Nirvana

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

Classic Reviews: Nirvana, Nevermind

This review originally ran in the December 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, we've republished this piece here. …
Lauren Spencer / September 23, 2016

Nirvana Confirms Kurt Cobain Is Still Dead, Not Living in Peru

Today is the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's death, but the latest death hoax conspiracy involves another Gen X icon. Four years ago, Peruvian talent…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2016

Frances Bean Cobain Releases Her First-Ever Musical Recording — on Instagram

Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" is a known millennial classic and reliable karaoke mainstay. Now it has the distinction of being the song chosen for Frances…
Brian Josephs / August 8, 2016

Frances Bean Cobain’s Estranged Husband Says He’s Keeping Kurt’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain's divorce from Isaiah Silva, her husband of 21 months, has taken another turn for the dramatic: According to TMZ, the 31-year-old frontman of the Eeries claims that…
Anna Gaca / July 6, 2016

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
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