Nirvana

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.

20 Years Ago: Nirvana’s Last Concert
Five weeks before Kurt Cobain's body was found in his Seattle home, Nirvana performed their final concert. On March 1, 1994, the band played an omen-filled show at Terminal 1 in Munich, Germany.
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Meet the ‘Double Pete Best’ of ’90s Rock
For just about any band that eventually made it big, there's at least one guy who was in the lineup before they were famous -- their 'Pete Best,' if you will. But Jason Everman, who played guitar for Nirvana and bass for Soundgarden in the late '80s, narrowly missed his shot at t…

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