review of Nirvana’s reunion show:

The Nirvana players opened with “Serve the Servants,” joined on vocals and guitar by Deer Tick’s John McCauley, who brought the right edge and force to his voice. The set wisely mixed hits with deeper cuts, embracing Cobain’s noisier side on “Scentless Apprentice” and knack for a strange pop hook with “In Bloom,” both sung by McCauley. Several dozen fans’ cell phones were raised to capture the moment.

For the final three Nirvana tunes, they were joined by Joan Jett, reprising her role in the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. She began with the frantic, panicked “Breed,” fueled by her natural rock rasp here and then on “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” while slashing the immortal opening riff on her guitar.

The night closed with “All Apologies,” as Jett led the band through an understated, mournful version of the song. Novoselic handed his bass to Brody Dalle of the Distillers and picked up his accordion. Grohl briefly joined Jett on vocals in the song’s final moments, almost mournfully but true to the song, as the night faded out: “All in all is all we are…”