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As the end of the ‘80s gave way to the early ‘90s, rock ‘n’ roll needed a kick in the ass. Nirvana was just the band to do it. Blasting out of Seattle as part of the alternative-rock movement that drove the early part of the decade, Nirvana combined a punk-rock ethos with classic-rock riffs. In frontman Kurt Cobain, the band had a troubled but passionate singer and songwriter who helped give voice to his disassociated generation. The band’s 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ helped jumpstart a rock ‘n’ roll revolution, and its opening track, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ became an indie-rock anthem. But Cobain was uncomfortable with the spotlight and turned away from it on ‘Nevermind’’s abrasive follow-up, ‘In Utero.’ On April 5, 1994, at the age of 27, Cobain killed himself, effectively ending the greatest band of the ‘90s.

Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive / Charley Gallay, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Hulton Archive / Charley Gallay, Getty Images

Kurt Cobain’s Daughter Doesn’t Like Nirvana

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, says she doesn't care much for her dad's band.

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Geffen Records

Top 10 Nirvana Songs Better Than ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

We look at some of our favorite deep cuts within Nirvana's catalog.

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Mark Metcalfe / Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Courtney Love Sues Over Fake Nirvana Song

Last month, someone posted a song online that was supposedly an unreleased Nirvana track stolen from Courtney Love.

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21 Years Ago: Kurt Cobain Overdoses and Goes Into a Coma

In a shocking event that eerily foreshadowed the incomprehensibly tragedy of his death one month later, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain slipped into an overdose-induced coma on March 3, 1994.

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Dave Grohl Vs. Keith Moon March Drum Madness
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Dave Grohl vs. Keith Moon: March Drum Madness

The opening round of our new March Drum Madness competition sees one of the biggest names in music today square off against one of the inventors of rock drumming, Dave Grohl against Keith Moon.

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Dave Grohl Says Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Show Should Have Been A ‘Disaster’

Dave Grohl said that rehearsals for Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' episode did not go well.

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Ratt vs. Nirvana – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

Ratt faces off against Nirvana in the next round of fan voting for the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

20 Years Ago: Nirvana Release an Unplugged Requiem for Their Late Leader

When Nirvana took the stage of the Sony Music Studios in New York City on Nov. 18, 1993, their third (and what would turn out to be final) album, 'In Utero,' was two months old.

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Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ Includes a Song Inspired by Nirvana’s Breakup

The Foo Fighters' new 'Sonic Highways' album acts as a sort of musical tour through the U.S., paying tribute to places and performers who have inspired the band.

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Charles Peterson, Sub Pop Records

25 Years Ago: Nirvana Release ‘Bleach’

Nirvana's debut album, 'Bleach,' was released on June 15, 1989.

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