Nirvana

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8/16/1986, Aberdeen, Washington, USA

Died:

4/8/1994

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  • Described as one of the most influential rock bands ever, Seattle grunge group Nirvana consisted of the trio of:


    Kurt Cobain on guitar and vocals, Dave Grohl on drums and Krist Novoselic on bass.

    Although the original lineup included drummer Chad Channing and guitarist Jason Evermann (Dave Grohl wouldn't join until 1991).
    Their rock anthem "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is described as "a wake-up call to a generation". The album "Nevermind" hit No. 1 in February of 1992. Followed up by album In Utero. On March 1, 1994 Kurt Cobain took a near-fatal overdose of a prescription sedative in Rome after the end of the band's European tour. Cobain entered a drug-rehabilitation clinic in California, but left soon after. On April 8th 1994 Kurt Cobain was found dead in his house. A shotgun was found at the scene. His death was ruled a suicide, but some believe he was murdered. Since Cobain's death, drummer Dave Grohl has become lead guitarist for the successful rock band the Foo Fighters while Krist Novoselic has left the music industry to concentrate on politics.moreless

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Aberdeen, Washington, USA

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  • Quotes (12)

    • Krist Novoselic: If you've got a guitar and a lot of soul, just bang something out and mean it. You're the superstar.

    • Krist Novoselic: But my role is to just apply the skills I've learned over the years: you listen to the guitar, you listen to the vocal melodies, you listen to the rhythm, and you come up with something that helps you take the song somewhere.

    • Kurt Cobain: Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem.

    • Kurt Cobain: If it's illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!

    • Kurt Cobain: It's okay to eat fish because they don't have any feelings.

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    Trivia (113)

    • In December of 1991, Nevermind sold over 400,000 copies per week.

    • R.E.M. producer Scott Litt remixed "Heart Shaped Box" and "All Apologies" for Nirvana.

    • Nirvana signed to DGC records in 1990.

    • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" caused Kurt Cobain to be considered the spokesperson of Generation X.

    • Even though they only released three studio albums, Nirvana is the best-selling trio of all time. They've sold over 40 million albums worldwide and close to 25 million in the U.S.

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