In a new interview with NMEAnd the Kirk Hammett Reflect on the fact that Nirvana Turning down the opening slot on the 1992 Stadium Tour Metallica And the guns not flowers.
“I had to make a phone call to Kurt [Cobain, NIRVANA frontman] To talk to him about the possibility of joining our tour and keep talking about how he didn’t like what guns not flowers I stood up and said to him, ‘Just go over there and act Nirvana – Just turn on the show and then that’s it. I begged him, but he didn’t have it. So there you have it. It would have been great if Nirvana It was part of that tour – but you know [the actual opening act] No more faith It was wonderful too.
“When we played Seattle on the ‘The Black Album’ tour, I remember calling Kurt I invited him to the show and he said to me, ‘Are you guys going to play?’ “injury”? This is my favorite Metallica Song’,” Kirk He remembers. “When he came to the show, he was in the snake pit [an area onstage] with Courtney Love And every time he walked by, he was trying to get my attention but my head was somewhere else. He was wonderful. I became friends with him at first Nirvana album [1989’s ‘Bleach’] I got out before people called it grunge, and it’s so sad when I think of all the guy wanted to do was play guitar, write songs, sing and somehow it was all destroyed for him.”
two cups He was openly expressing his hatred for guns not flowersSays Seconds In a 1991 interview: “We are not your model guns not flowers The kind of band that has absolutely nothing to say. The following year he told a Singaporean newspaper: “The rebellion stands in the face of people like guns not flowers. “
former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl I later remembered it guns not flowers Singer Axel Rose personally request two cupsFrontal outfit to unlock guns not flowers–Metallica law Project.
“guns not flowers Was going to take a huge stadium tour with Metallicaand they wanted us to open up,” Grohl He said. “So Axl was calling Kurt non stop. One day we walk through an airport and Kurt He says, “Damn it. Axel Rose You won’t stop calling me. “
Later that year, two cups The post said LGBT Lawyer who – which Axl He was “sexist, racist and homophobic, and you can’t stand by him and be on our side. I’m sorry I have to swear this off like that, but it’s something you can’t ignore,” he said. “And besides, they can’t write good music.”
In his notes, “Collision with Genius”And the Nirvana Associate Director Danny Goldberg reveal it when Has risen meeting request two cups Behind the scenes after the show, Kurt to reject.
Rose had a kind of macho rock personality Kurt hated,” Goldberg Wrote.
until two cupswife Courtney LoveHe wasn’t eager to get to know him Has risenhis then girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret Model Stephanie Seymour. after another show, Seymour Requested the love, “Are you a model?” I cut Courtney: “Are you a brain surgeon?”
Regarding the proposed tour offer NirvanaAnd the Metallica And the guns not flowersAnd the Goldberg He said, “There was a lot of money on the table. Kurt I really like it Metallica. But there wasn’t enough money in the world to get him to share the stage with that other band.
Back in 2004, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich He coined a short testimonial for Nirvana for NME In which he wrote: “In 1991 there was a kind of shift in rock in America – it was turning away from all the hair bands in Los Angeles and with Kurt Cobain, you felt like you were connecting to a real person, not realizing his character – you weren’t connecting to an image or an artificial cut. I felt like there was nothing between you and him – it was heart to heart. There are very few people who have this ability.
“I’ve never met him but he’s our guitarist Kirk Hammett was in a relationship with him. We were doing this tour with guns not flowers In the United States in 1992 and we wanted Nirvana To go out and join us. Kirk Requested Kurtbut while two cups He said he would play with her Metallica Anywhere in the world, at any time, on any stage, he will not ascend at the same stage as guns not flowers. He clearly felt that Axl It was the opposite of what it was.
Like I said, I’ve never met KurtAnd he’s probably the only rock ‘n’ roll guy I’ve ever met who I really wanted – other than Bon Scott Can. What a sad thing we can’t hear the fourth Nirvana album. It was great to be able to see how that would evolve.”