We were. Three years ago. We still have the rights to that name on many websites. We changed it to NirvanaNews because of the constant news, we actually do share with the Nirvana fans. And since at the time management contacted us to work with them and had the name ‘hereisnirvana’ - we gave them usage of ‘officialnirvana’ which allowed them to be verified and change to just ‘nirvana.’ - Which put the ‘officialnirvana’ name back into our hands and we were already reaching 20,000+ followers with ‘NirvanaNews’ that we just left it.
Hopefully that wasn’t too confusing. Rock on!
"A little social group came together, and we just kinda hung out, and y’know, talked about things, and then one thing led to another, and Kurt did a tape with um, Dale Crover from the Melvins, and one of the songs on it was Spank Thru, and he turned me on to it, and I really liked it, kinda got me excited, so I go ‘Hey man, let’s start a band!’ We scrounged up a drummer and we started practicing. Took it very seriously too." - Krist Novoselic.
1993 - MTV Live & Loud rehearsals, Seattle, WA.
6/26/92 - Roskilde Festival.
After performing "Negative Creep", Kurt starts playing "Something In The Way" - only to stop soon after saying ‘Oh wait, let’s play this one’ (begins playing "All Apologies") - being interrupted by Krist: ‘It’ll get bootlegged’ - Kurt: ‘oh yeah, that’s right’ and restarts with “Something In The Way.”
nirvananews’s photo on Instagram
Definitely. He contacted us a while back and sent us a few pictures which we’ve shared. We’ve been helping promote his book. He’s one photographer who is on our good side so it’s great!
Interviewer: "It’s never been entirely clear what this feud with Eddie Vedder was about."
Kurt Cobain: "There never was one. I slagged them off because I didn’t like their band. I hadn’t met Eddie at the time. It was my fault; I should have been slagging off the record company instead of them. They were marketed — not probably against their will — but without them realizing they were being pushed into the grunge bandwagon."
"When I joined the band, I lived with Kurt for eight months, when I first got there, he had just broken up with a girl and was totally heartbroken. We would sit in his tiny, shoe-box apartment for eight hours at a time without saying a word. For weeks and weeks this happened. Finally one night, we were driving back in the van, and Kurt said, ‘You know, I’m not always like this.’ And I just went, ‘Whewww.’" - Dave Grohl.
9/23/93 - New York, NY.
'Nirvana becomes a four piece', during 1993, Kurt Cobain calls Pat Smear and ask if he'd be interesting in joining his band, Smear immediately accepted and soon after would play his first show with the band [Saturday Night Live]. This photo was taken on the same day as the SNL rehearsals.
"We have a new guitar player. His name is Pat Smear, he was in an LA punk band called The Germs. He’s so great, he’s really, really good." - Dave Grohl.