Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne talked about being one of Nirvana’s top influences, explaining to Mojo Magazine (via Alternative Nation):
“It’s very difficult to think about Nirvana without it being a very tragic memory for me.
“If I helped create what was going on with all that stuff – Nirvana getting involved in those sort of things – I also helped create his death.
“That is not something I take lightly. I would much rather have him unsuccessful and alive.”
In the remainder of the Mojo feature, a few other musicians also discussed Nirvana’s legacy. Norman Blake said:
“Kurt really gave it everything. I have memories of Krist chucking his bass up in the air. The chaos at the end – you didn’t know what was going to happen next.
“I remember they played the riff to Boston’s ‘More Than a Feeling’ before going into ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’
“That was the thing that people forgot about Nirvana: there was a lot of humor in what they were doing. Kurt was an angsty guy, but he could be a fun guy as well. Doing that showed they weren’t taking things too seriously.”
Anton Brookes chimed in:
“Everyone was on a high afterwards, but Nirvana’s highlight was meeting John Peel for the first time – they had so much to thank him for, he’d given them a leg up with the Peel Sessions. But Peel was in awe of meeting them as they were meeting him.”