Dave Grohl Says He Asked PJ Harvey to Front Nirvana Reunion Gig
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.20.2013
To replace Kurt Cobain...
Dave Grohl revealed that he asked PJ Harvey to front a reunion performance by the remaining Nirvana members. Grohl spoke with NME and said that he asked Harvey to play with the group as part of the Sound City Players to promote his Sound City documentary.
Grohl said when asked whether he would ever cover a Nirvana track live, "Every once in a while we talk about it. For the Sound City gig here in London we were thinking about musicians that we could invite because Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty couldn't make it. Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt loved her and we love her and we thought, 'Yeah, what would we do?' I said: 'God, what if we were to do 'Milk It' from 'In Utero' with Polly singing?' We all looked at each other like, 'Woah, that would be amazing…' and then she couldn't do it!"
He added, "The thing is, it's sacred ground. If we were ever to do something like that it would have to be right because you want to pay tribute. There's a reason Foo Fighters don't do Nirvana songs, and it's a good reason."