Despite reports last week that he would be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (which led to outrage from KISS fans), we now know that former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing will not, in fact, be inducted into the Hall with Nirvana. Today Channing explained that he received a message from the Hall Of Fame (c/o Nirvana’s management) saying: “Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isn’t being inducted… It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt.” This news broke via Radio.com who recently conducted an interview with the drummer, but shortly before publishing it, they received an email from Channing informing them of the decision and providing the aforementioned message. Radio.com still published the original interview, which is now depressing as hell. Check out some of Channing’s quotes from the original interview and have your heart broken.
I got a call from Michael Meisel, Nirvana’s long time manager, asking if I was attending the induction ceremony; he said that he had a ticket for me. I also talked to Krist about it a few weeks ago and he definitely thought I should be there, and was gonna help make sure that I was. I’ll be there at the table ready to walk up there…
When I told my daughter about the induction, she was super excited for me! So much of my excitement about it is for her! She’s pretty awesome! My little boy’s to young to understand though. So yeah, it does feel pretty good!
I remember my friend Ben showing me a cassette recording of Nevermind at the time of its release. I loved the record right off the bat! In fact that’s when I officially became a Nirvana fan myself. It’s a different sorta feeling having worked in a band and then having the opportunity to experience the band from the outside. Hard to explain really but it’s pretty cool!