Dave Grohl on ‘Nevermind’ Baby Lawsuit: ‘He’s Got A ‘Nevermind’ Tattoo. I Don’t’
Dave Grohl has once again commented on the ongoing lawsuit filed by Spencer Elden, who famously appeared on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind as a baby.
In an interview with Vulture, Grohl was asked his stance on the lawsuit and said, “I don’t know that I can speak on it because I haven’t spent too much time thinking about it. I feel the same way most people do in that I have to disagree. That’s all I’ll say.”
When the fact that Elden has recreated the album cover multiple times over the years, Grohl responded with, “Listen, he’s got a ‘Nevermind’ tattoo. I don’t.”
As previously reported, Elden filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court in the Central District of California in August on charges of child pornography. A number of defendants were listed including the surviving member of Nirvana, Universal Music Group, Geffen Records, Nevermind photographer Kirk Weddle, Courtney Love (who’s the executor of Kurt Cobain’s estate), and Chad Channing, who was Nirvana’s original drummer that was initially uncredited for playing cymbals on the track “Polly.”
The lawsuit states, in part, “Defendants knowingly produced, possessed, and advertised commercial child pornography depicting Spencer, and they knowingly received value in exchange for doing so…Despite this knowledge, Defendants failed to take reasonable steps to protect Spencer and prevent his widespread sexual exploitation and image trafficking.”
Grohl has previously commented on the lawsuit saying in an interview with The Sunday Times about potentially changing the artwork, “I have many ideas of how we should alter that cover but we’ll see what happens. We’ll let you know. I’m sure we’ll come up with something good…I think that there’s much more to look forward to and much more to life than getting bogged down in those kinds of things. And, fortunately, I don’t have to do the paperwork.”