Watch Nirvana's legendary Reading 1992 set in full in remastered 4K

Dave Grohl (left) and Kurt Cobain perform onstage at the Reading Festival on August 30, 1992
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Nirvana gave plenty of legendary live performances during their all-too-brief career, but a couple will always stand taller than the rest. 

First and foremost would be their iconic 1993 MTV Unplugged in New York set, which – with the band's dramatic, Hollywood script-esque closing rendition of Lead Belly's Where Did You Sleep Last Night – stands to this day as likely the most famous Unplugged performance of all time.  

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.