Nirvana90s US grunge band. Formed January 1988. Disbanded 5 April 1994
Nirvana Biography (Wikipedia)
Nirvana was an American rock band formed in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Founded by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic, the band went through a succession of drummers before recruiting Dave Grohl in 1990. Though Nirvana dissolved in 1994 after the death of Cobain, their music maintains a popular following and continues to influence modern rock and roll culture.
In the late 1980s, Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album, Bleach, for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. They developed a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records in 1991, Nirvana found unexpected mainstream success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first single from their landmark second album Nevermind (1991). A cultural phenomenon of the 1990s, the album went on to be certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Nirvana's sudden success popularized alternative rock and saw them praised as the "flagship band" of Generation X, while frontman Cobain found himself described as the "spokesman of a generation".
- Nevermind at 25https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048p4ww.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p048p4ww.jpg2016-09-22T12:30:00.000ZSteve looks back at Nirvana's LP, 25 years after he reviewed it for NME, with the help of journalist Keith Cameron, plus archive from Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Butch Vig.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p048p4xg
Nevermind at 25
- Steve Albini: What was it like to work with Nirvana?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040vvst.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p040vvst.jpg2016-07-09T06:30:00.000ZSteve Albini produced Nirvana's third and final studio album 'In Utero'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p040vvvv
Steve Albini: What was it like to work with Nirvana?
- Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirithttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fyt7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p025fyt7.jpg2014-08-25T13:30:00.000ZButch Vig, producer of Smells Like Teen Spirit, talks about when he first heard that riffhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p025fytt
Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit