Here’s a piece of news that should warm the hearts of grunge heads from Seattle to the South Pole: Nirvana’s storied set at 1992’s Reading Festival is finally getting an official release. Fans and critics have been talking for the last 17 years about just how unbelievably awesome that Reading performance was, capturing Nirvana’s raw power at the height of their post-Nevermind fame. The tracklist includes nearly all of that breakthrough album, plus three early In Utero previews (“All Apologies,” “Dumb,” “tourette’s”) as well as a few older tracks and covers. Nirvana Live at Reading hits shelves Nov. 3 in DVD, CD, and CD/DVD form. For a much grainier bootleg version of what you’ll be getting, check out Nirvana playing “Lithium” at Reading after the jump.
But that’s not all! That very same day, Nov. 3, will see the release of Foo Fighters Greatest Hits, summing up the 15-year career of the rock machine that rose from Nirvana’s ashes. Along with Foo classics like “Learn to Fly,” “Everlong,” “My Hero,” and more, the hits set will also include two brand-new tunes, “Wheels” and “Word Forward.” I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that both will feature killer riffs of one sort or another.
Long story short, Dave Grohl is in for a big royalty check this Thanksgiving. Which of these two projects are you looking forward to the most?
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