April 19th, 2014

Last year we were Sirvana. After Hall of Fame we’re Hervana. We’ll always be Nirvana as Kurt lives on!

(Source: twitter.com)

April 16th, 2014


"We looked at that evening as a night that may never happen again," says Dave Grohl. "That’s what made it so powerful"

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic give us the inside story of Nirvana’s one-night-only reunion.

Some highlights from the piece (though you should read the whole thing):

  • The group reached out to a handful of A-list male rock stars [to sing at the Rock HOF], but none wanted to take on the challenge. “Some of them were nervous,” says Grohl. “I think some of them were maybe apprehensive because of how heavy the whole thing is.”
  • After Jett signed on, they reached out to PJ Harvey. “Kurt loved PJ Harvey,” says Grohl. “We had always imagined playing our song ‘Milk It’ from In Utero with her. It’s a twisted song, almost like something that could have been on her record Rid of Me, which was also produced by Steve Albini. It just seemed to pair up so well. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make it.”
  • The goal was to present the guest singers in chronological order. “Joan Jett, who formed the Runaways, changed rock & roll for women,” says Grohl. “Kim Gordon, from Sonic Youth, was this beacon of light in the predominantly macho, male underground punk rock scene. St. Vincent is a wicked musician that’s pushing boundaries now. And Lorde has an incredible future ahead of her as a writer, performer and vocalist.”
  • It’s no secret that Grohl and Courtney Love hadn’t had the best relationship over the past 20 years, and the induction ceremony marked the first time they were even in the same room in a very long time. “Early on in the evening I just tapped her on the shoulder,” says Grohl. “She turned around and I just said, ‘Hey.’ She said, ‘Hey.’ Then we gave each other a big hug. I said, ‘How are you?’ She goes, ‘Good, how are you?’ I said, ‘All right.’ And she said, ‘Let’s do this. Let’s rock this tonight.’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ That was it.”
  • The original plan was to end the night with an all-star jam on AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell,” but the E Street Band went long on their speeches and the night had gone past curfew. “They expected Nirvana to learn that song,” says Grohl. “It’s hard enough for Nirvana to learn a fucking Nirvana song.”
  • Cameras were rolling [at the after-party show] the entire time, but the group refuses to say what’s going to happen to the footage. “I didn’t even see the cameras,” says Novoselic. “I think they were bolted to the ceiling. I don’t know what Dave is going to do with it. But he’s a film guy. He’ll figure it out and make something good.”
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April 15th, 2014


We now have a new employee over at @NirvanaPictures ! Go follow this account on Twitter, please and enjoy the daily Nirvana photography.

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April 14th, 2014
I am so happy about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event and how it went so well. Earlier that week there were three long days of rehearsals in NYC. I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone. This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on. Joan Jett was first on my list to be out front. I spoke to Dave about it and he ran with the idea of having all women lead. We felt that would be a good tribute to Kurt and what Nirvana was about.
Krist Novoselic talks Nirvana’s Rock Hall performance in his latest blog post
April 13th, 2014


April 11th, 1991 - Nirvana attends a party with Sonic Youth in Seattle, Washington. Photographer Charles Peterson is present to snap pictures of the two bands together which would be the only photos known to exist of all members shown together in the same shot.

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April 11th, 2014
Wow, it’s been a crazy day of grunge-Tumblin’. Have a great weekend, everybody. Now scram! The exit’s thataway.

Wow, it’s been a crazy day of grunge-Tumblin’. Have a great weekend, everybody. Now scram! The exit’s thataway.

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April 11th, 2014


So. I just fucking saw Nirvana play at the bar I work at here in Brooklyn. It was fucking INCREDIBLE. Some of the guest singers were Joan Jett, J Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr), Annie Clark (St. Vincent), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)… I can’t handle this. It was just too amazing. Carrie Brownstein was rocking out only a few feet from me. I’m dead. Fucking FUCK, guys. (at Saint Vitus Bar)

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April 11th, 2014

For all those asking about video of Kim Gordon performing “Aneurysm” with Nirvana last night: Here it is, around the 7:10 mark. (Big thanks to Annie Zaleski!)

April 11th, 2014

Had to post this one, too: St. Vincent (Annie Clark) performs “Heart-Shaped Box” with Nirvana at the after-party.

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