Nirvana’s Novoselic Abandons Music Business

After disbanded in 1994, bassist became politically active and formed several bands including Eyes Adrift — he now says that he’s finished with the music business after being unable to achieve any post-Nirvana commercial success. “We came together in 2002 as three musicians who like to play. We came together as three people who shared common life experiences,” Novoselic said in the opening of a letter to his fans on “While Eyes Adrift is an artistic success, the commercial side is anything but successful. As far as the music industry goes, I quit. I can’t deal. I can’t read the magazines, listen to the radio or watch music television without feeling like I’ve just come in from outer space. I just don’t get it and I probably never did. My lot in life is that every band I’ve ever been in just falls apart. That hurts but I’ve got a thick hide from years of conditioning. Now please take note that I haven’t quit music, I’ve just quit the business.” While Novoselic does not specify what he will do in the future, he does hint that he will continue to be politically active. “You’ll all hear about my plans soon enough, he says. “If you’ve been following my politics, you know that I will continue to work for inclusion, fairness and freedom.”

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