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CalJam 2018 - Dave Grohl Reunites With Nirvana While Iggy Pop, Garbage and More Relive Rocks Greatest

CalJam 2018 - Dave Grohl Reunites With Nirvana While Iggy Pop, Garbage and More Relive Rocks Greatest

 Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters Rocks Out at CalJam 2018! Photo Credit:  Andy Keilen

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters Rocks Out at CalJam 2018! Photo Credit: Andy Keilen

This past weekend CalJam Festival returned to San Bernardino and proved that rock was indeed - not dead! Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Garbage, Manchester Orchestra were just a few that graced the stage and put the crowd in a frenzy. 

 Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Photo Credit: Getty Images

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Photo Credit: Getty Images

Although it is only its second year around, this is one of the few festivals that have actually lived up to the hype since its inception and this year was no different. 

Earlier in the day Manchester Orchestra showcased their talents, which boasted just how far they have come in the past year. The upstart rockers of course played their hits such as "I've Got Friends," and their aggressive single, "Shake It Out," and closed with their famous hit, "The Gold."

 John McCauley, center, plays with Dave Grohl, left, and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana at Saturday's Cal Jam festival. Photo Credit: Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times.

John McCauley, center, plays with Dave Grohl, left, and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana at Saturday's Cal Jam festival. Photo Credit: Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times.

The real highlight of the evening was when Foo Fighters took the stage! “Tonight we’re going through the years,” Grohl told the crowd. “Going way back.” The rock band has been on quite a run this year! Not only did they headline KAABOO, a three-day music festival in Del Mar, they also performed for the non-profit organization, Autism Speaks, earlier in the week. If anyone has ever seen Foo Fighters live, will know you are in for a treat. With so many remarkable hits, it's hard to pick a favorite. While the crowd was rockin' out to the two-hour set we were all pleasantly surprised when all of the rumors of CalJam came true! NIRVANA joined the Foo Fighters on stage for the first time in about 4 years!

 Pat Smear and Joan Jett play Nirvana's hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at the Cal Jam festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino on Oct. 6, 2018. Photo Credit: Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times.

Pat Smear and Joan Jett play Nirvana's hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at the Cal Jam festival at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino on Oct. 6, 2018. Photo Credit: Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times.

This time, Deer Tick’s John McCauley and Joan Jett stood in for the late Kurt Cobain, performing three songs each. They did “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “In Bloom,” “All Apologies,“ “Breed,” “Scentless Apprentice,” and “Serve the Servants.” The Distillers’ Brody Dalle chimed in on bass for “All Apologies.” 

It was a stellar weekend full of classic rock and reliving rocks highest moments! CalJam, once again, pulls off an impressive weekend of music and is a very progressive festival might I add!

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