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Surviving Nirvana members play ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ 17 years on

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that he hooked up recently with ex Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and live second guitarist Pat Smear and played ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for the first time in 17 years.

The three were practicing for a Foo Fighters gig when they found themselves jamming to their most famous tune.

Grohl said to the Observer: "Krist is on bass, Pat's on guitar. I'm on drums," Grohl explains. "Krist says, 'You wanna run through some oldies?' Me and Pat look at each other. I mean, that's something I've never considered before. I was like 'OK.'

"Krist says, 'Fuck it, let's do 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. And Pat starts playing and we kick into it. I haven't played that drumbeat in 17 years.

"It was like… a ghost. It was heavy."

See some behind-the-scenes footage of Krist featuring on the Foo’s latest album below: