21 years ago this week, Nirvana recorded a now-legendary acoustic performance in New York City. Taped at Sony Music Studios for MTV’s Unplugged series, Nirvana’s rendition of eight of their own songs and six cover versions would go on to eclipse every other performance recorded by MTV – not just for the Unplugged series, but pretty much every MTV recording ever.
There are multiple artists tracked as "Nirvana" on Last.fm. Following are six, listed in order of prominence:
1) Nirvana was a popular and highly influential American grunge band. The band formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987, and it was part of the Seattle grunge scene of the late 80s, alongside bands like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. As their popularity rose, alternative rock became a dominant genre on American and Canadian radio and music television during the early-to-mid '90s. Read more on Last.fm
Nirvana on Thrash Hits
September 24th, 2013
Gavin Lloyd joins us again for this week’s Cloudcast, where we forgo talking about tours and gigs to just talk about records coming out this week, starting off with some post-UKSWELL (end us now, we have become Those Guys who just make up genres), and swinging all the way through to tough-guy nu-metalcore and ending with a bit of classic grunge. Yep.
July 31st, 2013
With the news that a 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana‘s In Utero is due on 23 September 2013, featuring over 70 “remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased, and live recordings”, we thought it was a good time to delve into the world of the grunge overlords and, in particular, Nirvana’s iconic frontman, Kurt Cobain. Despite still appearing on the t-shirts of many people who don’t actually own a Nirvana album, not everybody loves them.
Cobain is not really that divisive a character, but who better to ask for an opinion on a rock star than Gavin “I ♥ Ronnie Radke” Lloyd? Nobody – once you read this, you will agree – but if you are a fan of Gavin’s last article, this one might surprise you somewhat…
May 15th, 2012
You can see from the picture that the mega-selling Seattle grungers appeal to OAPs, but Nirvana are also loved by infants as well. Check out this kid’s parents waking him up with ‘Breed’. His reaction is… impressive.
February 20th, 2012
20 February 1967. That was the day that the grunge overlord was born. Kurt Cobain would’ve been 45 years old today.
September 30th, 2011
Ever wonder what Kurt Cobain would think about Nevermind being squeezed like a big fat golden sponge?
September 29th, 2011
Being one of the most talked about songs, cover designs, hidden tracks and bridges in all of rock, Nirvana’s Nevermind is re-issued this week. The format to look out for is the Super Deluxe with the original Butch Vig mix of the entire album, the unheard ‘The Boombox rehearsals’ and much more. Jon Kerr answers the burning questions…
May 3rd, 2011
April 6th, 2011
Dear sweet fucking Christ, sometimes someone does something that just does your job for you. As no doubt some of you will have already seen, yesterday everyone’s least favourite arsewipe, Jared Leto, released what can only be described as a “repugnant ego-driven tribute” video to Kurt Cobain, on what was the 17th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman’s death. Check out the video after the jump if you think your stomach is up to it.
November 10th, 2009
Live At Reading
02 November 2009
by Hugh Platt
You know what you don’t see anymore? Kids in Nirvana hoodies. When I was a teenager, they were everywhere – getting their ears pierced in that dodgy shop on the top floor of the mall, skateboarding badly up and down in the park, and hanging around outside off-licenses trying to buy cider. But not anymore.