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Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne Recalls the Night Kurt Cobain Went to Jail for Vandalism

Before Kurt Cobain became a household name thanks to Nirvana, he was a teenage prankster in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington. (Stars, they're just like…
Katherine Turman / February 16, 2021

Eddie Van Halen Guitars, Smashed Kurt Cobain Guitar to Be Auctioned

Two of the late Eddie Van Halen's iconic guitars — his custom-designed, red-and-white-striped, stage-used 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series, and a black-and-white striped Fender Stratocaster-style…
Katherine Turman / October 19, 2020

In Utero Came Out 25 Years Ago Today — Here’s an Amusing Video of College Students Reviewing It at the Time

The third and final Nirvana album, In Utero, turns 25 today — we did an Anniversary piece on it when it turned 20. On this…
James Rettig, Stereogum / September 21, 2018

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Kid Cudi Wears a Floral Dress on SNL in Honor of Kurt Cobain

Kid Cudi quietly paid homage to Kurt Cobain during with his wardrobe choices on Saturday Night Live last night. The rapper played two cuts off his latest…
Katrina Nattress / April 11, 2021

The Lumineers’ Jeremiah Fraites Honors Kurt Cobain With ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ Cover

On the 27th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, the Lumineers co-founder Jeremiah Fraites has shared his take on Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box." It's from Fraites' just-announced…
Anna VanValkenburgh / April 5, 2021

Courtney Love ‘Touched’ by Miley Cyrus’ Cover of Hole’s ‘Doll Parts’

Courtney Love offered her approval for Miley Cyrus' recent cover of Hole’s "Doll Parts," saying she was "touched" by the performance. In the same Instagram…
Katherine Turman / December 8, 2020

Eddie Van Halen’s Iconic Guitars Sell for $422,000 at Legend-Studded Auction

Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstrat" is easily one of the most recognizable instruments in rock history, and Kramer Guitars' early take on the design now belongs…
Josh Chesler / December 2, 2020

Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Guitar Sells for Over $6 Million

Due to the pandemic, it was a smaller than usual group at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, but excitement still crackled through the air as…
Pamela Chelin / June 20, 2020

Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged Guitar to Be Auctioned Off

If you ever wanted to know what it felt to sound like Kurt Cobain, now's your chance. Though it definitely won't be cheap. Cobain's 1959…
Daniel Kohn / May 11, 2020

Looks Like John Travolta Had a Good Time at That Nirvana Reunion Show

When Dave Grohl is hosting a gig, you never know who he's got hidden away backstage. Case in point, John Travolta was apparently hanging out…
Maggie Serota / January 7, 2020

Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Video Hits 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Here we are now ... at one billion views! Nirvana's music video for their hit song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" off the critically acclaimed album…
Anna Chan / December 26, 2019

Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in NY Is 25: The Meat Puppets & Bobcat Goldthwait Take Us Back

As they were exiting their posh New York hotel on the night of November 18, 1993, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselić were…
Chris Harris / November 1, 2019

Dave Grohl and Ringo Starr Share Emotional Discussion About Grieving Kurt Cobain and John Lennon

Dave Grohl and Ringo Starr recently sat down together in a kind of legendary drummer summit for Rolling Stone. The two men became friends in 2013…
Maggie Serota / October 30, 2019

R.E.M. Strip Down Their Kurt Cobain Tribute “Let Me In” With a New Remix

R.E.M. have released a remix of their Kurt Cobain tribute "Let Me In" from the band's 1994 album, Monster. The new version cleans up the original,…
Tosten Burks / October 11, 2019

Kurt Cobain’s Unwashed MTV Unplugged Sweater Just Sold Again at Auction [UPDATE]

Weird rich Nirvana fans will once again have the opportunity to purchase the green sweater that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's iconic 1994 MTV Unplugged…
Tosten Burks / October 9, 2019

Cobain Estate Launches “Kurt Was Here” Clothing Line

Kurt Cobain's estate has launched a new clothing collection called "Kurt Was Here," as a tribute to the late Nirvana frontman. The new pieces draw from Cobain's extensive…
Will Gottsegen / September 9, 2019
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