In October 1989, Sub Pop upstarts Mudhoney undertook a tour of Europe with labelmates Tad and a then relatively unknown Nirvana in tow — a new eBook captures photos from this landmark journey.

1. Kurt Cobain, Rome

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In October 1989, Sub Pop records upstarts Mudhoney undertook a tour of Europe with labelmates Tad and a then relatively unknown Nirvana in tow. Label co-founder Bruce Pavitt tagged along to document grunge's first foray across the Atlantic, photographing the bands onstage and off. The best of his intimate shots are collected in the new eBook Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989, available on Apple's iBookstore. We've got a sampling of images from the book for you, starting with this one, of Kurt Cobain in Rome on the second tour of the tour, the morning after Nirvana played the city's Piper Club.

Don't miss our Pavitt Q&A, 'Experiencing Nirvana': Sub Pop Co-Founder Revisits Defining 1989 Tour.

2. Kurt Cobain, Rome

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In October 1989, Sub Pop records upstarts Mudhoney undertook a tour of Europe with labelmates Tad and a then relatively unknown Nirvana in tow. Label co-founder Bruce Pavitt tagged along to document grunge's first foray across the Atlantic, photographing the bands onstage and off. The best of his intimate shots are collected in the new eBook Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989, available on Apple's iBookstore. We've got a sampling of images from the book for you, starting with this one, of Kurt Cobain in Rome on the second tour of the tour, the morning after Nirvana played the city's Piper Club.

Don't miss our Pavitt Q&A, 'Experiencing Nirvana': Sub Pop Co-Founder Revisits Defining 1989 Tour.

3. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic, London

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The band playing London's Astoria Theatre as part of the Lame Fest.

4. Kurt Cobain, Rome

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Kurt waving at photographer Bruce Pavitt, prior to the tour's show at Rome's Piper Club.

5. Kurt Cobain, London

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Kurt signs for fans at London's famed Rough Trade Records store.

6. Kurt Cobain and Tad Doyle, Rome

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Nirvana had (very) temporarily decided to break up after the band's show at Rome's Piper Club. Here, Tad frontman Tad Doyle tries to console a frustrated Cobain.

7. Mudhoney, Portsmouth, England

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The tour headliners in all their raging glory at a college show at Portsmouth Polytechnic.

8. Bruce Pavitt, Rome

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A portrait of the book's creator and Sub Pop co-founder, taken in front of the Roman Colosseum early on in the tour.