April 21st, 2014

This Nirvana In Utero tribute album, featuring Thursday, Jay Reatard, Circa Survive and more, is streaming in full here.

April 21st, 2014

nirvananews:

Previously unreleased photo of Nirvana photographed by Lisa Johnson.

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April 20th, 2014

nirvananews:

Previously unseen photo of Kurt Cobain in Canada, 1991.

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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 19th, 2014
grungebook:

It’s old-school Sub Pop day at the Clinton residence. (Generated using ClintonSwag)

President Clinton endorses Record Store Day 2014.

grungebook:

It’s old-school Sub Pop day at the Clinton residence. (Generated using ClintonSwag)

President Clinton endorses Record Store Day 2014.

April 16th, 2014
What you think that are Frances thoughts on Dave?
Anonymous

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April 16th, 2014
This was my first show 10/19/93 Nirvana. How can I get a hold of the concert poster from that show?
Anonymous

You mean this poster? If it’s not on eBay, I’d ask around on the NirvanaClub.com forum. Good luck, Anon!

April 16th, 2014

rollingstone:

"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 16th, 2014

WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS!

This blog is suddenly trending—probably as a result of my zealous coverage of Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction—so I figured I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself to all my new followers.

Hello, people! My name is Mark Yarm, and I’m the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (BTW, I am not Mark Arm of Mudhoney—people think I’m kidding when I throw that out there, but the name thing has caused some confusion over the years.) I cover all things grunge (not just Nirvana) on this blog. I’m currently a freelance writer for magazines like Wired and Rolling Stone, so I also share my non-grunge writing on here from time to time.

Hope you enjoy! Be sure to peruse the extensive archive. And, while you’re at it, why not pick up a copy of the book? A Finnish edition just came out, and a Chinese version is on the way. Plus, a deal’s in the works for another foreign-language translation, the details of which I will reveal soon.

Finally, please like the ELOT Facebook page and follow me (@markyarm) on Twitter. Thanks!

April 15th, 2014

nirvananews:

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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Official Tumblr for Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (Now in paperback; purchase info here.) The blog is run by the author, freelance writer/editor Mark Yarm; he is of no relation to Mark Arm of Mudhoney.