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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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Dave Grohl Recalls Nirvana’s Low Expectations for Nevermind

As Nevermind approaches its 30th anniversary, Dave Grohl looks back to when the now-iconic LP came out, admitting that Nirvana had fairly low expectations for the…
Anna VanValkenburgh / June 15, 2021

Kurt Cobain Self-Portrait Caricature Sold for $281,250 at Music Icons Auction

A caricature drawing of Kurt Cobain, done by the icon himself, brought in $281,250 at Julien's Auctions Music Icons sale. The sale price was 28…
Anna VanValkenburgh / June 14, 2021

Van Morrison and Eric Clapton Are At It Again in ‘The Rebels’

Van Morrison and Eric Clapton joined forces again for "The Rebels," a duet of "Where Have All the Rebels Gone" from Morrison's new album Latest…
Katherine Turman / June 11, 2021

To Live and Die in L.A.: Our 1996 Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the April 1996 issue of SPIN. "Los Angeles is my favorite city in the world!" declares super foxy Red…
Ann Magnuson / June 6, 2021

Someone Spent $14,145 on 6 Strands of Kurt Cobain’s Hair

In the category of "gross stories we kind of hoped we'd never have to think of again," Kurt Cobain's hair that was recently put up…
Josh Chesler / May 17, 2021

Kurt Cobain’s Death Was Apparently Looked Into by the FBI

Kurt Cobain is many things...but the subject of an FBI file? Yep, you read correctly. As Rolling Stone pointed out, the FBI recently released its archived records…
Daniel Kohn / May 7, 2021

You Can Buy Six Strands of Kurt Cobain’s Hair at a Music Auction If You’re Into That Sort of Thing

If you're a rich person who's been wondering when you'd finally be able to show off your wealth by purchasing locks of Kurt Cobain's hair,…
Josh Chesler / May 6, 2021

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
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