Dave Grohl reveals he asked PJ Harvey to front Nirvana reunion

Frontman says there's a "good reason" why Foo Fighters don't play Nirvana songs

Dave Grohl reveals he asked PJ Harvey to front Nirvana reunion

Photo: NME

Dave Grohl has revealed that he asked PJ Harvey to join the remaining Nirvana members on stage to replace Kurt Cobain.

Speaking in this week's NME, which is on newsstands from today or available digitally, the Foo Fighters frontman said that he approached Harvey to play with his Sound City players – the band featured in his documentary about the California studio where Nirvana recorded 'Nevermind'.

When asked if he would ever cover a Nirvana track live, he said: "Every once in a while we talk about it. For the Sound City gig here in London we were thinking about musicians that we could invite because Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty couldn't make it. Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt loved her and we love her and we thought, 'Yeah, what would we do?' I said: 'God, what if we were to do 'Milk It' from 'In Utero' with Polly singing?' We all looked at each other like, 'Woah, that would be amazing…' and then she couldn't do it!"

He continued: "The thing is, it's sacred ground. If we were ever to do something like that it would have to be right because you want to pay tribute. There's a reason Foo Fighters don't do Nirvana songs, and it's a good reason."

Read the full interview with Dave Grohl, in which he talks about playing with Paul McCartney, why TV talent shows are shit and why he'll never retire in this week's NME which is on newsstands now or available digitally.

Subscribe to NME here, or get this week's digital issue



NME



Read More On This Artist

More News
Only Real to play Jack Rocks The Macbeth
Charli XCX pushes release date for new album 'Sucker' back to 2015
Radiohead's Philip Selway announces 2015 solo tour dates
Noel Gallagher talks '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' in rarely seen interview...
The Black Keys cover Edwyn Collins' 'A Girl Like You' – watch
Bloc Party frontman Kele reveals new song 'Coasting' – listen
NME New Breed Tour 2014 – support acts announced
David Bowie unveils artwork for new single 'Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)'
Rihanna latest target in alleged nude photos leak
Neil Young donates new song 'Who's Gonna Stand Up' to People's Climate Change...
Iggy Pop to deliver 2014 John Peel Lecture
Prides reveal new song 'Out Of The Blue' – watch
Radiohead's Thom Yorke teases fans with image of mysterious white vinyl
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way announces UK tour
Today's new album releases: Alt-J, Aphex Twin and more
Members of Arcade Fire, The Strokes and Bon Iver cover Phil Collins and White Stripes – watch
Gwar's Jizmak Da Gusha: 'I was going to kill Dave Grohl until he said something nice...
Statue of Eleanor Rigby made from more than £1m in used banknotes on display in Liverpool
The Script score third Official Albums Chart Number One with 'No Sound Without Silence'
Jake Bugg: 'Manufactured pop bands don't have any soul'
Lauryn Hill's London comeback show subject to harsh Twitter criticism
Tatu's Lena Katina responds to bandmate's homophobia: 'People should be free to...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today