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Nirvana

Nirvana

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Famous as :

Grunge rock band

Birth Date :

1987

Birth Place :

Aberdeen, Washington, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from album "Nevermind" (1991)

Biography


Nirvana is noted as the grunge band that has no end, not even after the frontman Kurt Cobain ended the band ride by taking his own life. Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic formed the band in 1985. They changed their drummer for several times; from Aaron Burckhard, Dan Peters, Dale Crover, Chad Channing and eventually clicked with Dave Grohl who joined the band in 1991.

Nirvana recorded their album "Bleach" in 1990. Cobain and Krist's favorite band The Melvins inspired the album. After the release, they started to tour and noted a stint with Sonic Youth. Interested to the band, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon recommended Nirvana to record executive David Geffen who later signed them to DGC Records in 1990. It was the moment for the band to record their first major label album "Nevermind" in 1991. They kicked former drummer Chad Channing and replaced him with Dave Grohl. "Nevermind" soon became a huge success as it includes popular single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" that brought the grunge sound and rocketed the album to #1 on the Billboard charts. Thus, the album later led fanatics to claim Nirvana as the new icon for the Generation X.

Latest News


Iggy Azalea Denies Feuding With Lorde Following Nirvana Tribute Criticism

June 10, 2014 09:11:43 GMT

Rumors about feuding with emerged after the former criticized the latter's tribute to and its late frontman at the Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony earlier this year. The Australian raptress has now taken to Twitter to deny the false reports and slam the media.
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Iggy Azalea: Lorde's Nirvana Tribute Is Not 'Appropriate'

June 07, 2014 02:42:45 GMT

is not a fan of 's tribute to and the late at the Rock Hall of Fame induction ceremony earlier this year. The Australian raptress, who graces the cover of Billboard's latest issue, says in an interview with the magazine that the performance was "inappropriate."
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Nirvana Joined by Joan Jett and Lorde to Perform at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

April 11, 2014 07:31:14 GMT

At last, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10. After an introduction by 's vocalist Michael Stipe, Nirvana's surviving members, and Krist Novoselic, took turn to deliver their acceptance speeches.
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Joan Jett May Front Nirvana During Performance at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

April 10, 2014 06:11:32 GMT

may perform with when the legendary band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10. The speculation began after , whose members include , posted a photo of instruments on their Instagram earlier this week.
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Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel to Be Inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 17, 2013 08:13:57 GMT

The inductees of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 have been announced. Bands and as well as singer are all going to be inducted at a ceremony held on April 10, 2014.
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Nirvana and Kiss Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

October 16, 2013 09:13:12 GMT

For the first time since they debuted in 1987 and then disbanded in 1994 following frontman 's death, is deemed eligible for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. The alternative rock band is nominated as honoree for the Class of 2014.
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Director's Cut of Nirvana's 'Heart Shaped Box' Video Debuts Online

August 22, 2013 05:01:37 GMT

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the surviving members of are releasing a re-issue of the band's final studio album "", and they are kicking off the festivities by unveiling a director's cut of their 1993 music video "Heart Shaped Box" by Anton Corbijn. Although the clip already appears on Corbijn's Director's Series DVD, this marks the first time it is being made available online.
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Jay-Z Reveals Nirvana Lyrics in Justin Timberlake-Assisted Song 'Holy Grail'

June 25, 2013 03:07:22 GMT

Fans have learned that 's upcoming album, "", will contain the lyrics of 's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". On the same day he released a Samsung app from which fans can download his album next month, the 43-year-old rapper dropped further details about where the lyrics would appear.
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Courtney Love Lets Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Contain Nirvana's Lyrics

June 22, 2013 02:40:14 GMT

's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" will have some lyrics from 's hit single, "Smells Like Teen Spirits". "I'm letting Jay-Z use lyrics -Francis would freak [if she knew this]," , the widow of Nirvana frontman , says in an interview with The Huffington Post.
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Dave Grohl Denies Plans for Nirvana Reunion Tour

December 18, 2012 07:13:57 GMT

Recent collaborations with during the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert and on "" have sparked rumors that might be reuniting for a concert tour with a new lead vocalist to replace the band's frontman, the late . However, a spokesperson for ex-Nirvana drummer has denied that the surviving members of the grunge band have any plans of going on tour.
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Pics: Hugh Jackman Gets Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

December 14, 2012 03:30:51 GMT

caps off his SAG and Golden Globe nomination by getting the 2,487th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The hunky actor, 44, unveiled his sidewalk tribute in front of Madam Tussaud's Hollywood where his waxwork figure as Wolverine was put on display.
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Paul McCartney and Nirvana Deliver New Song at 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Gig

December 14, 2012 03:10:11 GMT

During the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert on Wednesday, December 12, stood-in for 's so that the grunge band could perform once again 18 years after the death of their frontman. Drummer , bassist Krist Noveselic and second guitarist Pat Smear, joined the former Beatle onstage to dish-out "Cut Me Some Slack", a song made for Grohl's "" documentary. The tune which rings of pure rock music is something that could have been released by Grohl's band, .
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Paul McCartney to Fill in for Kurt Cobain in Nirvana Gig, Courtney Love Not Impressed

December 13, 2012 02:39:33 GMT

will play with and Krist Novoselic at the 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit concert and will fill in for late frontman in what the surviving members of call their reunion show. According to an official list of performers for the concert, McCartney will be on stage with and jazz musician to close the Wednesday night event. The benefit show will take place at The Madison Square Garden in New York .
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Nirvana's Artwork Still Up on Facebook Despite Removal Report

July 27, 2011 03:48:38 GMT

's "" cover art is still up on Facebook contrary to reports that it has been yanked from the social network. The artwork doesn't have any alteration despite rumors that it fell into censorship.
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Video: Miley Cyrus Covering Nirvana's 'Smell Like Teen Spirit'

May 03, 2011 04:09:14 GMT

surprised her fans at Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa in Ecuador on April 29 when she performed a rendition of 's single "Smell Like Teen Spirit". A video of the former Disney star rocking out the 1991 track at the Gypsy Heart tour opener recently hit the web.
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Foo Fighters Studio Session Turned Into Mini Nirvana Reunion

April 22, 2011 22:28:00 GMT

frontman recruited his old pal, Krist Novoselic to record a new song for his group's latest album, "", in December. The track was produced by another collaborator, Butch Vig, while guitarist Pat Smear, who joined the "Nevermind" rockers on tour in 1993, was also invited into the studio as a Foo Fighters regular.
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Video: Jared Leto Channels Kurt Cobain and Plays Nirvana's Songs

April 07, 2011 08:29:46 GMT

frontman has filmed an eerie tribute to his musical hero to mark the 17th anniversary of the late star's death. The rocker/actor has posted a video online of him performing Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea" and "Rape Me", dressed like Cobain.
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Sylvester Stallone's Dream of Flying in Vintage Bomber Crushed

August 18, 2010 09:42:31 GMT

's dream of flying in the vintage bomber featured in his new blockbuster "" for the film's Los Angeles premiere was dashed when he learned the aircraft had been crushed.
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Courtney Love Settles Lawsuit Over Nirvana Publishing Sale

August 18, 2010 07:26:57 GMT

has settled a $1 million lawsuit over profits from her late husband 's catalogue. Bosses at management firm London & Co. sued Love in 2008, claiming she had failed to share the earnings from a sale of Nirvana's publishing rights.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones Scraps Broadway Performance After Falling Ill

May 21, 2010 02:44:28 GMT

was forced to cancel two performances of her Broadway show "A Little Night Music" earlier this week after falling ill. The actress is currently starring on the New York stage in the musical, but she scrapped both a matinee and evening show on Wednesday, May 19.
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Lily Allen Lands Three Top Prizes at Ivor Novello

May 21, 2010 02:28:09 GMT

British singer has been crowned the queen of the prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting awards after winning three top prizes at the ceremony on Thursday, May 20. The "Smile" hitmaker was in "floods of tears" after picking up honors for best song musically and lyrically, as well as most performed work, both for her single "The Fear".
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Bob Dylan's Song Tops Rolling Stones' Single in Greatest Songs List

May 20, 2010 10:00:46 GMT

's 1965 hit "Like a Rolling Stone" has topped a new list of the Greatest Songs of All Time. Rolling Stone magazine editors and contributors have spent months piecing together the ultimate top 500 list and Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" track has beaten out ' ("I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" to the number one spot.
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'Glee' Cast to Perform at White House Easter Egg Roll

February 23, 2010 02:22:23 GMT

First Lady Michelle Obama has invited the "" cast to perform before her and her family at the White House Easter Egg Roll. The Obama girls, Malia and Sasha, are reportedly big fans of the show, and so is Michelle.
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Rachael Leigh Cook Lands Female Lead in 'Nirvana'

February 22, 2010 09:31:14 GMT

, who is best known for her Laney Boggs portrayal in romantic comedy movie "She's All That", is about to take a small screen job as a regular. The 30-year-old actress has been tapped to play a female lead on FOX's comedy pilot "Nirvana".
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Inspired by Nirvana, Muse to Release Another Tour Documentary

January 28, 2010 08:47:41 GMT

British rockers are set to reveal all about life on the road in a new tour documentary. The "Uprising" hitmakers have released DVDs of their gigs in the past, but have taken inspiration from a behind-the-scenes film about on tour to open up even further.
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