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Dave Grohl responds to Nirvana cover lawsuit: “He’s got a ’Nevermind’ tattoo”

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Dave Grohl has offered a sly response to Nevermind cover model Spencer Elden‘s lawsuit against Nirvana, alleging that the artwork — which shows a naked, baby Elden swimming in a pool reaching for a dollar bill — constitutes child pornography.

When first asked about his reaction to the suit in a new interview with Vulture, Grohl at first gave a vague answer, saying, “I don’t know that I can speak on it because I haven’t spent too much time thinking about it.”

“I feel the same way most people do in that I have to disagree,” he added. “That’s all I’ll say.”

However, Grohl got a little less diplomatic after the interviewer wonders why Elden would be upset about the cover if he’s recreated the Nevermind artwork before, including for a 2016 New York Post piece.

“Listen, he’s got a Nevermind tattoo,” Grohl quipped. “I don’t.”

Grohl previously told the U.K.’s Sunday Times that he has “many ideas” about how to change the Nevermind cover should that be necessary.

Nirvana plans to release a 30th anniversary reissue of Nevermind — with the original artwork intact — on November 12.

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