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.
Dave Grohl Recalls Impact of False Kurt Cobain Death Report
Mistake left Nirvana drummer unable to process singer’s passing a month later.
Watch Dave Grohl Play Nirvana and Foo Fighters Hits at Book Event
He's promoting new memoir, 'The Storyteller,' with series of speaking events.
Dave Grohl Has ‘Many Ideas’ on How to Change ‘Nevermind’’s Cover
Baby model who posed for the iconic artwork 30 years ago recently sued to get it changed.
How Kurt Cobain Grew Into a 'Musical Genius': Exclusive Interview
"There's no telling what he would have done," Nirvana's former manager says, "but I'm so glad he did what he did."
30 Years Ago: Nirvana Release Generation-Defining ‘Nevermind’
Legendary LP spurred a music revolution.
Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Earns Massive Reissue Campaign
A total of 94 audio and video tracks (70 previously unreleased) are included across various editions of 1991 classic.
Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’: From Graffiti to Grunge Hit
Iconic grunge track began as a phrase scribbled on Kurt Cobain's wall.
Did ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Rip Off ‘More Than a Feeling’?
Nirvana's grunge anthem bore a resemblance to Boston's hit song - and Kurt Cobain knew it.
Will the Cover Image for Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Be Changed?
Cover model wants band to "redact the images of his genitalia from the album cover."