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Foo Fighters Secret Show Becomes Nirvana Reunion

By December 22, 2010

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Nirvana will never be able to reunite fully after the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994, but the band's surviving members all got on stage Tuesday night in Southern California during a secret Foo Fighters show.

At Paladino's in Tarzana, Foo leader Dave Grohl brought up bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear (who toured with Nirvana and was briefly part of Foo Fighters) to play "Marigold," a Nirvana B-side that was written by Grohl. While the mini-reunion was probably a highlight for the estimated 500 fans who packed the intimate club, Foo Fighters also entertained the audience by playing tracks from their forthcoming album, which is due out in 2011.

Novoselic's appearance during the concert isn't much of a surprise considering that Grohl's former bandmate also shows up on the new album. As for Smear, since leaving Foo Fighters after their 1997 album, The Colour and the Shape, he's remained friendly with Grohl, occasionally touring with the group. There have been rumors that he's officially rejoined the band, but as of now there's been no official statement regarding that. For now, though, Grohl has treated fans to warm memories of his past with Nirvana while also giving them a sense of his musical future with Foo Fighters.

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