J Mascis Was Asked To Join Nirvana Twice

10/05/2012
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(Banana 101.5) J Mascis, the frontman and only constant member of alternative heroes Dinosaur Jr., was almost a member of Nirvana.

In a new interview, Mascis confirms long-believed rumors that Kurt Cobain asked him to be the band's second guitarist after a show at Maxwell's in Hoboken, N.J, in the summer of 1989.

"Nirvana was playing Maxwell's and after the show I was talking to Kurt and [Sonic Youth's] Thurston Moore," Mascis told Spin. "Kurt said, 'You should join my band.' I think he was sick of the guy Jason [Everman] who was in the band at the time, and thought I should play guitar. I didn't think much about it. "

Despite the rejection, Cobain pressed Mascis a year later to join again

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