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Hometown: Aberdeen, WA (USA)

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Massively popular punk/rock band from Aberdeen, Washington that some credit with ushering the "punk" explosion of the early 90s. Along with shining a spotlight on Seattle, Washington and its diverse range of bands, Nirvana inspired rock critics to describe this midwestern punk/metal – as pioneered by Husker Du, The Melvins and the Pixies – as "grunge."

Fellow Seattle bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains rocketed to stardom shortly after Nirvana. Some – including Cobain – argued that their success was only on Nirvana's coattails.

Though wildly successful, the pressure of being the "spokesperson for a generation" and a tumultous family life took its toll, with Kurt Cobain eventually taking his own life in 1994. A suicide which has spawned conspiracy theories and even some films.

Since their debut with Bleach on the fledgling Sub Pop label, the band has sold more than 50 million album worldwide with Nevermind going platinum ten times over.

Of the two remaining members, drummer Dave Grohl has been by far the most prolific, recording with both his own Foo Fighters and Probot as well guest work on albums from Queens of the Stone Age, Nine Inch Nails, Garbage, David Bowie and the Killing Joke.

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Dave Grohl, Flipper, Foo Fighters, No WTO Combo, Probot, Queens of the Stone Age, Scream

Reviews

Nirvana With The Lights Out

Nirvana

With The Lights Out (2004)

Geffen

Nirvana Nirvana [Greatest Hits]

Nirvana

Nirvana [Greatest Hits] (2002)

Geffen

Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York

Nirvana

MTV Unplugged in New York (1994)

Geffen

Nirvana In Utero

Nirvana

In Utero (1993)

DGC

Nirvana Nevermind

Nirvana

Nevermind (1991)

Geffen

Nirvana Bleach

Nirvana

Bleach (1989)

Sub Pop

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