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.
Steely Dan, Nirvana and Others React to Fire Loss of Master Tapes
Label does not address how many master tapes burned in backlot blaze while potentially affected artists wait for more details.
Guns N' Roses, Eagles Masters Among 100,000 Destroyed in Fire
New report reveals that material from thousands of artists burned in the 2008 fire.
Kurt Cobain Envied Dave Grohl’s Voice, Says Nirvana Manager
Danny Goldberg recalls frontman’s “sweet” and “competitive” sides as he publishes new book.
25 Big Things That Didn't Exist Before Nirvana's Last Concert
A look at all the important and wild ways the world has changed since March 1, 1994, when band played its last show.
Joan Jett Says Nirvana Guest Spot Led to Her Rock Hall Induction
Runaways icon suspects Dave Grohl and colleagues “guilted” Rock Hall into honor following her 2014 appearance.
25 Years Ago: Nirvana Record Iconic 'MTV Unplugged' Session
“That show was supposed to be a disaster. We hadn’t rehearsed. We weren’t used to playing acoustic."
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss Future Nirvana Reunions
Surviving members want to avoid potential appearances becoming “a whole circus.”
Watch Last Night's Six Song Nirvana Reunion at Cal Jam
Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear joined by Joan Jett, John McCaulay and Brodie Dalle.
Nirvana Reunion Is Possible at Foo Fighters’ Festival
Social media teases as surviving members, plus 2014 reunion singers Joan Jett and John McAuley, are all on festival bill.