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Father John Misty – “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana Cover)

As a special Valentine's Day treat, Father John Misty -- whose I Love You, Honeybear is our Album Of The Week -- performed a cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" during a session for Sirius XMU. Josh Tillman shared the cover on social media earlier today. It's a stripped down, folksy take on the Nirvana… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Has Unreleased Beatles Cover, Not Dave Grohl

A cut of Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiered at Sundance last night. It's the first fully authorized documentary about the Nirvana singer, and was executive produced by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. The film will air later this year on HBO. Notably, the film does not feature any interview footage of Dave Grohl,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015

Dude Really Wants You To Know He Was On The Cover Of Nirvana’s Nevermind

Spencer Elden wants you to know that he was the baby on the cover of Nevermind. Like really, really badly. He's popped up in the news talking about it every few years for the past decade and a half, sometimes going as far as to recreate the photograph (in 2001 and 2003 and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 18, 2015

Stream Nirvana Live At Satyricon In Portland 1990, A Never-Before-Released Bootleg Recorded 25 Years Ago Today

Twenty-five years ago today on January 12, 1990, Nirvana played a show at a Portland punk venue called Satyricon. To celebrate the anniversary of that show, Youtube user WY97212 has uploaded his or her own recording of the whole concert. It's a pretty important one in terms of Nirvana history: If a Daily BeastMore »

By: James Rettig / January 12, 2015

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney’s “Cut Me Some Slack” In A Ralph Lauren Ad

Hey, remember when Nirvana reunited, except with Paul McCartney standing in for Kurt Cobain, and they recorded a song called "Cut Me Some Slack"? No? You have no memory of that happening? Well, it happened. I promise. They were on SNL and everything. And as further evidence that this song actually exists, Ralph Laure… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014

Billy Corgan On Kurt Cobain: “He And I Were The Top Two Scribes, And Everybody Else Was A Distant Third”

We've gone way too long without a juicy, self-admiring Billy Corgan quote, but The Independent's new interview with Corgan is full of them. Although it's occasioned by the Smashing Pumpkins' new Monuments To An Elegy, the interview largely focuses on events from 20 years ago. For instance, when reporter Nick Hasted mentions that Eddie… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2014

Courtney Love Is In The Kurt Cobain Doc Montage Of Heck But Has No Control Over It

Frances Bean Cobain executive produced HBO's upcoming documentary about her father, Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, but her mother Courtney Love's name wasn't listed among the film's contributors when it was announced last week. That was curious because Love is the one who initially asked director Brett Morgen to take on the project i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2014

HBO Announces First Fully-Authorized Kurt Cobain Documentary Montage Of Heck, Exec Produced By Frances Bean

There have been more than enough unauthorized documentaries and biographies about Kurt Cobain. Next year, though, HBO will release the first fully authorized Cobain documentary. The film will be called Montage Of Heck, and its executive producer is Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean. It will be written, directed, and produced by filmmaker Brett Morgen (CrossfireMore »

By: Michael Nelson / November 25, 2014

Watch American Horror Story‘s Take On Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”

The latest season of American Horror Story has been all about the music, taking a page from series creator Ryan Murphy's other show Glee. So far this season, we've heard takes on David Bowie, Fiona Apple, and Lana Del Rey, and now cast member Evan Peters offers a rendition of Nirvana's "Come… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014

MTV Unplugged In New York Turns 20

Funny thing about suicide: It's not a mystery to be solved. When someone you know, or someone you admire, takes her own life, there's always a temptation to rifle through your memories of that person, looking for some clue of what might happen. It's not there -- or, if it is, there's usually no reaso… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014

Kurt Cobain’s People Should’ve Been More Permissive Of His Heroin Addiction, Says Coolio

Coolio's "Fantastic Voyage" came out in 1994, so Spin decided to include the 51-year-old rapper in their ongoing '94 celebration. Specifically, they played him a series of hits from that year and asked him for commentary. While listening to Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box," he recalled his reaction when he heard about Kurt Cobain's death,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 1, 2014

Two-Thirds Of Nirvana’s Original Lineup Reunite At Aberdeen Mural Dedication

Earlier this year, Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Washington dedicated a day to Kurt Cobain, thus marking the 20th anniversary of his death with a complicated burst of city pride. The results were pretty sad. But Aberdeen is not done honoring Kurt Cobain. The local artist Erik Sandgren created a mural dedicatedMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2014

Colbert Explains Obama’s ISIS Strategy In Terms Grunge Fans Can Understand

ISIS! Very scary, and somewhat confusing from a foreign policy perspective, right? Your buddy Stephen Colbert's got you covered. In a segment on Tuesday night's Colbert Report, the future Late Show host broke down President Obama's rationale for attacking ISIS without congressional approval by way of a timely analogy in a year when Nirvana and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 19, 2014

Say Anything’s Max Bemis Rails Against Nirvana’s “Rape Me,” Which He Completely Misinterprets And Compares To “What Miley Cyrus Is Doing”

If you weren't familiar with Nirvana and took a quick look at the title of "Rape Me," you would understandably have some questions. But a simple internet search should clear up any confusion -- Kurt Cobain was open about the meaning behind the track, clearing up any potential misunderstanding and painting it as a blunt… More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire Pay Tribute To Nirvana At Washington Show

There are too many Arcade Fire covers to list here anymore, but if you haven't heard by now that the band is covering a song from a local artist at each show, you must not be visiting very often. The latest stop on their world tour was in George, Washington and, of course, the band… More »

By: James Rettig / August 10, 2014

Watch Kiesza Cover Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”

Kiesza is a Canadian dance-pop singer who's been working with Diplo and Skrillex and whose name has popped up a few times in Chris's Week In Pop columns. She seems primed to be a big deal, even with the difficult-to-spell name and everything, and her "Hideaway" single is blowing up, thanks to a catchy pop-house… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2014

Watch The 8-Bit Grunge Medley You Didn’t Know You Wanted

What if all the angst and aggression of grunge were filtered through the sound chips of the very same video-game systems those artists grew up on? It's a question we've asked ourselves many, many times, but finally someone has done something about it. The Youtube channel Filthy Frackers has crafted an animated medley of grunge'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014

Read The Casting Call For Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Video

The "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video provided the definitive image of Nirvana and the '90s alt-rock boom at large. It's one of the most iconic music videos ever made, casting Nirvana as the entertainment at a high school pep rally populated with anarchist cheerleaders and a janitor prone to mop-dancing. Now All That IsMore »

By: Chris DeVille / July 1, 2014

Grunge Parking Lot: Watch Fascinating, Raw MTV Footage Of Nirvana’s ’92 Homecoming (With A Cameo By Teenage Phil Elverum)

On 9/11/92 Nirvana played a homecoming stadium show in Seattle after igniting nationwide grunge-mania with Nevermind. MTV News was there to interview the locals, including Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic's cousins (who once rode Big Wheels with Cobain in Aberdeen), Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor ("I'm glad he made enough of a success to make a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 13, 2014

Watch Nirvana’s Entire Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction And Performance

This past weekend, HBO aired the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's 2014 Induction Ceremony, including the induction of Nirvana and subsequent performances, and a video of the entire Nirvana segment has surfaced online. The ceremony contains performances from the surviving members of Nirvana with guest vocalists including Joan Jett, Annie Clark, Kim Gordon, and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 2, 2014
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