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The Pretender: Why I Can’t Stand Dave Grohl
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Editor’s note: With the news of Dave Grohl’s latest act of musical heroism (he apparently broke his leg during a show and kept playing), we thought we’d take a look back at one writer’s take on the Foo Fighters frontman.

I’ve got another confession to make: I can’t stand Dave Grohl.

I say this firmly, and people look at me like they just walked out of a warm porta-potty at Bonnaroo. Their face contorts to an expression somewhere between anger and confusion – they know they’re supposed to be appalled but forget why – until they finally blast out a large “WHAT?” More

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Nirvana plays with St. Vincent, J. Mascis, Kim Gordon, and more in front of 200 people
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Last night, Nirvana was honored and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the week after the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s passing. Fans had been speculating for weeks as to who might be the one filling Cobain’s role as lead singer, until we found that the vocals would be handled at the ceremony by the likes of Joan Jett, Lorde, St. Vincent, and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. Those performances went off without a hitch, and the ceremony even included an extra-heavy moment as Courtney Love embraced Dave Grohl during the acceptance speech (there were some mixed reactions to it). More

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Joan Jett could front Nirvana at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction
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There’s been a lot of chatter surrounding Nirvana’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tomorrow night. Sans Kurt Cobain, the rumor mills have been spinning a number of possible artists that will step in and front the surviving members of the grunge group. Drummer Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters instagrammed a photo, presumably from event rehearsals, that shows Krist Novoselic’s bass, Pat Smear’s guitar, Dave Grohl’s drumkit and wait for it….Joan Jett’s signature Melody Maker. More