Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic To Play ‘Nevermind’ Songs For Benefit Concert
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will once again take to the stage and lend his bass skills to the songs that changed the soundscape of music in the 90’s, those contained within the classic album ‘Nevermind‘. Find out why Novoselic is dusting off his Nirvana bass lines here.
Krist Novoselic’s post Nirvana career hasn’t been the rock-star success story that Dave Grohl has enjoyed with Foo Fighters. Though Krist has worked with talented musicians like Kim Thayil of Soundgarden and formed the criminally underrated Eyes Adrift with Bud Gaugh of Sublime and Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets, he became tired of the music business.
Novoselic has enjoyed success in other arenas like politics and the literary world, but musically was never able to step out of Nirvana’s shadow. He gave up on the music buisiness in 2003 only to return a few years later…and then quit again. Most recently Krist appeared on the Foo Fighters track ‘I Should’ve Known’ from their ‘Wasting Light‘ record. At some point, behind closed doors he jammed ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ with former Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. Perhaps that is where the inspiration for his latest gig came from.
According to Guitar World, Krist will join a number of other Seattle musicians on September 20th (4 days prior to the 20th anniversary of ‘Nevermind’) at the Sky Church in Seattle to pay homage to his former band’s seminal album. Novoselic and members of The Fastbacks, Vaporland, The Long Winters, Visqueen, Campfire OK, Valis and Ravenna Woods will perform ‘Nevermind’ in it’s entirety.
The anniversary of the day rock music was forever changed is not the only cause for the occasion, it will also serve as a benefit for Seattle music industry figure Susie Tennant. More bands will be added to the show, but for those hoping Grohl will make an appearance –forget it. Cleveland has him and the rest of the Foo Fighters booked that night.