Krist Novoselic hails Foo Fighters as ‘best band in the world’ after catching live show

Nirvana man praises former bandmate Dave Grohl

Krist Novoselic praised Foo Fighters as “the best band in the world” after watching the group perform live.

Novoselic, who played in Nirvana alongside Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, posted a series of messages on Twitter while at the Moda Center gig in Portland on September 14. The bass player did not, however, become the latest in a long line of guest stars to join the band on the tour.

Dave Grohl has been playing much of the current tour on a throne-style chair after he broke his leg during a show in Sweden and was subsequently forced to pull out of headlining Glastonbury festival early as a result.

Earlier this month Foo Fighters played a series of rearranged UK dates, including a night at the Milton Keynes Bowl arranged after cancelling their Glastonbury and Wembley Stadium gigs in June.

The band marked the occasion by forming a “superdupergroup” with Queen’s Roger Taylor and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones for a cover of Queen and David Bowie’s ‘Under Pressure’.

See Novoselic’s tweets below.

Earlier this week (September 12) Foo Fighters’ documentary series Sonic Highways won two awards at the Creative Arts ceremony of the 67th Emmy Awards.

The series followed Dave Grohl and his band as they recorded their eighth studio album across eight different cities in America. Last night it won awards for ‘Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)’ and ‘Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)’, beating back competition from documentary film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

Earlier this year Dave Grohl confirmed that there would be a second series of ‘Sonic Highways’.