- 26 Sep 23
Schaley recently spoke of her experiences recording with the band.
Schaley, who performed on tracks 'All Apologies,' 'Dumb,' and B-side 'Marigold', on the Seattle grunge trio's third studio album, opened up about being ridiculed by Love in an excerpt from the book Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana by Michael Azerrad.
To celebrate the album's 30th anniversary, the musician made an appearance on The Rolling Stone Music Now podcast, recounting her in studio experiences with the band and detailing a run-in with the Hole frontwoman and Trinity Dublin alumna, Courtney Love.
“The only thing I heard, and this is embarrassing, but I am insulted by Courtney Love in that Come As You Are book...” Schaley said.
In the book, album producer and Shellac frontman, Steve Albini — who was then in a relationship with Schaley — purportedly called Love a "psycho hose beast," to which she quickly retorted: “The only way Steve Albini would think I was a perfect girlfriend, would be if I was from the East Coast, played the cello, had small hoop earrings, wore black turtlenecks, had all matching luggage, and never said a word.”
Speaking on the newly released podcast, Schaley said: “She doesn’t say my name, but she makes all these references, and all my friends like are sending me this thing going, look at what she said about me. And I was like, that’s pretty catty for a so-called feminist."
"So I sent her a joke letter, teasing her about it, and she called me in the middle of the night one time, and I honestly was half asleep, but her way of apologising was saying, 'I’m sorry you thought I was talking about you.'"
The cellist also added that she hasn’t spoken to any Nirvana member following the studio sessions for the band's final album.
Nirvana are set to release a 30th anniversary vinyl reissue later next month, celebrating their final album prior to the tragic suicide of Kurt Cobain.
The In Utero reissue is set for release on October 27, and will be available as 5-CD Super Deluxe box sets, a Super Deluxe digital, and a limited edition 8-LP Super Deluxe. The three super deluxe editions, comprise a total of 72 tracks with 53 previously unheard tracks.
Speaking to NME regarding the upcoming anniversary, bassist Krist Novoselic mused about utilizing AI to finish the incomplete Nirvana tracks, as the Beatles are reportedly set to.
"That’s a good idea!” he said. “I’m going to bring that up with Dave and Pat! I can hardly wait to hear a new Beatles song.
"Come on, it’s The Beatles! I want to hear a new Beatles song! And if AI helps it, then absolutely – that’s the way it is today.”
Speaking on the potential of a Nirvana reunion, Novoselic added: “I’d like to. There was a time after Kurt died when I said to myself, ‘I’m never going to play these songs again’. That was part of the grief I went through.
“When the opportunity comes, we do it if it feels right. In the meantime, we just remember Kurt and do our thing," he concluded.
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- 11 May 23