Interviewer: "What and who is Nirvana? How would you describe your music?"

Chad Channing: "Me and two friends, Kurt and Krist. Nirvana, well, I can give you the meaning. It’s kind of like, it’s like the freedom from, like, all pain and desire, you know? Just a perfect place between peace and your mind, I guess. I would describe it more like Heavy Pop."

Kurt Cobain: "A three-piece underground alternative grunge rock band from Seattle, Washington, or the outskirts of Seattle, Washington. That’s about it. That’s what we are. We play very powerful high-energy type of rock and roll. We move around on stage a lot, and just scream with an abandon, I guess."

Krist Novoselic: "Three guys from Puget Sound area: Olympia, Bainbridge Island and Tacoma. Nirvana is a seven letter word and Nirvana is a, concept. We play rock ‘n’ roll music without inhibition and without distraction, just like pure stuff. That’s a heavy question."

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Nirvana.

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Nirvana, September, 1990.

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Are you sure 8/20/90 in Sacremento was a gig with Stone Temple Pilots? I know that SY/Nirvana did west coast gigs with STP that summer. However, STP was a punk rock band that featured Julie Cafritz (Pussy Galore/Free Kitten).

I’m going by just the information I have. I’m pretty sure it’s Stone Temple Pilots as I have some interviews of Scott Weiland speaking out about their early tours with Nirvana/Sonic Youth before they were well known though this could have been only a single Las Vegas gig while the rest (8/20 included) were with STP.

What I have: The August 16th/20th and the 21st was with Stone Temple Pilots while the August 23rd, 24th and 25th was with STP. But as there really is no footage/audio of any of these gigs (or released anyways) and little info has came out about them, it’s hard to say.. I’d agree with you more than I would with it being Stone Temple Pilots. Thanks for the info!

August 20th, 1990 - Ticket to a gig in Sacramento, California at the Crest Theatre featuring Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Stone Temple Pilots.

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"This was in Seattle, 1990. He simply came off stage, sat down and cried for about half a minute. Then he was fine. He had just trashed his gear on stage, and it was simply a release of energy. It is a painful picture, but it’s about the angst of performance. The band seemed used to it. He seemed very healthy then, and very happy. He was a very powerful and energetic performer, and it was all he wanted to do. The band was his vehicle, the most important thing in his life." - Ian Tilton. [photographer]

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One of the first photos with both Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl together. The day Dave Grohl joins Nirvana‬ in September, 1990. Photographer: Ian Tilton.

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NirvanaNews - 1990. | Facebook.

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Kurt Cobain in London for an ‘NME’ magazine photo-shoot, 1990.
Special Thanks to Photographer: Martyn Goodacre.

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Kurt Cobain destroying his guitar at the Motor Sports Garage in Seattle, 1990.

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Kurt Cobain surfing the crowds at a nightclub in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990 - a year before ‘Nevermind’ was released.

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Nirvanaaaaahhhhh.

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Kurt Cobain live with guitars. From the Nirvana Instagram.

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Krist Novoselic and Dan Peters stand next to Kurt Cobain as he’s pointing out his ‘K’ records tattoo, 1990.

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