5 Never-Before-Heard Stories About Nirvana, As Told By The Band's First Drummer

February 20, 2015 2:20 PM

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5 Never-Before-Heard Stories About Nirvana, As Told By The Band's First Drummer

Kurt Cobain had a tendency to try and hide what Nirvana was really like. In 1991, he blew off his New York Times interview to promote "Nevermind." Cobain told Spin in 1992, "We lead such boring lives that we start to make up stuff." With Cobain gone and much of the truthfulness of his interviews in question, we must rely on people like Aaron Burckhard in trying to piece together the almost forgotten backstories.

Burckhard was Nirvana's very first drummer (he now drums for the band Under Sin). But as a former member of the band -- from even back in the days when it was called Skid Row, Ted Ed Fred, Pen Cap Chew and Bliss -- he had a few previously unknown tales from when Nirvana was just getting started. To ...

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