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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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Nirvana’s “Something In The Way” Soundtracks First The Batman Trailer

The first trailer for Matt Reeves' The Batman is here and, in true movie trailer trend fashion, it features a moody reworking of a recognizable…
James Rettig | August 23, 2020 - 10:22 am

Watch James Blake Cover Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”

James Blake is well-equipped for the art of the quarantine livestream with his simple boy-and-his-piano setup, and he's been popping up over the last few…
James Rettig | June 28, 2020 - 4:48 pm

Kurt Cobain’s Unplugged Guitar Is Up For Auction Today

The green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's iconic MTV Unplugged concert in 1993 sold for a record $334,000 at auction last year. (It…
Peter Helman | June 19, 2020 - 10:28 am

Stream Thou’s Surprise Nirvana Covers Album Blessings Of The Highest Order

Nirvana fucking ruled. Krist Novoselic might be out here defending Trump these days, but 30 years ago, he was in a good band. Louisiana sludge-metal…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Krist Novoselic Commended Trump’s “Law And Order” Speech

Well, this is rough. In a speech on Monday, Donald Trump called himself "your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2020 - 9:32 am

Cameron Crowe Says He Hid Nirvana’s “You Know You’re Right” In Vanilla Sky A Year Before It Was Released

Cameron Crowe's 2001 thriller Vanilla Sky has a reputation for being...divisive. (Incoherent, some might say.) It also turned to be weirdly prescient. In its opening…
Peter Helman | May 21, 2020 - 2:03 pm

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” On Zoom

Rivers Cuomo is no stranger to covers. As you might recall, one of Weezer's biggest moments of mainstream attention in recent years came from their…
Ryan Leas | May 11, 2020 - 9:19 pm

Bully – “About A Girl” (Nirvana Cover) & “Turn To Hate” (Orville Peck Cover)

Bully have joined the onslaught of indie artists releasing new music today as Bandcamp waives its share of the purchase price. Like former Priests singer…
Chris DeVille | May 1, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Dave Grohl Describes The Time David Bowie Passed On Collaborating With Him On A Comic Book Movie Soundtrack

When not pursuing heartwarming and/or insufferable media opportunities, Dave Grohl has been spending his time in quarantine posting stories on Instagram and Medium. Today the…
Chris DeVille | April 29, 2020 - 2:37 pm

Watch Post Malone’s Nirvana Tribute Livestream

Despite his position at the intersection of mainstream rap and pop, Post Malone has made no secret of his abiding love for rock music, and…
Chris DeVille | April 24, 2020 - 5:56 pm

Oh Boy, Post Malone Announces Nirvana Tribute Livestream

We knew things were bad, but we didn't know things were this bad. We didn't know things were Post-Malone-Nirvana-tribute-livestream bad. But that's how bad they…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2020 - 10:42 am

Amber Mark – “Heart-Shaped Box” (Nirvana Cover)

Right now, a lot of people are covering other people's songs. They're sitting home on quarantine, they're messing around with acoustic guitars, and they're staring…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2020 - 10:23 am

Universal Confirms That Nirvana, Beck, Soundgarden, Slayer, More Masters Were Damaged Or Destroyed In 2008 Fire

Last year, in a massive feature, the New York Times reported on a musical-history loss that had been kept largely secret. In 2008, a fire…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2020 - 9:06 am


Chris DeVille | January 7, 2020 - 2:36 pm

Watch Nirvana Members Reunite, Joined By Beck & St. Vincent In Los Angeles

The surviving members of Nirvana reunited on Saturday night at the Art Of Elysium Gala in Los Angeles. The performance featured Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic,…
James Rettig | January 5, 2020 - 10:17 am
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