Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is apparently fed up with the music biz and has decided to call it quits. The industry veteran has disbanded his latest project, Eyes Adrift, and decided to move on with his life. "As far as the music industry goes," said Novoselic, "I quit." The experience of releasing the Eyes Adrift album and the subsequent tour proved to be a frustrating experience for the bassist. He continued, "While Eyes Adrift is an artistic success, the commercial side is anything but successful. After the release of the album the dynamic changed. Being on an independent label created many challenges for us . . . there was very little money for promotion. Our tour was in the red. My lot in life is that every band I've ever been in just falls apart."
Novoselic continued to wallow in sadness: "I can't read the magazines, listen to the radio or watch music television without feeling like I've just come in from outer space. I just don't get it and I probably never did."
The now-retired rock & roll star will now focus his efforts on the Joint Artists and Music Promotions Political Action Committee, a First Amendment advocacy group he founded and leads as acting president.
"I'm relatively young, and I want to follow my compulsions. I have big plans for 2004. Next year will be a pivotal year politically for every one of us in the USA and for myself, even more so. I see some real opportunities to make change. If you've been following my politics, you know that I will continue to work for inclusion, fairness and freedom."