David Lee Roth: Nirvana Frontman?
Van Halen singer could become Cobain's replacement on tour.
The remaining members of Nirvana recently reunited for drummer Dave Grohl’s new documentary, "Sound City.” They, along with the legendary Sir Paul McCartney, teamed up to record new song "Cut Me Some Slack,” which was specially penned for the film.
The lineup debuted the song at the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert in New York
However, the Nirvana "reunion" has sparked resentment in some corners, namely from those who feel it is a smear on the memory of deceased frontman Kurt Cobain, a sentiment apparently shared by Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, who took to Facebook to voice her reservations. Cobain died in 1994 after taking his own life.
Bassist Krist Novoselic brushed off the trolls in an interview with The Daily Beast, stating that "the best was when they called it ‘Sirvana’. I thought that was really good.”
When the subject of a Nirvana tour was broached, with Van Halen's David Lee Roth as frontman, Novoselic replied: "I love David Lee Roth. I would tour with David Lee Roth because I think he’s great. And it wouldn't be some oldies review; if we put a band together and we were making music and we felt good about it – and there was that passion and that spark – I’d do it in a second.”
Roth and Van Halen are currently on hiatus from their "A Different Kind Of Truth” tour, which will resume in 2013.