Dave Grohl Says He Wanted PJ Harvey to Front Nirvana
Foo Fighters frontman admits considering PJ Harvey as the new Nirvana singer.
Posted on Mar 21, 2013 02:48 pm
Despite considering Nirvana a "hallowed ground" and stating that there is a good reason for not playing Nirvana tracks with the Foo Fighters live, frontman Dave Grohl has recently confessed that a PJ Harvey fronted Nirvana would be something he considers amazing.
In a recent interview with NME, Grohl admitted inviting Harvey to perform with the group during a recent Sound City concert in London after discussing such an option with the rest of the band.
"Every once in a while we talk about it. For the Sound City gig here in London we were thinking about musicians that we could invite because Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty couldn't make it. Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt [Cobain] loved her and we love her and we thought, 'Yeah, what would we do?' I said: 'God, what if we were to do 'Milk It' from 'In Utero' with Polly singing?' We all looked at each other like, 'Woah, that would be amazing...' and then she couldn't do it!" the frontman said when asked about covering Nirvana songs live.
"The thing is, it's sacred ground. If we were ever to do something like that it would have to be right because you want to pay tribute. There's a reason Foo Fighters don't do Nirvana songs, and it's a good reason."
In another interview last week, Grohl has pointed out similar views in discussing the legacy of Nirvana and the reasons for leaving it be.
"There's a reason why the Foo Fighters don't blast out Nirvana songs every night - because we have a lot of respect for them. You know, that's hallowed ground. We have to be careful. We have to tread lightly. We have talked about it before, but the opportunity hasn't really come up, or it just hasn't felt right."
Apart from working on the new Foo Fighters release, the frontman is currently also busy with his Sound City Players supergroup project, featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, John Fogerty and Stevie Nicks.