After last night’s Nirvana reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Questlove posted this selfie with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, and, randomly, the producer of Yo Gabba Gabba, on his Instagram feed with the following text:
Game Changers: in 1993 w/ the $uccess of Guns n Roses, Aerosmith, & Nirvana, Geffen Records decides to open a black music department. Their first signees are the GZA from The Wu Tang Clan & a lil band from philadelphia.
Nirvana’s story plays a big part in the Roots journey from us getting sign to how we decided to handle the events of April 5th 1994. I haven’t seen Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic together since when I first met them at the offices of our label.
Justin Lyon [Yo Gabba Gabba producer] is a Roots game changer of sorts: with a straight face telling us how big of a fan the show he produces for is of the band and how he’d love to have us perform on it. Which at the time was mind blowing cause you’d never get me to believe that the roots on a kids show targeted to a bunch of 2-5 year olds would ever work. We played hard to get til the 11th hour (touring season) but man the next thing you know: @YoGabbaGabba changed our lives and will ensure that in 2040 we will still have fans of @rootsofficial #rrhof2014