Foo Fighters guitarist/singer Dave Grohl gave Nirvana fans a peak at the holy
grail last week when he revealed in an interview with a British magazine that
we might not have heard the end of that band yet.
The former Nirvana
drummer told Vox magazine that last year's live compilation From The
Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah was not the definitive word on live Nirvana
material. "It's not the last thing you're ever gonna see from Nirvana. There
are reissues and remasters from The Doors and Led Zeppelin - those are
ridiculous examples because those bands are totally legendary - but when a band
comes to a halt, and hasn't run its full course, there is a need for more. Look
at what The Beatles did with 'Free As A Bird.' You know what, I actually liked
the melody of it."
Grohl's no Ringo Starr, though. He flatly wrote-off any
chance that he and former bassist Krist Novoselic would play over pre-existing
Kurt Cobain demos, a la' "Free as a Bird." "Fuck no, we wouldn't do that,"
Grohl told Vox. "But there's some stuff that people haven't heard.
Someone asked me that the other day, if there were eight songs that no-one's
ever heard. I said, 'No, I don't think so.' I started thinking about it. I
don't fucking remember. There could be. It's a bit of a blur."
Nirvanaphiles might recall that following Cobain's suicide death in April of
1994, word surfaced that three unreleased demos--"Talk to Me," "Opinion" and a
song without a title--were said to be in the hands of the widow Cobain,
Courtney Love, who had expressed an interest in "giving" those songs to
Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan ("Opinion") and Iggy Pop ("Talk to Me").
Grohl also told Vox that the track "My Hero," from the Foo's
sophomore album, The Colour and the Shape (May 20) was inspired by
Cobain, explaining, "It's about having friends you consider your heroes and
they're just ordinary people. And sometimes there are people you know and
you're connected to what other people consider to be a fucking god, whereas you
know this person as a human being. And he can be your hero in that way. There's
definitely an element of Kurt in that song."