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Nirvana

Nirvana in 1993, left to right, Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl
Background information
Origin Aberdeen, Washington, USA
Genre(s) Alternative rock, Grunge
Years active 1987—1994
Label(s) Sub Pop
DGC / Geffen
Associated acts Fecal Matter
Foo Fighters
Flipper
Eyes Adrift
Sweet 75
The Melvins
Website Universal: Nirvana
Members
Kurt Cobain
Krist Novoselic
Dave Grohl
Former members
Aaron Burckhard
Chad Channing
Dale Crover
Jason Everman
Dave Foster
Dan Peters
Pat Smear

Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, with the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up nirvana in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Krist Anthony Novoselić II (born May 16, 1965) is an American rock musician best known as the bassist for Nirvana. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... David Eric Grohl (b. ... Tribute to Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, installed by the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Grunge redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Sub Pop is a record label in Seattle, Washington that achieved fame in the 1990s for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and many other bands from the local Seattle music scene. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Fecal Matter was a heavy rock with punk overtones band from Aberdeen, Washington, and the first band conceived by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. ... This article is about the band. ... Flipper is an influential punk/noise band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979, continuing on in often erratic fashion until the mid-1990s, then reuniting in 2005. ... Eyes Adrift is a rock supergroup consisting of Curt Kirkwood (vocals & guitar, formerly of the Meat Puppets), Krist Novoselic (vocals & bass, formerly of Nirvana) and Bud Gaugh (drums, formerly of Sublime). ... Album cover of Sweet 75s first and only album sweet 75 (1997). ... The Melvins are an American rock band/ metal band that usually perform as a trio. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Krist Anthony Novoselić II (born May 16, 1965) is an American rock musician best known as the bassist for Nirvana. ... David Eric Grohl (b. ... Aaron Burckhard played drums for Nirvana in 1987. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dale Crover Dale Crover is a American rock musician. ... Jason Everman (b. ... Image:Http://www. ... Dan Peters is the drummer for Mudhoney. ... Pat Smear (born Georg Ruthenberg on August 5, 1959), is a U.S. rock guitarist who has been a regular member of several well-known bands, albeit of different subgenres: The Germs, Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Krist Anthony Novoselić II (born May 16, 1965) is an American rock musician best known as the bassist for Nirvana. ... Tribute to Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen, installed by the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee. ... David Eric Grohl (b. ...


With the lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from their 1991 album Nevermind, Nirvana entered into the mainstream, bringing along with it a subgenre of alternative rock called grunge. Other Seattle grunge bands such as Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden also gained popularity, and, as a result, alternative rock became a dominant genre on radio and music television in the United States during the early-to-middle 1990s. As Nirvana's frontman, Kurt Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana the "flagship band" of "Generation X".[1] Cobain was uncomfortable with the attention and placed his focus on the band's music, challenging the band's audience with their third studio album In Utero. Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... For other uses, see Nevermind (disambiguation). ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Grunge redirects here. ... Seattle redirects here. ... This article is about the grunge band. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... For other uses, see Generation X (disambiguation). ... In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 21, 1993 by DGC Records. ...


Nirvana's brief run ended with Cobain's death in April 1994, but the band's popularity continued in the years that followed. More than eight years later, "You Know You're Right", an unfinished demo from the band's final recording session, topped radio playlists around the world. Since their debut, the band has sold over fifty million albums worldwide.[2] You Know Youre Right is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...

Contents

History

Early years

Nirvana in 1989. Front to back: Cobain, Everman, Channing, Novoselic.

Cobain and Novoselic met in 1985. Both were fans of The Melvins, and frequented the band's practice space. After a couple of false starts at forming their own band, the duo recruited drummer Aaron Burckhard, creating the first incarnation of what would eventually become Nirvana. Cobain later described the sound of the band when they first started as "a Gang of Four and Scratch Acid ripoff."[3] Within a few months, Burckhard was fired from the band. He was temporarily replaced by Dale Crover of the Melvins, who played on the band's first demos. Dave Foster then began a brief tenure as the band's drummer. Image File history File links This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ... Image File history File links This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work in the media. ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Jason Everman (b. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Krist Anthony Novoselić II (born May 16, 1965) is an American rock musician best known as the bassist for Nirvana. ... The Melvins are an American rock band/ metal band that usually perform as a trio. ... Aaron Burckhard played drums for Nirvana in 1987. ... Gang of Four is an English post-punk group from Leeds. ... For the bands self-titled EP, see Scratch Acid (EP). ... Dale Crover Dale Crover is a American rock musician. ... Image:Http://www. ...


During its initial months, the band went through a series of names, including Skid Row, Bliss, and Ted Ed Fred. The band finally settled on Nirvana in early 1988, which Cobain said was chosen because "I wanted a name that was kind of beautiful or nice and pretty instead of a mean, raunchy punk rock name like the Angry Samoans."[4] Nirvana played their first show under the name that March. A couple of months later, the band finally settled on a drummer, Chad Channing. Angry Samoans are an early Los Angeles punk band, formed by rock critics Metal Mike Saunders and Gregg Turner along with guitarist Kevin Eric Saunders, bassist Todd Homer, and drummer Billy Vockeroth in August 1978. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Nirvana's first release was the single "Love Buzz/Big Cheese" in 1988 on Seattle independent record label Sub Pop. The following year, the band released its first album, Bleach. To record Bleach, the band turned to noted local producer Jack Endino, who had recorded the band's first studio demos. Bleach was highly influenced by The Melvins, by the heavy dirge-rock of Mudhoney, and by the 70s rock of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Novoselic noted in a 2001 interview with Rolling Stone that the band had played a tape in their van while on tour that had an album by The Smithereens on one side and an album by the black metal band Celtic Frost on the other, and noted that the combination probably played an influence as well.[5] Bleach became a favorite of college radio stations nationally, but gave few hints of where the band would find itself two years later. Love Buzz was the first single released by Nirvana in 1988 on Sub Pop Records. ... Big Cheese is a song by the grunge band, Nirvana and appears on their 1989 debut album Bleach. ... An independent record label is variously described as a record label operating without the funding (or outside the organizations) of the major record labels, and/or a label that subscribes to indie philosophies such as DIY and anti-corporate art. ... Sub Pop is a record label in Seattle, Washington that achieved fame in the 1990s for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and many other bands from the local Seattle music scene. ... Bleach was the debut album by Nirvana, released in June 1989 through Sub Pop. ... Jack Endino is a music producer based in Seattle, USA. Long associated with Seattle label Sub Pop and the grunge movement, Endino worked on seminal albums from bands such as Mudhoney and Soundgarden, but is probably best known for producing the first Nirvana album, Bleach, released in 1989. ... Mudhoney is a grunge band, formed in Seattle in 1988. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... This article is about the magazine. ... The Smithereens are a rock band from Carteret, New Jersey. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... Celtic Frost is an extreme metal band from Zürich, Switzerland, best known for their influence on the thrash, black, doom and death metal genres. ...


The money for the recording sessions for Bleach, listed as $606.17 on the album sleeve, was supplied by Jason Everman. Everman was introduced to Cobain by Dylan Carlson, but had known Channing since the fifth grade. Everman began hanging out with the band, and offered to loan the money to them for the recording.[6] Though Everman did not actually play on the album, he was credited for playing guitar on Bleach because, according to Novoselic, they "wanted to make him feel more at home in the band."[7] After the album was completed, Everman had a brief and contentious stay with the band as a second guitar player, but was fired following their first US tour. Jason Everman (b. ... Earth are an American doom metal band who were pioneers of the minimalistic, bass-heavy, drum-less form of doom sometimes known as drone metal. ...


In a late 1989 interview, Cobain noted that the band's music was changing. He said, "The early songs were really angry [. . . ] But as time goes on the songs are getting poppier and poppier as I get happier and happier. The songs are now about conflicts in relationships, emotional things with other human beings."[8] In April 1990, the band began working with producer Butch Vig at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin on recordings for the follow-up to Bleach.[9] During the sessions, Kurt and Krist became disenchanted with Channing's drumming, and Channing expressed frustration at not being actively involved in songwriting.[10] Not long after the sessions were complete, Channing was gone from the band. After a few weeks with Dale Crover of The Melvins filling in, Nirvana hired Mudhoney drummer Dan Peters, with whom they recorded the song "Sliver". A few weeks later, Buzz Osborne of The Melvins introduced them to Dave Grohl, who was looking for a new band following the sudden break-up of D.C. hardcore punks Scream.[11] Disenchanted with Sub Pop and with the Smart Studios sessions generating interest, Nirvana decided to look for a deal with a major record label.[12] Butch Vig (born Bryan David Vigorson, August 2, 1957 in Viroqua, Wisconsin) is both a record producer and the drummer of the popular rock band Garbage. ... For other uses, see Madison (disambiguation). ... Mudhoney is a grunge band, formed in Seattle in 1988. ... Dan Peters is the drummer for Mudhoney. ... Sliver is a song by the band Nirvana. ... Buzz Osborne (b. ... David Eric Grohl (b. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Hardcore punk, now commonly known as hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... Scream - This Side Up. ...


Breakthrough success

Music sample:

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" Image File history File links NirvanaSmellsLikeTeenSpirit. ...

Sample of "Smells Like Teen Spirit," the first single from the band's breakthrough release Nevermind (1991). The song was a worldwide hit, and its "quiet verses with wobbly, chorused guitar, followed by big, loud hardcore-inspired choruses" became a much-emulated template in alternative rock.[13]

Problems listening to the file? See media help. For other uses, see Nevermind (disambiguation). ... The chorus effect is a condition in the way people perceive nearly the same sound coming from more than one source. ... Hardcore punk, now commonly known as hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ...

Following repeated recommendations by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, Nirvana signed to DGC Records in 1990.[14] The band subsequently began recording its first major label album, Nevermind. They were offered a number of producers to choose from, but ultimately held out for Butch Vig.[15] Rather than recording at Vig's Madison studio as they had in 1990, they shifted to Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California. For two months, the band worked through a variety of songs in their catalog. Some of the songs, including "In Bloom" and "Breed", had been in the band's repertoire for years, while others, including "On a Plain" and "Stay Away", lacked finished lyrics until mid-way through the recording process.[16] After the recording sessions were completed, Vig and the band set out to mix the album. However, the recording sessions had run behind schedule and the resulting mixes were deemed unsatisfactory. Slayer mixer Andy Wallace was brought in to create the final mix. After the album's release members of Nirvana expressed dissatisfaction with the polished sound the mixer had given Nevermind.[17] Sonic Youth is an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1981. ... Gordon in 2005 Kim Althea Gordon (born April 28, 1953, in Rochester, New York), is a musician, vocalist, and artist. ... DGC Records was a subsidiary of Geffen Records, founded by David Geffen on March 20, 1990. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Van Nuys is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles, California. ... Nevermind track listing For the upcoming film, see In Bloom (film). ... Breed is a song by American grunge band Nirvana, and the fourth track from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... On A Plain is a song by the American rock band, Nirvana. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... Andy Wallace is a Grammy Award-winning music studio engineer with a long track record of successful productions, beginning with the early 1980s production of the Run-DMC/Aerosmith collaboration on Walk This Way. Following this breakout success, Wallace went on to work with Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Slayer, Sepultura, Nirvana...


Initially, DGC Records was hoping to sell 250,000 copies of Nevermind, which was the same level they had achieved with Sonic Youth's Goo.[18] However, the album's first single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" quickly gained momentum, thanks in part to significant airplay of the song's music video on MTV. As they toured Europe during late 1991, the band found that the shows were dangerously oversold, that television crews were becoming a constant presence onstage, and that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was almost omnipresent on radio and music television.[19] By Christmas 1991, Nevermind was selling 400,000 copies a week in the US.[20] On January 11, 1992, the album reached number one on the Billboard album charts, replacing Michael Jackson's album Dangerous.[21] The album also topped the charts in numerous countries worldwide.[22] The month Nevermind reached number one, Billboard proclaimed, "Nirvana is that rare band that has everything: critical acclaim, industry respect, pop radio appeal, and a rock-solid college/alternative base."[23] Goo is an album by alternative rock band Sonic Youth, released on June 26, 1990. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Dangerous is an album released by singer-songwriter Michael Jackson in November 1991 which has sold approximately 30 million copies worldwide. ...


In February 1992, following the band's Pacific Rim tour, Cobain married Hole frontwoman Courtney Love in Hawaii. Love gave birth to a daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, the following August. Citing exhaustion, the band decided not to undertake another U.S. tour in support of Nevermind, instead opting to make only a handful of performances later that year.[24] Just days after Frances Bean's birth, Nirvana performed one of its best-known concerts, headlining at the Reading Festival in England. Amid rumors about Cobain's health and the possibility the band might break up, Cobain entered the stage in a wheelchair as a practical joke, then proceeded to get up and join the rest of the band in tearing through an assortment of old and new material.[25] Dave Grohl related in 2005 on the radio program Loveline[26] that the band was genuinely concerned beforehand that the show would be a complete disaster, given all that had happened in the months leading up to the show. Instead, the performance ended up being one of the most memorable of their career. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Courtney Love[1] (born Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9, 1964) is an American rock musician. ... Frances Bean Cobain (born August 18, 1992) is the only child of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love. ... Leeds Festival redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Loveline is a syndicated radio call-in program in the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering medical and relationship advice to listeners, often with the assistance of guests, including actors and members of popular bands. ...

Cobain and Novoselic at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.
Cobain and Novoselic at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

Less than two weeks later, Nirvana performed at the MTV Video Music Awards. During the first rehearsal for the show, Cobain announced that they were going to play a new song during the broadcast, and the band rehearsed "Rape Me". MTV's executives were appalled by the song, and, according to show producer Amy Finnerty, the executives believed that the song was about them. They insisted that the band could not play "Rape Me", even threatening to throw Nirvana off of the show and stop airing their videos entirely. After a series of intense discussions, MTV and Nirvana agreed that the band would play "Lithium", their latest single.[27] When the band began their performance, Cobain strummed and sang the first few bars of "Rape Me", one last jab at MTV's executives, before breaking into "Lithium". Near the end of the song, frustrated that his amp had stopped functioning, Novoselic decided to toss his bass into the air for dramatic effect. He misjudged the landing, and the bass ended up bouncing off his forehead, causing him to stumble off the stage in a daze. As Cobain trashed their equipment, Grohl ran to the mic and began yelling "Hi, Axl!" repeatedly, referring to Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose, with whom the band and Courtney had had a bizarre encounter prior to the show.[28] Image File history File linksMetadata Nirvana_around_1992. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Nirvana_around_1992. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Rape Me is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. ... For the Evanescence song, see Lithium (Evanescence song). ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ...


Nirvana released Incesticide, a collection of rarities and B-sides, in December 1992. Many of Nirvana's radio sessions and unreleased early recordings were starting to circulate via trading circles and illegal bootlegs, so the album served to circumvent the bootleggers. The album contained songs from previously released singles and EPs, including "Sliver" and "Dive", as well as material from the band's sessions for the BBC, including "Been a Son", "Aneurysm", and covers of songs by The Vaselines and Devo. Incesticide is a compilation album of rare songs, b-sides and studio outtakes released by Nirvana on December 14, 1992 in Europe, and December 15, 1992 in the U.S. It was released through Geffen Records. ... Sliver is a song by the band Nirvana. ... Dive is a song by the American rock band, Nirvana. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Been a Son is a song by the American Grunge band Nirvana. ... Aneurysm is a song written by Nirvanas frontman Kurt Cobain. ... The Vaselines were a rock band from Bellshill, Scotland. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ...


In Utero

For 1993's In Utero, the band brought in producer Steve Albini, well-known for his work on the Pixies album Surfer Rosa. As Nevermind had brought in a new audience of listeners who had little or no experience with the alternative, obscure, or experimental bands Nirvana saw as their forebears, bringing in Albini appeared to be a deliberate move on Nirvana's part to give the album a raw, less-polished sound. For example, one song on In Utero featuring long periods of shrill feedback noise was titled, ironically, "Radio Friendly Unit Shifter". (In the industry, a "radio-friendly unit shifter" describes an "ideal" album: one capable of heavy radio play and ultimately selling many copies, or "units".) However, Cobain insisted that Albini's sound was simply the one he had always wanted Nirvana to have: a "natural" recording without layers of studio trickery.[29] The sessions with Albini were productive and notably quick, and the album was recorded and mixed in two weeks for a cost of $25,000 at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.[30] In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 21, 1993 by DGC Records. ... Steve Albini (born July 22, 1962, Pasadena, California) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer and music journalist. ... The Pixies[1] are an American alternative rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1985. ... Surfer Rosa is the Pixies first full-length album, released on March 21, 1988 by 4AD Records. ... Audio feedback (also known as the Larsen effect after the Danish scientist, Søren Larsen, who first discovered its principles) is a special kind of feedback which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example... Radio Friendly Unit Shifter is a song by the American rock band, Nirvana. ... The Pachyderm Recording Studio, located in rural Cannon Falls, Minnesota southeast of the Twin Cities, is one of the most famous recording studios in Minnesota, perhaps second after Princes Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis. ...


Several weeks after the completion of the recording sessions, stories ran in the Chicago Tribune and Newsweek that quoted sources claiming DGC considered the album "unreleasable."[31] As a result, fans began to believe that the band's creative vision might be compromised by their label.[32] While the stories about DGC shelving the album were untrue, the band actually was unhappy with certain aspects of Albini's mixes. Specifically, they thought the bass levels were too low,[33] and Cobain felt that "Heart-Shaped Box" and "All Apologies" did not sound "perfect".[34] Longtime R.E.M. producer Scott Litt was called in to help remix those two songs, with Cobain adding additional instrumentation and backing vocals.[35] // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Heart-Shaped Box is the title of a hit song by the band Nirvana. ... In Utero track listing tourettes (11) All Apologies (12) (Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip) (12 - hidden track, only European pressings) All Apologies is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. ... R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia in 1980 by Bill Berry (drums), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Michael Stipe (vocals). ... Scott Litt is an American record producer who mostly works with artists in the alternative rock genre and is probably best known for producing six R.E.M. albums (Document, 1987; Green, 1988; Out of Time, 1991; Automatic for the People, 1992; Monster, 1994; and New Adventures in Hi-Fi...


In Utero debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart in September 1993.[36] Time's Christopher John Farley wrote in his review of the album, "Despite the fears of some alternative-music fans, Nirvana hasn't gone mainstream, though this potent new album may once again force the mainstream to go Nirvana."[37] However, the album did not achieve the same success as Nevermind. That fall, Nirvana embarked on a US tour, its first major tour of the States since the success of "Smells Like Teen Spirit". For the tour, the band added Pat Smear of the punk rock band The Germs as a second guitarist. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... “TIME” redirects here. ... Christopher John Farley is an American journalist. ... Pat Smear (born Georg Ruthenberg on August 5, 1959), is a U.S. rock guitarist who has been a regular member of several well-known bands, albeit of different subgenres: The Germs, Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The Germs are a punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in the late 1970s. ...


Final months and Cobain's death

In November 1993, Nirvana performed for MTV Unplugged. The band opted to stay away from their most recognizable songs, playing only one of their hits, "Come as You Are". Grohl later related, "We knew we didn't want to do an acoustic version of Teen Spirit. ... That would've been horrendously stupid."[38] The setlist also included a few relatively obscure covers, with members of the Meat Puppets joining the band for covers of three of their songs. While rehearsals for the show had been problematic, MTV Unplugged producer Alex Coletti noted that the actual taping went exceedingly well, with every song performed in one take and with the complete set lasting under an hour, which were both unusual for Unplugged sessions. Following the band's set-ending performance of Lead Belly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", Coletti tried to convince the band to perform an encore. "Kurt said, 'I can't top that last song.' And when he said that, I backed off. 'Cause I knew he was right."[38] The band's performance debuted on MTV on December 14, 1993. MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... For other songs and uses of the phrase, see Come as you are. ... The Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980, in the Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. ... For the film, see Leadbelly (film). ...


In early 1994, the band embarked on a European tour. Following a tour stop at Terminal Eins in Munich, Germany, on March 1, Cobain was diagnosed with bronchitis and severe laryngitis. The next night's show at the same venue was canceled. In Rome, on the morning of March 4, Love found Cobain unconscious and he was rushed to the hospital. The doctor told a press conference that the singer had reacted to a combination of prescription Rohypnol and alcohol. The rest of the tour was canceled, including a planned leg in the UK. For other uses, see Munich (disambiguation). ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi (medium-size airways) in the lungs. ... Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Rohypnol (the trade name of flunitrazepam) is a sedative that was made in the early 1970s by Roche and was used in hospitals only for deep sedation. ... Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ...


In the ensuing weeks, Cobain's heroin addiction resurfaced. An intervention was organized, and Cobain was convinced to check into drug rehabilitation. After less than a week in rehabilitation, Cobain climbed over the wall of the facility and took a plane back to Seattle. A week later, on Friday, April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted shotgun blast to the head at his Seattle home, effectively dissolving Nirvana. For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... Heroin bottle An addiction is a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity, despite harmful consequences to the individuals health, mental state or social life. ... April 8 is the 98th day of the year (99th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Posthumous releases

Several Nirvana albums have been released since Cobain's death. The first came in November 1994 with the release of the band's performance for MTV Unplugged, MTV Unplugged in New York. Two weeks after the release of Unplugged in New York, a video compilation of Nirvana performances, titled Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!, was released. Cobain himself had compiled a significant part of the video, which documented much of the Nevermind tour. The original intention was to release the MTV Unplugged set in a double-disc package, along with a second disc of live electric material to balance the acoustic set. However, for the two surviving band members, sorting through Nirvana recordings so soon after Cobain's passing became too emotionally overwhelming.[39] The live disc, a compilation of Nirvana concert recordings, finally saw release in October 1996, titled From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah. MTV Unplugged in New York is a live album by the American grunge band, Nirvana. ... front cover Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! is a VHS/Laserdisc home video released by the grunge band Nirvana on November 15, 1994. ... From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah is a live compilation album from the American grunge band, Nirvana. ...


In August 1997, online music news website Wall of Sound reported that Grohl and Novoselic were organizing a box set of Nirvana rarities.[40] Four years later, the band's label announced that the box set was complete and would see release in September to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the release of Nevermind. However, shortly before the release date, Love filed an injunction to stop the box set's release and sued Grohl and Novoselic, claiming that Cobain's former band mates were hijacking Nirvana's legacy for their own personal interests. What followed was a protracted legal battle over the ownership of Nirvana's music that lasted for more than a year.[41]


Much of the legal wrangling centered on a single unreleased song, "You Know You're Right", the band's final studio recording. Grohl and Novoselic wanted to include the song on the box set, essentially releasing all of the rarities at one time. Love, however, argued that the song was more important than just a generic "rarity", and should be included on a single-disc greatest hits compilation. After more than a year of often public and sometimes bizarre legal maneuvering, the parties settled, agreeing on the immediate release of the greatest hits package including "You Know You're Right", titled simply Nirvana. In turn, Love agreed to donate cassette demos recorded by Cobain for use on the box set. You Know Youre Right is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. ... Nirvana is a best-of compilation album from the American grunge band, Nirvana. ...


The compilation album, Nirvana, was released on October 29, 2002. On top of "You Know You're Right", the album contained hit singles from their three studio albums as well as several alternate mixes and recordings of familiar Nirvana songs. The box set, With the Lights Out, was finally released in November 2004. The release contained a vast array of early Cobain demos, rough rehearsal recordings, and live tracks recorded throughout the band's history. A best-of-the-box compilation titled Sliver: The Best of the Box was released in late 2005. The CD compiled nineteen tracks from the box set plus three previously unreleased tracks, including a version of the song "Spank Thru" from the 1985 Fecal Matter demo tape. In a 2002 interview with Jim DeRogatis, Love described the countless rehearsal tapes, demos, and bedroom recordings that were left behind after Cobain's death.[42] Whether anything from the remaining archive will ever see release remains to be seen. Nirvana is a best-of compilation album from the American grunge band, Nirvana. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... With the Lights Out is a box set, containing 3 CDs and 1 DVD, from the American grunge band, Nirvana. ... Fecal Matter was a heavy rock with punk overtones band from Aberdeen, Washington, and the first band conceived by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. ... Jim DeRogatis (born 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a U.S. music critic. ...


In April 2006, Love announced that she had arranged to sell twenty-five percent of her stake in the Nirvana song catalog in a deal estimated at $50 million. The share of Nirvana's publishing was purchased by Primary Wave Music, which was founded by Larry Mestel, a former CEO of Virgin Records. As Love controlled ninety-seven percent of Nirvana's catalog, the deal meant that Mestel had a significantly larger stake than Novoselic and Grohl combined. In an accompanying statement, Love sought to assure Nirvana's fanbase that the music would not simply be licensed to the highest bidder, noting, "We are going to remain very tasteful and true to the spirit of Nirvana while taking the music to places it has never been before."[43] Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ...


Post-Nirvana

In the years following Nirvana's disbanding, both surviving members remained musically active. Not long after Cobain's death, Grohl recorded a series of demos that eventually became the debut album for the Foo Fighters. The Foo Fighters became Grohl's main project, releasing several commercially successful records over the next decade. The Foo Fighters' 2005 album In Your Honor featured a song called "Friend of a Friend", which Grohl wrote in 1990 about his first encounters with Cobain and Novoselic. Foo Fighters is the Foo Fighters debut album. ... This article is about the band. ... Singles from In Your Honor Released: May 30, 2005 Released: September 5, 2005 Released: November 22, 2005 Released: March 13, 2006 Released: September 18, 2006 In Your Honor is the fifth album by Foo Fighters, first released on June 13, 2005 internationally (as In Your Honour in the UK) and... Friend of a Friend is an acoustic song by the Foo Fighters, featured on their 2005 album In Your Honor. ...


Beyond the Foo Fighters, Grohl also drummed for numerous bands, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Mike Watt, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D, and Nine Inch Nails. He also recorded an album of metal songs featuring many of his favorite early-80s metal singers under the name Probot. Tom Petty Thomas Earl Petty (born October 20, 1953 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American musician. ... Michael David Watt (born December 20, 1957 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is a bass guitarist, singer and songwriter, best-known for co-founding the punk rock bands The Minutemen and fIREHOSE; as of 2003, he is also the bassist for the reunited Iggy Pop & The Stooges. ... This article is about the American rock band. ... This article is about the band. ... Nine Inch Nails (abbreviated as NIN) is an American industrial rock band, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Probot (portmanteau: probe + robot) is a musical project masterminded by Dave Grohl. ...


After the end of Nirvana, Novoselic formed Sweet 75. Later, he founded Eyes Adrift with Curt Kirkwood (formerly of the Meat Puppets) and Bud Gaugh (formerly of Sublime). He also performed in a one-off band called the No WTO Combo with Kim Thayil of Soundgarden and Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys that coincided with the WTO Meeting of 1999. In December 2006, Novoselic replaced bass player Bruno DeSmartas in the band Flipper for a UK/Ireland tour and several US shows.[44] The band added "Scentless Apprentice" to their setlist, a song they had previously covered (minus Novoselic) on the 2000 Nirvana tribute album Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute to Nirvana. Album cover of Sweet 75s first and only album sweet 75 (1997). ... Eyes Adrift is a rock supergroup consisting of Curt Kirkwood (vocals & guitar, formerly of the Meat Puppets), Krist Novoselic (vocals & bass, formerly of Nirvana) and Bud Gaugh (drums, formerly of Sublime). ... Curt Kirkwood (born January 10, 1959) is an American musician, who sings and plays guitar. ... The Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980, in the Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona. ... Floyd Bud Gaugh (born October 2, 1967) is a rock music drummer who played in the bands Sublime (1988-1996), Long Beach Dub Allstars (1997-2002) and Eyes Adrift (2002-2003). ... Sublime was a American band that originated in Long Beach, California. ... The No WTO Combo was a short-lived punk rock band started by Jello Biafra, formerly of the Dead Kennedys. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Eric Reed Boucher (born June 17, 1958) is more widely known by the stage name Jello Biafra. ... The Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk band from San Francisco, California. ... {{Infobox Military Conflict |conflict=Battle of Seattle |date=November 30, 1999 |place=Seattle, Washington |result=WTO meetings delayed, $20,000,000 in damage |combatant1=Protesters, Rioters, Anarchists |combatant2=King County Sheriffs Office, Seattle Police Department |commander1= none |commander2=[[= Chief Norm Stamper |strength1=42,000+ |strength2=unknown}} A Rainforest Action... Look up flipper in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Scentless Apprentice is a song by the American rock band, Nirvana. ...


Novoselic also became a political activist, founding the political action committee JAMPAC to push musicians' rights. In 2004, he released a book titled Of Grunge and Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy, which covered his musical past as well as his political endeavors. During the 2004 Presidential campaign, Grohl and Novoselic appeared on stage together in support of John Kerry. Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action or inaction to bring about social or political change. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...


Band members

Band members

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ... Krist Anthony Novoselić II (born May 16, 1965) is an American rock musician best known as the bassist for Nirvana. ... David Eric Grohl (b. ...

Prior members

Aaron Burckhard played drums for Nirvana in 1987. ... Dale Crover Dale Crover is a American rock musician. ... Image:Http://www. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jason Everman (b. ... Dan Peters is the drummer for Mudhoney. ...

Touring members

Pat Smear (born Georg Ruthenberg on August 5, 1959), is a U.S. rock guitarist who has been a regular member of several well-known bands, albeit of different subgenres: The Germs, Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. ... Lori Goldston is an American musician. ... Melora Creager (born March 25, 1966) is an American cellist and singer-songwriter. ...

Discography

Main article: Nirvana discography

Studio albums

Live albums

Compilations

Singles

Nirvana performing at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards. ... Bleach was the debut album by Nirvana, released in June 1989 through Sub Pop. ... For other uses, see Nevermind (disambiguation). ... In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American grunge band Nirvana, released on September 21, 1993 by DGC Records. ... MTV Unplugged in New York is a live album by the American grunge band, Nirvana. ... From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah is a live compilation album from the American grunge band, Nirvana. ... Incesticide is a compilation album of rare songs, b-sides and studio outtakes released by Nirvana on December 14, 1992 in Europe, and December 15, 1992 in the U.S. It was released through Geffen Records. ... Nirvana is a best-of compilation album from the American grunge band, Nirvana. ... With the Lights Out is a box set, containing 3 CDs and 1 DVD, from the American grunge band, Nirvana. ... Love Buzz was the first single released by Nirvana in 1988 on Sub Pop Records. ... Sliver is a song by the band Nirvana. ... Nevermind track listing Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band Nirvana, and the opening track and lead single from the bands 1991 breakthrough album Nevermind. ... For other songs and uses of the phrase, see Come as you are. ... For the Evanescence song, see Lithium (Evanescence song). ... Nevermind track listing For the upcoming film, see In Bloom (film). ... In Utero track listing Scentless Apprentice (2) Heart-Shaped Box (3) Rape Me (4) Heart-Shaped Box is a song by the American Grunge band Nirvana. ... In Utero track listing tourettes (11) All Apologies (12) (Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip) (12 - hidden track, only European pressings) All Apologies is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. ... Rape Me is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana. ... This article is about the Nirvana song; for the herb, see Pennyroyal. ... About a Girl is a song by the American grunge band, Nirvana. ...

See also

1991: The Year Punk Broke was a 1992 documentary directed by Dave Markey showcasing a late 1991 European tour of a number of punk and punk-inspired bands. ... Journals is a collection of writings and drawings done by Kurt Cobain, lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana, from the late 1980s until his death in 1994. ... This is a list of alternative rock artists. ... Electrosect Jimi Hendrix Kinoko Lusine Nirvana Pearl Jam Soundgarden Alice In Chains Sir Mix-A-Lot Screaming Trees Mudhoney Modest Mouse Mother Love Bone MxPx Queensryche Sunny Day Real Estate The Presidents of the United States of America Ben Harper Foo Fighters Death Cab For Cutie The Postal Service Harvey... This is the list of best selling music artists (including groups) worldwide, alltime. ... The worlds best-selling album cannot be listed officially, since there is no international body to count global record sales. ... Hype! soundtrack album cover Hype! is a documentary directed by Doug Pray about the popularity of grunge music in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. ... Seattle redirects here. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Azerrad, Michael. "Inside the Heart and Mind of Nirvana." Rolling Stone. April 16, 1992.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Mark. "Nirvana Tops 50 Million Mark In Worldwide Sales, 'Journals' Number One". Yahoo! Music. November 17, 2002. Retrieved August 18, 2007.
  3. ^ Azerrad, Michael. Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana. Doubleday, 1994. ISBN 0-385-47199-8, p. 294
  4. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 62
  5. ^ Fricke, David. "Krist Novoselic". Rolling Stone. September 13, 2001.
  6. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 91
  7. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 91–2
  8. ^ Robb, John. "White Heat." Sounds. October 21, 1989
  9. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 137
  10. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 138
  11. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 151
  12. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 136–37
  13. ^ di Perna, Alan. "Brave Noise—The History of Alternative Rock Guitar." Guitar World. December 1995.
  14. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 162
  15. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 164–65
  16. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 176–77
  17. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 179–80
  18. ^ Wice, Nathaniel. "How Nirvana Made It". Spin. April 1992.
  19. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 203
  20. ^ Lyons, James. Selling Seattle: Representing Contemporary Urban America. Wallflower, 2004. ISBN 1-903354-96-5, p. 120
  21. ^ "The Billboard 200". Billboard. January 11, 1992.
  22. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 239
  23. ^ "Nirvana Achieves Chart Perfection!" Billboard. January 25, 1992.
  24. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 256
  25. ^ Azerrad, Michael. "Performance: The Reading Festival." Rolling Stone. October 29, 1992.
  26. ^ Loveline Archive
  27. ^ Cross, Charles. Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain. Hyperion, 2001. ISBN 0-7868-8402-9
  28. ^ Azerrad, 1993. p. 279: Cobain's version of the story was that Courtney had jokingly asked Rose to be the godfather of Frances Bean. Rose responded by telling Cobain to "shut up his bitch". Cobain turned to Courtney and said, "Shut up, bitch!" eliciting laughter from the Nirvana entourage.
  29. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 317
  30. ^ DeRogatis, Jim. Milk It!: Collected Musings on the Alternative Music Explosion of the 90's. Cambridge: Da Capo, 2003. ISBN 0-306-81271-1, p. 4
  31. ^ DeRogatis, 2003. p. 17
  32. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 332
  33. ^ Fricke, David. "Kurt Cobain: The Rolling Stone Interview." Rolling Stone. January 27, 1994.
  34. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 336–37
  35. ^ Azerrad, 1994. p. 338
  36. ^ "In Numero Uno." Entertainment Weekly. October 8, 1993.
  37. ^ Farley, Christopher John. "To The End Of Grunge." Time. September 20, 1993.
  38. ^ a b Di Perna, Alan. "Behind Unplugged". Guitar World. March 1995.
  39. ^ Ali, Lorraine. "One Last Blast". Rolling Stone. October 17, 1996.
  40. ^ Graff, Gary. "Nirvana Box Set Coming Someday". Wall of Sound. August 28, 1997.
  41. ^ Heath, Chris. "The Nirvana Wars: Who Owns Kurt Cobain?". Rolling Stone. June 6, 2002.
  42. ^ DeRogatis, Jim. "A Piece of Kurt Cobain". Chicago Sun-Times. March 10, 2002.
  43. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer. "Courtney Love Sells Substantial Share Of Nirvana Publishing Rights". MTVNews.com. April 13, 2006. Retrieved September 5, 2007
  44. ^ Jasmin, Ernest. "Krist Novoselic to play with Flipper". TheNewsTribune.com. September 25, 2006.

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