Nirvana

That Time John Travolta Hung Out With Nirvana

The surviving members of Nirvana got together this weekend for a performance, with Dave Grohl , Krist Novoselic , and Pat Smear being joined on stage by a few special guests. After the set they were met by another famous face, with John Travolta greeting the band backstage at The Art of Elysium’s “...
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9 Rock Stars Who Played in Multiple Successful Bands

Some people have all the luck. Not that it doesn’t require a ton of hard work, dedication and practice to make a living playing music. But imagine being in one of the biggest rock bands of the early 90s, and then starting another band that dominates for a quarter century after that. Or imagine...
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Surviving Nirvana Members to Reunite Again

Reunions of the surviving Nirvana members have been few and far between, but another one is in the works for this weekend. Dave Grohl , Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear are listed individually at the top of the bill for The Art of Elysium’s “Heaven is Rock and Roll” gala at the Hollywood Palladium. It...
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Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video Hits One Billion YouTube Views

Nirvana ’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” resonated with a generation of young people when it was first released in 1991, and the song’s rebellious theme is still pulling people in decades later. The opening track and lead single from the band’s culture-shifting album Nevermind just became the second...
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25 Years Ago: Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' Special is Released

On November 1st, 1994, Nirvana 's highly-acclaimed MTV Unplugged special was released as a full album, only months after Kurt Cobain 's death. Recorded in 1993, Nirvana saw their popularity skyrocket as they became regular faces on MTV thanks to their music videos for "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "...
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Kurt Cobain's 'MTV Unplugged' Sweater Sets Record at Auction

The iconic sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana ’s MTV Unplugged performance sold for $334,000 at auction – a record. Julian’s Auctions says the price exceeded expectations and became the most expensive sweater ever sold at an auction. The olive sweater is a Manhattan-brand cardigan, size...
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7 Nirvana Deep Cuts You Have to Hear

When you listen to Nirvana in 2019, they still pull you in - they still sound different than almost everyone one else regardless of context, and they still sound urgent and relevant. The music is heavier, angrier, and more punk than even most of what was happening in their own Seattle scene in the...
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Frances Bean Cobain Launches 'Kurt Was Here' Apparel

Kurt Cobain ’s thoughts and artwork are still making their way to the masses 25 years after his death. Daughter Frances Bean has launched a collection of apparel that features the Nirvana frontman’s hand-written notes, painting and sketches. The “Kurt Was Here” line includes t-shirts, sweatshirts...
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Kurt Cobain Royalty Check Found in Seattle Record Store

You never know what you’re going to find in between the stacks at an old record store. At Easy Street Records in Seattle, employees uncovered a treasure beyond what’s etched in the grooves of any classic vinyl release. A royalty check for $26.57 made out to late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain turned...
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Kanye West Covers Nirvana Classics for His Sunday Service

This weekend, Kanye West and his choir took the music of Nirvana and put it into prayer. It’s all a part of West’s Sunday Service, a weekly collective of ministry and music led by the artist. Each week the gospel is comprised of songs, often originally by West, but also new interpretations of...
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