Did you know that Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd nearly became a member of Nirvana? Before either Soundgarden or Nirvana became grunge legends, Shepherd almost became Nirvana's second guitarist, but the band chose instead to remain a three-piece until the addition of Germs strummer Pat Smear.
It's the gurus of grunge meeting up with the "King of Pop" in this truly inspired mash-up, as Mark Vidler and U.K. outfit Go Home Productions adeptly link Nirvana's gritty classic 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' with Michael Jackson's squeaky clean, 'Rockin' Robin,' a song the pop star recorded for his first solo album but also performed with the Jackson 5. While it's something you probably never envisioned in a million years, there's no denying the incredible catchiness of this pairing.
In the world of rock, the date April 5 is a solemn one, as it marks the anniversary of the death of both Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley. Now, 19 years after Cobain's death, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer online newspaper has unveiled a number of never-before-published photos of Cobain's death scene have been revealed, some of which show Cobain being carried out of his home by medical workers.
Dave Grohl has discussed his reluctance in the past to approach playing Nirvana music, even after a couple of decades removed from the height of their success. However, he did state that reuniting with Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for the 'Sound City Players' shows did present some interesting conversations. Grohl revealed that one recent scenario involved an invite to PJ Harvey to see if she might be interested in joining them on a performance of a Nirvana track.
When Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl began to put together Foo Fighters in 1994, it would have been incredibly easy to draw fans in by covering the Nirvana monster tracks which made the drummer a grunge icon. However, Grohl never took that path, choosing to focus on original music while taking the Foos down a different path than the one Nirvana had helped carve.
Nirvana's 'Nevermind' is arguably the most impactful rock album of the last 25 years. Its legend speaks for itself, selling over 30 million copies worldwide thanks to grunge masterpieces such as 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' 'Come As You Are,' 'Drain You' and 'In Bloom.' You may think you've attained all the 'Nevermind' knowledge ever made public, but there are some new tidbits from producer Butch Vig and frontman Kurt Cobain that may deepen your understanding of the album.
The best Nirvana songs exemplify the band's place in rock history, as the group changed the face of the music industry within a very short period. The iconic band embraced a sound that mixed hard rock's power with punk's attitude, leading the way in the "grunge" revolution. Led by the late Kurt Cobain and featuring th
Few bands have made quite the impact that Nirvana did when they exploded onto the scene in the early '90s. Led by frontman Kurt Cobain and featuring the talents of drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic, Nirvana revolutionized rock music with their 1991 sophomore album, 'Nevermind.' Trag
If imitation is the ultimate sign of flattery, then Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album cover has to be one of the most beloved images in pop culture history. The iconic artwork has been replicated many times over the years, and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is the latest to pay tribute, recreating the image for 'ESPN The Magazine's new music issue.