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Bass Players To Know: Krist Novoselic
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Krist Novoselic

In this entry in the “Bass Players To Know” series, Ryan sets her sights on Krist Novoselic, who inspired her to pick up the bass in high school.

Former Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic’s New Band Releases Debut Single
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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 band’s bio states. “The...

The Melvins Have All The Bassists They Need on Latest Album
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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 and perhaps will again. While...

Nirvana: In Bloom (Isolated Bass and Drums)
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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 album to feature Grohl.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees Announced
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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 (Nirvana), Gene Simmons (KISS), and...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Nominees
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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 Oates, the Replacements, Yes, Link...

Paul McCartney Reportedly Recorded a New Song with Nirvana Members for Upcoming Album
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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 discovered a track-by-track sneak preview...

Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear: “Cut Me Some Slack” – Live
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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 of a Nirvana reunion,” he...

Krist Novoselic’s “Smell Like Teen Spirit” Bass to Be Auctioned
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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 body is all that’s left....

Krist Novoselic to Present Keynote At First CBGB Festival
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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 by none other than former...