“The first time Kurt and I slept together was at a Days Inn in Chicago, we were having our first postcoital moment, and we’re watching MTV and the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video came on. I pulled away from him because it was his video, his moment, he was the king of the fucking world, he put his arm around me and pulled me closer. Which was symbolic, like, I’m letting you into my life. That really endeared him to me,” - Courtney Love.
1/10/92 - MTV Studios, New York, NY.
Nirvana destroys their gear after performing ‘Territorial Pissings.’
Ideas for the 20th Anniversary of “In Utero” are still being discussed.. news will come later this year.
“I like the EMP approach: it’s scholarly, these are museum people. I said to Jacob: Come on over, because I’ve got all this gear just laying around in a closet. Here are the photos – go through them and take what you want. Here’s the Buck Owens American guitar [played by Pat Smear on MTV Unplugged] – take it. Here’s a guitar I dropped on my head, famously. Take it! Here’s a bass I played on Unplugged. Take it! Those are good instruments that I enjoyed playing, but guitars grow legs and they walk off. Never to be seen again. Someone swiped my guitar right off the stage at the 1992 Reading festival. Who knows where that guitar is? Because I was in Nirvana, I can’t take these guitars out of the house. So I figured if people would enjoy it, I might as well hand them to a museum, where it’s put in context and it’s educational.” - Krist Novoselic, 2011.
9/9/92 - MTV Video Music Awards, Los Angeles, CA.
“We didn’t wanna play “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” So we came into the rehearsals, we were gonna play two new songs [Rape Me & Tourette’s] that fit into the four minute, twenty second slot. So we practiced those and the Stage Manager said “Oh, OK, as long as it fits.” Then we get a call the next day, MTV says we cannot play unless we play “Smells Like Teen Spirit”… Then they told us that we could get on the show if we played “Lithium” later on in the set. They totally rearranged the whole show.” - Dave Grohl.
During the performance, against MTV’s wishes, Kurt started to play “Rape Me,” but stopped and went right into “Lithium.”