NIRVANA NEWS: It was only a matter of time before wild rumors started to fly about what's next for the surviving members of Nirvana. Here's the first one: Drummer Dave Grohl, the gossip says, will be joining Pearl Jam, replacing a supposedly disgruntled Dave Abbruzzese.
The response in both the Nirvana and Pearl Jam camps: Nonsense.
"Pearl Jam is still one happy family," says a source close to the band. "No changes are planned." (Manager Kelly Curtis was unavailable for comment.)
There was also no official comment from Nirvana's management, but a source close to the band says that neither Grohl nor bassist Krist Noveselic has made any plans about his musical career in the wake of Kurt Cobain's suicide last month. It's not expected, though, that the two will form a new group together.
One thing is planned for Grohl, who was set to wed his longtime girlfriend this weekend. He'll perform as part of the "Backbeat" band on the "MTV Movie Awards" show Saturday. Grohl was in the band--along with R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner and Afghan Whigs' Greg Dulli--that recorded the songs for the film about the early Beatles. This event, the only planned performance by the band, will be Grohl's first public appearance since Cobain's death.