Krist Novoselic Reflects on Kurt Cobain: “He Should Have Never Done That”

Credit: Michael LavineKrist Novoselic sat down for an interview with Spin founder Bob Guccione, Jr. as part of the magazine's "30 Years, 30 Stories" series. In the interview, Guccione asks the former Nirvana bassist if Kurt Cobain could've been "saved" from committing suicide.

"He should have never done that, what he did," Novoselic responds. "I don't know. It happens all the time, it happens every day. I think he was out of his mind on heroin. I remember seeing him those last days and he was loaded, and so he wasn't thinking clearly when he did that."

Cobain committed suicide just a month after attempting to kill himself in Rome. Novoselic remembers that Cobain "was really weird" after the incident in Rome.

"I wish Kurt would have lived and then was like a monk somewhere," he says. "He would've been a great monk, and he could've been a great painter, he could've been a great sculptor. He was such a talented artist, he could've done whatever he wanted to do. He didn't have to do what he did."

When asked what he thinks Nirvana would sound like if Cobain was still alive, Noveselic responds, "Maybe we would suck, I don't know," but he also points to the success former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl is having with Foo Fighters.

"Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters are on top of the world," Novoselic says. "So he kept the flag going for rock n' roll, he's just, like, the leading act in the world, rock band. So it's just hard to speculate."

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