Nirvana graced the cover of SPIN Magazine’s October 1993 issue with this close-up photo of the band featuring the half-cropped face of Kurt Cobain. The photo session took place in July of 1993 in New York City with photographer Frank W. Ockenfels III behind the camera. Mark Blackwell, who at the time was Senior Editor of […]
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I have always been intrigued by the colorful acoustic guitar played by Pat Smear during the Nirvana MTV Unplugged In New York concert.
There are a few different theories on the origins and meaning of the iconic Nirvana “Smiley Face” logo with it’s crossed-out eyes and it’s drooling mouth.
These rock stars thought it was cool to wear Nazi gear on stage. This rock star thought it was cool to wear this anti-nazi shirt. Cool without trying to be.
Nirvana has two sets of famous underwater pool photos taken by the same photographer Kirk Weddle on two separate occasion at two different pools. The most famous being the cover photo to Nirvana “Nevermind” album featuring a baby underwater reaching for a dollar bill on a fish hook taken in July of 1991.
I recently came across this photo of Nirvana with Frances Bean Cobain sitting on Kurt’s lap in front of a fireplace. I knew this fireplace looked familiar and then I finally placed it. It is in the guest house at Pachyderm Studios in Cannon Falls, Minneapolis where Nirvana recorded “In Utero” in February of 1993.
When Nirvana released the deluxe version of “Nevermind” in 2011, it included a disc called “The Devonshire Mixes”. These were rough mixes made in May of 1991, that producer Butch Vig put together during production of the album for the band to hear. They were called “The Devonshire Mixes” because they were mixed at Devonshire Sound Studios in North Hollywood, California
Flea performed “Smells Like Teen Spirit” live with Nirvana on January 23, 1993 at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The chance performance took place because the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Nirvana were on the same bill for the Hollywood Rock Festival. Instead of playing the bass, Flea played the Trumpet.
The back cover of Nirvana “Nevermind” features a photograph of a rubber monkey in front of a collage created by Kurt Cobain (credited as Kurdt Kobain). The collage features photos of raw beef from a supermarket advertisement, images from Dante’s Inferno and pictures of diseased vaginas from Cobain’s collection of medical photos.
I never knew such a photo existed but here is Dave Grohl with ex-wife Jennifer Youngblood and Krist Nocoselic with ex-wife Shelli Dilley at the funeral service for Kurt Cobain. The memorial service was held below at Unity Church of Truth in Seattle Washington on April 10, 1994.