Krist Novoselic

As the bassist for the post-punk/grunge band Nirvana, Krist Novoselic rose from obscurity in Aberdeen, WA to worldwide fame and shared credit for reshaping the path of the music industry in the early 1990s with the ... Read more »
Born: 05/15/1965 in Compton, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (7)

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

12-12-12 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

World's Greatest Dad 2009 (Movie)

Newsstand Vendor (Actor)

Politics: A Pop Culture History 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Anthem 1997 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

As the bassist for the post-punk/grunge band Nirvana, Krist Novoselic rose from obscurity in Aberdeen, WA to worldwide fame and shared credit for reshaping the path of the music industry in the early 1990s with the release of the game-changing albums Bleach (1989), Nevermind (1991) and In Utero (1993). With school friend Kurt Cobain and drummer Dave Grohl, Novoselic and Nirvana decimated the moribund pop-rock "hair band" scene with the fire and fury of punk spirit, helping to launch the alternative movement that would soon preside as one of the dominant genres in popular music. Cobain's suicide in April 1994 brought the group to a shockingly premature close, causing the grief-stricken Novoselic to busy himself with short-lived acts like Sweet 75 and Eyes Adrift, while further developing his long-held passion for politics through various responsibilities with voter groups and Democratic organizations. He maintained a respectful attitude towards his legacy with Nirvana - going so far as engage with Grohl in legal battles against Cobain's unpredictable widow, Courtney Love, to preserve the band and Cobain's' authenticity - while maintaining his own fierce independent streak through his commitments to the American political process at a grassroots level.

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