Jon Stewart to host satellite radio reunion of Nirvana survivors
Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl will come together on Sept. 24 for a Sirius XM Radio tribute to the venerable rock band. Novoselic and Grohl's reunion-of-sorts marks the 20th anniversary of the band's groundbreaking major-label debut, "Nevermind."
The two will be joined by the album's producer, Butch Vig, who is credited with helping the band bring its edgy underground sound to mainstream America.
The show, "SiriusXM Town Hall with Nirvana," will be hosted by Jon Stewart and will feature a rare Q&A session with a select group of listeners at the SiriusXM studions in New York City; the two-hour broadcast event will air live on the satellite radio outlet's Lithium, channel 34.
"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Nirvana" is part of 'Nevermind Radio,' an all-Nirvana limited-run channel on SirusXM. "Nevermind Radio" will launch on Sept. 23 on channel 34 and will feature music from Nirvana's entire career, including albums, B-sides, rarities and live performances.
The programming also will feature celebrities in various fields sharing their thoughts on Nirvana and their influence. "Nevermind Radio" will air through Sept 28.
The album's 20th anniversary also will be marked by a Sept. 27 "full spectrum re-release" of "Nevermind," according to a press release. The album will be available in several configurations ranging from a 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a 4-LP, 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition.
The various configurations will feature dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live recordings.
Included is a 1991 Halloween concert at Seattle's Paramount in its entirety, which reportedly is the only known Nirvana concert shot to film.