Unseen photos of Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl’s only acoustic performance have been revealed

Written by Bianca Davino on 6th June, 2018
Unseen photos of Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl’s only acoustic performance have been revealed

It’d be fair to think that every piece of Nirvana merch and memorabilia had been uncovered by now. The iconic 90s band have been documented and analysed to the nth degree by now, however, superfans continue to dig up new info and historical tidbits to do with the band.

The Twitter account LiveNIRVANA.com have uncovered a previously unseen image of Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl’s only ever acoustic performance together. The grainy snap is from an intimate gig the pair performed in The Southern Bar in Edinburgh, on December 1st 1991. According to Alternative Nation, the show was used to raise funds for Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital.

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The two played through the Nirvana songs ‘Dumb’ and ‘Polly’ – you can check out audio of the performance that surfaced online last year.


A never before seen image of Kurt Cobain at a gig in Tijuana from June 1991 has also surfaced, showing Kurt slinging his guitar over his shoulder in a flurry of activity.


Dave Grohl has recently opened up about his time in Nirvana during an interview with GQ Britain. The rock icon shared that he believes that fans seem to have a misconception that his time in the band was a “bummer”, describing it as “living in a loud, distorted version of Monty Python – when it gets dark it gets fucking dark.”

“It wasn’t always a bummer. There were times when it was so outrageously hilarious and fun”

“Kurt had an amazing sense of humour, and Krist Novoselic, if you’ve ever spent time with him, is one of the funniest people you’ve ever met.”

The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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