Ex-Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Working on New Record

Former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing is finishing up writing a new album with his band Before Cars. The drummer told Rolling Stone, “I’m hoping to get into the studio by late summer or early fall. It’s going to be a lot different than the first one [2008’s Walk Back] I did, which was kind of like a personal anthology – it had songs I had written before Nirvana, during Nirvana, after Nirvana, and up until the record was done. This is just all new stuff. It’s got a lot influence from Seventies singer-songwriter type of stuff. It’s kind of like a mix between David Bowie meets Gordon Lightfoot.”

Channing is best known for his work on Nirvana’s 1989 debut album ‘Bleach.’ On the possibility of collaborating with former bandmate Krist Novoselic, Channing remarked, “I don’t talk to Krist very often, but we have spoken a couple of times within the past year. I would definitely entertain the idea of working with him if the opportunity should arise. Definitely.”

Before Cars’ upcoming album, which will be produced by Duffy Williams, is scheduled to be released in late 2011/early 2012.