David Grohl’s Rare Footage of Drumming Smells Like Teen Spirit with Kurt’s Vocals

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David Grohl drums to the original version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with Kurt Cobain on vocals. Recorded by zoostation5000 who adds:

At Dave’s book release event for “The Storyteller.” I’ve seen him play this song on the drums once or twice over the years (like at Cal Jam), but usually with a guest singer. This is the first time I’ve seen him play along to the original track—with Kurt’s voice. What an emotional, funny, revealing, memorable night. Now gotta go read the book.

For those of you who have commented about how hard this must be for Dave…

I agree… it probably wasn’t easy for DG to get to this point where he was willing to share. At the show (and in his book and many interviews) he actually talked about the long path it took to get to not only TALK about Kurt, but to even want to listen to ANY music after his death. Still, a lot of time has passed, which always helps. And in the meantime, Dave has become quite a talented, thoughtful storyteller. I am sure, as difficult as it will always be to him, it probably also now a cathartic experience for him. At least I hope it is.

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