Listen To “New” Nirvana Song Created With Artificial Intelligence

Lost Tapes Of The 27 Club have created a “new” Nirvana song by utilizing artificial intelligence. That track is titled “Drowned In The Sun“ and it was brought into the world after 30 Nirvana songs were ran through the Google machine learning tool Magenta. The AI made a MIDI composition, which was then completed by other musicians, including vocalist Eric Hogan, who performs in the Nirvana tribute band Nevermind.

[via Rolling Stone]

Nirvana “Nevermind” & “In Utero” Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In September

Zee Productions have announced that they will be releasing new 500-piece jigsaw puzzles based on the artwork for Nirvana’s “Nevermind” and “In Utero” on September 4. An additional 1000-piece version of “Nevermind” will also be available on September 18. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Kurt Cobain’s “Nirvana: MTV Unplugged” Guitar Sold For $6 Million At Auction

The guitar Kurt Cobain used during Nirvana’s legendary “MTV Unplugged” performance was recently sold during a “Music Icons” auction from Julien’s Auctions. According to Rolling Stone, the instrument received seven bids and ultimately sold for $6,010,00. In addition to the guitar, the winner also got the original hard-shell case, which Cobain decorated with a flyer for Poison Idea’s “Feel the Darkness,” a half-used pack of Martin guitar strings, three picks, and a suede “stash” bag that was decorated with a miniature spoon, fork, and knife.

Kurt Cobain’s “Nirvana: MTV Unplugged” Guitar Estimated To Sell For $1 Million

The guitar Kurt Cobain used during Nirvana’s legendary “MTV Unplugged” performance is among the items that will be up for sale during a “Music Icons” auction from Julien’s Auctions. That event will take place in Beverly Hills, CA on June 19-20. A description of the guitar, which is estimated to sell for $1 million, can be found below:

“At the center of this event is the 1959 Martin D-18E played by Kurt Cobain throughout Nirvana’s most legendary performance in their live taping for the popular MTV Unplugged series on November 18, 1993. Approximately five months before his death, Cobain chose this guitar to paint what Rolling Stone called ‘his last self-portrait.'”

Dave Grohl On Post Malone’s Nirvana Covers Set: “They Were Killing It”

As previously reported, Post Malone recently livestreamed a Nirvana tribute set with Travis Barker (Blink-182) and more. Now, the band’s drummer Dave Grohl (also of Foo Fighters) has since praised the performance saying that the musicians killed it.

Grohl told ALT 98.7 FM the following:

“It was so weird, because I was writing… I started this Instagram page called ‘Dave’s True Stories‘, because I thought, ‘Well, I just wrote a whole record. I don’t wanna write music. And I don’t really know what else to do, so I’ll just write all these stories.’

So I’m sitting there writing one of these stories out, and someone said, ‘Hey, Post Malone is live on YouTube right now doing a whole set of Nirvana covers.’ And I’ve met him before. He’s really nice; he’s really cool. I’ve met his dad; he’s cool too. So I was, like, ‘Oh, that’s kind of cool. I’m in the middle of writing something.’ And then I started getting hit with texts, people texting me, like, ‘Yo, are you watching this Post thing?’ And I’m, like, ‘No, I’m writing right now.’

They’re, like, ‘It’s pretty good.’ I’m, like, ‘Really?’ So I keep on writing. Another text comes in, ‘Dude, are you watching this Post Malone thing?’ And I’m, like, ‘No.’ So finally I tuned it… I started watching, and first of all, watching Travis play the drums to those Nirvana songs, I was honored — I thought that was super cool.

More than the sound of it and more than the chords and whatever, it just sort of felt good. To me, it didn’t feel weird. They were killing it. So I watched a bunch of it. I was, like, ‘That was really cool.’

I don’t get to see other people do Nirvana songs often, and he seemed perfectly comfortable with it, and it sounded great… Even the die-hard Nirvana people that I know were, like, ‘Dude, he’s kind of killing it right now.’”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Post Malone Cover Nirvana Songs With Blink-182’s Travis Barker

Earlier today (April 24), Post Malone, Travis Barker (Blink-182), and more paid tribute to Nirvana with a special livestream concert. The performance helped raise money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

Notably, the set even got a stamp of approval from Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic:

Watch Surviving Nirvana Members Perform With Beck & St. Vincent

Surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear reunited for a special set at The Art Of Elysium‘s annual “Heaven” gala in Los Angeles, CA last night (January 4). The trio were joined onstage by Beck, St. Vincent, and Grohl’s daughter Violet and they performed the following songs:

01. “Lithium” (feat. Beck & St. Vincent)
02. “In Bloom” (feat. Beck & St. Vincent)
03. “Been A Son” (feat. Beck & St. Vincent)
04. “Heart-Shaped Box” (feat. Violet Grohl, Beck & St. Vincent)
05. “The Man Who Sold The World” (David Bowie cover) (feat. Beck & St. Vincent)

Surviving Nirvana Members To Reunite At The Art Of Elysium “Heaven” Gala

Surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear will be reuniting during a special “Dave Grohl & Friends” set at The Art Of Elysium‘s annual “Heaven” gala. That event will take place on January 4 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA and it will also feature Beck, St. Vincent, Grohl’s daughter Violet, Cheap Trick, Marilyn Manson, and L7.

[via Blabbermouth]

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Music Video Hits One Billion Views On YouTube

Nirvana’s official video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit“ has officially hit one billion views on YouTube. Notably, the clip is the second music video from the 1990s to reach that milestone, following Guns N’Roses’ “November Rain.”

Watch Remastered Footage Of Nirvana Performing “Polly” During “MTV Unplugged In New York” Rehearsal

Remastered rehearsal footage of Nirvana performing “Polly” in 1993 has been shared online. This version of the track will be included with the new 25th anniversary edition of “MTV Unplugged In New York,” which is set to be released on November 1.