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  • Former Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic’s New Band Releases Debut Single

    Former Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic’s New Band Releases Debut Single

    Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and his new band Giants in the Trees have released their first single, called “Sasquatch.” The band formed last year after a jam session and has played a handful of dates in their home state of Washington. “Giants in the Trees are a Rock Band hailing from Wahkiakum County, Washington,”... »

  • The Melvins Have All The Bassists They Need on Latest Album

    The Melvins Have All The Bassists They Need on Latest Album

    The Melvins have gone through a lot of bass players over the years. So, on its latest album, Basses Loaded, the band decided to go for broke and feature six different bassists. Some, like Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantomas), Jared Warren (Big Business) and Dale Crover, have appeared on Melvins albums before... »

  • Nirvana: In Bloom (Isolated Bass and Drums)

    Nirvana: In Bloom (Isolated Bass and Drums)

    We’re kicking off Isolated Bass Week #5 with a song that peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart. Nirvana’s “In Bloom” featured some gritty bass by Krist Novoselic, locked right in with Dave Grohl’s drums. While the tune was originally recorded in 1990, this version appeared on the 1991 release Nevermind – the first... »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Announced

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Announced

    Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has officially announced the 2014 inductees. The artists that will be joining the Hall next year include Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt. The E Street Band will be given the Award for Musical Excellence. Among the artists are bassists Krist Novoselic... »

  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the list of nominees for the 2014 induction, and the bass world is well represented. Half of the artists have been nominated before, with several returning from last year’s picks, while the other half are all first-time nominees. This includes Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall and... »

  • Paul McCartney Reportedly Recorded a New Song with Nirvana Members for Upcoming Album

    Paul McCartney Reportedly Recorded a New Song with Nirvana Members for Upcoming Album

    There’s some buzz building on the web about another collaboration between Paul McCartney and Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, thanks to a news item from The Macca Report. The report suggests the musicians got together for one of the tracks from McCartney’s upcoming and yet-to-be-titled album. The Macca Report’s Jorie Gracen... »

  • Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear: “Cut Me Some Slack” – Live

    Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear: “Cut Me Some Slack” – Live

    A couple of days ago, we reported that Paul McCartney would be joining the surviving members of Nirvana for 121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief. It happened, and it was set up nicely by McCartney, who shared a little about his first jam session with the guys. “I finally understood I was in the middle... »

  • Krist Novoselic’s “Smell Like Teen Spirit” Bass to Be Auctioned

    Krist Novoselic’s “Smell Like Teen Spirit” Bass to Be Auctioned

    The famed bass played by Krist Novoselic and smashed by Kurt Cobain in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video is heading to Christie’s in London for an auction later this month. The 1960’s Japanese Zen-On bass was bought by Novoselic from a pawn shop, because he knew it would be destroyed in the video. The... »

  • Krist Novoselic to Present Keynote At First CBGB Festival

    Krist Novoselic to Present Keynote At First CBGB Festival

    The first ever CBGB Festival is set to take place in various venues across New York City on July 5-8. The four-day celebration will include music at over 20 venues, business/industry conferences, film screenings, and a spirits day that will bring artisan distilleries for a day of drinking. The festival’s keynote address will be given... »

  • Gibson Introduces Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass

    Gibson Introduces Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass

    Gibson is helping to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind album with the introduction of the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass. The grunge bassist used an RD Artist series bass during his years with the trio and as such, the new bass is a recreation of its predecessor, with Novoselic’s own customizations. The RD... »