Krist Novoselic: “I have so many blessings – I got to play with Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain”

Krist Novoselic
(Image credit: Paul Bergen/Redferns)

The following interview was first published in Bass Player magazine in 2011.

“I’m never in any bass magazines!” snickers Krist Novoselic, legend for an entire generation of grunge fans. Why should this be, we ask ourselves? Perhaps it’s because his old band Nirvana have been defunct since 1994, when the singer Kurt Cobain ended his life in tragic circumstances – or maybe it’s because Novoselic is best known these days not for his bass playing, but for his political writings and activism. 

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Joel McIver

Joel McIver was the Editor of Bass Player magazine from 2018 to 2022, having spent six years before that editing Bass Guitar magazine. A journalist with 25 years' experience in the music field, he's also the author of 35 books, a couple of bestsellers among them. He regularly appears on podcasts, radio and TV.