Next to Dave Grohl, Chad Channing was the most important drummer in Nirvana. He was with the group from the spring of 1988 through to mid-1990. It’s him on the Bleach album and if you’ve heard the Butch Vig demos from April 1990–essentially most of Nevermind–that’s Chad, too. Come to think of it, he’s on Nevermind, too, playing drums on “Polly,” which was taken directly from those demo sessions. You probably don’t know that because he wasn’t given credit.
So here’s the question: should he be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of the band next month? The ruling from the Hall is “no.”
A bit of a rip-off for Chad, no?