Krist Novoselic

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Krist Anthony Novoselic II (pronounced /ˌnoʊvəˈsɛlɪtʃ/; Croatian: Novoselić) (born May 16, 1965) is an American rock musician, best known for being the bassist and co-founder of the grunge band Nirvana. In addition to Nirvana, Novoselic has played for Sweet 75, Eyes Adrift, and most recently in Flipper. Apart from his musical endeavors, Novoselic has been active politically, including the creation of the political action committee JAMPAC. From November 2007 until September 2010, Novoselic wrote a weekly column on music and politics for Seattle Weekly's website.[1]

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Biography

Early life (1965-1986)

Novoselic was born to Croatian[2][3][4] immigrants Kristo and Marija Novoselić in Compton, California. He lived there for one year, before his parents relocated to the Los Angeles Croatian neighborhood of San Pedro, California,[5] where he remained for most of his childhood. He has two brothers, Robert Alan Novoselic and Dillon Malloy Novoselic, and in 1973, Novoselic's sister Diana was born. Year 1979 saw the Novoselic family on the move again, due to rising property prices in California, this time to Aberdeen, Washington. Worried about his depression, his parents sent him to live with relatives in Zadar, Croatia, then part of SFR Yugoslavia, in 1980.[6] There, Novoselic attended the gymnasium. Novoselic was already interested in bands like Led Zeppelin, Devo, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, and Aerosmith. He also enjoyed rock bands like Zabranjeno Pusenje, Prljavo Kazaliste and Azra. While in Croatia, he picked up an interest in punk rock, and discovered bands like the Sex Pistols and the Ramones.[7] He has cited Paul McCartney, Geezer Butler, John Entwistle, and Gene Simmons as the fundamental influences of his bass playing.[8]

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