Here's What Kurt Cobain Originally Wanted to Do for the  'All Apologies' Video

Bobcat Goldthwait tells us about the time he brainstormed music video ideas with Kurt while on tour with Nirvana.

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Aug 12 2016, 6:00pm

On Thursday, VICELAND aired the final episode from the first season our show Party Legends, where we have celebrities share their crazy party stories and then get our favorite artists to animate them.

On the season finale, we heard some hilarious and horrific stories from comedians Bobcat Goldthwait, Sean Patton, and Rory Scovel, along with musician Estelle, and more.

In Goldthwait's segment, he remembers the time he was on tour with Nirvana. We've recapped our favorite parts of his story for your viewing pleasure in GIFs below.

"I'm Bobcat Goldthwait. I was really big in the '80s.

Anyway, I was in Ann Arbor, and I was told that this singer-songwriter guy wanted to meet me. It was Kurt Cobain. Nirvana had just made Bleach."


"Kurt interviewed me on a college radio station. It was very strange. He was a fan of mine, and he gave me his album.

I listened to it. I was like, Wow, these guys are really good. You know, too bad you'll never hear from 'em again. A year I was opening for them."

"I was opening because Kurt had heard that when I did dates with Cheap Trick—I'd do comedy and kind of emcee.

On that tour, I'd also be the one that would knock on his door to get him to come out and go do the show."

"I actually spent a lot of time with Kurt and got to be his friend. At the time, he wanted to do a video for 'All Apologies.'

Kurt wanted it to be him drunk at a party with a gun, but I said, 'No. You know, you should sing that song as Lee Harvey Oswald. You know, and you're, like, singing into the lens. And then, you're assembling your rifle up in the book depository.'

He says, 'Yeah, but I can't because MTV won't let you have guns.'

And I said, 'What if it's a pie? You're assembling a pie. And then you throw it. Either Dave or Kris could be Kennedy, and the meringue would hit the back of their head.'

He was like, 'Yeah! That's a really good idea!'

That's when Nirvana's manager told us we couldn't travel together anymore."

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