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Rare Nirvana Interviews From U.K.’s Metal Hammer Surface

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Three rare Nirvana interviews recorded between 1990 and 1992 for U.K. magazine Metal Hammer have just hit the Web. (Listen below.) The seldom-heard Q&As find the band discussing a range of topics, among them ‘Nevermind,’ signing with DGC Records and achieving mainstream success.

“I think we’ve been a pop band even before we recorded the ‘Bleach’ album,” says Kurt Cobain in one interview, discussing Nirvana signing with a major label. The singer continued, “’About a Girl’ is the only pop song that ended up on the album [‘Bleach’], but we had written many like it before.”

“A lot of people walk up to me like ‘You’re the bass player from Nirvana, aren’t you? Can you sign my shirt?’ and it’s like, I don’t really wanna ruin your clothes,” bassist Krist Novoselic tells journalist James Sherry during another one of the interviews, commenting on the trio’s post-‘Nevermind’ rise to fame.

The interviews arrive weeks after Nirvana marked the 20th anniversary of their third and final album, ‘In Utero,’ with a deluxe reissue package filled with previously unreleased material, B-sides, demos and live tracks.

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