The Flipper band logo was made famous when Kurt Cobain made a “do it yourself” Flipper shirt backstage at Saturday Night Live when Nirvana performed on SNL for the first time on January 11, 1992. The “Cobain Flipper” became the popular logo because he continued to wear the Shapie’d shirt in concerts, in the “Come As You Are” music video and in photo shoots for the Nirvana “In Utero” album.
The Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video was set up to look like a high school gym, leading many to believe it was filmed at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California. The video was actually filmed on Stage 6 at GMT Studios in Culver City, California. Here are some feelnumb.com exclusive photos inside the sound stage.
From their early songs like “King of Rock”, to the guitar driven “Rock Box” and of course the Aerosmith collaboration “Walk This Way”, Hip-Hop legends Run-D.M.C. have always been influenced by rock music. Looks like Rock N’ Roll has also influenced the fashion of music fanatic D.M.C. He ditched the Adidas jumpsuit and sneakers for a pair of black jeans and a rock band shirt.
Thanks to a feelnumb.com reader who informed us of a recent photo that has surfaced that if proven true, would be the very last photo of Kurt Cobain alive. It was claims to have been taken in Seattle on March 26, 1994, 10 days before his death and the day after the infamous Cobain drug intervention.
I recently came upon this early Nirvana photo taken on June 24, 1989 at Al’s Bar, Los Angeles, CA. The photo shows Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic on-stage along with rhythm guitarist Jason Everman and drummer Chad Channing. The first thing I noticed was the awesome Elvis Presley – Alice Cooper Nirvana Poster behind the band!!!
The Kurt Cobain Urinal Photobomb!!! Most likely taken in 1989, this Nirvana “Bleach” era photo of Cobain taking a leak and still photobombing Jonathan Poneman (the co-founder of Sub Pop) and Matt Lukin of Mudhoney is an instant classic.
In 1993, Nirvana filmed their award winning video for the release of the “Heart Shaped Box” single. At the time, the little girl in the video was rumored to be Cobain’s younger half-sister from his mom’s side named Breanne (Brieann) O’Connor.
Check out this cool photo of Justin Bieber rocking his famous snapback hat and camouflage jacket. Oh $hit, my bad it’s Kurt Cobain!!! Coincidently, Nirvana played their last show was on March 1, 1994 on the same day Mr. Bieber was born.
In 2009, another member of Nirvana made a cameo appearance with the late Robin Williams in the black comedy “World’s Greatest Dad” written and directed by an old Nirvana friend comedian Bob Goldthwait. Krist Novoselic stars in a non-speaking role as a newsstand dealer.
In 1987-1988 songwriters Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee from Glasgow, Scotland known as The Vaselines released 2 EP records with a combined total of 7 songs. Of those 7 songs mega-fan Kurt Cobain would cover 3 of them with Nirvana. Cobain labelled the duo his, “favorite songwriters in the whole world”.