This past week marked 24 years since Kurt Cobain’s untimely passing, which also brought with it the demise of Nirvana, the hugely influential grunge band he fronted. Now, an unearthed interview has seen the famous rocker sharing his thoughts on his bandmates, specifically in regards to the group’s previous drummers.
In the years since the band’s dissolution, there have been so many gems found in the dusty archives of the band’s fans that it would be easy to believe that there’s nothing left to find. However, nifty electric shows and intimate acoustic sets have proven that wrong.
Now, as Consequence Of Sound reports, a 1991 interview with Kurt Cobain from Studio Brussels, recorded two months after the release of Nevermind, has now been uncovered by the studio itself.
“A few years before his death, Studio Brussel got the chance to interview Cobain in ‘De Vooruit’, in Ghent on November 23nd, 1991,” the video’s description reads. “He was there with his band Nirvana after they just released their second album Nevermind. For more than 25 years the interview got lost in the huge archives of the Belgian public television and radio. Until today!”
“Krist [Novoselic] and I have been playing together for about four and a half years now with a few different drummers,” Cobain says in the interview, referring to previous members Aaron Burckhard, Dale Crover, Dave Foster, and Chad Channing. “Dave has been in the band for about a year. This is the first time we’ve felt like a very definite unit.”
“The band is finally complete because all the other drummers we had pretty much sucked,” Cobain adds.
The rest of the interview includes Kurt Cobain talking about the band’s touring life, in addition to giving an insight into the songwriting process utilised by Nirvana. While some may agree with Cobain’s statement that the majority of their previous drummers sucked, others, including fans of Dale Crover’s work as the drummer for legendary hard rockers the Melvins, may find some issue with the statement.
But considering how many band members Nirvana went through before finding Dave Grohl, we’ll chalk that one up to Kurt Cobain’s happiness that the band had finally found stability.