Nirvana's Original Drummer Chad Channing Open to Reunion

The last few years have seen an inventive slew of Nirvana reunions, with Paul McCartney joining forces with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for numerous performances and an assortment of female singers (Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and Lorde) teaming up with the trio to celebrate Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

But in case you forgot, there's another surviving Nirvana band member who hasn't been part of the Sirvana/Hervana reunion scene: original drummer Chad Channing. 

After keeping mostly silent, the man who drummed on Bleach (and smashed some cymbals on "Polly") is talking about whether he'd be up for a full, true reunion of the surviving members of Nirvana.

"Yeah, if they wanted me to," Channing told NME. "It'd maybe be something like Dave playing guitar and singing and Krist doing bass. That'd be about the only arrangement I could think of that we cold pull off."

Channing -- who currently fronts the group Before Cars -- is equally nonchalant about his Rock Hall snub. "I'm fine about it actually. I've always sort of felt that for me, everything's so much more about the music than the accolades."

Channing left Nirvana right when they began working on an album tentatively titled Sheep in 1990. That album eventually became the diamond-selling classic Nevermind.


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