In a new MOJO magazine article about Nirvana’s Reading 1992 performance, Melvins frontman Buzz Osbourne revealed that Kurt Cobain told him at Nirvana’s final show in 1994 that he’d rather be a solo artist than play with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.
Buzz Osbourne: The last thing he ever said to me, at the very last show they ever played…He was on stage, he looked at the other two guys in the band, and he looked back at me and said, ‘I should just be doing this solo.’ So you tell me what that means..Reading Festival was another nail in the coffin and I’m not happy about any of it.
Donita Sparks: The reaction that night was not a shock, it’s exactly what it should have been with their momentum and their assault. I was sitting side of the stage – I was next to Dave Grohl’s mother – and it was just steam in front of us, coming up off the audience. It looked incredible.
Scott Kannenberg: There was a chill in our bones because it finally felt like our music was winning. Yeah, we were part of that whole scene who grew up around indie rock. Now that music was headlining festivals. It didn’t last long.
Norman Blake: It wasn’t surprising that their earlier stuff [Blew, School, Negative Creep] connected too, because it was riff-based. People sing White Stripes songs at football terraces because of that riff-based sound – there was this simplicity that everyone could identify with.