Nirvana reunion of sorts brings together surviving members and ‘Nevermind’ producer Butch Vig
Call it something of a Nirvana reunion. Butch Vig, the producer behind Nirvana’s seminal sophomore album “Nevermind,” is hard at work recording new music with Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic, and the collaboration is on target to recall the finest of grunge’s pioneering sounds.
The upcoming tracks will be featured on the soundtrack to the highly-anticipated “Sound City” documentary. The film will pay tribute to Los Angeles’ Sound City Studios, where the guys of Nirvana recorded 1991’s “Nevermind.” That album, of course, went on to change the course of popular music and break grunge and alternative rock into the mainstream.
As for when to expect from the assortment of tunes, and Vig tells NME.com that he hope the soundtrack will reach stores sometime later this year. “It’s a work in progress,” Vig said of working with Grohl and Novoselic. “We’re not really sure how it’s all gonna end up at this point but it’s been fun. There’s still quite a bit more work to do and we hope to finish up in the next three or four months, and try get it all mixed and completed sometime in the fall.”
The soundtrack is on target to feature new music from a collection of artists from all over the rock music spectrum, including Queens of the Stone Age frontman (and Grohl’s good buddy) Josh Homme, Tom Petty, Rick Springfield, Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy and guitarist Warren DeMartini and many others.
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