Krist Novoselic, Live and Loud, 1993.
Interviewer from MTV: "Were you surprised at winning?"
Dave Grohl: "No! They tell you beforehand."
Interviewer from MTV: "But you looked surprise when you came down there!"
Krist Novoselic: "We are, after all, professionals."
Kurt Cobain: "Method acting, ya’ know."
Interviewer from MTV: "I noticed when you were onstage, Kurt, they just cut away from you when you were about to drop your flies."
Kurt Cobain: "I just realized that my fly is open, so, I’m auditioning for a Levis commercial."
"At certain times when the house lights come on during certain parts of the songs I can see everyone. I think "Lithium" is a good example because when we break into the distortion part, the lights all come on and I can see everyone jump up and down and I realize it’s not only just the front part that I can see, it’s the whole audience. And it’s great. There’s nothing better than that much of a capacity of people in tune with the band and giving off that much energy, which is kind of neat." - Kurt Cobain, 1993.
Nirvana backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, 1992.
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Nirvana live during MTV’s Video Music Awards, 1992.
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Nirvana - All Apologies [MTV Unplugged]
Kurt Cobain (MTV Live and Loud, 1993) - Special Thanks to photographer: Steve Gullick.
MTV: "So Kurt, when you fell, you didn’t really jump that hard, you just sort of like lay down into them. What happened to you?"
Kurt: "They immediately just started grabbing for me, trying to rip my flesh off for souvenirs. ‘Oh I have a piece of Kurt’s forearm… frame it… ‘"
If you’ve liked us on Facebook, you’re aware of our new ‘Nighttime Reads’ series (as named by a fan) where we upload full/complete interviews at midnight. You can still find these and many more on our website.
Here is one from October 18th, 1993 with MTV and Nirvana from Phoenix, Arizona.
Kurt Cobain performing ‘Lithium’ live at the MTV VMAs, 1992.
The idea, I believe from MTV at the time, was to have Tori Amos make a special guest appearance sort of like the Meat Puppets and play ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ on piano with Kurt’s vocals.