As we've reported, all four original members of Kiss were on hand last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, when the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But that was only one of the highlights of the night.
With the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, we thought it only fitting to post a selection from Nirvana’s now-legendary MTV Unplugged concert. Below, watch the band’s acoustic take on Nevermind's, “Something in the Way.” The song was originally intended to be a full-band recording, but after initial attempts proved difficult, producer Butch Vig encouraged the band to take a different approach.
A new book from Hal Leonard, Nirvana: Note for Note Transcriptions, offers new, note-for-note transcriptions (with guitar and bass tab) for all the instruments on all 14 songs from Nirvana's 2002 best-of compilation.
Here's a very cool blast from the past that has Kurt Cobain and the rest of Nirvana digging in to "Come As You Are" live on MTV Unplugged back in 1993. The song was released as the second single from the band's second studio album Nevermind in 1992.
Some "new" old video has surfaced on YouTube. On December 30, documentary filmmaker Dave Markey posted this clip of what would wind up being Nirvana's last-ever show in Los Angeles. The show pre-dates Kurt Cobain's April 5, 1994, suicide by just a few short months.
The ballots are in — and Nirvana and Kiss are headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The inclusion of Nirvana is no surprise; they were odds-on favorites from the start. The band, which has been accepted into the Hall in its first year of eligibility, and its surviving members will receive the honor 20 years after Kurt Cobain, committed suicide.
Twenty years after Kurt Cobain suffered for the sins of corporate rock, Nirvana rise from the vault in a deluxe box-set reissue of their great grunge apotheosis, In Utero. GW delivers the gospel according to Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.