Anybody who has attended a Foo Fighters concert may notice that something is missing from their shows. The band doesn't perform songs from Dave Grohl's old band, Nirvana. There is a reason. Grohl explains:
“The band stood for something; we took pride in our integrity and in our band. We understood the world that we were living in, having gone from the van to becoming what people understand as Nirvana now. But we really tried our best to keep our cool."
Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic own a significant chunk of the Nirvana library. Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love sold her stake in 2006. Grohl adds that he and Krist do not like licensing the songs for commercial use.
The Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front-man is not completely against doing Nirvana. He says, "We have talked about it before, but the opportunity hasn’t really come up, or it just hasn’t felt right.”