Taking a pause before the opening night of his speaking tour, the star sat down to reflect on his new book, The Storyteller; the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind; and why he’s over the moon about the Abba reunion. He told the BBC, ”When we got on the road, we were in a van, so it was very much like any band I’ve ever been in… until ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video when came out on television. Once that happened, the club that held 300 people was now spilling out into the alleyway with 500-600 people. The place that held 600 people now there was a riot to get in, there was like a thousand people out front. So we would pull up to these places and be like, ‘Oh my god, what is going on?’ We would load our stuff in, play the show, there would be near riot, we’d put things back in the van and get out of there. The only time we really noticed things were changing was when we got out of the van. Within the van, life was fine. By the time we came back home, we had a gold record, but we didn’t even know what that meant! It just got crazier and crazier.”

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