Tag: Nirvana

Kurt Cobain’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Guitar Sells For $4.5 Million at Auction

When the guitar Kurt Cobain played in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video went up for auction, its estimated value was between $600,000-$800,000. But the final price far exceeded those estimates. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay ended up buying the left-handed Fender Mustang for a whopping $4,500,000. “I am thrilled to preserve and protect […]

May 22, 2022

Kurt Cobain’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Fender Guitar Up for Auction

Kurt Cobain‘s guitar used in the iconic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video will be available for auction as part of Julien’s Auctions’ “Music Icons” auction which will take place at New York’s Hard Rock Cafe and online May 20-22. The left-handed Fender Mustang guitar comes in a Competition Lake Placid blue finish and is estimated […]

April 11, 2022

Nirvana Hits Back at Spencer Elden (Again) in Nevermind Cover Lawsuit: ‘This Case Must End’

Nirvana has filed another motion to dismiss in their ongoing legal dispute with Spencer Elden, who is accusing them of sexually exploitive imagery on the Nevermind cover. In the filing obtained by SPIN, Nirvana’s counsel makes their stance clear: “This case must end.” Nirvana is asking the court “for an order dismissing this action, with […]

February 1, 2022

The 90 Greatest Albums of the ’90s

This article originally appeared in the September 1999 issue of SPIN. “You must be high.” We heard that a lot during the time we spent preparing this issue. Which is understandable. Pronouncing the 90 greatest albums of the ’90s is a somewhat presumptuous thing to do. When you’re measuring the music this decade is offering to […]

December 25, 2021

Nirvana Hits Back at Spencer Elden in Nevermind Cover Art Lawsuit

Remember when Spencer Elden, the baby pictured on the cover of Nevermind, sued  Nirvana alleging “commercial sexual exploitation” of a minor? The case elicited groans and outrage from Nirvana fans, but the band didn’t issue a statement on the case until now. According to Billboard, on Wednesday in a new filing at U.S. District Court in […]

December 23, 2021

Bill Maher Tells Nevermind Baby to ‘Stop Being Such a Fucking Baby’

Bill Maher is the latest person to address the Nevermind baby lawsuit, and unsurprisingly he didn’t mince words. “The words ‘victim’ and ‘survivor’ have traveled a long way from their original usage,” Maher said during his show Real Time with Bill Maher. “The baby from the Nirvana album says he’s a victim. He’s suing Nirvana for lifelong […]

October 30, 2021

Dave Grohl on Altering Nevermind Cover Art: ‘I Have Many Ideas’

The groundbreaking Nirvana record Nevermind celebrated its 30th birthday last month. Along with the buzz from commemorating the record, other news surrounding the notorious naked baby cover continued to arise. In August, Spencer Elden, a.k.a. the naked baby, sued Nirvana’s surviving members, Kurt Cobain’s estate, album-cover photographer Kirk Weddle, and the labels involved in the […]

October 4, 2021