Krist Novoselic has been serving the world of rock music since he co-founded Nirvana in 1987. Still to this day, Novoselic is as busy as ever. For this episode of “New & Approved,” Krist joins Matt Pinfield to discuss his past and current projects.
Novoselic recently formed 3rd Secret, a new group featuring Krist, Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and Kim Thayil of Soundgarden. Krist discusses their debut self-titled album with Matt and how it arose during quarantine.
We also go back in time to learn about Krist’s major influences. Growing up, he listened to artists like Chuck Berry and The Rolling Stones before he discovered harder bands such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. When his family moved to Washington, Krist was led to the punk and hardcore scene which would forever impact his musical taste.
Krist also discusses his early days in Nirvana, including how he first bonded with Kurt Cobain. He talks about experiences with the band including crazy stories on the road and creating the video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Matt and Krist also talk about Nirvana’s lasting impact and how kids today are still influenced by the legendary band to pick up music.
Keep up with Krist Novoselic and 3rd Secret by checking out their website here: https://3rdsecret.com/