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.
Krist Novoselic Recalls First Nirvana Jam with Dave Grohl
Bassist says there was an “immediate” connection as work on ‘Nevermind’ commenced.
Nirvana Members Only Hoped ‘Nevermind’ Would Buy Them Apartments
Dave Grohl recalls modest ambitions for world-changing album.
Underrated Nirvana: The Most Overlooked Song From Each Album
Band's catalog is small but brimming with superb tracks.
When Nirvana Played 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' for the First Time
The show was hastily organized, a last minute booking by a still-unknown and cash-strapped band.
Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear Sometimes Jam as Nirvana
Grohl confirmed that the trio "recorded some stuff" at the house where Foo Fighters tracked 'Medicine at Midnight' LP.
Dave Grohl Shares Recurring Dream About Kurt Cobain
Foo Fighters frontman says Nirvana vision starts with “burst of happiness and joy.”
Nirvana Producer Recalls $100,000 Gamble Over ‘In Utero’
Steve Albini said he’d waive his fee for producing album if a band member beat him at pool.
Why Dave Grohl Won't Sing Nirvana Songs in Concert
Foo Fighters are set to release their 10th album, with a rescheduled tour presumably to follow.
Revamped Nirvana 'Nevermind' Song Highlights 'The Batman' Trailer
Orchestral version of 'Nervermind' song plays in clip for upcoming superhero film.