Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic and original drummer Aaron Burckhard got together last weekend in Washington
Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic and early Nirvana drummer Aaron Burckhard were reunited last weekend in Aberdeen, Wash. — the hometown of late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain — for the big reveal of a mural paying tribute to the Seattle music scene. The mural highlights Nirvana and also gives the spotlight to a group of early Seattle-area grunge and alternative music rebel-rousers, including Soundgarden, Sonic Youth, L7, Meat Puppets, Mudhoney, Bikini Kill and more.
Burckhard was the first drummer that passed through Nirvana’s long chain of drummers. He played Nirvana’s first three live gigs, after which Cobain decided he wasn’t right for the band, allegedly because of his lack of work ethic and volatile temperament. Drummers that came after Burckhard included Dale Crover, Dave Foster, Chad Channing and, the band’s most celebrated drummer, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl.
In other Nirvana news, today (Sept. 24) marks the 23rd anniversary of the band’s groundbreaking sophomore album “Nevermind.” The album was a surprise breakout success, thanks in part to the grungy, uninhibited lead single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and help make Nirvana one of the most influential bands of the ‘90s and in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.
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