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Suicide, Mental Illness, & Music 25 Years After Kurt Cobain’s Death

Shortly after the 2017 suicides of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, the air was thick with talk of clinical depression, artists and…
Christopher R. Weingarten | May 2, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Gotcha Covered

8 Memorable Devo Covers To Celebrate Today’s 40th Anniversary Of Their Debut

Forty years ago today, Devo released their historic debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!. Here's an incomplete list of albums that…
Nate Patrin | August 28, 2018 - 1:31 pm

Ultimate Playlist

30 Essential Grunge Songs

You can choose all sorts of genesis points when you look back at a moment as era-defining and yet difficult to clarify as grunge. One…
Ryan Leas | August 1, 2018 - 2:36 pm

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Watch Weezer Cover Nirvana’s “Lithium” At Rock In Rio

Weezer are currently on tour in South America, and they've introduced a new cover into their setlist: Nirvana's "Lithium." They've played the Nevermind track on…
James Rettig | September 29, 2019 - 7:33 pm

Watch Haim Mash Up Lil Nas X’s “Panini” And Nirvana’s “In Bloom” In The BBC Live Lounge

Here's a fun fact that, depending on your perspective, might not actually be all that fun: Lil Nas X's current single "Panini," which credits Kurt…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2019 - 11:52 am

Seattle Record Store Discovers Kurt Cobain Royalty Check From 1991

Twenty-eight years after the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind, fans are still discovering new secrets left behind in the album’s wake. A Seattle record store owner…
Rob Arcand / Spin | September 6, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Lil Nas X – “Panini”

Lil Nas X is, of course, the force between "Old Town Road," the unstoppable pop juggernaut that has been the #1 single in America these…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Nirvana, R.E.M., The Roots, Steely Dan Address Loss Of Masters In Universal Fire

Yesterday, a New York Times feature revealed that thousands upon thousands of master tapes from artists like Louis Armstrong, Janet Jackson, and Tupac were destroyed
Peter Helman | June 12, 2019 - 12:01 pm

Kurt Cobain’s “Corporate Magazines Still Suck” Shirt Becomes $550 Designer Tee

Struggling to reconcile your disdain for the establishment with your affinity for designer clothing? Wishing you could express both with a single garment? Fret no…
Peter Helman | May 22, 2019 - 4:47 pm

Marc Jacobs Denies Ripping Off Nirvana Smiley Face

Marc Jacobs is standing by his smiley face. After being sued for copyright infringement by attorneys representing Nirvana, the fashion designer filed a response on…
Tosten Burks / Spin | March 11, 2019 - 4:55 pm

Kurt Cobain’s Reading Festival Hospital Gown Is For Sale

Kurt Cobain's hospital gown from Nirvana's performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is up for auction. Fans with copious amounts of disposable income can bid…
Tosten Burks / Spin | March 7, 2019 - 3:59 pm

Watch Limp Bizkit Cover Nirvana With Marilyn Manson

Taylor Swift's squad has Lorde, Ed Sheeran, and Emma Stone. Limp Bizkit's squad has Marilyn Manson, Billy Corgan, and Machine Gun Kelly. And during Limp…
Peter Helman | March 6, 2019 - 12:08 pm

Will Forte Recreates Classic Album Covers

Here's something I didn't know: Apparently, Will Forte is a giant hesher. Last night, the former Saturday Night Live and Last Man On Earth show…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2019 - 10:31 am

Hear An Unearthed 1992 Dave Grohl Demo With Krist Novoselic & Rey Washam Featuring An Early “Scentless Apprentice”

Rey Washam shared an unearthed demo with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic from 1992, when Grohl and Novoselic were in Nirvana. The recording includes an…
Julia Gray | January 17, 2019 - 9:48 pm

Watch Screaming Females Cover Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” & “Breed”

Right now, the world is facing a drought of monstrous, bomb-dropping power trios. But on New Years Eve, the best one that we've got saluted…
Tom Breihan | January 2, 2019 - 8:48 am

Nirvana Sue Marc Jacobs

Nirvana are suing Marc Jacobs for stealing their iconic smiley face design, TMZ reports. The clothing brand's recently launched Bootleg Redux Grunge collection, which contains…
Peter Helman | December 29, 2018 - 11:03 am

Kurt Cobain Offers His Thoughts On Rap Music In Unreleased 1991 Interview

A lost Kurt Cobain radio interview has been unearthed and posted in its uncut form to the Bandcamp of the Ontarian band Dead City Beat.
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | November 27, 2018 - 11:47 am
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