Former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and David Grohl were musically reunited on Thursday night during the Foo Fighters' performance at the KNDD "Deck The Hall Ball" radio show at Key Arena in Seattle.According to the Foos' publicist and KNDD personnel, Novoselic jumped onstage with the band to play bass on "Big Me" and "I'll Stick Around," a situation made possible when the Foo Fighters' regular bassist, Nate Mendel, was forced to sit out of the show because of a lingering case of the flu. Novoselic wasn't the only guest bassist to sit in with the band, as Beck's bassist, Justin Meldal-Johnson, also joined the Foo Fighters for a rendition of their current single, "Learn To Fly." For the rest of the set, the band altered its live flight pattern from a quartet to a trio, with new touring guitarist Chris Shiflett switching to bass. The publicist for the band noted that it wasn't the first time that Novoselic had sat in with Grohl and rest of the Foos, as they previously
played together at the Bumbershoot festival in Seattle in 1997 prior to Pat Smear's departure from the group.As Mendel is still ailing, the Foo Fighters have decided to pull out of an appearance at the KITS radio show on Friday night at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The band is still expected to play KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on December 11 and KWOD festival in Sacramento on December 14.
-- David Basham