Axl Rose Wanted Nirvana to Play His Birthday Party!
Former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg whose out promoting his recently published book ‘Serve The Servant,’ revealed that Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic rejected an offer to perform at Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose’s birthday party. Goldberg revealed this during an interview with Yahoo!
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According to Goldberg:
Axl Rose probably knew what happened. And then later on, he asked him to do some birthday party and of course Nirvana’s not going to do a birthday party for Axl Rose. And you know, Kurt’s whole thing about being a feminist and you know this was a time when Guns N’ Roses had a song that was on one of their big albums that had referred to ”expleitive” and you couldn’t have something more offensive to somebody like Kurt than that. So they were just culturally in different camps at that time. And then after the Vanity Fair article came out, Axl Rose said something very rude, you know that Kurt and Courtney should be in jail or something like that. It was pretty gross.
This wasn’t the only story to come out about Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain. Goldberg revealed that Axl Rose showed up to a Nirvana show shortly after Nevermind came out and wanted to meet Cobain in his dressing room. Kurt, not being a fan of Axl and Guns N’ Roses decided to duck out and avoid the Guns N’ Roses frontman. The two wouldn’t meet until the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards where both bands got into a bit of an exchange. At one point Axl extended an olive branch to have Nirvana open for Guns N’ Roses on their co-headlining tour with Metallica across Canada and the United States in the summer of 1992. Of course, Nirvana rejected the offer.