Krist Novoselic Says He Still Has Dreams About Kurt Cobain
“I have dreams about Kurt. I’m so happy to see him in a dream, like ‘Oh my god, it’s so good to see you,’” he said in an interview with the Young Turks (via Alternative Nation). “Then we’re always like, ‘Okay, let’s go play.’ We’re always going to go play music, so there’s some kind of connection there, which is good. That’s what it’s all about.”
It makes sense that Novoselic’s dreams always center around performing with his former bandmate, considering the bassist says that they were their happiest when they were making songs and playing together.
Novoselic also recounted how drummer Dave Grohl joined Nirvana during the interview, saying it was when they saw him perform in San Francisco.
“Buzz [Osborne of the Melvins] was like, ‘Hey, Scream is playing,'” Novoselic said. “[We were like], ‘Oh we love Scream.’ It was a seminal punk rock band out of Washington, D.C., and they had this drummer who was really good, and played this really big drum set.”
According to Novoselic, Scream’s consequent breakup was quick and dramatic, leading him and Cobain to snatch up Grohl as their own drummer.
“We got a call from Buzz, ‘Hey man, Scream went down to L.A. after San Francisco, and their bass player split, and they just broke up at the singer’s sister’s house.’ She was a stripper, and she owed money on rent, so then the landlord came and took the front door off the house,” Novoselic explained. “So Dave was stuck in L.A., and he got enough money to get a plane ticket and his drum set, and he came up and started playing with us. We were hooked, it gelled right away.”
Watch the whole interview below:
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