Nirvana are most famously known as a three-piece act, but the seminal grunge band cranked up the volume by welcoming Germs / Adolescents guitarist Pat Smear into the band. Smear performed with Nirvana during the 'In Utero' tour up until frontman Kurt Cobain's death in 1994, but although Smear got the gig, he wasn't the only musician Nirvana were considering.
Words cannot describe the bizarre, jaw-dropping nature of a long-lost promo for Nirvana's third studio album, 'In Utero' just surfaced. The would-be commercial for 'In Utero' features "pregnant" Nirvana members Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl taking a birthing class taught by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait in drag. Yes, you read that correctly.
Throughout the history of rock, many fans often find themselves playing a game of “Where are they now?” with former members who came and went along the course of a band’s career. While the stories may not always have happy endings, the history of former Nirvana guitarist and Soundgarden bassist Jason Everman (pictured far right above) after he was booted from both legendary bands is not only a positive one, it’s downright awe-inspiring.
Before there was 'Nevermind,' Nirvana released the unheralded album 'Bleach,' which really found its audience after the band's fame arrived several years later. Though Nirvana carved out a niche for a particular sound, 'Bleach's' most popular track was really a pop ditty called 'About a Girl.'
Did you know that Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd nearly became a member of Nirvana? Before either Soundgarden or Nirvana became grunge legends, Shepherd almost became Nirvana's second guitarist, but the band chose instead to remain a three-piece until the addition of Germs strummer Pat Smear.