Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana’s landmark Nevermind album. Not only did it take the world by storm with its raucous riffs and the pained vocals of Kurt Cobain (whom Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne remembered here) and upset Michael Jackson’s Dangerous for the No. 1 spot on Billboard, but it opened […]
Nirvana are releasing a special 20th anniversary edition of Nevermind on September 29, including a four-CD/one-DVD version, vinyl reissues, and more affordable options. Seattle radio station 107.7 The End is hosting three alternate versions of “Breed,” “On a Plain,” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” that will be included in the box (pictured below). Check them […]
This past weekend saw the 20th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses landmark Use Your Illusion albums. But 1991 was also the year that many other landmark releases in hard rock and metal came out, including Metallica’s “Black Album,” Nirvana’s Nevermind, Ozzy Osbourne’s No More Tears, and many, many more. Below, we want you to weigh […]
The DC punk band Scream may have formed nearly three decades ago, but you’d never guess that while listening to Complete Control Session. Recorded live by the band’s previous drummer, Dave Grohl(!), its four tunes sound fresh and immediate.Our personal favorite is “The Year Bald Headed Singers Were In” a melodic rager that features stellar […]
Video has surfaced online of pop singer Miley Cyrus performing the Nirvana classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in concert on multiple occasions. Apparently, because Miley has “inspired” so many she wants to play the music that inspired her for her adoring fans. Yeah. Check out the video below, if you dare, and tell us what […]
“These are my famous last words,” declares Dave Grohl at the opening of the Foo Fighters’ highly anticipated seventh album, on the song “Bridges Burning.” Surely rather than the beginning of the end, however, Wasting Light marks a return to the Foo Fighters’ roots. It has been four years since the group’s last record, Echoes, Silence, […]
Today marks the 17th anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death.
Dave Grohl has become the latest rocker to sound off against allowing Fox’s musical-theater–inspired series Glee use his music. The Foo Fighters frontman came out swinging when an interviewer at South By Southwest asked him about his refusal to allow the band’s music to be used on the show. “It’s every band’s right. You shouldn’t […]
There has been a strong rock-and-roll undercurrent on American Idol this season—not that we watch or anything. First, James Durbin paid tribute to Judas Priest (video here), and now, Top 12 contest Casey Abrams has tried his hand at grunge, choosing to sing Nirvana classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Tell us what you think in […]
As we bid farewell to a year full of tragedy, the new issue of Revolver magazine—available on newsstands everywhere on December 21—remembers many of hard rock and metal’s most dearly departed. The cover features a stunning painting by legendary comic-book artist J.G. Jones, acclaimed for his work on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as for co-creating the series Wanted, which was adapted into a 2008 movie starring Angelina Jolie. Jones depicts Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold’s the Rev, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne’s Randy Rhoads, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley rocking together in heaven. The cover painting also appears as a free poster with the issue.