Smashed Nirvana bass goes up for auction
The remains of the bass Krist Novoselic smashed to pieces in Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video will go up for auction next month, The Guardian reports.
The shattered Zen-On instrument, which Novoselic bought at a pawn shop before the 1991 video shoot knowning he would later obliterate it, could fetch up to $40,000. It will go on the auction block at Christie's in London as part of a memoribilia auction that will include Bob Dylan's high school yearbook and Indiana Jones' whip.
After the video shoot, a teenage extra collected the pieces of the bass and took them home.
The Dylan yearbook is from 1958 and was signed by the folk icon, whose real name is Robert Zimmerman. In it, he wrote: "Dear Jerry, Well the year's almost all over now huh. Remember the 'sessions' down at Collier. Keep practicing the guitar and maybe someday you'll be great! A friend, Bob Zimmerman." It could sell for up to $10,000.
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