Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic has been confirmed as one of the Seattle musicians slated to play at the upcoming concert to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of Nevermind this September 20. Joining Novoselic will be several other Seattle bands including The Fastbacks, Vaporland, The Long Winters, Visqueen, Campfire OK, Valis (Former Screaming Trees), Ravenna Woods and others. The artists will perform one song each in tribute to the album that made international superstars out of Nirvana, with over 10 million copies sold in the U.S. and over 30 million sold internationally.
This show will take place at the Experience Music Project Museum, Sky Church and is a benefit for Seattle music industry veteran Susie Tennant, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
The ultimate tribute to Nevermind would PROBABLY be to see Dave Grohl join Novoselic on stage – along with former Nirvana touring guitarist (and fellow Foo Fighters bandmate) Pat Smear. The Foo Fighters are scheduled to play the Q Arena here in Cleveland that same night, so that reunion scenario probably won’t happen. But wait…you mean that WE’RE the lucky ones who get to be graced with the presence of Grohl and co. that night? It seems as though the rock ‘n roll gods are smiling on this little ol’ city by the lake..
Bassist Novoselic was a founding member of Nirvana after becoming friends with Kurt Cobain through a mutual love of the Melvins. After the breakup of that band in 1994 following Cobain’s death, Novoselic musical credits include work with Sweet 75, Eyes Adrift and Flipper. Despite turning down Grohl’s offers to play with him full-time in Foo Fighters, Novoselic has appeared on a handful of Foo recordings. His most recent contribution to that band can be heard on the track “I Should Have Known”, from the Foo Fighters’ 2011 album Wasting Light.
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