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Courtney Love Shares Alternate Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Lyrics

During an appearance on Rob Harvilla‘s podcast, ’60 Songs That Explain The ’90s,’ Courtney Love, the frontwoman of Hole, shared some previously unreleased lyrics written by her late husband, Kurt Cobain, for Nirvana‘s iconic song, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Love discussed her relationship with Cobain and shed light on the creative process of the Nirvana frontman. Love shared various stories including the quick creation of the 1993 track “Dumb” during the group’s time in Amsterdam. Additionally, Love revealed some unpublished lyrical ideas that Cobain had initially penned for what would eventually become “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” “Some of these lyrics… Read more »


12 Best Alternative Performances From The MTV VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards isn’t just a superficial awards show. It’s an institution that has crafted some of pop culture’s most iconic moments. Frankly, no other awards show has created massive ripples in the cultural zeitgeist such as Miley Cryus’ famous twerking moment and Beyoncé’s baby bump reveal alongside bands such as Alien Ant Farm playing their cover of “Smooth Criminal” or Rage Against The Machine and Limp Bizkit feuding onstage in 2000. However, many viewers equate the MTV VMAs to purely celebrating the efforts of most American Top 40 artists. This could not be further from the truth.… Read more »


Nirvana To Drop 53 Unreleased Tracks On ‘In Utero’ Re-issue

One of the most iconic rock bands of all time, Nirvana is set to reissue their classic album In Utero this October 27th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its original release. In Utero was one of the most popular records of 1993. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart that year and boasted three incredible singles, “Heart-Shaped Box,” “All Apologies“, and “Pennyroyal Tea.” “Heart-Shaped Box” topped the Alternative Airplay chart and hit No. 4 for Mainstream Rock. “All Apologies” also peaked at No. 4 on the Mainstream Rock chart. “Pennyroyal Tea” landed on Billboard’s Hot… Read more »


The Radical 90s: The Ultimate 90s Mixtape

We’ve arrived at the final article of The Radical 90s. Throughout the series, we’ve revisited our favorite trends, contemplated the family lineage between the best bands of today and the kings of the 90s, chatted about our most loved TV shows, and poked more than a little fun at the eccentric qualities of the decade.


Nirvana's Box Set Finally Released

Seattle – Nirvana’s box set, delayed three years by litigation, was finally released Tuesday, introducing hundreds of thousands of fans to rare recordings and even living-room video of the grunge rockers. The four-disc set, “With the Lights Out,” includes 81 tracks, 68 of them previously unreleased. It was initially planned for release in 2001 – for the 10th anniversary of the album “Nevermind” – but a dispute between Courtney Love, the widow of frontman Kurt Cobain, and the surviving bandmates delayed the project. The sides settled their legal issues in September 2002, allowing work on the box set to resume.… Read more »


Fans Mark 10 Years Since Cobain Death

Kurt Cobain and his band, Nirvana, spent only three years in the public eye, and they released only three studio albums. But what he accomplished before committing suicide 10 years ago Monday at age 27 – deciding it was “better to burn out than fade away,” as he quoted Neil Young in his suicide note – was remarkable. Beneath this bridge above the muddy banks of the Wishkah River, a troubled young Cobain would come to escape his unhappy home and the persistent gray drizzle of the Washington coast. Among the cracking concrete supports, he would smoke pot and drink… Read more »


Cobain's Art Shows Flip Side of Genius

Leland Cobain spreads a few yellowing pieces of art across his dining room table. The Aberdeen Museum of History, in the next town over, has asked him to contribute to an exhibit about his grandson, late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. One adorable Christmas card Kurt made for his grandparents at age 13 shows a hapless toddler, fishing, who has hooked the back of his shirt. There are radiant watercolor seascapes and depictions of Disney characters. Then there are the other paintings, in an apartment 55 miles northeast of Leland’s trailer. They are surrealistic, stark and powerful, revealing skeletons, aliens and… Read more »

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