Here’s a double-dose of Nirvana news for you grunge enthusiasts out there.
Making waves over the weekend were reports of late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s final few weeks – specifically, that he was working on new material for a solo album.
In an interview with Fuse about his new book Letters to Kurt, former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson lifted the veil on this surprising bit of information – despite all the books, movies, and discussion that Cobain attracted following his death, nothing really suggested that he was recording a substantial amount of material for a solo record.
As Erlandson said in the interview, this was to be something pretty special:
[Kurt] was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his White Album.
If that wasn’t intriguing enough (and disheartening, considering we probably won’t ever hear those demos), try this on for size:
“That’s really what he was going towards, a solo album but working with different people. I was really excited about some of the stuff he was working on. I got to see him play it in front of me. That’s why I was really sad [when he died].”
Here’s hoping Courtney decides to grant access to these demo recordings in the future.
In related news, it appears as if Butch Vig recently got together with the rest of Nirvana, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, for a recording session. He Tweeted about it last week, and details remain murky, although it could possibly pertain to Grohl’s upcoming Sound City Studios documentary.