Nirvana rocker KRIST NOVOSELIC is quitting music - because he feels like an alien in the industry.

The COME AS YOU ARE star has worked with two new outfits, SWEET 45 and Eyes Adrift, since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April 1994, but both have broken up.

And now Novoselic is convinced he is no longer able to continue making music.

He laments, "I can't deal. I can't read the magazines, listen to the radio or watch music television without feeling like I've just come in from outer space.

"Nirvana stuff only goes so far for myself. I was in the band and I made the music, but life goes on, and people change and they get older.

"My lot in life is that every band I've ever been in just falls apart."

05/08/2003 09:22