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Nirvana sued over thirty-year-old t-shirt design featuring a 1949 illustration

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


Nirvana sued over t-shirt artwork dating back to 1989

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


Dave Grohl to Publish a Memoir, ‘The Storyteller’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has announced he has a memoir, “The Storyteller,” on the way, set to be released in October. Published by Dey Street Books — a HarperCollins imprint — and out Oct. 5, the book is described as a celebration of music and a collection of life stories from the legendary rocker. […]
Tags: News, Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Nirvana, Dey Street Books


Dave Grohl to publish memoir, The Storyteller

First autobiography from Foo Fighters and Nirvana musician will chart ‘all the experiences I’ve had in my life – incredible, difficult, funny and emotional’Dave Grohl has announced the publication of his first memoir, entitled The Storyteller.The Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer wrote the book during the pandemic when his band were unable to tour, and after he began posting short stories from his career on Instagram. “I soon found that the reward I felt every time I posted a story was t...
Tags: Books, Music, Instagram, Foo Fighters, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Dave Grohl, Autobiography and memoir, Nirvana, Grohl


Did Kurt Cobain fake his death and re-invent himself as Rivers Cuomo? Producer Rick Rubin asks Rivers Cuomo.

There have been a lot of different conspiracy theories about Kurt Cobain in the nearly-30 years since his unfortunate death by suicide. But a new one that I just learned about is Kurt actually faked his death and re-invented himself under a new name: Rivers Cuomo, the frontman of Weezer. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Music, News, Music Industry, Conspiracy Theories, Nirvana, Conspiracy Theory, Kurt Cobain, Cuomo, Songwriting, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Kurt, Rick Rubin, Singer-songwriters, Broken Record


Dave Grohl's teenage obsessions: 'I learned drums by arranging pillows on my floor'

Ahead of the 10th Foo Fighters album, their frontman recalls the music and scenes that made him – from punk gigs in Chicago to sleeping on floors in Italian squatsBefore I was a teenager, I started playing music in my bedroom by myself. I fell in love with the Beatles, then began to discover classic rock. I went from Kiss to Rush to AC/DC, but in 1983 I discovered punk rock music through a cousin in Chicago. My world turned upside down. My favourite bands were Bad Brains and Naked Raygun; I list...
Tags: Music, Foo Fighters, Chicago, Culture, Pop and rock, Punk, Washington Dc, Indie, Dave Grohl, Nirvana, Grohl, Dead Kennedys, Springfield Virginia


Watch this guitarist rock 71 Nirvana riffs in 5 minutes

Kurt Cobain did not lack for catchy riffs. From yourautnstripe: Nirvana is the reason I have decided to pick up guitar back in middle school and since then I absolutely loved playing and singing their songs. This cover is not perfect, but it was quite difficult to play everything in one video since the tempo is very different. — Read the rest
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The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we'd like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I'd write a Number … More »
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The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we'd like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I'd write a Number … More »
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Nirvana’s “Something In The Way” Soundtracks First The Batman Trailer

The first trailer for The Batman is here and, in true movie trailer trend fashion, it features a moody reworking of a recognizable song. In this case, its of Nirvana's Nevermind closing track "Something In The Way," which is mashed together with Michael Giacchino's score for the movie. More »
Tags: Music, News, Robert Pattinson, Nirvana, Michael Giacchino, Matt Reeves


Nirvana's "Come As You Are," the swing version

"I turned Nirvana's "Come As You Are" into an old-fashioned swing tune and now I hate myself," writes the creator. Don't beat yourself up too much; old-timey Nirvana is kinda catchy!
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Nirvana playing 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' one week before it was released (1991)

Nirvana's breakthrough album Nevermind was released September 24, 1991. Just a week earlier, on September 16, the band played a 45-minute set at Beehive Records in Seattle. Lines to get in went around the block. According to the biography Heavier than Heaven, it was the first time Kurt Cobain realized that the band was rising in popularity, and that fame was at his doorstep: Two days later, Nirvana held an “in-store” at Beehive Records. DGC expected about 50 patrons, but when over 200 kids w...
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As Foo Fighters’ Debut Album Turns 25, a Look Back at the Band’s First Recording Sessions

A few months after Kurt Cobain’s death in April 1994, Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl called his longtime friend, musician and producer Barrett Jones: Grohl wanted studio time. What transpired was a five-day session manned by Grohl and Jones at Seattle’s Robert Lang Studios which yielded, note for note — with only final mixes finished later […]
Tags: News, Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl, Seattle, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Jones, Grohl, Barrett Jones, Robert Lang Studios


Watch James Blake Cover Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”

James Blake is well-equipped for the art of the quarantine livestream with his simple boy-and-his-piano setup, and he's been popping up over the last few months to deliver quite a few performances. He's been covering a lot of different songs during these performances. So far, he's done Radiohead, Ray Charles and … More »
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Kurt Cobain ‘MTV Unplugged in New York’ guitar sells for $6m

Nirvana frontman’s 1959 Martin D-18E sold to Australian who will put it on tour, with proceeds going to help struggling artists The guitar used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during the band’s famous MTV Unplugged in New York concert has sold for more than $6m (£4.8m) at auction.The 1959 Martin D-18E featured in the grunge group’s performance in November 1993, five months before Cobain’s death aged 27. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, New York, US news, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Martin, MTV Unplugged, Cobain


Kurt Cobain’s Guitar From ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sold for Record $6 Million at Auction

The guitar Kurt Cobain played during Nirvana’s legendary 1993 “MTV Unplugged” session sold for a pretty penny on Saturday at an auction in Los Angeles. Cobain’s 1959 Martin D-18E, which was originally purchased by the Nirvana singer at L.A.’s Voltage Guitars, went for a total of $6.01 million, breaking the record for the most expensive […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Martin, MTV Unplugged, Cobain, Julien's Auction


Kurt Cobain’s Unplugged Guitar Is Up For Auction Today

The green cardigan that Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's iconic MTV Unplugged concert in 1993 sold for a record $334,000 at auction last year. (It also went under the hammer in 2015, when it sold for a mere $140,800.) And now the guitar that Cobain played in that same concert is … More »
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Stream Thou’s Surprise Nirvana Covers Album Blessings Of The Highest Order

Nirvana fucking ruled. Krist Novoselic might be out here definding Trump these days, but 30 years ago, he was in a good band. Louisiana sludge-metal warriors Thou have always known this. Over the years, Thou have released a whole lot of Nirvana covers. Sometimes, those covers have been relatively easy to find, as … More »
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Krist Novoselic Commended Trump’s “Law And Order” Speech

Well, this is rough. In a speech on Monday, Donald Trump called himself "your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters." He also talked about making an overwhelming show of military force against protesters: "As we speak, I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Donald Trump, Nirvana, Krist Novoselic, George Floyd, Krist Novoselic Commended Trump


Cameron Crowe Says He Hid Nirvana’s “You Know You’re Right” In Vanilla Sky A Year Before It Was Released

Cameron Crowe's 2001 thriller Vanilla Sky has a reputation for being...divisive. (Incoherent, some might say.) It also turned to be weirdly prescient. In its opening scene, Radiohead's "Everything In Its Right Place" plays as Tom Cruise finds himself in an empty Times Square -- a sight that is unfortunately familiar now … More »
Tags: Music, News, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Tom Cruise, Nirvana, Cameron Crowe, Times Square, Vanilla Sky


It’s the End of the World Famous KROQ as We Know It

A funny thing happened the week of March 8. Iconic Los Angeles radio station KROQ, long known for showcasing the top names in alternative rock, programmed a pop hit, Post Malone’s “Circles,” into power rotation. On March 1, the song hadn’t registered a single spin. Seven days later, it had 32 plays. By the end […]
Tags: News, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Green Day, Iheartradio, Post Malone, CBS Radio, Malone, KROQ, Entercom, Sublime, Kevin and Bean, Iconic Los Angeles


Watch Weezer's Rivers Cuomo piano cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped box"

Island in the Zoom is Weezer singer/guitarist Rivers Cuomo's online hangout during the COVID-19 lockdown. Above is his Saturday piano performance of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box."
Tags: Video, Music, News, Covers, Nirvana, Cuomo, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo, Cover Songs, Hey! Wait


Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” On Zoom

Rivers Cuomo is no stranger to covers. As you might recall, one of Weezer's biggest moments of mainstream attention in recent years came from their cover of Toto's "Africa," which was then followed by a full Weezer covers album. The man loves playing other people's songs in plenty of other contexts, too, like … More »
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Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar up for $1m auction

Nirvana frontman used 1959 Martin D-18E at New York gig five months before his deathThe guitar used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during the band’s famous MTV Unplugged in New York concert is going under the hammer, with a starting estimate of $1m (£810,000).The 1959 Martin D-18E featured in the grunge group’s performance in November 1993, five months before Cobain’s death at the age of 27. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, New York, Media, Culture, Mtv, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Martin, MTV Unplugged, Cobain


Bully – “About A Girl” (Nirvana Cover) & “Turn To Hate” (Orville Peck Cover)

Bully have joined the onslaught of indie artists releasing new music today as Bandcamp waives its share of the purchase price. Like former Priests singer Katie Alice Greer, Alicia Bognanno has chosen to release a pair of covers. Bognanno opted for songs originally released by Sub Pop, Bully's current label home. More »
Tags: Music, Bully, Nirvana, Bandcamp, Bognanno, Orville Peck, Katie Alice Greer Alicia Bognanno


Dave Grohl Describes The Time David Bowie Passed On Collaborating With Him On A Comic Book Movie Soundtrack

When not pursuing heartwarming and/or insufferable media opportunities, Dave Grohl has been spending his time in quarantine posting stories on Instagram and Medium. Today the Foo Fighters leader has shared a lengthy anecdote in which the late David Bowie tells him to fuck off. More »
Tags: Music, News, Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Dave Grohl, Nirvana, Tony Visconti


Post Malone Delivers Reverent Nirvana Tribute, Teases New Album During Livestream (Watch)

Using his popularity for good, Post Malone treated fans to a 75-minute-long livestream of Nirvana covers and used the performance as an opportunity to raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO. Joined on bass by Brian Lee and Nick Mack on guitar and (playing from Post’s house in Salt Lake City), and […]
Tags: Post, News, Youtube, Salt Lake City, Nirvana, Solidarity, Post Malone, Travis Barker, Malone, Brian Lee, Nick Mack


Watch Post Malone’s Nirvana Tribute Livestream

Despite his position at the intersection of mainstream rap and pop, Post Malone has made no secret of his abiding love for rock music, and Nirvana is high on his list of favorites. "All Apologies" is among the songs Posty has covered while brandishing his trusty acoustic guitar, a list that also includes … More »
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