NFC Nirvana Information Miscellaneous information and resources Krist Novoselic newsgroup post #3

Subject: NOVOSELIC ON RS#748
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 15:13:50 -0800

I've just finished reading the Rolling Stone Article on Pearl 
Jam and Eddie Vedder. It breaks my heart the way they tear 
apart Eddie. I really don't think Rolling Stone has the authority 
to carry out such a thrashing. There are many points in the 
article that I take issue with.

First off, on a personal note, it was painful that those 
writers had to exhume Kurt to build up their case against Pearl 
Jam. R.S. opened up a can of worms. No one was above or 
below receiving a negative perspective from Kurt. No one. Some 
were printed, some weren't. I'll assure Rolling Stone that a 
quickly penned message on a T-shirt was the least of it. I'll tell 
you this though, if Kurt knew someone was personally hurt by 
his words, he truly felt bad. God bless Kurt.

It seems like the magazine believes it has license to use 
Kurt's name to illustrate any point it wants to make. A few 
months ago it was a reefer madness, anti-drug hysteria article 
against Seattle. Now they dig up Kurt to slam one of our 
exemplary community leaders. This belligerence and disrespect 
annoys me.

What standard is R.S. basing its scrutiny on? For R.S. to 
judge Pearl Jam or Eddies credibility, in regards to the 
revolution, is a complete ruse. If not the revolution, then what 
are they holding him up to? I have original copies of the earliest 
R.S. magazines. I love them. 30 years ago they had something 
to say. Printed on newsprint it was like a fanzine, the music and 
politics covered were truly revolutionary. Today, the magazine 
is pop culture and political status quo. Why did R.S. move 
away from it's original mission? It did so to keep up with it's 
demographic. R.S. may be successful but is it real? I'd like to 
quote a true revolutionary, Jesus Christ, who said, "It is better 
to have not known me than to have known me and turned away". 

R.S. turned away long ago. Rolling Stone magazine 
doesn't have the authority or credibility to judge anyone.

- Krist Novoselic