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Foo Fighters Host Mini Nirvana Reunion in L.A.

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Bassist Krist Novoselic joined his former Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl and onetime Nirvana touring guitarist Pat Smear onstage in Los Angeles last night, giving fans at a secret Foo Fighters show the closest thing anyone will ever get to a Nirvana reunion. Here's what sucks: Blabbermouth says there's no video (cue hysterical grungy meltdowns).

People were already going nuts when the Foos tweeted a studio photo showing Novoselic at work with Grohl and Butch Vig, who recorded "Nevermind" and is producing the Foos' new disc. The bassist laid down a guest spot on the Foo Fighters album, and evidently enjoyed hanging with his old bandmate so much that he came down to Paladino's in Tarzana, California, last night to perform "Marigold," best known as the B-side to Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box." The Foos later put a live version of "Marigold" on 2006's "Skin and Bones," which made sense since it was actually Grohl's tune in the first place -- and the only Nirvana song on which he ever sang lead vocals.

The bright side? Grohl has said the band is making a film about recording the LP and promised the record will be heavy: "In the 14 songs there's not one acoustic guitar, there's not even one in the house."  

 

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