Brock, who previously persuaded former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to join his group, admits he reached out to the Smells Like Teen Spirit hitmaker and offered him a gig, which Novoselic accepted, but the plan didn't work out.

Brock tells Rolling Stone, "He's (Novoselic) one of the nicest dudes I've met, likes to party... (but) Krist's got a specific style that doesn't necessarily lend itself to a large variety of songs."

The singer/songwriter is hoping some of the songs the band recorded with Novoselic will make it onto Modest Mouse's next album.