Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Won't Be Inducted In The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.18.2014
It's not happening...
In an interview with Radio.com, former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing revealed that in spite of his claims to the contrary, he will not be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He actually revealed the news before the interview went online, as he thought before then that he was going in. He received a message from the people behind the Rock Hall that was originally sent to Nirvana's management. It read: "Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isn't being inducted… It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt." Here are highlights of the interview:
On Nirvana's management contacting him about appearing: "I got a call from Michael Meisel, Nirvana's long time manager, asking if I was attending the induction ceremony; he said that he had a ticket for me. I also talked to Krist about it a few weeks ago and he definitely thought I should be there, and was gonna help make sure that I was. I'll be there at the table ready to walk up there."
On Nirvana's music after he left: "I remember my friend Ben showing me a cassette recording of Nevermind at the time of its release. I loved the record right off the bat! In fact that's when I officially became a Nirvana fan myself. It's a different sorta feeling having worked in a band and then having the opportunity to experience the band from the outside. Hard to explain really but it's pretty cool!"
On his relationship with Krist Novoselic: "Even though we don't talk much, due to life and it's busy-ness, me and Krist have always remained good friends. It's always good to hear his voice! And if the opportunity arises to be able to see him in person I will always try and make a point to see him."