Kris Novoselic Says Kurt Cobain Had More Pressure Than Him And Dave Grohl
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic recently spoke to Rick Beato for an interview and admitted Kurt Cobain was the center of attention and was under more pressure than him and Dave Grohl.
Being a frontman comes with many responsibilities, like being under the spotlight, representing the band in the best way, and dealing with a lot of attention. Sometimes, these things end up being a burden for the artists because they put them under enormous pressure.
During his tenure with Nirvana, Kurt Cobain was a rock icon who represented his generation through the band’s music. Cobain was so influential that he is still regarded as an important figure in rock history, although 28 years have passed since his tragic death. However, he was also one of those artists who was crushed under the pressure of fame.
Back in the day, Cobain was battling heavy substance addiction and mental health issues such as depression. These problems mainly stemmed from his personal and professional struggles due to being that famous. Sadly, Kurt Cobain decided to commit suicide on April 5, 1994, leaving a massive legacy behind.
In a recent interview with Rick Beato, Krist Novoselic admitted Cobain attracted more attention than he and Dave Grohl. According to the bassist, Cobain struggled because he was at the front and had to deal with addiction. Describing those times as beautiful but painful, Novoselic also said that he struggled to overcome being under stress for years.
Speaking to Rick Beato, Krist Novoselic said the following:
“There was a lot of pain. Kurt had this addiction and a lot of pressure, and he was the guy [who] had more attention than we had, than Dave and I would get. He was out there out front, he was a singer, and he had to deal with this addiction. When I think about that time, it was a joyful, beautiful time, and there was a lot of pain. I can’t get into that. And the way it ended was terrible.
Duh, where am I going to go with this? That time in my life, from ’91 to ’94, seems like 20 years because it was so compressed. It ended so terribly, and I had to decompress the issues that come from being under so much stress like that for years.”
You can watch the full interview below.