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- Posted on Nov 18th 2009 1:15PM by John D. Luerssen
While it's weighty praise, Novoselic insists such accolades are well deserved. "[It] dawned on me when I was reading Sunday's New York Times," he wrote. "Don't believe me? The man is dominating November music releases. Here we go: Nirvana's Reading DVD, Foo Fighters' 'Greatest Hits' and new work with Them Crooked Vultures."
In the piece, Krist looks back on "how Dave joined Nirvana because the band Scream was stuck in North Hollywood." "I remember going to the airport and picking this dude up," Novoselic wrote. "He was easygoing. He brought up his drum set -- a yellow TAMA with a 26" kick. The man understood John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and Dale Crover (the Melvins), and this kick proved it. We wasted no time and rehearsed the next day. I knew Dave was coming, so beforehand I'd found a rehearsal place in Tacoma's north end."
"It was a productive session, but the next night Kurt and I just messed around at practice for some reason," he continued. "We all left together, and I could feel that Dave was a little distressed. That shows his serious work ethic. Don't get me wrong, Nirvana had a good work ethic, but perhaps Dave was feeling a little remorse at that moment for betting it all on these two guys from Washington ."
"For me, the years 1990 to 1994 seem like 10 years," Novoselic concluded. "So much went on, and of course so much went wrong. But life went on after Nirvana. I love the Foo Fighters. Dave kept that work ethic and focus, and that's why he's the greatest rock musician in the world today."