Krist Novoselic Talks Surviving Members of Nirvana Releasing New Music: ‘We Actually Have Some Material’

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Along with being down to reunite with his Nirvana bandmates, Krist Novoselic says he’s open to releasing new music with them. In a new interview with NME, Novoselic reflects on the band’s legacy and their album In Utero, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Toward the end of the conversation, Novoselic talks about Nirvana’s ability to appeal to younger generations of music listeners. Regarding their timeless appeal, the Nirvana bassist says, “People keep saying, ‘Nirvana saved my life’, and I get that, because I had it with the band Flipper. Once it just hit me and made a lot of sense.”

“I just want to remember Kurt and give him credit. When you make an artistic statement, you’re inviting people inside, and people keep on accepting. Each new generation is connecting with Nirvana, especially people who are maybe going through a rough patch.”

Novoselic is then asked if he would be open to reuniting with his former Nirvana bandmates; throughout the past, Novoselic, Dave Grohl (drummer), and Pat Smear (touring guitarist) have reunited on stage a number of times. Novoselic replies, “I’d like to. I always love. There was a time after Kurt died when I said to myself, ‘I’m never going to play these songs again’. That was part of the grief I went through. We don’t want to overdo it, we try to make it special and be grateful.

“When the opportunity comes, we do it if it feels right. In the meantime, we just remember Kurt and do our thing.”

The interview then concludes with Novoselic being asked if he would be open to releasing new songs with his Nirvana bandmates, to which the bassist responds:

“Yeah, we actually have some material. Dave already spilled the beans on that. I’m going to bug Dave about that! ‘Hey, what about those jams we did? What do you want to do with those?’

“Thank you for reminding me – that’s another good idea!”

Would you be interested in hearing new Nirvana music featuring Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, and Dave Grohl? In other Nirvana-related news, did you know that Kurt Cobain “was jealous” of Dave Grohl? To find out where this jealousy stemmed from, follow this link here.