Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Defends Dave Grohl in Courtney Love Attacks


Story by Anne Erickson

Nirvana bass player is on Dave Grohl’s side

Courtney Love and Dave Grohl have been all over the news this week. If you’re late to the game, Love launched into a nasty tirade about Grohl during a Hold concert at SWU Festival in Brazil, after spotting a fan carrying a photo of her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. She got on the subject of Grohl’s fights to stake his claim to some of the Nirvana residuals, and the rant went viral. Now, Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic seems to be coming to the defense of his former band mate in a series of Tweets, praising the Foo Fighters frontman.

Novoselic’s first Tweet read, “Q: Why do Foo Fighters pack arenas? A: Because they ROCK!!!!!!!” He quickly followed up with another Tweet in support of Grohl: “David Eric Grohl = Talent + Focus + Hard Work #Ilove you.” Both messages went out Wednesday (Nov. 16). We love the simple fact Novoselic is standing up for his good buddy.

Novoselic recently told Billboard that is seems appropriate 20 years have passed since Nirvana’s breakthrough, sophomore album, Nevermind, hit store shelves. “. . . Twenty years is a long time and a lot has gone on. But Nirvana for me personally has been prominent the whole way,” he said. “It’s been so enduring. First you’re 16, then you’re 18, then you’re 21 and then you’re 40, then 63, or whatever retirement age is. So there are these milestones. But regardless, the music lives on. People are listening to the music, talking about it and thinking about it. It’s really neat. I never thought it would be so enduring.”

He added that his big regret, sadly, is that, “Kurt died. That’s it,” he said. He want on to express his deepest sentiments for the tragedy. “I’m not going to downplay that. It’s all I can really say. It never should’ve happened. But it did . . . It was heartbreaking, to say the least.” (Courtesy photo: Kirk Weddle.)


Anne Erickson
Posted by Anne Erickson | Alternative, Music, Rock News


  1. Jason
    17 Nov 2011, 4:58 pm

    Way to go Mr. Novoselic!

  2. Kk
    18 Nov 2011, 12:34 am

    Ah. The power of rock n roll.

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