September 29th, 2011 By Mike Breen | Music | Posted In: Music News

Jon Stewart Interviews Nirvana/Nevermind Survivors

nirvana nevermindKurt Cobain of Nirvana

Comedian/social commentator Jon Stewart from The Daily Show interviewed the surviving members of Nirvana (Dave Grohl and Kris Novoselic) and the producer of Nevermind, Garbage's Butch Vig, which was broadcast this past weekend on Sirus/XM satellite radio in honor of the 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album. The two-hour interview was taped in New York and, during the sessions, Stewart offered up one of the best short descriptions of the album ever: "It was like The Beatles had swallowed Black Flag." For those without Sirus/XM (or if you missed it), below are clips from the special. (Probably NSFW due to language.)

09.30.2011 at 05:42 Reply

I realize you have to write for a broad audience Mike Breen but since I was in my mid-20's when this record came out and if I remember correctly that you are a few years younger than me that would put you in at least your early 20's, I have to ask: 'you actually could sit through this whole interview?'   I know it kind of sucked to grow up in the 80's without probably a so-called cultural breakthrough young rock band overtaking the radio (or do bands like U2 or the Police count?)but, come on, did this record really mean that much to you and did you even care what music mass media was playing at that point in your life? ....With all that said, I do have to say there are some really catchy little numbers on the record.  But also some pretty clear indications that Kurt may have ultimately been better off working on some of his mental health issues rather than perfecting his transitory 'art'.  


09.30.2011 at 09:37

Hi Trey. It's been a while. I probably couldn't sit through this interview if Jon Stewart didn't conduct it and Dave Grohl wasn't a member (he cracks me up too). I didn't say anything about what Nevermind meant to me (it did mean a lot, for a number of reasons, but not really because of the music) — just thought I'd share for those who might be interested.