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Nirvana Practiced Ten Hours a Day for ‘Nevermind’ to Stay Warm

According to producer Butch Vig, the band’s relentless practice schedule before recording the 1991 classic was a way to stay warm during the brutal Northwestern winter.


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Hump Day Unusual Moment: Shonen Knife “Cookie Day”

Kurt Cobain liked them so much that he invited them to open Nirvana’s Nevermind tour. Kitsch-pop from Japan from a trio of women, it’s Shonen Knife. But wait. There’s more. Their 1998 album Happy Hour […]


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Butch Vig Talks Yellow Phone Music Conference [Interview]

Butch will be featured as a key note speaker at this year’s Yellow Phone Music Conference, held at the Milwaukee Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin



Dave Grohl’s “Sound City” Documentary to Premiere at Sundance [Watch]

Dave Grohl has a special attachment to Sound City, a recording studio in Southern California.  He, Kurt and Krist laid down Nevermind there in 1991, and Dave also happens to be the owner of the […]


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Celebrate 20 Years of “Nevermind” With And Vevo

[pullquote quote=”I like (Milk It) because it is a…rip off of a song I wrote…” credit=”Buzz Osbourne”]Last week, the music world collectively took a moment to consider the immeasurable cultural impact of Nevermind. Released twenty […]


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20th Anniversary of Nevermind: Audio Clips from Interviews

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the release of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nirvana[/lastfm]’s landmark album Nevermind (Sept. 24, 1991), we’ve assembled a collection of audio clips with quotes from Nirvana, along with a gallery of great […]


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Nirvana’s Success Breeds Grunge Gear That’s About Apathy And Anti-Fashion

Tracing the beginnings of the grunge scene, which inadvertently turned into a national movement of music, lifestyle, and fashion, is like trying to find the Space Needle in a haystack. That is to say, it […]


UMG Trends: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Vs. Pearl Jam’s “Ten” Twenty Years Later

Kings of the grunge scene, both Nirvana and Pearl Jam are marking twenty years since the respective releases of their seminal albums. Nevermind and Ten have made it two decades in the rock pantheon, so […]


Spotlight On Nirvana – The ‘Nevermind’ 20th Anniversary

Nirvana (photo courtesy UMG) [photogallerylink id=90958 align=left]Does the name Nirvana ring a bell? We sure hope so. And if your brain’s really in gear, you’ll remember this week (September 27th, 2011) Nirvana‘s Nevermind will officially […]


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Nirvana Spotlight: Neil Young, Melvins, Beatles, And Sonic Youth Among Kurt Cobain’s Musical Influences

Was it the ferocious, edgy punk sounds of the [mp3com-artist]Melvins[/mp3com-artist] or the experimental noisemaking of New York City’s [mp3com-artist]Sonic Youth[/mp3com-artist] that had the biggest impact on the music of [mp3com-artist]Kurt Cobain[/mp3com-artist]? In this week’s […]