In Utero Came Out 25 Years Ago Today — Here’s An Amusing Video Of College Students Reviewing It At The Time

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The third and final Nirvana album, In Utero, turns 25 today — we did an Anniversary piece on it when it turned 20. On this occasion, let us revisit this MTV News segment from when the album was released in which the network got students at St. Johns University to give their thoughts … More »

Watch Trombone Shorty Cover Nirvana’s “In Bloom” With Dave Grohl

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On Saturday, Dave Grohl made an unexpected appearance at Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown festival in Los Angeles, where Grohl and Trombone Shorty joined forces to cover Nirvana’s “In Bloom.” As Alternative Nation points out, this is the second time Grohl has performed “In Bloom” since Nirvana broke up in 1994 following Kurt Cobain’s … More »

Krist Novoselic’s Band Opens For Dave Grohl’s Band In Seattle

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Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, & Pat SmearBefore Dave Grohl attained rock stardom as the frontman of Foo Fighters, he attained rock stardom as the drummer for Nirvana. Foo Fighters guitarist Pat Smear also played in Nirvana for a while, and last night, they reunited with their old bandmate, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, during a Foo Fighters show at Seattle’s Safeco Field. More »

8 Memorable Devo Covers To Celebrate Today’s 40th Anniversary Of Their Debut

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Devo - Are We Not Men?Forty years ago today, Devo released their historic debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!. Here’s an incomplete list of albums that appeared in the Billboard top 20 in August 1978, the same month Devo brought that polarizing LP into a perpetually unprepared world: Pablo Cruise’s Worlds Away, the Moody Blues’ Octave, … More »

30 Essential Grunge Songs

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Essential-Grunge-PlaylistYou can choose all sorts of genesis points when you look back at a moment as era-defining and yet difficult to clarify as grunge. One route might be to focus on the movement’s mainstream insurgence in the early ’90s, to locate the true beginning of grunge as when it arrived and subsequently stormed the charts … More »

The Cars’ Perfect Debut Album Turns 40 Today: 9 Great Covers

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The Cars 1978 album“The debut album that plays like a Greatest Hits album” is an old rock-journo cliché, but sometimes that’s what you have to go for — and damn, the Cars’ debut album qualifies better than just about any major release of the late ’70s. Only three singles were officially released, but every one of its nine … More »

Iconic Kurt Cobain Guitar Goes To Frances Bean’s Ex After 2-Year Legal Battle

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The iconic 1959 Martin D-18E guitar that Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged has been at the center of a two-year legal battle as a result of Frances Bean Cobain’s divorce from Isaiah Silva. The former couple officially divorced last November, but they only just recently reached a property settlement agreement and part of … More »

Midoca Covers A Nirvana Deep Cut

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Midoca dropped Something In The Way yesterday April 12. Yesterday was my 41st birthday and you may ask why is that of any relevance to this; I will tell you. Something In The Way is a remix of a Nirvana song and unless you are my age, and yes I feel downright geriatric saying this

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Frances Bean Cobain Shares An Original Song On The Anniversary Of Her Father’s Death

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Back in February, on what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 51st birthday, his widow Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean posted tributes to the late Nirvana frontman. Now, on the 24th anniversary of Cobain’s death, Frances Bean has previewed an original song. More »

Gotcha Covered: White Light/White Heat

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Weird: The Velvet Underground’s second album doesn’t feel 50 years old. Granted, Lou Reed and Sterling Morrison are no longer with us, Mo Tucker went tea party, and John Cale… well, he’s a still-active 75. But aside from the fact that guitar-bass-drums rock bands aren’t the default for experimental pop music anymore (if they ever … More »