The surviving members of Nirvana, with producer Butch Vig, will appear on SiriusXM radio to take a look back at their legendary album Nevermind with Jon Stewart from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on September 24. The event will coincide with the radio network’s September 23 launch of a weeklong tribute to the band on its Lithium channel (34).
The interview, “SiriusXM Town Hall with Nirvana,” will air on 9.24.11 on SiriusXM channel 34 at 8:00 P.M. EST.
As was reported previously, bassist Krist Novoselic will be playing in the Nevermind tribute show on 9.20 in Seattle. Drummer/guitarist Dave Grohl will be in Cleveland that night with his band Foo Fighters, so it will be nice to hear the two get together to talk Nirvana on 9.24, the day Nevermind hit stores 20 years ago.
Producer Vig was referred to the band by Sub Pop head Bruce Pavitt – reportedly, Cobain and Co. loved his work with Killdozer and wished to sound as heavy as that band. Nirvana recorded a demo tape with Vig that eventually got the band a major-label deal with Geffen Records. The band retained Vig as producer on Nevermind despite several high-profile replacements suggested by their new label, including David Briggs (Neil Young, Crazy Horse) and Scott Litt (R.E.M.).
Nevermind was one of the most influential alternative rock albums ever, and achieved unexpected success after its release on September 24, 1991 that launched the “grunge” and alternative rock movements.
In other Nevermind tribute news, Universal Records is releasing a CD/DVD box set to commemorate the 20th anniversary, including the original mixes from Vig (as opposed to the final mixes heard on the album by Andy Wallace) and a DVD of a Halloween 1991 show at Seattle’s Paramount Theater.