Nirvana

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Beat Happening: ‘It was about having this adventure with your friends’
Made with minimal resources and modest ambition, their lo-fi recordings from the 80s have proved an enduring indie inspiration. The band looks back to a time when record contracts seemed a far-fetched prospect

Safi Bugel

14, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Kurt was not in a good way’: backstage on Nirvana’s first – and only - Australian tour
Promoter Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic spent weeks on tour with bands like Nirvana and Hole in the 1990s. ‘I hoarded everything,’ he says – and a new exhibition reveals all

Katie Cunningham

26, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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‘Kurt Cobain was a walking paradox’: inside the opera about the star’s final days
It has little plot, the dialogue is mumbled, cereal bowls are a big theme, and a fast-talking cattle auctioneer plays his manager. We meet the team behind the Royal Opera House’s daring new show

Alexis Petridis

03, Oct, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Nirvana win lawsuit over Nevermind baby album cover
A US judge has dismissed Spencer Elden’s claim that an image of him as a naked baby on the 1991 album constituted child sexual abuse

Laura Snapes

05, Sep, 2022 @9:56 AM

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John Peel: personal records and memorabilia set for Bonhams auction
Items including a handwritten letter from David Bowie and Peel’s horn gramophone will be up for sale next month

Laura Snapes

18, May, 2022 @2:53 PM

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Madonna at the Haçienda to Obama’s inauguration: the tickets we can’t bear to throw away
As QR codes take over, Guardian writers and readers share their prized paper stubs – including the Beatles at Shea Stadium and the Nirvana gig that never was

Lucy Knight, Joe Stone, Kate Hutchinson, Rebecca Nicholson, Alexis Petridis, Andrew Pulver

09, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Kurt Cobain’s final days to be dramatised by Royal Opera House
Last Days, adapted from acclaimed 2005 film, ‘plunges into the torment’ of Nirvana singer before death in 1994

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

06, Apr, 2022 @1:38 PM

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Sub Pop’s Megan Jasper: ‘It felt like the ground beneath us could give at any moment’
In an extract from a new collection of essays on women’s experiences in music, the chief executive of the record label famous for launching Nirvana looks back

Megan Jasper

27, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Mark Lanegan defied darkness to become one of his generation’s most soulful singers
Once primed to self-destruct, Lanegan found salvation and creative freedom in collaborations that brought out the nuances of his uniquely dignified voice

Stevie Chick

23, Feb, 2022 @10:23 AM

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Nirvana Nevermind baby cover artwork lawsuit dismissed
Plaintiff Spencer Elden, who appeared as a naked baby on the album cover, claimed he was the victim of child sexual exploitation

Laura Snapes

04, Jan, 2022 @9:24 AM

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Nirvana seek to dismiss sexual abuse lawsuit concerning Nevermind cover
Lawyers describe Spencer Elden’s claim of child exploitation as ‘not serious’ and says it fails to meet statute of limitations

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Dec, 2021 @10:17 AM

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