Here’s Video Footage of the Nirvana “Reunion” Show with Joan Jett and Deer Tick’s John McCauley
The surviving members of Nirvana reunited on stage on Saturday night (October 6th) at Cal Jam for a six song set following Foo Fighters’ headline performance. Dave Grohl made good on the teases he’d been dropping all week by getting Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear up on stage, joined by Joan Jett and Deer Tick’s John McCauley on vocals. McCauley sang on “Serve the Servants,” “Scentless Apprentice” and “In Bloom,” and Jett took over for “Breed,” “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “All Apologies” (with Novoselic on accordion).
“But how does Vince Neilstein feel about Nirvana ‘reuniting?’” you must surely be asking yourselves, because my validation is clearly the most important thing here. To be honest, I’m not sure — it sure is weird to imagine Nirvana without Kurt, but I think I’m alright it because it seems born out of a genuine passion and shared history between the band members and remains a very once-in-a-while thing (the only other time it happened was at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn in 2014) as opposed to a cash grab mega-tour. The fans sure ate it up, and I’m sure I would’ve too in that situation. And I love the addition of Joan Jett to the fold! So this one gets the thumbs up from ol’ Vince, for whatever that’s worth.
Some fans are clamoring for Seether’s Shaun Morgan to take over vocals in a more permanent role, and that I would resolutely NOT be a fan of.
Watch some fan-filmed footage below.