Original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing will not be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, despite his recent claims that he would be.
The drummer contributed to Nirvana’s debut album ‘Bleach’ and also laid down parts for the song ‘Polly’ on the band’s second album ‘Nevermind’ before his departure from the band in 1990 when he was replaced by Dave Grohl. Last week, he said he would be inducted officially alongside the surviving members of Nirvana.
However, in an interview given to Radio.com, Channing revealed that he had heard from officials at the Hall of Fame, via a text message sent to Nirvana’s manager, Michael Meisel, that he would not be a part of the induction next month (April). “Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isn’t being inducted,” reads the message Channing was sent. “It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt.”
Speaking to Radio before he received the news that he was officially not invited to the induction ceremony, Channing said he had the band’s permission to attend. “I got a call from Michael Meisel, he said that he had a ticket for me. I also talked to Krist about it a few weeks ago and he definitely thought I should be there, and was gonna help make sure that I was.”
Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall And Oates, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt will be inducted at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 10, while The E Street Band will be given the Award For Musical Excellence. Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their first record, meaning Nirvana, who released debut album ‘Bleach’ in 1989, have been nominated at the first possible opportunity.