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Guitar Kurt Cobain Played on Nirvana’s Final U.S. Tour Is Up for Auction

Since Kurt Cobain's credit card and iconic green sweater have sold at auction (a lock of the Nirvana frontman's hair was initially for sale, but was taken…
James Grebey / April 18, 2016

Krist Novoselic Joins Paul McCartney for ‘Helter Skelter’ Performance in Seattle

If you're a rock musician, technically, you don't have to ask the surviving members of Nirvana for permission to perform in Seattle, but it's respectful…
Andrew Unterberger / April 18, 2016

A New Graphic Novel Will Ponder the Question: ‘Who Killed Kurt Cobain?’

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself on April 5, 1994. Many people disagree. Perhaps then they'll be interested in a new graphic novel that's being…
James Grebey / April 15, 2016

Listen to Sturgill Simpson’s Country Cover of Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’

Outlaw country crooner Sturgill Simpson is releasing a new album next month, and today he shared a cut from his forthcoming LP A Sailor's Guide to Earth:…
James Grebey / March 24, 2016

Seattle Police Department Releases New Photos of Kurt Cobain’s Suicide Gun

The Seattle Police Department has released new photos of the gun Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to commit suicide in 1994. According to the Associated Press,…
James Grebey / March 18, 2016

Melvins Frontman Is Pissed That Dave Grohl Blew Off Planned Collaboration

According to Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne, Dave Grohl proposed that a mini-Nirvana reunion occur on the sludge-punk pioneers' upcoming album Basses Loaded. Krist Novoselic contributed to the LP,…
James Grebey / March 7, 2016

See One Drummer Play Every Nirvana Song in Five Minutes

Australian drummer Kye Smith loves Nirvana — so much so that he learned every drum part from every Nirvana song, and turned them into a single,…
Anna Gaca / February 23, 2016

Juno Temple: ‘Kurt Cobain’s Voice Changed My Blood Temperature’

"There's a great E.E. Cummings quote that says, 'The most wasted of all days is one without laughter,'" Juno Temple tells SPIN over the phone. "But…
Rachel Brodsky / February 22, 2016

Watch Beck, Dave Grohl, and Nirvana Members Cover David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold the World’

Lady Gaga might've wowed with her tribute to David Bowie at the 2016 Grammy Awards last night, but Mother Monster wasn't the only person honoring…
James Grebey / February 16, 2016

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
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