Published Mar 10, 2009If you've been keeping your fingers crossed for some new unreleased Nirvana songs, you can give it a rest. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic said there are no more.
"There's not going to be any new Nirvana records," Novoselic told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer [via Rolling Stone]. "What there is, is video. There's a lot of video."
The one-time grunge icon didn't elaborate on the nature of that video or if it would ever be released. He did, however, say the row between him and Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love is now over, despite the ugly legal battle that ensued between the pair over the release of the last new Nirvana track, "You Know You're Right," which was included on the 2002 comp Nirvana and the 2004 box set With The Lights Out.
Novoselic also put an end to the rumours that he and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl had a falling out when Grohl began his new band Foo Fighters. "I didn't balk at it at all," Novoselic said. "No, Dave just went and did his own thing, and I did my thing. I think everybody was dealing with things. I was dealing with things in my way. And then Dave put a band together."
Novoselic's comments all came as part of Washington state's Legacy Project, in which he gave an extensive oral history of his life and, of course, his relationship with Cobain, whom he called a "genius." And while you can check out more of what Novoselic had to say in his 89-page interview at the Legacy Project's website, we will end off on some of his words concerning Cobain's death.
"There's anger. There's regrets. I was angry. It's just a waste. You know it was the fucking drugs," Novoselic said. "It's pretty bad. All in 20-20 hindsight, you know. Kurt called me the first time he did heroin and he told me he did it. And I told him, 'Don't do it man. You're playing with dynamite.'"