On this day Nov. As you would expect, Kurt Cobain and his bandmates would not let this go without having some fun. What resulted was, and still is, one of the greatest middle fingers and live performances ever -- the band literally made its own shred video. Cobain opts for slow, exaggerated strums during the few times he touches his guitar, sings an octave lower he later confirmed he was imitating Morrisey from The Smiths , and attempts to eat his microphone at one point. He also changes some of the lyrics, exchanging the opening line "load up on guns, bring your friends," for "load up on drugs, kill your friends. Krist Novoselic even swings his bass above his head.
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Content: Interview. Kurt opens by declaring that: "I want everyone in this room to know that Courtney Love, the lead singer of the sensational pop group Hole, is the best fuck in the world". Originally the song was cut short by the programme finishing before the song was complete not uncommon with live TV shows. Complete versions feature the end of the song, a destruction and Kurt shouting "Roger Taylor, Roger Taylor" over and over. Footage from the songs finale was also used on Channel 4's programme on the Greatest Albums shown in late Content: Smells Like Teen Spirit. It is missing Drain You which appears on the bootleg Seattle Sound Sounds Great, which may possibly appear on another broadcast of this show.
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Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic spoke about their mini Nirvana reunion gig at CalJam, and how it was like "being shot into outer space". However, Grohl did admit that the trio experienced mixed emotions because of the loss of their frontman. Meanwhile, Dave Grohl has said he's ready to "take a break" from Foo Fighters, but can already "see" their next album. However, the Sky Is A Neighborhood rocker also teased that he could already "see" the new album, even if he doesn't know when they will make it. So I can see the next record.
That often overlooked Reading show — which took place 25 years ago this week - would be their last in the UK before their second album catapulted them to major rock stardom. By the time they returned to the UK in November for the Nevermind tour they were already well on their way to becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. Reading provided ardent UK fans with their last glimpse of the trio before everyone else caught on and caught up. When they were just a great band with massive, exciting potential. And brilliant songs.