During a conversation with Kerrang Magazine, Dave Grohl talked about Nirvana’s 2018 reunion at the Cal Jam.
“To have Krist and Pat and I be able to play some Nirvana songs again – which we rarely ever do – was beyond everything else to me. It’s a complicated feeling: it’s cathartic and sad, but at the same time it’s beautiful for lots of reasons.
“When Pat and Krist and I sat down to go through those songs in a small rehearsal room with concrete walls, it f*ckin’ sounded like Nirvana.
“We would look at each other and smile, but the emotions would kind of go in waves because there was someone missing – and you wish that you could still share those songs with Kurt.
“For the three of us to revisit them and just let all of that out… There’s a lot that comes out. It’s more than musical or physical – it’s this emotional, spiritual release that those songs are filling the room with.
“It was something special that doesn’t come around often. It was amazing. It’s hard for me to even imagine how people felt on the other side of the stage.
“It was just Krist, Pat and I, with Joan and John, within a 10-foot radius blasting these songs into the universe again.”