Nirvana

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‘Our sound man had Kurt Cobain against the wall’: iconic Leeds gig pub ‘reopens’
Nirvana, Blur and Coldplay all played early shows at the Duchess of York. Twenty-one years after it closed, a new pop-up version calls attention to the plight of today’s small venues

Dave Simpson

14, Jul, 2021 @10:40 AM

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Trailerisation: the movie trend resurrecting old pop music
Trailers for Eternals, The Suicide Squad, The Batman and more have twisted vintage pop – from Nirvana to Steely Dan – into epic new shapes. Industry insiders explain why

Niall Doherty

27, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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‘It’s cooler to hang Lennon’s guitar than a Picasso’: pop culture wins out at auctions
Sales of items from celebrities such as Janet Jackson and K-poppers BTS are trending – and reframing what goes under the hammer

Priya Elan

26, May, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Dave Grohl to publish memoir, The Storyteller
First autobiography from Foo Fighters and Nirvana musician will chart ‘all the experiences I’ve had in my life – incredible, difficult, funny and emotional’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Apr, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Guns N' Roses: how they soundtracked my last gasp of pre-teen freedom
In the first of a new series on the artists who had a formative influence on our writers, Rebecca Nicholson celebrates the hysterical melodrama of Axl Rose and co

Rebecca Nicholson

20, Jan, 2021 @11:12 AM

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Dave Grohl's teenage obsessions: 'I learned drums by arranging pillows on my floor'
Ahead of the 10th Foo Fighters album, their frontman recalls the music and scenes that made him – from punk gigs in Chicago to sleeping on floors in Italian squats

As told to Dave Simpson

14, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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From the archive: with Nirvana in New York, August 1993
A poignant interview with Kurt Cobain, less than a year before his death. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

20, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Being invited into my son’s music appreciation group was the best Father’s Day present | Paul Mitchell
We started chatting about deep stuff, things we normally wouldn’t find a way to discuss

Paul Mitchell

05, Sep, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Hole, Reading festival 1994: grieving widow expels the pain
The band’s appearance, months after the deaths of Kurt Cobain and Kristen Pfaff, was freighted with expectation. Courtney Love didn’t disappoint

Jenessa Williams

17, Aug, 2020 @1:30 PM

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Kurt Cobain with dolls' heads: Mark Seliger’s best photograph
‘Things were going pretty darn well for him. Six months later, I was shocked to learn he had passed’

Interview by Edward Siddons

04, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Nirvana: Krist Novoselic praises Trump's 'strong and direct' protest speech
Following backlash over the post, the former Nirvana bassist locked his Facebook account and deactivated his Twitter

Laura Snapes

03, Jun, 2020 @3:34 PM

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Phil May obituary
Powerful vocalist, frontman and songwriter with the Pretty Things, the outlandish rock band that inspired Bowie and Nirvana

Adam Sweeting

17, May, 2020 @2:13 PM

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