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Inside Sonic Youth and Nirvana’s Epic 1991 Tour

Months before Nirvana overtook the world with “Teen Spirit” mania in late 1991, the band was tapped by Sonic Youth for a European festival tour. Dave …

Indie Music

This Video Proves Teens Totally Know Who Nirvana Is

It’s a rather easy joke to take something old, put it in front of a bunch of youngins, and capture their reactions on camera. What’s amazing about …

Rock Music

Kurt Cobain Will Be a Comic-Book Star Now, Too

Kurt Cobain is getting his very own comic book. Bluewater Productions, a publishing and production company that specializes in comics and graphic …

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain Talks Feminism, Thinking He Was Gay as a Teenager, in This New Interview

The folks at Blank on Blank have unearthed -- and, ugh, animated -- a never-before-heard interview with <b>Kurt Cobain</b> from July of 1993. The interview, conducted by British journalist Jon Savage, covers a variety of subjects relating to Cobain's identity, including his attempts to uncover his family …

New Book: Kurt Cobain's Legacy, 20 Years On, and the Makings of Grunge

Grunge took a fatal blow on April 5, 1994, when Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound at his Lake Washington home. But what are the precise origins of the movement that surrounded him? In new book_ Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain_ (It Books), released for …

Kurt Cobain

New photos of Kurt Cobain's Los Angeles apartment surface

Twenty years after his suicide, new photos have emerged of the way Kurt Cobain lived.<p>A press photographer released stills taken at the Los Angeles …

Kurt Cobain

Almost Genius: Designers on How Kurt Cobain Should Be Immortalized

Courtney Love couldn’t have come up with anything weirder.<p>Those of us in the throes of teen angst when Kurt Cobain shot himself in 1994 remember his death as The Defining Moment of the Era.<br>It was The Day We Lost Our Innocence. Kurt Cobain: our flannel Kennedy.<p>It was probably inevitable, then, that …

10 Bands Kurt Cobain Loved

And which you might, too<p><b>Twenty years after In Utero and their MTV Unplugged, Esquire.com is spending all this week remembering Nirvana.</b><p><b>Kurt Cobain always had a complicated relationship with the indie-rock scene.</b> During Nirvana's early days he was a small-town headbanger trying to get in with the …

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain "Honored" With Crying Grunge Statue

<b>Kurt Cobain</b>'s hometown of Aberdeen, Washington dedicated an almost unbelievably <b>poorly-executed statue</b> to the beloved Nirvana frontman—or as King 5's …

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana quiz – how much do you know?

Twenty years ago on Saturday, Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain killed himself, aged 27. His music remains as popular as ever, and the band are due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 10 April. But how much do you know about Cobain and Nirvana? Find out with our plaid-shirted quiz...<p>With …

Rock Music

Kurt Cobain Craigslist advert revealed as hoax

The advert claiming to be selling the Nirvana frontman's belongings was actually a stunt by Sub Pop Records receptionist Derek Erdman<p>A Kurt Cobain‘s …

Rock Music

The Chemistry of an Echo

Image by Katie Marshall<p>I was thirteen when Kurt Cobain died, and entirely more interested in the <i>Jurassic Park</i> soundtrack than Nirvana. I watched the …

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain vs. Anti-Drone Hoodies | Hazlitt

<b>Greetings! I write to you</b> from a hotel in Los Angeles, the centre of the artistic universe, the birthplace of the great Shia LaBeouf, the home of the …

Kurt Cobain

Best regards, Kurt

On August 2nd of 1993, Kurt Cobain wrote the following letter to a hero of his: Beat legend William Burroughs. Cobain had been a fan of Burroughs for …

A town like Nirvana: Washington's Aberdeen is honouring its most famous son with its first annual Kurt Cobain Day

Kurt Cobain did not have especially happy memories of growing up in Aberdeen, Washington. When asked about his hometown after achieving fame 80 miles …

Rock Music

Kurt Cobain Was My First Feminist Hero

I didn’t know I was a feminist until I was 18-years-old.<p>Not one person during my 14-year stretch in Catholic school was ever like, “you know, that Joan of Arc saint was not only a martyr but a pretty badass feminist, too,” or “Let’s deconstruct how the patriarchy ruins Lady Macbeth.” Nuh uh. My …

Feminism

Courtney Love Wants to Do a Kurt Cobain Musical

What would Nirvana look like on Broadway? We could soon find out, as a Kurt Cobain musical could be happening if Courtney Love has anything to do …

Kurt Cobain

FEATURE: Kurt Cobain’s Freedom Now

<b>On April 8, 1994 I was sitting behind my desk at WFNX-FM in Boston. Around 11 AM one of the station’s disc jockeys walked into my office and said</b> …

Kurt Cobain