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Frances Bean Hopes Kurt Cobain Would Be Proud Even if He Didn’t Like Her Music

Red carpet interviews are seldom worth watching a day later, but at the Daily Front Row Fashion Awards on Sunday night (April 8) in Los Angeles, an E!
Anna Gaca / April 10, 2018

Frances Bean Cobain Sings Part of First Original Song on Anniversary of Kurt’s Death

On Instagram last night, Frances Bean Cobain posted a video of herself singing a few lines a capella from what seems to be an in-progress…
Andy Cush / April 5, 2018

Nirvana: The 2004 Cover Story, ‘The Ghost of Saint Kurt’

Romanticized, ripped off, and never quite forgotten, Kurt Cobain still haunts us like no other rock star. But ten years after his controversial suicide, as…
Chris Norris / February 20, 2018

Friend of Kurt Cobain Shares Rare Nirvana Demo Tapes From the ’80s

Tacoma musician John Purkey has posted on YouTube recordings of four early Nirvana demo tapes that he says Kurt Cobain personally gave him. One tape includes Bleach demos recorded during the band's…
Tosten Burks / January 8, 2018

Our December 1992 Cover Story: “Family Values”

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love have weathered a media storm this year, fueled by rumors of the couple's prenatal indulgences. Longtime friend Jonathan Poneman finds…
Jonathan Poneman / December 12, 2017

Finally an Adorable Kurt Cobain Toy

There have been Kurt Cobain toys before, but never ones as adorable as these new figurines of the Nirvana frontman. Funko, the company behind those ubiquitous sci-fi bobbleheads, has…
Brian Josephs / November 7, 2017

Kurt Cobain Memorabilia, Including His Blockbuster Card and a VMA Moonman, Up for Auction

As Stereogum points out, a boatload of intriguing Kurt Cobain collectibles are being auctioned beginning Nov. 4. There's Nirvana tour memorabilia, assorted items related for…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 13, 2017

Frances Bean Cobain Reportedly Makes Over $100k a Month From Her Father’s Estate

Frances Bean Cobain, 24-year-old daughter of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole mastermind Courtney Love, makes over $100,000 per month from her father's estate, according to court…
Andy Cush / September 28, 2017

You Can Now Check Out Some of Kurt Cobain’s Unseen Paintings

We recently caught word that a couple Kurt Cobain paintings would be on display at the Seattle Art Fair this summer, including a couple-never-before-seen works. Now…
Dale Eisinger / August 3, 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

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

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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