Contact Us

Nirvana

Seattle rockers Nirvana became the reluctant poster children for the 1990s grunge revolution, and paid a dear price for it. Founded in the late ‘80s by Aberdeen, Washington high school friends Kurt Cobain (vocals/guitar) and Krist Novoselic, Nirvana steadily honed their craft until signing to Seattle independent record label, Sub Pop. With drummer Chad Channing in tow, the group recorded its debut album, ‘Bleach,’ and released it to modest indie buzz in 1989, eventually landing on the radar of major Geffen Records, which agreed to release their next album. But absolutely no one (least of all Cobain, Novoselic and new drummer Dave Grohl) was prepared for the unprecedented global phenomenon that was 1991’s ‘Nevermind,’ which tipped the pop music world on its head, sold over 30 million copies, and turned the band into stadium-filling headliners. The pressures associated with this incredible success had already taken a toll on Cobain (along with drug abuse and other issues) by the September 1993 release of Nirvana’s third album, ‘In Utero’; but the band nevertheless soldiered out on tour, with their lineup augmented by second guitarist Pat Smear (of the Germs). Then, on March 6, 1994, Cobain suffered a drug overdose in Rome and all subsequent dates were canceled so he could return to America and check into rehab. Barely one month later, on April 8, Cobain was found dead in his Seattle mansion, the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, thus bringing an end to Nirvana. In the aftermath, Novoselic eventually decided to leave music to pursue other interests, while Grohl reinvented himself for continued stardom as the frontman of Foo Fighters.

Selected Discography: ‘Bleach’ (1989), ‘Nevermind’ (1991), ‘In Utero’ (1993) Related Artists: Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear Further Reading: 10 Best Nirvana Songs

Nirvana’s ‘Come as You Are’ Covered by Evan Peters on ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’

Kurt Cobain / Evan Peters
Frank Micelotta / Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Evan Peters, who plays the character of 'Lobster Boy' Jimmy Darling, sang a haunting version of Nirvana's 'Come as You Are.'

Read More

Filed Under: Category: News, Rock, Songs

Dave Grohl Reveals New Foo Fighters Song ‘Subterranean’ Was Inspired by Nirvana’s Demise

Dave Grohl
Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

In a new interview, frontman Dave Grohl reveals the new song 'Subterranean' was inspired by the end of Nirvana.

Read More

Filed Under: , , Category: News, Rock, Songs

Seether’s Shaun Morgan Expresses Desire to Perform With Surviving Nirvana Members

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

The Nirvana project has been dormant, but Seether frontman Shaun Morgan has shared his desire to collaborate with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.

Read More

Filed Under: , , Category: News, Rock, Videos

Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Welcomes Third Daughter, Loses His Father

Dave Grohl
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

This month has brought both wonderful and tragic events to Dave Grohl and his family.

Read More

Filed Under: , , Category: News, Rock

Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Gets Transformed Into a Symphonic Masterpiece

Aston
Facebook

Nirvana’s biggest hit ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ has been covered by many artists but it’s never been heard quite like this symphonic version.

Read More

Filed Under: Category: News, Rock, Videos

Courtney Love Reveals She Lost $27 Million in ‘Nirvana Money’

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Kurt Cobain's widow admits to squandering away a lot of the money she's made from her share of the Nirvana fortune.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: News, Rock

Former Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Up for Playing With Surviving Members

Nirvana
Charles Peterson, Sub Pop Records

Former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing says that he would accept if the surviving members of the band ever wanted to play together again.

Read More

Filed Under: , Category: News, Rock

Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam + More Covered in ’8-Bit Grunge’ Medley

Alice in Chains 8-bit
YouTube

Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Nirvana and several others have been covered in the new medley / video for '8-Bit Grunge.'

Read More

Filed Under: , , Category: News, Rock, Videos

Courtney Love Hopes to Begin Kurt Cobain Biopic ‘Within the Next Year or So’

Courtney Love
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Courtney Love claims that she's also very open to Kurt Cobain's Nirvana bandmates and daughter Frances Bean Cobain also being involved as well.

Read More

Filed Under: , , Category: News, Rock

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Stands With Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder on Anti-War Views

Krist Novoselic / Eddie Vedder
Kevin Winter / Jason Oxenham, Getty Images

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has praised Vedder for expressing his views.

Read More

Filed Under: , , , Category: News, Rock

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://loudwire.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Loudwire quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!