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J Mascis Reveals He Could Have Joined Nirvana

J Mascis Reveals He Could Have Joined Nirvana, Twice -

Dinosaur Jr frontman, J Mascis has revealed that he was offered the chance to join Nirvana, not once, but twice.

Mascis was speaking with Spin when he explained how he missed the opportunity of playing with the legendary outfit as both guitarist and drummer in the late 80's and early 90's.

"Nirvana was playing Maxwell's and after the show I was talking to Kurt and [Sonic Youth's] Thurston Moore," Mascis tells Spin - referring to Nirvana's date at the iconic New Jersey venue.

"Kurt said, 'you should join my band.' I think he was sick of the guy Jason [Everman] who was in the band at the time, and thought I should play guitar. I didn't think much about it. Later, there was also talk of playing drums on a single [1990's 'Sliver'] they were doing, but it ended up being [Mudhoney drummer] Dan Peters."

Jason Everman was a brief member of Nirvana in 1989 and is credited on the band's debut album 'Bleach'.


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