Rare Nirvana song featuring Dave Grohl on vocals emerges online – listen

An alternative version of 'Marigold' has leaked, with Kera Schaley on cello

A rare Nirvana song featuring drummer Dave Grohl on vocals has leaked online.

An alternative version of the track, titled ‘Marigold’, also features the addition of Kera Schaley playing the cello.

Consequence of Sound reports that Grohl originally penned ‘Marigold’ as part of his 1992 solo project ‘Pocketwatch’.


The tune was later re-recorded for Nirvana’s third and final studio LP ‘In Utero’, which was released in 1993.

Grohl sings lead vocals on the song in addition to playing guitar and bass, alongside Krist Novoselic, with Grohl adding that the late Kurt Cobain appears on the low harmony. Listen below.

‘Marigold’ was originally released as the B-side to ‘Heart-Shaped Box’, with the song later featuring on the box set ‘With the Lights Out’ in 2004.

Meanwhile, Grohl was also on hand to pay tribute to an array of late stars at The Oscars ceremony last night (February 28), performing a cover of The Beatles‘ ‘Blackbird’ for the annual ‘In Memoriam’ segment.

He played played the 1968 Beatles track, which first appeared on ‘The White Album’, while a backdrop showed Hollywood stars that passed away over the last 12 months.


The clips included tributes to David Bowie and Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman.

Prior to Grohl’s performance, a message on Foo Fighters‘ Twitter page offered support to ANOHNI (formerly known as Antony Hegarty), whose scheduled performance at the event was cut due to “time constraints”. ANOHNI later said that the snub reminded her of “inadequacy as a transperson”.

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