Nirvana

Seattle Record Store Discovers Kurt Cobain Royalty Check From 1991

Twenty-eight years after the release of Nirvana's Nevermind, fans are still discovering new secrets left behind in the album's wake. A Seattle record store owner…
Rob Arcand / September 6, 2019

Nirvana’s Live and Loud Concert Is Now Available on YouTube

Any Nirvana fan will tell you that the band's best live moments were among their last as a touring group. The Seattle band's MTV Unplugged set was…
Rob Arcand / August 30, 2019

Ty Dolla $ign Revisits Classic SPIN Covers Featuring Kurt Cobain, Kanye West, and More Artists

Ty Dolla $ign has never made a secret of his influences. Musical heavyweights from across R&B, hip-hop, gospel, and rock have given him a distinct musical lineage and provided…
SPIN Staff / August 6, 2019

Kanye West’s Sunday Service Performs Christian Versions of Nirvana Classics

Kanye West has been using his Sunday Service performances to explore new material, as well as debut covers of music by the likes of No Doubt. The latest iteration of…
Will Gottsegen / July 29, 2019

Nirvana’s Live and Loud Coming to Streaming, Vinyl in August

In 1993, Nirvana followed their infamous MTV Unplugged performance in New York with a lesser-known set at Seattle's Pier 48. The latter performance was incidentally…
Rob Arcand / July 19, 2019

The Strokes: Our 2003 Cover Story, The Rebirth of Cool

This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of SPIN. "Is it okay to let the girls in?" Smoggy asks. The Strokes'
Mark Spitz / July 14, 2019

Kurt Cobain Credited as Co-Writer for New Lil Nas X Song “Panini”

Lil Nas X premiered his new song "Panini" on Zane Lowe's Apple Music Beats 1 show Thursday. The track will sound familiar to Nirvana fans…
Maggie Serota / June 20, 2019

Nirvana’s Bleach Is 30: What’s Your Favorite Song?

Nirvana’s Bleach may not have made much of an impact when it first dropped 30—yes, 30!—years ago on June 15, 1989, initially selling only about…
SPIN Staff / June 15, 2019

Recordings by Nirvana, Janet Jackson, Eminem, Nine Inch Nails, Chuck Berry, and More Destroyed in 2008 Fire

A 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed master tapes and other recordings by a staggering list of artists, according to a new report from…
Maggie Serota / June 11, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

Kurt Cobain’s Sweater From In Utero Photoshoot Goes for $75,000 at Auction

A sweater worn by Kurt Cobain during the last photoshoot before his death went for $75,000 at auction. As Rolling Stone points out, the cardigan…
Rob Arcand / May 19, 2019

Marc Jacobs Denies Ripping Off Nirvana Smiley Face

Marc Jacobs is standing by his smiley face. After being sued for copyright infringement by attorneys representing Nirvana, the fashion designer filed a response on Friday demanding…
Tosten Burks / March 11, 2019

Kurt Cobain’s Reading Festival Hospital Gown Is For Sale

Kurt Cobain's hospital gown from Nirvana's performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is up for auction. Fans with copious amounts of disposable income can bid on this dark…
Tosten Burks / March 7, 2019

Watch Limp Bizkit Cover Nirvana With Marilyn Manson as Billy Corgan Watches

Taylor Swift’s squad has Lorde, Ed Sheeran, and Emma Stone. Limp Bizkit’s squad has Marilyn Manson, Billy Corgan, and Machine Gun Kelly. And during Limp…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / March 6, 2019

Hear an Unearthed 1992 Dave Grohl Demo with Krist Novoselic & Rey Washam Featuring an Early “Scentless Apprentice”

Rey Washam shared an unearthed demo with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic from 1992, when Grohl and Novoselic were in Nirvana. The recording includes an…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / January 17, 2019
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