Matt Cameron “honored” when Kurt Cobain asks to change guitar strings


Matt Cameron opened up about his memories with Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl in a new interview.

In an interview with the Seattle today Podcast, former Soundgarden (and current Pearl Jam) drummer said, “We heard about this OK Hotel gig with Nirvana – with Dave. I think it was her second or third show here in Seattle with Nirvana, maybe it was her first show, I don’t know. Anyway, we went to the alley behind the OK, we knocked on the door and Krist [Novoselic] was there so he let us in.

“There was a point when Kurt – I didn’t know him very well, but we were definitely familiar, knowledge and stuff – but he broke his guitar string. [while playing] and he handed me the guitar and said, “Change my guitar string!” “

Cameron continued, “There was this Scooby-Doo lunchbox with, like, some guitar strings wrapped up. I don’t know which channel I should change. So I started changing his rope, like “I don’t know which rope goes on which thing here!” “.

“Then someone came over and finished the job for me, luckily. But it was cool, ‘Change my string!’. – Willingly, sir! My pleasure.’ It was an honor.

“They’ve always been great guys. I remember seeing them on a Tuesday Vogue show with Chad and all. Kim and I were there, and Kurt came over and introduced himself, we had heard Love Buzz and I loved it. I think there’s a picture of Kurt with a Soundgarden sticker on his guitar. Heard he really likes Screaming Life, our debut album, so that’s cool.

Cameron also continues to share his memory of Dave Grohl on the show. “I watched Dave play, I was just amazed at his fucking power. How tight he was and the tempos were perfect. But he had that disgusting plastic pitcher of water right next to his left foot. had this drumstick sawdust in it, and the container was really dirty.

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“Then he had these disgusting hiking socks, like woolen hiking socks, and I think he had Converse on. It was like, ‘This is the worst combination of drum shoes I’ve ever had. view of my life! ”But he was just hammering, and he would drink that disgusting sawdust water… but that was all there was, you know?

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