Members of Fall Out Boy spoke with MTV News about the musical impact of Nirvana
Nirvana and frontman Kurt Cobain changed the course of popular music in the early ‘90s, and the members of Fall Out Boy get it. In a new interview with MTV News, Fall Out Boy bass player Pete Wentz explained his appreciation for Nirvana and their impact on music.
“Kurt and Nirvana was one of those few moments in music that we got to witness where everything was different after Nirvana,” Wentz said. “They literally stopped hair metal, that’s crazy.”
Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump added that he wasn’t into Nirvana on first listen, but he eventually became a fan.
“In the era, I remember being like, ‘Eh, I don’t like Nirvana. I don’t like this. This isn’t for me,'” Stump said. “Right up towards the end, I started to realize, ‘Wait, this is kind of awesome.’ I was one of those jerk-little kids that was like, ‘Eh. Whatever is popular, I don’t like that.’ I realized kind of almost too late that that was exactly what Kurt was into.”
“He was like the ultimate anti-rock star,” Stump added of Cobain. “That related to me a lot, and kind of informed a lot. It’s hard to relate to musicians who act like gods. It’s way different when they’re real people and you know that and that kind of comes through. And then, they’re kind of amazing in their own way. (Cobain was) like the ultimate of that.”
The first fully-authorized documentary on the life of Cobain, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” recently aired on HBO. The film is slated to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray this summer.
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