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Why Kurt Cobain was jealous of Dave Grohl, Nirvana’s second biographer

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of ‘In Utero’, biographer Michael Azerrad told the Rolling Stone USA podcast interesting facts about Nirvana

In an atmosphere of celebration of 30 years of In Uterothe last album of Nirvanathe new episode of the podcast Rolling Stone Music Now invited the biographer Michael Azerrad to share facts about the band and give details about the expanded edition of Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvanahis 1993 biographical book.

In an excerpt from the program, Azerrad points out that Kurt Cobain always presented Dave Grohl as the “best organized boy I know”. For the biographer, this could be a reflection of a certain envy that the vocalist felt towards the group’s then drummer.

I think partly Kurt was making fun of it because he [Dave Grohl] I wasn’t a weirdo, like Kurt. I think that Kurt I was a little jealous of Dave because the life of Dave It wasn’t a mess.

The book The Amplified Come As You Are doubles the content of the original version, presenting new information taken from the original interviews of Azerradas well as corrections and reflections based on the initial text and will be available in physical and digital stores in North America and Europe on October 24th.

Curiosities In Utero (1993)

In other moments of the episode, the biographer says that the tracks “Very Ape” It is “Milk It”of In Utero (1993), seem to have been taken from other bands.

For Azerradthe main riff of “Very Ape” sounds quite similar to music “Kanishka”of Los Brujosan Argentine band that opened a show for Nirvana. Already “Milk It” remember “It’s Shoved”of the Melvinswhich notably were an influence on Cobain.

The special program also featured the participation of the group’s manager, Danny Goldbergbook author Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobainit’s from Jim Merliswho worked with the iconic group in 1993 and 1994.

Source: Rollingstone