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Nirvana Bassist Reveals Paycheck From First Label

When you think of all the bands that hit the scene in the 1990s, Nirvana is almost always at the forefront. But they weren’t huge right from the start. In fact, they barely made any money when they first signed their record deal.
Speaking with Seattle Business, Krist Novoselic recalls just how much Sub Pop paid them in 1989, but not what he did with that check.
The label gave Nirvana an advance of $600, which the bassist says meant “we were legit.”
Nevermind came out two years later and propelled the Seattle rockers to superstardom. However, as for today, Novoselic admits the rockstar life means he’s not in debt and can pay his taxes.
What did you do with your first real paycheck?



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