Grohl, Novoselic and Smear play Nirvana classics

Trio blast through 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'


Dave Grohl has admitted that he recently played 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the first time in 17 years – and he was joined by former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.

The trio had the surprise jam while rehearsing for a Foos show.

Grohl told the Observer: "Krist is on bass. Pat's on guitar. I'm on drums. Krist says, 'You wanna run through some oldies?' Me and Pat look at each other. I mean, that's something I've never considered before. I was, like, 'OK'.

"Krist says, 'F*** it, let's do 'Smells Like Teen Spirit". And Pat starts playing, and we kick into it. I haven't played that drum beat in seventeen years. It was crazy."

Grohl has been in the mood for revisiting his past of left, after recording an EP with Scream - the punk band he occupied the drum stool for before joining Nirvana. The band will release the Complete Control Sessions in August.