Butch Vig: Kurt Cobain Solo Recordings Don't Exist

Nirvana producer Butch Vig denies rumors of unreleased Kurt Cobain solo material.

Butch Vig: Kurt Cobain Solo Recordings Don't Exist
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While the web has been abuzz in the past few days with rumours of unreleased Kurt Cobain solo material, Nirvana producer Butch Vig has stated that no such recordings exist. Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson had stated in an interview a few weeks back that the Nirvana frontman was working on a solo album in the months prior to his death: "I heard some talk about somebody putting together some raw, rough acoustic thing... There is stuff that has not been put out." The way Vig sees it, however, Cobain was actually far more interested in Erlandson's band than his own material at that time: "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." While it used to be hard for the producer and founding member of Garbage to talk about Cobain and Co., he notes that he has learned to appreciate Nirvana again in recent years: "I mean, early on, you know, when Garbage first happened, I got tired of answering questions about Nirvana... And then, you know, time goes by and I started working with Dave and Krist 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 secret guest" for the filming of a documentary at Sun City Studios. No word yet on who that guest is, although it's fairly safe to say that it won't be Courtney Love...

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    WhoAMEye
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: Butch you produced Nevermind in 1991, and Kurt died in 94. Something tells me, that you're not the most relevant person to ask about later recordings. Steve Albini might know a little more. But you're still and awesome producer. Oh btw UG people gimme a thumbs down for knowing what I'm talking about
    Shan't you will get a +1 and bloody well like it.
    GrungeHippie26
    Butch you produced Nevermind in 1991, and Kurt died in 94. Something tells me, that you're not the most relevant person to ask about later recordings. Steve Albini might know a little more. But you're still and awesome producer. Oh btw UG people gimme a thumbs down for knowing what I'm talking about
    420Tool
    switch625DL wrote: Oh, no more unstrung guitars, random yelling and lack of talent? How sad... Even if that kind of garbage exist, it should be destroyed with fire. Normal people had enough of crap called by them 'music'. 80s all the way.
    And then you said "80s all the way" and I laughed and laughed.
    Reagar
    I'd like to hear what Michael Stipe says on the matter before we disregard the claims entirely
    Maiden95
    switch625DL wrote: 420Tool wrote: switch625DL wrote: Oh, no more unstrung guitars, random yelling and lack of talent? How sad... Even if that kind of garbage exist, it should be destroyed with fire. Normal people had enough of crap called by them 'music'. 80s all the way. And then you said "80s all the way" and I laughed and laughed. I laugh at you because obviously you know shit about real music.
    Depends on what "80's" we are talking about. Is it thrash like Metallica or Slayer? Is it more straight up rock like Guns N Roses and Van Halen? Or is it gay like Poison and Bon Jovi?
    HaveSomeGlue
    Actually, he says that he's unsure about its existence but I don't think he ever flat out says it doesn't exist. Misleading title as usual.
    Mr.DeadDuck
    I hate never on this site, why is it acceptable to have a headline of something the article suggest. Butch never said they don't he said he didn't hear them, I didn't hear them either doesn't mean they don't exist.
    Shaggy91
    Though im not surprised, it is a shame. Still sometimes it is just best to let legends rest in peace. And it figures that Hole is trying to rip off Nirvana...even 20 years later they are irrelevant with his death.
    JAHellraiser
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: Butch you produced Nevermind in 1991, and Kurt died in 94. Something tells me, that you're not the most relevant person to ask about later recordings. Steve Albini might know a little more. But you're still and awesome producer. Oh btw UG people gimme a thumbs down for knowing what I'm talking about
    I actually came to say something similar. so I +'d you brah
    switch625DL
    Oh, no more unstrung guitars, random yelling and lack of talent? How sad... Even if that kind of garbage exist, it should be destroyed with fire. Normal people had enough of crap called by them 'music'. 80s all the way.
    switch625DL
    420Tool wrote: switch625DL wrote: Oh, no more unstrung guitars, random yelling and lack of talent? How sad... Even if that kind of garbage exist, it should be destroyed with fire. Normal people had enough of crap called by them 'music'. 80s all the way. And then you said "80s all the way" and I laughed and laughed.
    I laugh at you because obviously you know shit about real music.
    Nurb0
    Kinda expected, but still a shame. would have loved to hear it.
    Slap-happy
    District wrote: GrungeHippie26 wrote: Butch you produced Nevermind in 1991, and Kurt died in 94. Something tells me, that you're not the most relevant person to ask about later recordings. Steve Albini might know a little more. But you're still and awesome producer. Oh btw UG people gimme a thumbs down for knowing what I'm talking about So you exclude the option that he might have known Cobain personally after the Nevermind sessions?
    Or that he may have been approached to work with Kurt again and nothing ever became of the proposed sessions? After all why would a successful artist want to work with the same producer that produced his greatest success to date at that point?
    District
    GrungeHippie26 wrote: Butch you produced Nevermind in 1991, and Kurt died in 94. Something tells me, that you're not the most relevant person to ask about later recordings. Steve Albini might know a little more. But you're still and awesome producer. Oh btw UG people gimme a thumbs down for knowing what I'm talking about
    So you exclude the option that he might have known Cobain personally after the Nevermind sessions?