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Nirvana (band)

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OriginAberdeen, Washington, United States
GenresAlternative rock, grunge
Years active1987 � 1994
LabelsSub Pop, DGC
Associated actsFecal Matter, Foo Fighters
MembersKurt Cobain
Krist Novoselic
Dave Grohl
Former membersAaron Burckhard
Chad Channing
Dale Crover
Jason Everman
Dave Foster
Dan Peters

Nirvana (band)


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Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.

The band established itself as part of the Seattle music scene, releasing its first album Bleach for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the band's lead single from its second album Nevermind (1991). Subsequently, Nirvana entered into the mainstream, bringing along with it a subgenre of alternative rock called grunge. As Nirvana's frontman, Kurt Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation," with Nirvana being considered the "flagship band" of Generation X. Cobain was uncomfortable with the attention and placed his focus on the band's music, believing the band's message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, challenging the band's audience with its third studio album In Utero (1993).

Nirvana's brief run ended following the death of Cobain in 1994, but the band's influence and popularity endured in the years that followed. In 2002, "You Know You're Right", an unfinished demo from the band's final recording session, topped radio playlists around the world. Since its debut, the band has sold over 25 million albums in the United States alone, and over 50 million worldwide.

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Studio albumsBleach * Nevermind * In Utero
Live albumsMTV Unplugged in New York * From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah * Live at Reading
Extended PlaysBlew * Hormoaning
CompilationsIncesticide * Singles * Nirvana * With the Lights Out * Sliver: The Best of the Box
Singles"Love Buzz" * "Sliver" * "Molly's Lips" * "Here She Comes Now" * "Smells Like Teen Spirit" * "Come as You Are" * "Lithium" * "In Bloom" * "Oh, the Guilt" * "Heart-Shaped Box" * "All Apologies"/"Rape Me" * "Pennyroyal Tea" * "About a Girl" * "The Man Who Sold the World" * "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" * "Lake of Fire" * "Aneurysm" (live) * "Drain You" (live) * "You Know You're Right"
VideosLive! Tonight! Sold Out!! * Classic Albums: Nirvana � Nevermind * Nirvana � A Classic Album Under Review � In Utero * MTV Unplugged in New York * Live at Reading
Related bandsDain Bramage * Eyes Adrift * Fecal Matter * Flipper * Foo Fighters * The Melvins * The No WTO Combo * Scream * Sweet 75 * Them Crooked Vultures * Queens of the Stone Age
OtherDiscography * Bootleg Recordings * Nevermind It's an Interview * Songs * 1991: The Year Punk Broke * Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana * Smells Like Bleach: A Punk Tribute to Nirvana * Kurt & Courtney * Kurt Cobain: About a Son * Death of Kurt Cobain * Journals * Frances Bean Cobain

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