Chad Channing on The Last Time He Talked to Mother Love Bone Frontman Andrew Wood
Today I sat down and interviewed former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing. Chad had recently tracked drums for my band's upcoming latest record "Fifteen" and his episode of my podcast will air this Saturday at 8:00 AM ET. Between our football and rock and roll filled conversation, Chad described his final meet up with late "Malfunkshin" and "Mother Love Bone" frontman, Andrew Wood.
Me: "I feel like a lot of people when they talk about Andy Wood describe him as being this really sweet, down to earth, nice dude. What's your experience with him?"
Chad: "Well yeah, exactly what you just said. He was always really chill and very very kind. In fact, the last time I saw him was about a week before he died. He came out of a mini-mart with a big hand full of gummy worms. I ran into him, and we sat on this grassy knoll. He was like, Here, have some gummy worms, it's my new drug.' Because he had been keeping himself clean and whatnot.
Me: "Wow, that's amazing."
Chad: "So yeah, we kind of just sat there and chatted, and we ate gummy worms. He was just easy to get along with and super likable."
Chad himself was easy to talk to and extremely personable. His vocabulary was impeccable, and he presented himself as extremely erudite. What confounded me the most was his humility. If I wasn't already privy to his incredible past. Chad being nothing short of a rock star, paramount in the industry. I would never of known just how influential and prolific he has been.
The full interview will be available on Spotify Saturday, February 6th at 8:00 AM ET.