Tuesday, May 10: Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (May 10) to Krist Novoselic. The former Nirvana bassist is 51. Also celebrating is U2 frontman Bono (56) and Tool drummer Danny Carey (55).
Krist Novoselic and Kurt Cobain formed Nirvana in 1987 out of Aberdeen, Washington. drummer Dave Grohl would eventually join the fold and Nirvana would become one of the most influential rock bands of the Seattle grunge era. In 2014, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Dave Grohl and Courtney Love accepting the honors. Nirvana found major success with the release of their second album Nevermind in 1991, and all the kids in junior high started wearing flannel. Nevermind sold over 30 million copies worldwide making it one of the best selling albums of all time. The album featured their most successful single, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
For more on Nirvana, check out the band’s official website here.