Bassist for the 1990s grunge band Nirvana, as well as working with bands like Flipper and Sweet 75.
He became actively involved in politics, including almost running for the seat of Lieutenant Governor of Washington.
He and Kurt Cobain were close friends and members of Nirvana.
He was born in the states but spent much of his adolescence in Yugoslavia. One of his first gigs with Kurt Cobain was in a Creedence Clearwater Revival cover band.
He married Shelli Dilley on December 30, 1989 and, after their divorce in 1999, he remarried Darbury Ayn Stenderu on February 27, 2004.