PJ Harvey fronted Nirvana – almost

From The Guardian:

PJ Harvey

Near-vana … PJ Harvey turned down Dave Grohl’s offer to fill-in for Kurt Cobain. Photograph: Showbizireland/Getty Images

PJ Harvey almost fronted Nirvana last month. Harvey was invited to join the band’s surviving members at a concert in London on 19 February,Dave Grohl has revealed, filling-in for Kurt Cobain for a performance ofMilk It.

The proposal arose as Grohl was planning a London gig for his Sound City Players, a freeform supergroup in which assorted artists jam on classic songs. “We were thinking about musicians that we could invite because Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty couldn’t make it,” Grohl told NME. “Someone came up with the idea of doing a Nirvana song with PJ Harvey. Kurt loved her and we love her and we thought, ‘Yeah, what would we do?'”

“I said: ‘God, what if we were to do Milk It from In Utero, with Polly singing?'” he recalled. “We all looked at each other, like, ‘Whoa, that would be amazing!’ … And then she couldn’t do it!”

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