Dave Grohl revealed that Nirvana got their first bus while touring with Pearl Jam and Red Hot Chili Peppers. He made the revelation in a Hollywood Reporter interview.
And then once you graduate to a fancy tour bus, is it just not the same, or how is that adjustment?
I remember the day that Nirvana got a tour bus. There was a tour in the winter of 1991, we did a tour, where it was Pearl Jam, Nirvana and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What a lineup!
It was a run up the West Coast. And we show up, and there’s a bus. And we’re like, “Oh, shit.” Rock star shit. We’re like, “Oh my God.” You could [have] microwave popcorn and watch movies, and there’s a bunk. We’re like, “Holy fucking shit.”
I remember walking out to the bus, and a generator was running. I’m like, “Oh my God.” And Krist Novoselic, our bass player, was like, “Why is the generator running? You’re single-handedly destroying the ozone layer with that fucking generator.” And the driver was like, “Yeah. We run the generator.” Krist was like, “Now turn it off. It’s bad for the environment.” So he turned it off. Everything in the fridge went bad.