>As Close to Nirvana as a Band Will Ever Be Today…Posted: January 20, 2011
David Grohl during his time as a drummer with Nirvana, he would eventually take up the guitar and become lead singer of the Foo Fighters.
Rock music is slowly crumbling within the mainstream, as albums give way to singles and guitars give way to DAW software and MIDI replications. However, generation after generation as rock has been diving headfirst into the underground, seemingly about to leave the mainstream for good, something comes along that brings it right back to the top. I’m not saying the Foo Fighters are that band, but they surely are one of the few remaining bands proudly carrying the torch of rock and roll in mainstream music. Like I said in my previous post, destruction breeds creation. When Kurt Cobain was shot – by himself or by some Courtney Love hired hitman is besides the point – the path was paved for David Grohl to carry on the torch of Nirvanas brand of music. Over the years Grohl has streamlined the sound, giving it more pop appeal and basic rock foundation, the music is less raw, less pure aggression, but still basically good rock music in the end.
The Foo Fighters have an upcoming release in store and have recently released a 30 second clip of their first single, “Bridge Burning”, on their website. Not only has Foo Fighters released their next single, but they are as close to Nirvana as they have ever been. Butch Vig, the producer of Nirvana’s iconic Nevermind, is behind the Foo Fighters’ upcoming untitled album as well. Krist Novoselic, former bassist of Nirvana who seemed to drop off the planet for the most part after Cobain’s death, is contributing bass and accordion to the album. Finally Pat Smear, the touring guitarist for Nirvana and member of the legendary punk group, as well as one of my all time favorites, the Germs, has rejoined the Foo Fighters’ as a guitarist. Almost Nirvana’s entire touring and production line-up from the Nevermind era is behind the next Foo Fighters album. Can’t help but be excited?
A Nevermind product of Grohl, Novoselic and Cobain…
Breed (Live) – Nirvana
This is a Call – Foo Fighters