Canadian website CTV News has shared the unheard interview of Nirvana mastermind Kurt Cobain. The interview featuring the some informations about Nevermind album that no one has ever heard.
The interview revealed how much money Nirvana was paid for recording sessions of Nevermind album in 1991.
Interviewer said “I heard the band got $750,000 for their initial deal with Geffen for the record” and Kurt Cobain responded:
“No, we didn’t get that much. We got $175,000. 33% tax bracket, 15% to our lawyer, 10% to our manager, $70,000 to Sub Pop… it left us with about $20,000 to buy equipment. I don’t have a place to live at this moment.
We have what was left over from the advance. We have a bank account and an accountant, he gives us a little bit of money every month. We’ve been on tour and recording for so long I haven’t had a chance, I got evicted from my apartment about three months ago.
Every time we come back, we only have a few days at home, so I usually just go to my mother’s, and I haven’t found a place to live yet.
We’re not struggling, financially we’re well off. It’s more money than I’ve ever had in my life. To be able to pay rent every month is great, I can’t ask for any more.
Signing away seven years of your life is a major decision.”
Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album was released on September 24, 1991.
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