More than 16 years after Nirvana's Kurt Cobain committed suicide, his two surviving bandmates are reuniting for a project.Krist Novoselic, bassist for the landmark rock band, will join Dave Grohl, Nirvana's former drummer, for a stint with Grohl's band, The Foo Fighters. Details are scant, but it appears that Novoselic will appear on at least one of the tracks. Though Grohl has been rocking with the Foos for some time, the band hasn't released anything new since 2007's "Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace."
News that Novoselic would again be teaming up with Grohl on the upcoming Foo Fighters album sparked no small amount of searches. Web lookups on "krist novoselic" surged over 400% and related queries on "krist novoselic foo fighters" also cranked up the volume.
We assume that many of those searches came from folks who wondered what the lanky bassist been up to all these years. He's played in several bands, written for Seattle Weekly, and created a political action committee. He's also worked for and promoted election reform, and he became a published author in 2004. In short, he's been busy.
Astute fans of the Foo Fighters may already know that Novoselic provided uncredited background vocals for one of the band's earlier tunes. This newer collaboration looks to have a much higher profile. Crawdaddy writes that "it's the first time Krist will play bass along with Dave since Nirvana's last recording in '93."
Fans probably shouldn't expect an album on par with "Nevermind" — after all, those are pretty rare. But Grohl is confident that fans will dig the new sounds. "I know the record and I can't wait til everyone else hears it," Grohl said. "Foo Fighter fans are going to freak out because honestly, it's awesome."
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