Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic told the Tacoma News Tribune that some of the music he has been working on during the recent months may surface later in the year. “I’m still making music. I have my studio, and I’m recording things and I have as much fun as possible,” Novoselic said. “But I have that luxury, and I can work on political things. So I can basically just go where my passion takes me.” When asked if his solo material might come out, he responded, “You might be surprised, like later in the year. It might all come together. Right now, I’m just doing it for myself, and that’s what it’s all about.” The full story at thenewstribune.com has since been removed.
Former Nivana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic made a rare appearance together to support Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry at a early vote rally in Las Vegas, kicking off a two week tour on Tuesday (October 19) at The Stardust Hotel and Casino Parking Lot. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The Tacoma News Tribune reports former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has applied for a marriage license through the Pierce County Auditor’s office on February 23rd. The female applicant is listed as 41-year-old artist Darbury Ayn Stenderu. The couple could not be reached for comment, and it was not clear whether the wedding had taken place. The soonest the couple could have legally married, according to the application, was February 26th. “I was surprised that he actually came here,” Clerk Stacy MacFarlane said. “I didn’t even say anything to him because I didn’t want to be one of those fans. … It’s my job to be professional and not ask too much.” Laughing, she added, “But I wanted to. … They seemed very nice. … They actually looked nice together.”
David Postman of The Seattle Times is reporting that former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has decided against running for lieutenant governor, saying he wants to stay involved in progressive politics but “the whole thing about running a campaign and being a public servant isn’t the way to do it.” Instead, Novoselic will concentrate on his work with Music for America, a group working to boost voter participation among young people. Read more.
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic will be present at a free concert in Longview on Friday (February 6) that aims to get young people registered to vote, according to Longview’s The Daily News. “I think Democracy is everybody’s business,” said Novoselic, who grew up near Aberdeen and lives on the Southwest Washington coast. “It’s such an exciting year, and there’s so much going on in our nation, in our world, and in our state.” Read more.
After Nirvana disbanded in 1994, bassist Krist Novoselic 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 eyesadrift.com. “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.”
Jeff Niesel of the Cleveland Plain Dealer caught up with Eyes Adrift singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood, who says his new band is a good team with former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and former Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh. “We fit together well,” Kirkwood said. “I don’t know how we don’t get on each other’s nerves. We’ve all been in bands with people who try to get on your nerves. We’re all adults and have a good sense of humor. I think that’s a good bonding point. I’m finding as we venture forward into the bleak, gray future that humor’s going to be important.” Cleveland.com has since removed the article.
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic tells Jane Stevenson of the Toronto Sun all the hype of his former band has its roots in commercialism. “Whatever, it’s the new messiah — that’s what it is!” commented Novoselic. “It’s all Vivendi (who own Universal Records), you know what I mean? That’s the kind of push you can get if you’re in a big French utility company, that’s how it works. So God bless them all, I say.” Canoe.ca has since removed the article.
Joe Price of the Yale Daily News skewered the self-titled debut of Krist Novoselic’s band Eyes Adrift, comparing it to Johnny Knoxville’s ‘Jackass’. Price writes, “The self-titled debut of Eyes Adrift is the rock ‘n roll equivalent of ‘Jackass,’ the one difference being that the players aren’t expecting their audience to cringe and think, “I can’t believe they just did that.” They just honestly embarrass themselves. But to be fair, Eyes Adrift doesn’t break any new ground in the territory of really bad. They’re just, you know, conventionally bad.” Read more.
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic spoke with Chart Attack about his new group Eyes Adrift and independently released eponymous debut. “It’s kind of a fun-loving record,” Novoselic said. “I don’t think anyone was really uptight during this. We were having a great time. It was really easy and really quick. It’s relaxed, ‘cause it came together naturally.” Chartattack.com has since removed the article.