Krist Novoselic

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Genres: Classical/Opera, Rock

Born Krist Anthony Novoselic (pronounced "Nova-SELICH") in Compton, CA on May 16, 1965, he was the eldest of two sons by Croatian immigrants Kristo and Marija Novoselic. The family moved to the coastal town of San Pedro, CA shortly after Novoselic's birth, then relocated to Aberdeen, WA in 1979. Extremely tall for his age at 6'7" and possessed of a severe underbite, Novoselic - who at that time went by the Americanized "Chris" - was the classic outsider who found solace in rock-n-roll. Classic acts like Black Sabbath and Van Halen were his initial favorites, but he also discovered newer groups like Devo; a yearlong visit to relatives in Croatia in 1980 helped to introduce him to punk rock. U...

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