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Krist Novoselic Needs Rock Band Practice

On a recent trip to the mall, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic spotted a Rock Band demo and decided to give it a whirl. He chose the Nirvana tune “In Bloom”, a song he’s played hundreds of times in the studio and on stage. But Rock Band’s controller and format stumped the bassist.

As Novoselic put it, “I knew the bass line to the song, of course, but I couldn’t quite master this new, different way of playing it. The game reminded me of Space Invaders. I tried to hit the notes cascading down the screen, but could barely keep up.”

The funniest part is that a kid was watching him, obviously unaware who was giving the song a go. Novoselic admitted to becoming self-conscious and handed the controller to the kid, who proceeded to nail the song.

Novoselic said he really does love Rock Band and adds, “instead of file sharing, people are actually buying music again! HA!!!”

Source: No Treble

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1. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Wow. I had no idea what had happened to this guy. i knew Dave Grohl is now doing his Foo fighters thing, and Kurt...well, i think we all know what he's up to these days lol

But i always raised an eyebrow to what this guy might be doing with his life.

And it's rock band. Great. :/

Now playing: Gojira- The Way of all Flesh

# Jan 26, 2009 @ 10:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ChassMasterPlus writes:

agreed dude. When i first read "I had no idea what happened to this guy", i said "He's lurking in malls playing video game demos with little kids all day!" but u totally nailed it. for real this guy is f***in buuurrrrrrnt out.
-and gojira kicks major heavy ass

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Musicians ALWAYS suck at Guitar Hero.
Last I heard Krist had joined San Francisco area punk rock band Flipper and that was 4 or 5 years ago when KROQ resuurected the old Olympic Auditorium in downtown LA for an old school punk gig. It was Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Brains, Fear and Flipper. I would have went, but I tickets to see Danzig with Behemoth the same night.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. bbristowe writes:

I can do both pretty well I'd say. I love Rock Band and Guitar Hero. It's a good way to look at your instrument and laugh.

# Jan 28, 2009 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Bruno Hockalugie writes:

That is why I don't like it. It makes of mockery of the love of my life.

# Jan 29, 2009 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. psythe writes:

^I thought that was the chimps' jobs?

Havnt played Rock Band but Guitar Hero is fun when you've had a few brews.

# Jan 30, 2009 @ 1:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Chazz writes:

Really? This guy from Nirvana needs practice?

# Jan 30, 2009 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Fuck_A_Name writes:

psythe: Rock band and guitar hero are essentially the same thing, just two companies that split from each other but both still hold the rights to the game idea somehow.

I will suport the concept of the game on the same basis as psythe does. As far as a mild get-together/party entertainment machine, the game is good fun. 2 or three people with 6 or 7 beers in each of em, all trying to be the biggest jackass they possibly can be on their prospective instruments...combine that with the good tunes they provide, and you have yourself some great entertainment value.

Drunk people and rock music are always great. Even more so when you give them an oppurtunity to make a fool of themselves...

Now Playing: Behemoth- Christians to the Lions

# Jan 31, 2009 @ 1:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

I am drunk, and in need of a fin a7x thread damn it! UGH! I miss the f*** out of my lil chat threads with you guys! Deathbringer, what would you authorize as a chat thread? I am confused as to your rules on that.

# Jan 31, 2009 @ 3:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. fdfdd writes:

he writes for a paper and is into politics now

# Feb 3, 2009 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. J.R. writes:

He should learn how to play his song on Rock Band by now...

# Feb 12, 2009 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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