Obviously, I wish it was a situation where no one but Kurt Cobain was ever playing Nirvana songs. But that’s unfortunately not the case. I was a very ancillary part of the night, but I can’t imagine for those guys and for the family and for Courtney, for everybody, it just seemed like… the wound was still quite raw.
Thank you Eddie Vedder for speaking up for peace in our world…. The people of Palestine and Israel deserve peace and prosperity. It is time to stop repeating the same old arguments, dogma and hate speech. It is the knuckleheads on both sides that should be criticized and not the singer from a rock band.
Arguably the nicest guys to survive the grunge era: Krist (Nirvana, Sweet 75, Eyes Adrift), Paul (Ministry, Blackouts, Lard, Revolting Cocks, Pigface, USSA, 1000 Homo DJ’s), Steve (Mudhoney, Green River), & Buzz (Melvins, Fantomas, Venomous Concept) hugging it up after Buzz’s solo acoustic show in Portland. Buzz is putting on his best “I hate having my picture taken” face.
Silver anniversary alert! Nirvana’s debut album Bleach turns 25 today (June 15). What’s your favorite song on the album?
Well, this MTV News coverage of a newly world famous Nirvana playing their first Seattle stadium show in a September 1992 homecoming is an absolute treasure. A tiny Phil Elverum at 1:50!
Grunge Rock Parking Lot! Indeed, this is priceless. Kurt’s mom and extended family at 9:20!
UPDATE: Video was yanked from YouTube. Watch it here.
Nothing against her, but I think when you’re doing a tribute to someone that’s dead, generally it should be the person’s peer. Lorde is not Kurt Cobain’s peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don’t think it’s appropriate.
And here’s the entirety of Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and performance, in glorious HD.
Watch Kim Gordon perform “Aneurysm” with Nirvana, from the HBO telecast of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.