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Happy 45th Birthday, Kurt Cobain [VIDEOS]

He's one of the biggest subjects of the "What could have been" conversation. Not only did Kurt Cobain define an era of music; his music changed the industry. Forever.

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Courtney Love Trashes Dave Grohl Further in Explanation of Onstage Rant

We reported earlier that Courtney Love really went off the deep end during a Hole concert at the SWU festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, over the weekend, stripping off her clothes and using the stage as a bully pulpit to rail against Foo Fighters frontman / former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.

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Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Turns 20 [VIDEO]

This week I have done several posts that celebrate the anniversary of some of the biggest albums of all time.  Yesterday it was the Red Hot Chili Peppers "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" that I posted about. Tomorrow (September 24) is the 20 year anniversary of the release date for this classic album.  Tomorrow is also the anniversary for the release of what is maybe one of the greatest albums of all time.  More after the jump.

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Three Unreleased Nirvana Tracks From ‘Nevermind’ Era Streaming Free on the Web

 

Three unreleased Nirvana tracks that are part of the upcoming deluxe 20th anniversary reissues of ‘Nevermind’ are now streaming free on the web.

One’s a scorching demo, another is a rather good quality “boombox” recording and a third is a concert version of the band’s most famous song.

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Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Will Be Covered 144 Times During Upcoming Toronto Festival

It’s not too late to rename it Nirvanathon.

Over the course of 12 hours, local performers from Canada will take a crack at playing the Nirvana anthem ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ 144 consecutive times as part of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche art festival in Toronto on Oct. 1.

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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic to Play Seattle Show Celebrating 20th Anniversary of ‘Nevermind’

Since Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994 and Nirvana‘s inevitable breakup, Dave Grohl has stayed in the limelight and has flourished as the leader and front-man of Foo Fighters.

Krist Novoselic, meanwhile, has put music on the back burner for the better part of the last 17 years. But Novoselic has picked a good time to strap on his bass again for the public: a Sept. 20 celebration and fundraiser in Seattle to mark the upcoming 2oth anniversary of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album.

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Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Deluxe Anniversary Version — New Details Revealed

Demos, B-sides and concert recordings are among the rarities that will be included on not one, but two deluxe 20th anniversary editions of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ from Universal Music Enterprises.

Originally scheduled for a Sept. 19 release, the digitally remastered and beefed-up ‘Nevermind’ packages will now drop on Sept. 27 — 20 years and three days after the original album arrived.

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Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Getting the Deluxe Reissue Treatment With Loads of Cool Extras

It was one of the biggest albums of the ’90s, helping to usher in the rise of grunge and the birth of the alternative nation, so it’s only fitting that Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ will celebrate its 20th birthday in style.

In fact, it looks like the upcoming deluxe reissue — consisting of four CDs and a DVD — will include everything but a scrap of flannel from Kurt Cobain’s wardrobe. Though the set’s final track listing is as yet unknown — and, given the fact that there’s already an entire box of Nirvana rarities on the market, it seems likely that those extra discs will include some previously released material — at least one report indicates that the DVD will boast a concert making its first appearance from the vaults.

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Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'
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Favorite Album of the 90′s [VIDEO]

Gibson.com has just compiled a list of the best albums of the ‘90s and topping it is none other than Nirvana’s Nevermind. The site’s editors, writers and readers all voted and the 1991 record topped the list, followed by Radiohead’s OK Computer, U2’s Achtung Baby, Definitely Maybe by Oasis and R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People. Rounding out the top ten are Pearl Jam’s Ten, Metallica’s Metallica, Time out of Mind by Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley’s Grace and Radiohead’s The Bends. More after the jump.

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New Foo’s Song About Kurt Cobain?

He doesn’t talk to the press about Kurt Cobain very often, but Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told NME that he owes everything to the late singer and Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic. Grohl said he needed to “find his own territory” but owed it all to Nirvana. Many speculate that the song

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Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'
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Nirvana ‘Come As You Are’ [VIDEO]

Tribute to Nirvana for those of us still missing the musical genius of Kurt -- what is your favorite Nirvana song?

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Kurt Cobain On 'MTV Unplugged'
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Statue Erected in Kurt Cobain’s Hometown

Kurt Cobain’s was found dead 17 years ago tomorrow, so his hometown is taking the chance to honor his memory. A statue of the Nirvana singer was erected in Aberdeen, Washington, where he grew up

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