Dave Grohl has hinted that a secret, unannounced gig played by the surviving members of Nirvana with special guests, following the band’s induction earlier that night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, may end up seeing the light of day.
At Nirvana’s 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the band’s surviving members — Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear — reunited to perform four songs, as Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Joan Jett and Lorde each took a turn on the mic.
The trio later turned up at a Brooklyn club called St. Vitus, where they were joined by Jett, Clark, Gordon, J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and John McCauley of Deer Tick for a longer show. Grohl told Rolling Stone, “When we realized that we were going to do it, I just called the people from my production company and said, ‘We need to film this,’ and we loaded some cameras in there and and shot it without knowing what would ever come of it. But it would be a shame for that evening to be only a memory and we’ve got it. And it was f**king great.”
He added, “It was cathartic and everybody involved, I think, understood that they were part of something like a dream . . . It really was amazing. It was something else. Someday, I’m sure everybody’ll see it.”