Posts tagged "Nirvana"

Best Coast Covered Nirvana’s ‘Dumb’ on a New Vinyl Release

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino has always been an outspoken fan of all things Nirvana-related — she covered "About a Girl" back in 2012 and recently…
Brennan Carley / January 25, 2016

Ethiopian Children Learning English Cover ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for Dave Grohl’s Birthday

Dave Grohl's birthday is tomorrow, and to celebrate, a group of Ethiopian students learning English have put together a tribute in his honor. Singing Nirvana's…
Brennan Carley / January 13, 2016

Remember When Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, and Duran Duran Covered David Bowie on ‘MTV Unplugged’?

In late November 1993, the planets aligned and something uncanny happened: Three different MTV Unplugged tapings in two days, unbeknownst to each other, all contained David…
Dan Weiss / January 11, 2016

Nirvana: Bob Guccione Jr.’s 1994 Editorial on Kurt Cobain’s Death

When I heard Kurt Cobain's body had been found and that he had died from an apparent suicide, I was in Detroit on business. Television…
Bob Guccione Jr. / December 30, 2015

Read Courtney Love’s Touching Christmas Letter to Kurt Cobain

Much like she did on daughter Frances Bean Cobain's 23rd birthday last August, Courtney Love recently penned a tearful letter to her late husband and…
Rachel Brodsky / December 28, 2015

Noted Grunge Fan Justin Bieber Wore a Nirvana T-Shirt to the AMAs

Important Update: Courtney Love is cool with it. You're cool in my book @justinbieber xc — Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) November 23, 2015…
James Grebey / November 23, 2015

Review: ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’ Is a Reminder That Kurt Cobain Is Dead

Kurt Cobain died at age 27 in 1994 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound; unlike Elvis or Tupac, even his conspiracy theorists don't think he’s still…
Dan Weiss / November 10, 2015

Kurt Cobain’s Famous ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sweater Sold for $137,500

Update: Wondering what Kurt Cobain's lock of hair sold for in the auction? SPIN reached out to Julien's Live to find out what happened to the controversial…
Brennan Carley / November 9, 2015

Hear a Rare Kurt Cobain Demo of Nirvana’s ‘Been a Son’

The forthcoming release of the Montage of Heck companion album will flood the Internet with a bevy of "new" old Kurt Cobain music, and today the…
James Grebey / November 5, 2015

Lock of Kurt Cobain’s Hair to Be Sold at Auction Because People are Creepy Weirdos

If you thought we’d reached the nadir of Kurt Cobain auction paraphernalia when they sold his old credit card last February, well, then you haven’t seen anything…
James Grebey / November 2, 2015

Listen to Carrie Brownstein Describe a ‘Surprise’ Nirvana Live Show in Audiobook Excerpt

Carrie Brownstein's memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, came out in print this week, but it's also available in audiobook form. To that end, the…
Rachel Brodsky / October 29, 2015

Steve Albini Talks Nirvana, Pixies, and More on ‘WTF With Marc Maron’

Marc Maron always gets the most interesting guests to appear on his acclaimed interview podcast, WTF With Marc Maron, but his latest was especially noteworthy for…
James Grebey / October 29, 2015

Back to the Future of Music: Taking a Second Look at Some Old Predictions

For the next week, SPIN will be venturing into the great unknown to attempt to answer some questions (or at least hazard some guesses) about…
James Grebey / October 21, 2015

Krist Novoselic Talks Politics and Dreaming About Kurt on FOX Business Show ‘Kennedy’

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic stopped by the FOX Business show Kennedy, hosted by the former MTV VJ — yes, really — earlier this week, to…
Andrew Unterberger / October 10, 2015

Kurt Cobain’s Solo Demo of Nirvana’s ‘Sappy’ Released

  After a long run of speculation, last night the first taste of the Kurt Cobain's posthumous "solo album" has surfaced thanks to…
Colin Joyce / October 6, 2015

New Kurt Cobain Solo Album to Be Released as ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’ This November

Update: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen has unveiled the full Cobain album track list in a new interview with Rolling Stone. See it below.
James Grebey / September 28, 2015

Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Is the Most Iconic Song Ever, According to Science

Science hath declared that Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the most iconic song of all time. The seminal grunge track — a cut from SPIN's …
James Grebey / September 24, 2015

Krist Novoselic Went to a Foo Fighters Show, Calls Them ‘The Best Band in the World’

Rock royalty worshipped at the same altar last night when Nirvana's Krist Novoselic attended a Foo Fighters' show in Portland, calling Dave Grohl and his cohorts…
Brennan Carley / September 15, 2015

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Talks Foo Fighters’ Success and Missing Kurt Cobain

Earlier this week, we shared a new exclusive interview between Nirvana's Krist Novoselic and SPIN founder Bob Guccione Jr. In that clip, the two discussed…
SPIN Staff / September 10, 2015

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Talks About That Time He Was a War Reporter for SPIN

In 1993, SPIN founder (and recent WTF guest) Bob Guccione Jr. commissioned Nirvana's Krist Novoselic to go report on the unfolding civil war in Croatia.
SPIN Staff / September 9, 2015
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