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.
'Nevermind' Baby's Lawsuit Against Nirvana Has Been Revived
An appeals court ruled that Spencer Elden can continue with his suit accusing the band of child pornography
King Buzzo Slams 'Disgusting' Kurt Cobain Firing Claims
Suggestion that Nirvana frontman left Melvins' 'Houdini' album because they wanted him to write songs is false, says bandleader.
30 Years Ago: Nirvana Shakes Everything Up With ‘In Utero’
They hoped to widen their sound and broaden their scope by scaling things back.
Nirvana to Release Expansive 30th Anniversary 'In Utero' Box Set
Collection contains 53 previously unreleased tracks, including two full concerts.
Courtney Love Reveals 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Alternate Lyrics
Only a handful of lines from the first draft of Nirvana classic made the final cut.
Nirvana Ex Recalls Heartbreak Over Being Fired From Soundgarden
Jason Everman had already been kicked out of Kurt Cobain's band when new bombshell hit.
Nirvana and Heart Sisters Earn Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards
Rockers were honored at Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards.
Nirvana Producer Used Beatles as Bait for Kurt Cobain
Butch Vig recalls employing frontman's passion for Lennon and McCartney to work on 'Nevermind.'
Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Lawsuit Dismissed for ‘Final’ Time
Fourth court bid over baby on album cover fails.
How Nirvana's 1992 Reading Set Went From Disaster to Beautiful
Little did anyone know at the time, but this would be the band’s final show on U.K. soil.