Dave Grohl performs Nirvana track for second time since Kurt Cobain's death

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 September 2018
Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl performed a rendition of Nirvana's song 'In Bloom' for the second time since frontman Kurt Cobain's death in 1994

Dave Grohl performed 'In Bloom' for the second only time since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death in 1994 on Saturday (15.09.18).

The band's drummer took to the stage with Trombone Shorty at Voodoo Threauxdown Festival in Los Angeles for a rendition of the track from the grunge band's seminal 1991 LP 'Nevermind'.

The last time the Foo Fighters frontman played the song was when the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

The likes of Lorde, Joan Jett, Kim Gordon and St. Vincent joined forces for the special performance.

Speaking previously on why he struggles playing Nirvana songs live since his late bandmate and pal's passing, Dave explained earlier this year: "For years I couldn't even listen to any music, let alone a Nirvana song.

"When Kurt died, every time the radio came on, it broke my heart.

"I don't put Nirvana records on, no. Although they are always on somewhere. I get in the car, they're on. I go into a shop, they're on. For me, it's so personal.

"I remember everything about those records; I remember the shorts I was wearing when we recorded them or that it snowed that day. Still, I go back and find new meanings to Kurt's lyrics."

The 49-year-old rocker says that listening to Nirvana songs since Kurt's death has made him realise what the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' songwriter was going through, which is upsetting.

He added: "Not to seem revisionist, but there are times when it hits me. You go, 'Wow, I didn't realise he was feeling that way at the time'.

"Nirvana, for me, was a personal revolution, I was 21. You remember being 21? You think you know it all. But you don't. I thought I knew everything. And being in Nirvana showed me how little I really knew.

"They were some of the greatest highs of my life, but also, of course, one of the biggest lows."

Kurt took his own life aged just 27 in April, 1994.

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