Ongoing History Daily: Kurt Cobain, Christian(?)

Two interesting things about Nirvana that you perhaps did not know. First of all, Kurt Cobain met Krist Novoselic through a Christian youth group that met every Wednesday night in their hometown of Aberdeen, Washington. Call me crazy, but I just can’t see Kurt fitting in with that crowd.

Second, Kurt had designs on being a drummer for a while. One of his first bands was called the Sellouts which featured Kurt on drums and Krist on guitar. But then the bass player had an accident with a chainsaw, which saw him lose pretty much all the fingers he needed to play bass. After the accident, Kurt switched to guitar, Krist picked up the bass and they started hiring drummers.

Who knows what might have happened had the Sellouts bass player not met with a strange logging fate?

The last post was about the shortest music video EVER.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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