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Krist Novoselic

Biography

Ex – Nirvana bassist Chris Novoselic is certainly among rock’s many politically minded music artists. Delivered Krist Anthony Novoselic on, may 16, 1965 in LA, CA, to Croatian immigrants, Novoselic and his family members continued to be in California until 1979, if they transferred to the small logging city of Aberdeen, WA. Novoselic acquired transformed the spelling of his initial name to “Chris,” although he’d return back and forth between your spellings through the entire years. Sense self-conscious and as an outsider among his brand-new schoolmates (he was incredibly high for his age group and acquired a serious underbite), Novoselic uncovered such traditional rockers as Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, and Dark Sabbath, in addition to such brand-new wave rings as Devo. Nonetheless it wasn’t until a yearlong visit to his parent’s indigenous nation of Croatia in 1980 that he uncovered punk rock and roll (Sex Pistols, Ramones, etc.). When he reluctantly came back towards the U.S. a season later, Novoselic kept up enough cash to get a electric guitar, and discovered by playing along to blues information. Novoselic’s younger sibling, Robert, brought house a fresh friend 1 day, Kurt Cobain, who was simply impressed with the actual fact that Novoselic was a punk enthusiast. The two acquired several mutual close friends (like the members of the burgeoning local music group called the Melvins) and started hanging out quickly thereafter. During his mature season of senior high school, Novoselic experienced surgery carried out on his jaw, repairing his underbite. Cobain attempted convincing Novoselic to create a music group with him, and after turning down the invitation several occasions, he finally decided. The duo experienced some names (along with a revolving door of drummers) until buying Nirvana. The brand new group specific in stripped-down punk rock and roll, and was a total reaction against all of the terrible glam metal that were glutting the graphs as well as the airwaves for a long time — going for a pro-feminist position amidst the overabundance of testosterone-heavy “macho” rock and roll. Their debut launch for Sub Pop, 1989’s Bleach, founded an underground pursuing with the faculty rock masses, and soon after the discharge of 1991’s Nevermind (their 1st for Geffen), the trio’s recognition exploded, because they spearheaded the complete Seattle motion (including Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, etc.). But after just two more produces (the 1992 B-sides collection Incesticide and 1993’s In Utero), Nirvana would abruptly go to a finish with Cobain’s tragic suicide in Apr of 1994. While with Nirvana, Novoselic helped arrange a 1993 advantage show in the Cow Palace in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA that benefited Bosnian rape victims. After Nirvana, Novoselic structured J.A.M.P.A.C. (Joint Performers and Music Marketing promotions Political Activities Committee), which struggled Washington State expenses that threatened to limit the distribution and sale of music that one government groups considered obscene. Novoselic also teamed up with ex-Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra and ex-Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil for any 1999 protest display in Seattle contrary to the Globe Trade Organization. Furthermore, Novoselic was an associate from the duo Special 75, launching a lone self-titled record in 1997 before splitting up, and by the dawn from the 21st hundred years, was concentrating on compiling uncommon Nirvana tracks for the proposed box arranged.

Quick Facts


Full Name Krist Novoselic
Height 2.01 m
Profession Politician, Bassist, Singer, Author, Film director, Songwriter, Organist, Keyboard Player, Accordionist
Education Washington State University, Aberdeen High School
Nationality American
Spouse Darbury Stenderu, Shelli Dilley
Parents Marija Novoselic, Kristo Novoselic
Siblings Robert Alan Novoselic, Diana Novoselic, Dillon Malloy Novoselic
Awards Grammy Award for Best Rock Song
Music Groups Nirvana, Flipper, Sweet 75, Eyes Adrift, The No WTO Combo, The Stinky Puffs, Filthy Friends
Music Songs Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come as You Are, The Man Who Sold the World, Heart-Shaped Box, Lithium, In Bloom, About a Girl, All Apologies, Polly, Rape Me, Dumb, Where Did You Sleep Last Night, Drain You, Something in the Way, Aneurysm, Territorial Pissings, Breed, Love Buzz, Lake of Fire, Lounge Act, Pennyroyal Tea, Negative Creep, Jesus Doesn't Want Me for a Sunbeam, Sappy, School, Stay Away, Serve the Servants, On a Plain, I Hate Myself and I Want to Die, Oh Me, Plateau, Scentless Apprentice
Albums Nevermind, In Utero, Grunge Is Dead, Bleach, MTV Unplugged in New York, Sweet 75, Love, Smells Like Punk Spirit, Before We Ever Minded, Live from the Battle in Seattle, Rough Tapes, Outcesticide: In Memory of Kurt Cobain, The Eternal Legacy, Incesticide, Hormoaning, Blew
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Rap Song
Movies World's Greatest Dad, Nirvana: In Utero: Under Review, Classic Albums: Nirvana – Nevermind, Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!, Nirvana: Behind the Music
TV Shows Raw Power


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#Fact
1 Growing up, Chris was a huge fan of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Devo, Black Sabbath and Aerosmith.
2 Chris first discovered about punk rock and started listening to bands such as The Sex Pistols, Ramones and a few local punk rock bands in 1980 while he was in Yugoslavia.
3 Krist Anthony Novoselic was born in California on 16 May 1964 in California until he was one-year-old before moving to Los Angeles in 1985 where his sister Diana was born in 1973.
4 In 1979, the Novoselic family shifted to the rural Aberdeen, Washington where the houses value were far more affordable than LA plus there were a lot of Croatian family there.
5 Currently plays bass in the three piece group 'Eyes Adrift'.
6 Currently working on his first solo album. [May 2005]
7 Dedicating his life to politics [November 2003]
8 Playing bass guitar in FLIPPER Novoselic currently (2006) hosts a Saturday night radio program on Astoria, Oregon community radio station KMUN. His DJ name is "DJ K-No". On November the 7th 2007 it was confirmed that Krist would write a blog for the Seattle weekly website [December 2007]
9 Krist played guitar is the band Sweet 75 after Nirvana disbanded.
10 Like Kurt Cobain, he too attended Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, WA.
11 Turned down from an offer from Dave Grohl to join Foo Fighters.
12 Wrote the forward for the book "Taboo Tunes: A History of Banned Bands & Censored Songs" written by JAMPAC co-founder Peter Blecha & released in 2004
13 Krist became a FAA licensed pilot with a single engine land rating, when on April 4th 2002, he passed his flight test.
14 Growing up, Novoselic had a severe underbite, but had surgery to correct it.
15 Published his first book "Of Grunge and Government" in 2004.
16 Was the famously towering bassist and backup vocalist for the now-legendary alternative Rock band Nirvana.
17 Left the music industry as well his late band 'Eyes Adrift' to concentrate on politics [2003].
18 Krist is of Croatian descent. The surname Novoselic means "new settler" in Croatian.
19 Was the bassist and back up vocalist for the Alternative Rock band Nirvana.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Drugaí Marú II Short writer: "Dive" filming
The Voice 2012-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Land Van Lubbers TV Mini-Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2016 music - 1 episode, 2016
Pan 2015 writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
The Gallows 2015 writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
The 90s: Ten Years That Changed the World 2015 TV Movie documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit Live on The Word" - uncredited
ZombieCollege 2015 Short writer: "Aero Zeppelin"
În Trecere 2015 Short writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary courtesy: "Mr. Moustache" / writer: "Scentless Apprentice", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Hairspray Queen", "Dive Evergreen Demo", "Endless, Nameless Live", "Aneurysm BBC Mark Goodier Session"
Serial Zavod 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cássia 2014 Documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Atop the Fourth Wall 2009-2014 TV Series writer - 25 episodes
Srok 2014 Documentary lyrics: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" / music: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Daily Ukulele 2014 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Born to Be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 2013 TV Movie documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Zdravstvuyte, ya vasha Pyatnitsa! 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Levenslied TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
The Voice UK 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Divorce 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sound City 2013 Documentary performer: "Cut Me Some Slack" / writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Cut Me Some Slack"
Saturday Night Live TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1992 - 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Australia's Got Talent 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Generació D 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Tu cara me suena 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Muppets 2011 writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
When Rock Goes Acoustic 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - uncredited
Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta 2011 TV Movie documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Movin' on Up 2011 TV Movie writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Music Nuggets 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Heartbeat Away 2011 writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary performer: "I Should Have Known" / writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Getaway 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lamastalgia 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
eXploitation CinemA 2009 Documentary short writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Ruby & the Rockits 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Guitar Hero 5 2009 Video Game writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Casal Rock 2009 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
60/90 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2008 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Singing Bee 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground 2007 Video Game writer: "Breed"
Lost 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cover Art 2007 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain 2007 TV Movie documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - uncredited
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The World's Greatest Gigs 2005 TV Movie documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit Live at Reading 92" - uncredited
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection 2003 Video writer: "Smells Like Nirvana"
Moulin Rouge! 2001 writer: "ZIDLER'S RAP Medley"
Cássia Eller: Com Você Meu Mundo Ficaria Completo - Ao Vivo 2000 Video writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
'Weird Al' Yankovic Live! 1999 Video writer: "Smells Like Nirvana"
T.V. Kaiser 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hype! 1996 Documentary writer: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! 1994 Video documentary writer: "Aneurysm", "Dive", "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1994 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
World's Greatest Dad 2009/I Newsstand Vendor
Nirvana: Heart Shaped Box 1993 Video short Krist Novoselic
Nirvana: In Bloom 1992 Video short Krist Novoselic
Nirvana: Come As You Are 1992 Video short Krist Novoselic
Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit 1991 Video short Krist Novoselic (uncredited)

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nirvana: In Performance 2007 Video
L7: The Beauty Process 1998 Video

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leo Moracchioli: Smells Like Teen Spirit 2015 Short

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L7: The Beauty Process 1998 Video

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L7: The Beauty Process 1998 Video

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L7: The Beauty Process 1998 Video producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary archival footage and audio courtesy of

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary very special thanks
Hype! 1996 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dear America: The National Initiative 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Grunge, Punk, Politics and the Fight Against Ballot Measure 9 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale 2016 Documentary
The Kennedy Show 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Nirvana Co-Founder / Bassist
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary Himself
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 TV Movie Himself (as Nirvana)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2013 TV Series Himself
Sound City 2013 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1992-2012 TV Series Himself
Nirvana: Live at the Paramount 2011 Documentary Himself
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth 2011 Documentary Himself
Live at Reading 2009 Video Himself
TAD: Busted Circuits and Ringing Ears 2008 Video documentary Himself
Seven Ages of Rock 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
NotNa 2005 Documentary short Himself
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005 Video documentary Himself (segment "Heart-Shaped Box") (as Nirvana)
Classic Albums 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
(This Is Known as) The Blues Scale 2004 Documentary short Himself
Nirvana: With the Lights Out 2004 Video Himself
2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 TV Special Themselves (as Nirvana)
Behind the Music 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Anthem 1997 Documentary Himself
Hype! 1996 Documentary Himself - Nirvana
Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! 1994 Video documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Himself
Unplugged 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Raw Power 1992-1993 TV Series Himself
1991: The Year Punk Broke 1992 Documentary Himself - Nirvana (as Chris Novoselic)
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself - Nirvana Bassist
Top of the Pops 1991 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Kennedy Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Nirvana Co-Founder / Bassist
Pearl Jam Twenty 2011 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
When Rock Goes Acoustic 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Movin' on Up 2011 TV Movie Himself - Nirvana
The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Britpop Story 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Nirvana)
Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
SNL: 25 Years of Music 1999 TV Movie Himself
Raw Power 1994 TV Series Himself
Headbangers Ball 1994 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 If you've got a guitar and a lot of soul, just bang something out and mean it. You're the superstar.
2 The beat of popular music sets the pulse of its time.
3 Don't follow a trend. Follow your heart.
4 My lot in life is that every band I've ever been in just falls apart. That hurts but I've got a thick hide from years of conditioning.

#Trademark
1 His height

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