J Mascis Reveals He Could Have Joined Nirvana, Twice
Dinosaur Jr frontman, J
Mascis has revealed that he was offered the chance to join
Nirvana, not once, but twice.
Mascis was speaking with
Spin when he explained how he missed the opportunity of playing
with the legendary outfit as both guitarist and drummer in the late
80's and early 90's.
"Nirvana was playing Maxwell's and after the show I was
talking to Kurt and [Sonic Youth's] Thurston Moore," Mascis
tells Spin - referring to Nirvana's date at the iconic New Jersey
"Kurt said, 'you should join my band.' I think he was sick of
the guy Jason [Everman] who was in the band at the time, and
thought I should play guitar. I didn't think much about it. Later,
there was also talk of playing drums on a single [1990's 'Sliver']
they were doing, but it ended up being [Mudhoney drummer] Dan
Jason Everman was a brief member of
Nirvana in 1989 and is credited on the band's
debut album 'Bleach'.
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