Since having formed a punk quartet (Chicago’s Verbӧten, featuring Dave Grohl’s cousin Tracey Bradford on vocals) as a precocious 10-year-old, multi-instrumentalist Jason Narducy has kept busy with other bands (most notably Verbow) and as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Bob Mould, Superchunk and Robert Pollard. He’s also releasing his first solo record under the Split Single moniker, Fragmented World (Inside Outside). Narducy will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.
Narducy: Dave Grohl and I met when we were kids. He was visiting his cousin Tracey, the lead singer of my punk-rock band Verböten, in our hometown of Evanston, Ill. We were a shitty little punk-rock band but pretty good for (mostly) pre-pubescent kids. Verböten was Dave’s introduction to punk rock. Every once in a while, Dave and I still get together for a game of two-man Spin The Bottle.
—photo by Jim Rota