I believe this is the first thing Dave did post Nirvana. This or drumming for Tom Petty on SNL. He also recorded every part of the first Foo Fighters album but for one guitar part by Greg Dulli (on “X-Static”)…which leads us to…1994. On this date (see below…LIVE on MTV)

Dulli does most of the lead vocals on the soundtrack to Backbeat, a 1994 film about the beginning days of the Beatles. This “supergroup” playing the Beatles early live staples (none of which are actually written by the Beatles).

“The Backbeat Band” consists of:

Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum): vocals/guitar
Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs): vocals/guitar
Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth): guitar
Don Fleming (Gumball): guitar
Mike Mills (R.E.M.): bass guitar
Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters): drums

Thanks MTV for ruining the brilliant “Helter Skelter” version…

Backbeat is the original soundtrack of the 1994 film Backbeat starring Stephen Dorff, Sheryl Lee, Gary Bakewell and Ian Hart. The music was produced by Don Was.

The album won the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.

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