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Reaching Nirvana

Dave Grohl wants to release film of 2014 reunion


If Dave Grohl has his way, the video of an impromptu tribute to Nirvana will some day be released so fans can experience a gig that he remembers as "amazing."

"It was something else," Grohl says in a Rolling Stone interview. "Someday, I'm sure everybody'll see it."

The spontaneous show took place at a small club in Brooklyn, Saint Vitus, hours after Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the nearby Barclays Center in 2014.

The Foo Fighters guitarist returned to his old job as Nirvana's drummer for 19 songs, joined by bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear.

Among the onstage guests for a performance that Grohl describes as "cathartic": Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde and Joan Jett, who sang some of the late Kurt Cobain's best-known songs, including "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "All Apologies" and "Breed."

"When we realized that we were going to do it, I just called the people from my production company and said, 'We need to film this," Grohl recalls, "and we loaded some cameras in there and shot it without knowing what would ever come of it.

"But it would be a shame," he adds, "for that evening to be only a memory."

Stay tuned.