Krist Novoselic Compares Presidential Candidate To Nirvana


Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is the latest rock legend to discuss the 2016 Presidential election, announcing that he has donated the ‘maximum contribution’ he could to Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Novoselic donated to Republican Ron Paul in the 2012 election. He also compared the 2016 election to being “like Nirvana in 1991. The Johnson/Weld ticket can capture imaginations to bolt to the top.” The Red Hot Chili Peppers have endorsed Democrat Bernie Sanders, while Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has spoken positively about Republican Donald Trump’s candidacy. Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has praised Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic discussed what he believes the next Grunge type revolution will be in a new Rolling Stone article. Novoselic said he believes the next revolution will be political, not musical.

“With Nirvana, people wanted something different musically. In 1991, there was no Number One rock record the whole year before Nevermind. It’s, like, was rock dead? But rock wasn’t dead. It just got reinvented into grunge or alternative, heavy metal, hard rock and punk, art rock – this mishmash of influences. It all came together to make a lot of different music. But the thing is there was a different sensibility, or a realignment. Maybe we’re due for that again.

Maybe that kind of change we’re due for is not musical – maybe it’s political. You can ask, ‘Why are people turning to Trump or Sanders?’ Maybe if we don’t give into the poison of partisanship and we just step back a little and just think about things, maybe everybody has more in common than they think.”

He later said, “People were ready for something different, and I think this is what we need in our political system: something different. Maybe something will catch on that’s positive.”