Keanu Reeves was recently spotted playing The Cure on bass with Mike McCready, from Pearl Jam, on guitar. Check out the video clip below:
Keanu Reeves plays The Cure on bass with Mike McCready, from Pearl Jam, on guitar 🔥🤘
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Meanwhile, Nirvana’s Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic recently admitted to prank-calling KISS’ Gene Simmons and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder while making what would be their final album, In Utero.
Chatting on the Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast, the band’s surviving members and producer Steve Albini explained it was a way of passing the time at Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, because there was nothing else to do.
“This was in February, in the dead of winter, in the middle of f–king nowhere,” said Grohl. “So even just the walk from the house to the studio, which was what – 100 yards if that – you risk frostbite.”
They chatted about prank calling Simmons. “I pretended to be Kurt [Cobain] calling Gene Simmons,” Albini recalled.
“Gene Simmons had called their management because there was a KISS tribute album being put together, and Nirvana – the biggest band in the world – were friends with the Melvins, and Melvins did a KISS cover, and he assumed that Nirvana would want to do a KISS cover. Gene Simmons cannot fathom that anyone on earth is not a massive KISS fan.”
“So the word comes down that Gene Simmons is desperate to get Nirvana on this album and Kurt is like, I don’t want to talk to f–king Gene Simmons, and I said, I’ll do it!” continued Albini, explaining that Cobain was sitting next to him the whole time.
“So I called him back, and I pretended to be Kurt, and I parried the whole thing away by saying that I wasn’t making all the decisions because I had a reliability problem. And Kurt is sitting right next to me, listening to me doing an impression of him. [In Kurt Cobain voice] ‘Do you know The Wipers? I really love The Wipers’. And Gene Simmons comes back with, ‘I don’t know The Wipers. I know the Melvins. I love the Melvins!’”