April 10th, 2014

Three Nirvana drummers and Jack Endino walk into a Barclays. From left to right: Dan Peters (Mudhoney), Endino, Dale Crover (Melvins) and Chad Channing (Before Cars), gathered for Nirvana’s Rock Hall of Fame induction.

(Source: twitter.com)

March 18th, 2014

nirvananews:

New photo of Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain and Dan Peters, 1990.

Mudhoney drummer Dan Peters, who was replaced by Dave Grohl in Nirvana, will attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction as a guest of Nirvana’s. However, he will not be inducted.

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March 14th, 2014
coslive:

When Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, the band will include original drummer Chad Channing.

The original drummer for Nirvana is Aaron Burckhard, but whatever.UPDATE (3/17/14): Channing won’t be inducted after all.

coslive:

When Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, the band will include original drummer Chad Channing.

The original drummer for Nirvana is Aaron Burckhard, but whatever.

UPDATE (3/17/14): Channing won’t be inducted after all.

Reblogged from Consequence of Sound
September 8th, 2013

From Spin’s slideshow of cassettes (“bootlegs, official releases, and homemade wonders from back in the day”):

And finally, a bona fide copy of Nirvana’s legendary “Smart Studios” demo — recorded with Butch Vig in April of 1990 — slipped to us by an A&R guy later that year (it was such a hot item that the exec actually tried to obscure the band’s name with Wite-Out). The tape included seven then-new songs along with three from Bleach. Five of those new songs would be re-recorded for Nevermind (including “Pay to Play,” a.k.a. “Stay Away”) along with two that weren’t: “Dive” (released as the B-side of “Sliver”) and “Sappy,” later re-recorded and retitled “Verse Chorus Verse.” It did not have a j-card — this one, such as it is, is homemade.

July 8th, 2013

youremyvitamins:

On today in 1989 Nirvana play at Club Dreamerz in Chicago. They open with ‘School’ & close with ‘Blew’.

November 23rd, 2012

Twentieth-anniversary edition of Nirvana’s Incesticide (45 RPM), a Record Store Day Black Friday release.

Reblogged from STOP THE WEAKNESS
June 12th, 2012

nirvananews:

Chad Channing, dorm party at The Evergreen State College, 1988.

Reblogged from
October 17th, 2011
I shared a lot of rooms with [Nirvana drummer] Chad Channing, laughing all night about the stupidest stuff we could think of. And I’ll tell you one thing: Me and Chad came up with this story about selling kids for food. We were joking about it: ‘We came up with this really funny story last night, and it was about selling kids for food!’ And it’s probably because of us that line ended up in a Nirvana song.
ex-TAD drummer Steve Wiederhold recalls the 1989 Nirvana/TAD European tour, from Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
August 22nd, 2011

Everybody Loves Our Town featured in the new issue of The Fader (plus: the story behind that super-rare Nirvana photo)



The August/September issue of The Fader, on newsstands now, has a three-page piece on Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge. Pick it up today!

Some background on the super-rare photo of Nirvana above: It was taken by Alice Wheeler on Feb. 25, 1989 as part of a Belltown, Seattle, shoot for the Bleach album cover (Sub Pop ultimately used a live shot by Kurt Cobain’s then-girlfriend Tracy Marander). The image went undeveloped for 20 years, until Alice discovered it on an unlabeled partial roll of film at the bottom of a storage box.

The Nirvana pic is one of many previously-unpublished grunge-era photos featured in Everybody Loves Our Town (out September 6 in the U.S. and September 8 in the U.K). See some more images on Facebook; and while you’re at it, please make sure to “like” the page.

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