"If you throw one more shoe or one more coin, I’m gonna turn on my guitar amplifier and leave for an hour and it’s gonna be massive feedback for an hour, because when one rotten apple in the class fucks it up, the rest have to suffer, Okay?" - Kurt Cobain speaking to the rambunctious crowd in Springfield, Massachusetts. November 10th, 1993.

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"I do love kids. I know that sounds weird, but I do. I have a little sister who’s four years old. And I was a lifeguard, and I taught pre-school kids how to swim, and I worked at the YMCA and did daycare, and I babysat during my teenage years. Which was all kind of a strange thing in Aberdeen, because mostly males don’t babysit that much and sometimes when I was sitting and the lady’s date would come over, he’d have this weird reaction when he saw me." - Kurt Cobain, 1991.

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From an article out of ‘Kerrang!’ magazine, August 24th, 1991:

"Nirvana are it. The shit. The beef. The most likely to succeed. The Seattle band destined to go where no current or ex-Sub-Popper has gone before. Songs like ‘In Bloom’, ‘Drain You’, or ‘Teen Spirit’ are that good."

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23 years ago today, Nirvana played the Reading Festival for the first time. They would have a scheduled photoshoot with Steve Gullick and several interviews also lined up for the same day.

Interviewer: “‘Bleach’ was filled with smalltown psychos like “Floyd The Barber”, “Mr. Moustache” and “Negative Creep”, with its monstrous riffs and crazed chorus of “Daddy’s little girl ain’t a girl no more, Daddy’s little girl ain’t a girl no more.” Was “Negative Creep” a heavy duty look at child abuse?”

Krist Novoselic: "It’s nothing to do with child abuse.."

Kurt Cobain: "It could be, yes. No. Maybe so."

Krist Novoselic: "It’s just somebody sounding miserable, it’s not about child abuse."

Kurt Cobain: "Well child abuse is a good try, that’s kinda cool. I’m glad people ask questions like that because usually no one has any questions about the songs. They don’t have any idea of what the subject’s about."

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An Apology from Henry Rollins.

Respect to Henry Rollins. I avoided making a comment on his earlier comments as I expected this outcome, an apology, which I knew he would eventually do once his mind was clear because of Henry’s own personal demons he’s battled. Thank you Henry.

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"Here is an important Rock album [Nevermind], I never understood Metal bands saying Nirvana derailed their career. Maybe those bands just didn’t have the goods.."

-Nikki Sixx.

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"I had a nice conversation with original SNL announcer Don Pardo when Nirvana played the show the 1st time. R.I.P. Mr. Pardo"

Krist Novoselic.

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"Everyone feels insecure at times.. or depressed. People feel vulnerable and are unsure why they feel that way." - Kurt Cobain. #ReachOut.

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"I don’t like things that are pretty and clean and nice, I can’t buy new clothes, I have to wear my old clothes. I mean, these are the same pants that I’ve worn for the last three years. This is a mohair sweater. I buy mohair sweaters secondhand. I like to buy old things. I like old, dingy, dirty things because they have more character. There’s more detail to weathered things. There’s more detail to decay. I can’t stand anything that’s new. So even though I’m a really rich Rock star I have to wear old dirty clothes because it’s the only way I feel comfortable." - Kurt Cobain, 1992.

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Back in February(2014) - I interviewed Nirvana's first drummer: Aaron Burckhard.

Interviewer (NirvanaNews): "What got you interested in music?"

Aaron: "My older brother Ed, he got me into KISS. That’s what it was at first, when KISS ‘Alive!’ one came out and I was like thirteen. It was pretty much KISS then. I just got all their albums, and I don’t know what it was [laughs] - it had something to do with, remember the Christmas shows, they had ‘The Little Drummer Boy’ and his name was Aaron, I don’t know if that had anything to do with it! I wanted to be a guitar player originally, but I ended up playing drums."

Interviewer: "I have down that after you did the show at KAOS, the tape they gave you back from that show served as your demo tape."

Aaron: "Oh, Kurt had the demo tape! He had our first demo tape, it was really funny, he made a bunch of copies and he drew a picture of stairs and a little stick girl and he named it, ‘A is for Aaron, Who fell down the stairs and shit his dress.’ [Laughs] There’s another story behind that demo too, when they were putting out ‘Incesticide’ after ‘Nevermind’ - they were going to use that originally, that recording. All of the songs from ‘Incesticide’ were the songs that I played on. A lot of the songs, I was the drummer, but someone else came in a recorded them. Originally they were going to put that as the recording. They just decided to re-record all the other songs with Dave. It’s not big deal. I found it odd that I was the drummer when they were written, but I don’t get credit for it."

Read More of the interview here.

Very special thanks once again to Aaron!

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Asking for It
Live Through This
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"The only one you can really hear on the finished record with Kurt’s vocals is "Asking For It" where Courtney sings, ‘If you live through this with me.’ Kurt sang on about five or so other tracks, Miss World, Violet, Doll Parts." - Paul Kolderie [engineer]

Listen to Kurt Cobain speak with Studio Brussel in this rare interview, 1991.

"Attention. This is Kurt from Nirvana."

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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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"a paler, bleached-haired, bespectacled Kurt Cobain, but recognizably the same lovable scruff who late last year turned rock ‘n’ roll upside down with a song named after a deodorant." - From ‘NME’ magazine, 1992.

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August 6th, 1993 - Nirvana performs a benefit show at the King Performance Center in Seattle, Washington for The Gits’ Mia Zapata. It would be Nirvana’s last show as a three-piece before adding Pat Smear into the mix.

"We’re always doing benefits, we just played one for Mia Zapata. None of us knew her, but we thought, ‘this is where we live, and this is a terrible thing that happened.’ And it’s the least we can do, to play an hour, give something back to the community." - Krist Novoselic.

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