It's been almost 18 years since the death of singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain effectively put Nirvana to an end. But now, fans on Facebook have been banding together to ask its surviving members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl to play either a one-off show or a full-scale tour in memory of their late singer/guitarist.
While the reunion has not yet been officially confirmed, the Facebook page claims that there have been rumors of a Nirvana reunion with a new singer/guitarist have been floating around for a while, and that a NCA a Russian concert agency booking at least two reunion shows for them in Russia, one in Moscow and one in St. Petersburg. In order to make the reunion happen, NCA asks fans to vote for the Nirvana reunion shows by clicking "+1" and if either or both shows get 10,000 votes, they might consider booking them.
The fans are suggesting Wes Scantlin (Puddle Of Mudd), Brett Scallions (Fuel) and Ryan McCombs (Soil and Drowning Pool) as possible replacements for Cobain as well as musicians who has "a singing voice that sounds like Kurt or someone who plays left handed like him". They want a Nirvana reunion so they can "save grunge once again" and note that they are the only band of the Big 4 (featuring Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden) not active and that they deserve to do it with "someone who can be as good as Kurt Cobain".
Not only are the fans suggesting a reunion shows, but they are also suggesting the band to record a brand new studio album and film the shows on a live DVD. Nirvana released their last album "In Utero" in September 1993, just about seven months before Cobain killed himself in his Seattle home. The follow-up to their 1991 multi-platinum record "Nevermind" entered the Billboard 200 chart at number one and spawned the singles "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All Apologies". The has been certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold over four million copies in the United States alone.
After Cobain's death, a number of posthumous releases have been issued from the band, which once resulted in a legal conflict between Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, and the surviving members of the band over the release of the song "You Know You're Right", which he wrote for a possible follow-up to "In Utero" and would appear on their 2002 self-titled greatest hits compilation.