The world has remained fixated on the mystery surrounding Kurt Cobain’s life and death since his passing in 1994, 24 years ago. His former bandmate, Krist Novoselic has reflected upon the aftermath of Cobain’s death in a recent interview with Kerrang, whilst promoting his new band, Giants In The Trees.
The bass player opened up about the grieving process endured after Cobain’s passing, saying that it took him a “long time” to deal with it, adding he became depressed from the trauma.
“I took a long time,” he said. “It was so traumatic. I was depressed from it. It had terrible effects. I had other things in my life at that point that held me back, too. But in the end, time healed it and you end up dealing with it.”
“Then, eventually, you come to terms with things… but I don’t know, really. You just have to try to be positive.”
He also opened up about why Nirvana’s musical impact continues to endure, and how he continues to reflect on Kurt’s musical legacy. He also noted that the new Giants In The Trees album reminds him of Nevermind, which allowed him to further ponder upon Kurt’s ongoing impact on his life.
“It’s the melodies and the hooks. There’s also the power and the diversity. We didn’t just beat one idea over the head. I was listening to [In Utero song] ‘Milk It’ the other day. That is a really sinister song. Actually, ‘menacing’ is a better word, but there’s a lot to capture the imagination in different ways.”
“It’s pretty loaded for me, in a lot of ways,” he said, looking back on the album. “I think it sounds really good. It’s nice to remember Kurt, but a lot of things pop up when I hear it. It was, like, 25 years ago too, which is strange.”
Last week it was reported that Washington State court had ruled Kurt Cobain’s death photos would remain forever sealed, after a lengthy legal process involving a conspiracy theorist who believed Cobain was murdered.