Nirvana surviving members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl had a rare on-stage reunion when former Nirvana bassist Novoselic joined former Nirvana drummer Grohl and Grohl's band Foo Fighters on stage Sept. 1 at Safeco Field in Seattle to perform a cover version of The Vaselines' "Molly's Lips." Novoselic's current band Giants in the Trees was Foo Fighters' opening act for the show. It was the second time that Novoselic and Foo Fighters performed "Molly's Lips" on stage; they teamed up for the song in 2015 at a Foo Fighters concert in The Vaselines' native Scotland.
After the Seattle show on Sept. 1, Foo Fighters frontman Grohl then experienced some bad luck: He lost his voice two days later, which has forced Foo Fighters to reschedule two concerts in Canada: The Sept. 4 date at Rogers Place in Edmonton will now take place on Oct. 22, while the Sept. 6 concert at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary will now take place on Oct. 23. Ticketholders for the rescheduled shows can have their tickets honored at the new dates, or they can get a refund from the place of purchase until Sept. 25.
Grohl joked about his lost voice in a statement: "That's the last time I make out with Bono," he said in reference U2's Sept. 2 concert in Berlin being cut short after U2 lead singer Bono lost his voice. Foo Fighters have been on a world tour in support of their 2017 album Concrete and Gold. The tour will resume Sept. 8 at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Nirvana was considered one of the most ground-breaking bands to come out of Seattle, the birthplace of many rock bands that became popular in the early 1990s. The suicide of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain in 1994 essentially ended Nirvana, and there were subsequent legal battles between Cobain's widow Courtney Love and the surviving members of Nirvana. Grohl and Novoselic went on to form other bands, but have reunited on-stage occasionally, most notably in 2014, when Nirvana was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The Hall of Fame induction was an extremely rare occasion when Grohl and Novoselic performed Nirvana songs live together after Cobain's death. Joan Jett, Lorde, St. Vincent and Kim Gordon did guest lead vocals on different Nirvana songs at the Hall of Fame induction.