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Nirvana Guitarist And Foo Fighter Pat Smear: “Why The F**k Wouldn’t We Play Nirvana Songs?”

Written by Greg Moskovitch on September 10, 2013

Underground legend Pat Smear says he has no problem with playing Nirvana songs when he and other two surviving members, bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl, get together. Smear joined Nirvana as backup guitarist for their final tour in support of their 1993 album In Utero.

Recently, Smear joined Novoselic, Grohl and Paul McCartney on stage to perform their collaboration for Grohl’s Sound City project, a song titled Cut Me Some Slack. Their live performance also included a rendition of the Grohl-penned Nirvana tune Marigold, but did not include any other material from the legendary grunge outfit, who’ve become something of a sacred cow since frontman Kurt Cobain‘s suicide in 1994.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Smear talked about performing Nirvana songs, saying “I think that’s different for those guys than it is for me…I know Nirvana’s a strange thing. It means a lot of things to a lot of people. I personally wouldn’t have a problem with it.” The ex-Germ said he couldn’t see any reason not to perform songs from the Nirvana catalogue, saying “Yeah, why the fuck wouldn’t we play Nirvana songs? That’s my attitude. I get it, y’know? But I don’t know…for me it’s like, ‘Why wouldn’t we?'”

Asked who would cover frontman duties for a reformed Nirvana besides McCartney, Smear said he’d “never thought about who else could do it. It was one of those things that just happened. I can imagine the three of us hanging out together, somewhere, with something or jamming.” Smear also stated that while there were no plans in motion to play Nirvana material live with the surviving members, he “wouldn’t be surprised if it happened.”

(Via Digital Spy)

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