Video: Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Stevie Nicks Invade The Tonight Show
As Nirvana prepares to enter the Hall of Fame tonight, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic sat down with Jimmy Fallon last night on The Tonight Show for an interview about all things Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, and grunge-era music. The most shocking thing about this interview, perhaps not shocking to some, was how open and forthright Cobain's former bandmates were about him, freely sharing stories about their time together, painting a more positive light on the troubled rock star who left us far too soon.
Credit the host as well for doing his homework, however that shouldn't surprise most. Fallon is a self-admitted music geek and even confessed to the guys that he used to cover "Where Did You Sleep At Night," a traditional folk song that closed Nirvana's famous Unplugged set, with his band "The Boring Losers." Get all your Nirvana geekiness below and set those DVRs for May 31 as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will air on HBO that evening.
Stevie Nicks also made an appearance on the program last night. Billed as the musical guest, she would end up performing twice, with the first coming in the form of a parody rendition of her 1981 collaboration with Tom Petty, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." Fallon played Tom Petty (or as he called it, "Fat Tom Petty"), adding to his long list of musical impressions, and Stevie transformed back into her 1980s self along with the band. Watch the replay below.
"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"
Stevie then took the stage for a real performance, this time delivering her hit "Edge of Seventeen" with a little help from The Roots. It's been a busy week for Fallon's legendary house band, as the group also backed Nas and Q-Tip on Monday night as well as Yusuf on Tuesday. Watch the replay of Nicks and The Roots below.
Stevie Nicks & The Roots "Edge of Seventeen"