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Soundgarden’s Ben Shepherd Recalls Time When He Nearly Became Nirvana’s Lead Guitarist

Did you know that Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd nearly became a member of Nirvana? Before either Soundgarden or Nirvana became grunge legends, Shepherd almost became Nirvana's second guitarist, but the band chose instead to remain a three-piece until the addition of Germs strummer Pat Smear.

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Kurt Cobain
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Seattle News Outlet Unveils Previously Unpublished Photos of Kurt Cobain Death Scene

In the world of rock, the date April 5 is a solemn one, as it marks the anniversary of the death of both Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley. Now, 19 years after Cobain's death, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer online newspaper has unveiled a number of never-before-published photos of Cobain's death scene have been revealed, some of which show Cobain being carried out of his home by medical workers.

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Kurt Cobain
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Unseen Kurt Cobain Suicide Scene Photos Published

We thought for sure that by now, on the 19th anniversary of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death, every last shred of documentation regarding the iconic rocker's suicide would have been unearthed. Turns out we were wrong.

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Dave Grohl-PJ Harvey
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Dave Grohl Contemplated Nirvana Performance With PJ Harvey on Vocals

Dave Grohl has discussed his reluctance in the past to approach playing Nirvana music, even after a couple of decades removed from the height of their success. However, he did state that reuniting with Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear for the 'Sound City Players' shows did present some interesting conversations. Grohl revealed that one recent scenario involved an invite to PJ Harvey to see if she might be interested in joining them on a performance of a Nirvana track.

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Dave Grohl
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Dave Grohl on Performing Nirvana Material Live: ‘It Just Hasn’t Felt Right’

When Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl began to put together Foo Fighters in 1994, it would have been incredibly easy to draw fans in by covering the Nirvana monster tracks which made the drummer a grunge icon. However, Grohl never took that path, choosing to focus on original music while taking the Foos down a different path than the one Nirvana had helped carve.

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Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Producer Butch Vig Reveals New Details on Recording of Iconic Album

Nirvana's 'Nevermind' is arguably the most impactful rock album of the last 25 years. Its legend speaks for itself, selling over 30 million copies worldwide thanks to grunge masterpieces such as 'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' 'Come As You Are,' 'Drain You' and 'In Bloom.' You may think you've attained all the 'Nevermind' knowledge ever made public, but there are some new tidbits from producer Butch Vig and frontman Kurt Cobain that may deepen your understanding of the album.

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Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Recreates Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover

If imitation is the ultimate sign of flattery, then Nirvana's 'Nevermind' album cover has to be one of the most beloved images in pop culture history. The iconic artwork has been replicated many times over the years, and Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is the latest to pay tribute, recreating the image for 'ESPN The Magazine's new music issue. 

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Kurt Cobain Documentary Filmmaker Inspired by ‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’ Movie

A new Kurt Cobain documentary film is currently being planned for a 2014 release, and it aims to delve into the true spirit of the late Nirvana frontman. As popular as Cobain remains, the musician's life continues to be somewhat of an enigma even among his most rabid fans. In an attempt to peel through the callused exterior of the late legend, the director of the recent Rolling Stones documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane' has accepted the challenge to reveal the true nature of Cobain.

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Frances Courtney
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Courtney Love Exchanges Holiday Tweets With Frances Bean Cobain, Slams Nirvana Members

Although their relationship has been rocky and very much in the public eye, Courtney Love and her estranged daughter Frances Bean Cobain are communicating again. Of course, most of the dialogue is coming courtesy of Love, but hey, at least it's a start.

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BMG Acquires Publishing Rights to Nirvana Songs

Music giant BMG has just significantly added to their cache of great songs by acquiring the worldwide rights to Virgin Music Publishing Companies, Famous U.K. Music Publishing and select current songs from Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing. As part of the deal, they're acquiring tracks from artists like Nirvana, Iggy Pop, Lenny Kravitz, Tears for Fears and more.

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Dave Grohl
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Nirvana Reunion Rumors ‘Nonsense,’ Dave Grohl’s Rep Says

Courtney Love can rest easy, as a rep for Foo Fighters' frontman and 'Sound City' documentarian Dave Grohl dismissed rampant rumors that the musician is planning to reunite Nirvana and install a new singer at the helm.

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Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic
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Nirvana Members and Paul McCartney Perform ‘Cut Me Some Slack’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’

After a triumphant performance of their new song 'Cut Me Some Slack' at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden, one-time Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear again joined forces with Beatles legend Paul McCartney to perform the song during last night's episode of 'Saturday Night Live.'

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