Nirvana Nevermind album artwork lawsuit dismissed

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The lawsuit filed against Nirvana by Spencer Elden – who appeared on the cover of the band’s iconic album, Nevermind, in 1991 – has been dismissed by a judge.

As reported by Spin magazine, Judge Fernando M. Olguin dismissed the case on Monday at California District Court “with leave to amend” after Elden’s legal team missed a December 30 deadline to respond to Nirvana estate’s request for the lawsuit to be dismissed.

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Matt Owen
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Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.