Filed under: Music | Tags: city of music, EMP, grunge, Krist Novoselic, live music, nevermind, Nirvana, ravenna woods, rock, Susie Tennant, The Fastbacks, the long winters, the presidents of the united states of america
Last night, music fans gathered at EMP to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal album, Nevermind. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic hosted the affair, which saw performances by local bands like The Presidents of the United States of America, The Fastbacks, Ravenna Woods, The Long Winters, and many more paying homage to the album that help put Seattle on the map as a City of Music. The event was also a fundraiser for local luminary Susie Tennant, who is battling ovarian cancer. Above is a video of last night’s concert, which was recorded via livestream.
Filed under: Music | Tags: Foo Fighters, Jon Stewart, nevermind, Nirvana, SiriusXM
New York Times
As a way to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind album, which has sold over ten million copies in the United States, Jon Stewart has invited the living members of the legendary music ensemble to his XM radio lair. Stewart, along with band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, as well as Nevermind’s producer Butch Vig, will all be present for an open conversation, which will touch on topics like the caliber of success the famed band reached, Grohl’s transition to lead singer of the Foo Fighter, and surely much more. The interview is all in preparation for the Nirvana-centric SiriusXM radio station, Nevermind Radio, launching in September for several days.
Filed under: Music | Tags: album, kurt cobain, Music, nevermind, Newermind, Nirvana, seattle, Spin Magazine, tribute
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind was released, forever changing our musical landscape. The August issue of SPIN is a big love letter to Nevermind and gives a lengthy retrospective of how the album and the band affected both musicians and popular culture alike. It even explains Nirvana’s influence on the rap scene. Included online is a free download of a Nirvana tribute album curated by SPIN titled Newermind. It features covers from some of Kurt Cobains personal heroes like the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, along with newer artists such as Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood, Amanda Palmer, Seattle’s own Telekinesis, and many more.
Filed under: Music | Tags: anniversary, bleach, kurt cobain, nevermind, Nirvana, sub pop, vinyl
Marking the 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s debut album, Sub Pop will re-issue the Platinum Certified Bleach on November 3, 2009. This expanded CD/double-LP will include a never-before-released live performance, special packaging and the first run of the double-LP will be on 180g white vinyl (the first run of the original LP was also on white vinyl). Both formats will be available for pre-order at subpop.com leading up to this edition’s release. Originally recorded over three sessions with producer Jack Endino at Seattle’s Reciprocal Recording Studios in December 1988 and January 1989, Bleach was released in June of ’89 and remains unequivocally/unsurprisingly Sub Pop’s very favorite Nirvana full-length. The album initially sold 40,000 copies, but was brought into the international spotlight following the release and worldwide success of their 1991sophomore effort, Nevermind. Subsequently Bleach went on to sell 1.7 million copies in the US alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan.