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Krist blogs about the 'bass throw' incident at the 1992 MTV VMAs

One of the more amusing stories from the Nirvana legacy centers around the Nirvana appearance at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards which aired at the height of Nirvana's fame. Nirvana, scheduled to go on and perform a hit off Nevermind, jokingly played the opening chords of Rape Me before diving into an incredible version of Lithium.

As you may remember from the TV broadcast, near the end of the performance, Krist throws his bass high in the air and doesn't quite catch it properly - ending up with a bit of a bruised head!

Now, for the first time ever, Krist tells the full story of what happened that night, including the infamous altercation between Kurt, Courtney and Axl Rose beforehand. "They told me that Axl Rose had walked by and Courtney started teasing him. She yelled, 'Axl, Axl—you’re the godfather!' Upon hearing this, Axl apparently got very annoyed, walked over to Kurt, and demanded that he keep his woman in line. Kurt turned to Courtney and sarcastically asked his woman to keep in line and left it at that."

From the Seattle Weekly website - read Krist's story here.

Watch a video of the performance below (including the bass toss!)


Dave Grohl's version of the story from an interview with Dennis Miller:


In related Axl Rose news - the first Guns N' Roses studio album of original material since 1991, the fabled Chinese Democracy, is finally released in the US this coming Sunday!

Posted in NFC news section at www.nirvanaclub.com on 11-18-2008 @ 6:28 PM (GMT).

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