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Kurt Cobain Nearly Banned Dave Grohl From Performing at Nirvana’s ‘Unplugged’ Concert

On Nov. 18, 1993, Nirvana took a trip to New York City and taped their iconic 'Unplugged' set for MTV. The special aired less than a month later on Dec. 14, adding yet another immortal moment to Nirvana's vast list of achievements. However, 20 years later, MTV has revealed that at the insistence of Kurt Cobain, drummer Dave Grohl almost didn't perform at the 'Unplugged' set.

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Pre-Teen Covers Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ on Acoustic Guitar – Best of YouTube

This cover is a little more unique than a traditional electric guitar cover of a timeless rock song. Here we are treated to a stunning acoustic performance of Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by this young lad.

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Kurt Cobain / Gene Simmons / Ian Gillian
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Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple + More Nominated for 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has just announced its nominees for the class of 2014. Among those being considered for a 2014 induction include Nirvana, KISS, Deep Purple + many more.

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Gene Simmons and Kurt Cobain
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Gene Simmons on Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain: ‘Just Because You Died That Makes You an Icon? No’

While Kiss have certainly carved out their own chapter in music history, Gene Simmons recently shared his thoughts on the current state of the music industry for new bands, the challenges that they face and the disappearance of the rock icon.

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Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Discuss the Joy and Pain of Listening to Nirvana Songs

Both Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl were part of one of the biggest bands ever in Nirvana, but in April 1994 Nirvana ended with the suicide of frontman Kurt Cobain. Both musicians recently spoke with Rolling Stone about their reflections on the groundbreaking band and still dealing with the aftermath nearly 20 years later.

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Krist Novoselic
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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic to Guest on Upcoming Modest Mouse Disc

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is ready to turn up on another album, but this one is not a Foo Fighters disc. The bassist recently told Spotify Landmark that he'll contribute on the next Modest Mouse album.

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Lost Nirvana Song ‘Forgotten Tune’ and New ‘Live and Loud’ Performance Footage Unveiled

This may look like an odd sentence, but a new Nirvana song has just been released. As a part of Nirvana's 'In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition' (out today), a ton of rare recordings and footage has been unveiled, but the Nirvana track 'Forgotten Tune' is the only piece of the re-release that is truly never-before-heard.

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Pat Smear Thinks Surviving Nirvana Members Should Play Old Tunes Live

Pat Smear joined Nirvana in 1993 as a second guitarist and recently shared his personal thoughts on the legacy of the musicand his feelings about the surviving members playing Nirvana songs live in the absence of Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994.

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Foo Fighters Guitarist Pat Smear Reminisces About His Time With Nirvana

It's almost been 20 years since Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life. Despite the band's dissolution afterwards, fans still go nuts for the grunge band's ageless music. This interest has led to an interview with Foo Fighters member, Nirvana touring guitarist and founding Germs member, Pat Smear, who spoke in depth about his time jamming with the group.

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Nirvana’s Original Sub Pop Contract Reveals Band Was Signed With $600 Advance

It seems like ever since the rock world lost Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994, little bits and pieces of Nirvana's famed history have been popping up. This latest discovery posted online is a simple piece of paper. However, printed on that very page is Nirvana's first-ever contract with Sub Pop records, who signed the band for a mere $600.

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Foo Fighters Finish Writing New Album, Dave Grohl Talks Reissue of Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl recently checked in with both some good news for fans of the band: Foo Fighters have completed writing their new disc, and it should be coming out in 2014.

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Pat Smear + Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl Names Guitarists Nirvana Considered Recruiting Before Bringing in Pat Smear

Nirvana are most famously known as a three-piece act, but the seminal grunge band cranked up the volume by welcoming Germs / Adolescents guitarist Pat Smear into the band. Smear performed with Nirvana during the 'In Utero' tour up until frontman Kurt Cobain's death in 1994, but although Smear got the gig, he wasn't the only musician Nirvana were considering.

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