Originally Posted by *BaseClogger*
I'm not a complete Cobain fanboy (and there are plenty of them on the internet, please, somebody step in) but from everything I've ever read about the man that wasn't part of his personality.
Grohl was probably destined to leave since he was beginning to record his Foo Fighters demos while Nirvana was still together, but I don't think Novoselic was in a hurry to go anywhere. After releasing In Utero, the band was clearly destined to shy away from the spotlight a bit, but I think they would have recorded several more albums as Nirvana.
I watched Twenty, a documentary about Pearl Jam. They were profiling the early grunge movement and one of the themes was how Cobain was very antagonistic towards the other bands. He was always trying to pick a fight, saying the other grunge bands sucked. I don't know how long he could keep that up. I don't know how long he keeps Grohl as just a drummer. Looking at it in hindsight I think what made Nirvana great was their short period of greatness.