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Nirvana’s Bleach Drummer Chad Channing Won’t Be Inducted Into Rock Hall of Fame, Finds Out Via Text Message

Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Their best known lineup will be inducted: Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl. This week, rumors circulated that Chad Channing, the band’s Bleach-era drummer until 1990, would also be included.

As it turns out, Channing will not be inducted, as confirms. He found out via text message: “Can you tell whoever looks after Chad Channing that he isn’t being inducted… It is just Dave, Krist and Kurt,” the Rock Hall wrote to Nirvana’s manager. conducted an interview with Channing before he got the news. “I’ll be there at the table ready to walk up,” he said. “When I told my daughter about the induction, she was super excited for me! So much of my excitement about it is for her!”

To qualify for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there must be a passing of 25 years since the band’s first release. Nirvana’s first release, the Love Buzz 7″, featured Channing and not Grohl. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is April 10 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Watch footage from the New York City stop on Nirvana’s 1989 Bleach tour: