Nirvana

Seattle Repertory Theatre Developing Grunge Musical

Although the grunge era involved a good deal of screaming, it did not exactly scream "Broadway musical!" Yet Variety reports that Seattle Repertory Theatre is developing just…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / July 8, 2017

Watch Full Video of Nirvana’s 1988 Radio Shack Performance, Plus a 90-Minute Interview With Kurt Cobain

On January 23, 1988, a fledgling band not yet known as Nirvana recorded their first demo tape. The following day, they posted up after hours in…
Anna Gaca / July 5, 2017

Kurt Cobain’s Incesticide Painting Will Be Shown at Seattle Art Fair This Summer

Two Kurt Cobain paintings that have never been displayed will be on show at at the Seattle Art Fair from August 3 through the 6,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 29, 2017

Krist Novoselic Is Peddling Fake News About That Photo of Kurt Cobain and the Notorious B.I.G.

There's a photo you may have seen floating around recently, perhaps Instagrammed by A$AP Ferg or model Cara Delevingne. It's a grainy image of the Notorious B.I.G. hanging…
Anna Gaca / May 15, 2017

Why I Like Foo Fighters’ “Everlong” More Than Every Nirvana Song

When you get older, it's nice to revisit art that once affected you deeply, and find that the work still speaks to you. (A truncated…
Jeremy Gordon / April 25, 2017

Hacked New York Post App Sends Out Nirvana Lyrics

In what was apparently an April Fool's hack of the tabloid's push notifications system, the New York Post sent out a series of bizarre messages…
Dale Eisinger / April 2, 2017

Billy Corgan Says Nirvana and Pearl Jam’s Success Almost Drove Him to Suicide

Unendingly eccentric Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan's latest interview took place on a self-improvement podcast, Why Not Now?, hosted by Digital Royalty CEO and social media…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 1, 2017

Watch a Young Kurt Cobain Play With Plasma Globes at Radio Shack

Yesterday, on what would’ve been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday, video archivist Mike Ziegler published a previously unreleased video of the Nirvana frontman playing with three…
Taylor Berman / February 21, 2017

Frances Bean Cobain Pens Note to Father Kurt Cobain on His 50th Birthday: “Thank You for Giving Me the Gift of Life”

On what would’ve been her father’s 50th birthday, Frances Bean Cobain shared a handwritten note to Kurt Cobain on Instagram. "You are loved and you…
Taylor Berman / February 20, 2017

Watch an Embarrassed Dave Grohl Listen to a Demo of the First Song He Ever Wrote and Recorded

A new outtake from Dave Grohl's 2014 documentary miniseries Sonic Highways has surfaced, and it features a never-before-heard Grohl recording. As a dramatic ticker below…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 30, 2017

Nirvana’s Incesticide Is Getting a 25th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue

Incesticide, Nirvana's 1992 rarities collection, already got a limited double-vinyl reissue for Record Store Day 2012. But with its 25th anniversary coming up in 2017, the compilation is getting a…
Anna Gaca / December 2, 2016

Grammys Hall of Fame Adds Recordings by Nirvana, Prince, David Bowie, and 22 Others

The Recording Academy announced this morning that it will add 25 recordings to its Grammys Hall of Fame next year. The 2017 additions include albums and…
Taylor Berman / November 28, 2016

Watch Dave Grohl Talk About Nirvana in New Clip from The Smart Studios Story

A new clip from the documentary about Butch Vig and Steve Marker's legendary Wisconsin studio, The Smart Studios Story, premiered today on Pitchfork. The studio…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 27, 2016

Watch Nirvana’s Nevermind Baby Grow Up Via Anniversary Photo Shoots

Spencer Elden is 25 years old, but once, he was the baby on the iconic cover of Nirvana's Nevermind, which was released 25 years ago today. Elden marked the…
Anna Gaca / September 24, 2016

Nirvana’s Nevermind Turns 25

This piece originally ran in the September 2011 issue of SPIN to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. It has been edited for space and…
SPIN Staff / September 24, 2016
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