Producer: No KURT COBAIN Solo Recordings Exist
According to The Pulse Of Radio, NIRVANA producer Butch Vig has played down reports that late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain was working on a solo album before his death, and that recordings of several of the songs might exist. Ex-HOLE guitarist Eric Erlandson, who was close with Cobain, told Fuse a few weeks back that Cobain was working on material for a solo album, saying, "I heard some talk about somebody putting together some raw, rough acoustic thing . . . there is stuff that has not been put out."
While there has been a NIRVANA box set released and some other collections of material, there's been little indication that any more unreleased music will surface.
Vig, who produced NIRVANA's landmark album "Nevermind", told The Pulse Of Radio he didn't want to talk about NIRVANA for a long time after Cobain's death, especially when his own band GARBAGE took off. "I mean, early on, you know, when GARBAGE first happened, I got tired of answering questions about NIRVANA," he said. "And then, you know, time goes by and I started working with Dave (Grohl, drummer) and Krist (Novoselic, bassist) about getting the box set together, you know, going back and listening to the tapes, listening to the B-sides, and all the things that ended up being on the record, and you learn to appreciate it again and you sort of have a different take on it, and we're all so immensely proud and lucky to have made that record."
Vig recently reunited with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and a special guest in the studio to record something for Grohl's documentary about Sound City Studios, the legendary, recently closed facility where "Nevermind" and dozens of other classic albums were recorded.
Vig added that Grohl intends to get the documentary released sometime in early 2013.
The last time that Vig, Grohl and Novoselic worked together in the studio was on a song called "I Should Have Known" for the latest FOO FIGHTERS album, "Wasting Light".
Now Vig has weighed in, telling NME that Cobain was more interested in his wife Courtney Love's music with HOLE in the months before he killed himself. Vig said, "He was working on songs, but they were just in his head. He might have just played some songs to Eric . . . around that time period he only wanted to talk about Courtney's album. I never heard any of his new songs."
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