Baby On Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Cover Amends His Lawsuit Against The Band

As previously reported, Spencer Elden, the man who appeared on the cover art for Nirvana’s “Nevermind” as a baby, recently filed a lawsuit against the surviving members of the band, the estate of the late Kurt Cobain, photographer Kirk Weddle, etc. due to child sexual exploitation and violations of federal child pornography statutes. Now, Rolling Stone are reporting that the suit has been amended.

The amended suit, which no longer lists ex-drummer Chad Channing, Warner Music, Heather Parry, Guy Oseary as defendants, still alleges that the photo was meant to “trigger a visceral sexual response from the viewer.” It went on to say that Weddle also took other photos of Spencer, including ones which found him dressed as late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Some of Cobain‘s personal journals have since been cited as well:

“Undated journals written by Cobain sketch the album cover in a sexual manner, with semen all over it. In several instances, the journals describe Cobain’s twisted vision for the Nevermind album cover, along with his emotional struggles: ‘I like to make incisions into the belly of infants then fuck the incision until the child dies.’”

Elden is still claiming that the photo has caused “extreme and permanent emotional distress” and that his guardians never authorized its use. He is currently seeking at least $150,000 from each defendant.

This news comes after Elden‘s lawyer Maggie Mabie demanded to have Universal remove his genitalia from all future releases of the album. However, the 30th anniversary edition of the record was still released with the cover intact.

Nirvana Stream Live Version Of “Lithium” From 1992 Triple J Performance In Melbourne, Australia

Nirvana have shared a live recording of “Lithium” from a 1992 performance they did for Triple J in Melbourne, Australia. The track will appear on the 30th anniversary edition of the band’s 1991 album “Nevermind,“ which is set to be released on November 12. More details on that effort can be found HERE.

Nirvana’s Dave Grohl On “Nevermind” Album Artwork: “I Have Many Ideas Of How We Should Alter That Cover”

Nirvana’s Dave Grohl has revealed that he has “many ideas” for an alternate “Nevermind” cover. His comments come after Spencer Elden, the man who appeared on the record as a baby, demanded to have the artwork changed.

As previously reported, Elden filed a lawsuit against the surviving members of the band, the estate of the late Kurt Cobain, photographer Kirk Weddle, DGC Records, and more due to child sexual exploitation and violations of federal child pornography statutes. His lawyer, Maggie Mabie, also demanded to have Universal remove his genitalia from all future releases of the album, including the upcoming 30th anniversary edition (out November 12).

Considering the current controversy, Grohl told The Sunday Times the following:

“I have many ideas of how we should alter that cover, but we’ll see what happens. We’ll let you know. I’m sure we’ll come up with something good.”

He continued when asked about the lawsuit:

“I think that there’s much more to look forward to and much more to life than getting bogged down in those kinds of things. And, fortunately, I don’t have to do the paperwork.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Baby On Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Demands To Have His Genitalia Removed From The 30th Anniversary Edition Of The Album

As previously reported, Spencer Elden, the man who appeared on the cover art for Nirvana’s “Nevermind” as a baby, recently filed a lawsuit against the surviving members of the band, the estate of the late Kurt Cobain, photographer Kirk Weddle, DGC Records, and more due to child sexual exploitation and violations of federal child pornography statutes. Now, according to TMZ, Elden‘s lawyer Maggie Mabie is demanding to have Universal remove his genitalia from all future releases of the album. This includes the upcoming 30th anniversary edition of the effort (out November 12). She says that it is time to “end this child exploitation and violation of privacy.”

Nirvana To Release 30th Anniversary Edition Of “Nevermind” In November

Nirvana will be releasing a remastered 30th anniversary deluxe edition of “Nevermind” on November 12. The effort will include live concerts from the album’s touring cycle, a Blu-ray featuring a November 25, 1991 show in Amsterdam, NET and a 40-page hardcover book featuring previously unreleased photos.

“Nevermind” (30th Anniversary Edition) Track Listing:

“Nevermind“:

01. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
02. “In Bloom”
03. “Come As You Are”
04. “Breed”
05. “Lithium”
06. “Polly”
07. “Territorial Pissings”
08. “Drain You”
09. “Lounge Act”
10. “Stay Away”
11. “On A Plain”
12. “Something In The Way”

Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991):

01. “Drain You”
02. “Aneurysm”
03. “School”
04. “Floyd The Barber”
05. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
06. “About A Girl”
07. “Polly”
08. “Lithium”
09. “Sliver”
10. “Breed”
11. “Come As You Are”
12. “Been A Son”
13. “Negative Creep”
14. “On A Plain”
15. “Blew”
16. “Love Buzz*”
17. “Territorial Pissings”

Live In Del Mar, California (Pat O’Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, December 28, 1991):

01. “Drain You”
02. “Aneurysm”
03. “School”
04. “Floyd The Barber”
05. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
06. “About A Girl”
07. “Polly”
08. “Sliver”
09. “Breed”
10. “Come As You Are”
11. “Lithium”
12. “Territorial Pissings”

Live In Melbourne, Australia for Triple J (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992):

01. “Aneurysm”
02. “Drain You”
03. “School”
04. “Sliver”
05. “About A Girl”
06. “Come As You Are”
07. “Lithium”
08. “Breed”
09. “Polly”
10. “Lounge Act”
11. “In Bloom”
12. “Love Buzz”
13. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
14. “Feedback Jam”
15. “Negative Creep”
16. “On A Plain”
17. “Blew”

Live In Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992):

01. “Negative Creep”
02. “Been A Son”
03. “On A Plain”
04. “Blew”
05. “Come As You Are”
06. “Lithium”
07. “Breed”
08. “Sliver”
09. “Drain You”
10. “About A Girl”
11. “School”
12. “Aneurysm”
13. “Love Buzz”
14. “Polly”
15. “Territorial Pissings”
16. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Blu-ray: Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991):

01. “Drain You”
02. “Aneurysm”
03. “School”
04. “Floyd The Barber”
05. “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
06. “About A Girl”
07. “Polly”
08. “Lithium”
09. “Sliver”
10. “Breed”
11. “Come As You Are”
12. “Been A Son”
13. “Negative Creep”
14. “On A Plain”
15. “Blew”
16. “Love Buzz”
17. “Territorial Pissings”

7″ (vinyl edition):

01. “Endless, Nameless”
02. “Even In His Youth”
03. “Aneurysm”

Pre-orders can be found HERE and a live video for “Breed” can be found below:

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Surpasses One Billion Streams On Spotify

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” has officially surpassed one billion streams on Spotify. This news comes after the music video for the track previously surpassed one billion views on YouTube. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” appears on the band’s 1991 album “Nevermind.”

New Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC. Etc. 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Release In September

Zee Productions will be releasing a new line of 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles on September 18. This includes puzzles based on the artwork for various albums by Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, KISS, Queen, etc.

The following statement was issued:

“Rock Saws just got twice as intense!

We are proud to be rolling out 1000 piece variants of some of our all time classic puzzles. That much harder, but that much more rewarding, these 1000 piece variants have been in demand for a long time.

Our first round of officially licensed 1000 piece puzzles includes: Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast,” Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets,” Queen’s “Queen II” and “A Night At The Opera,” Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy” and “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Man,” KISS’s “Destroyer,” The Rolling Stones “It’s Only Rock And Roll,” David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell,” and of course Nirvana’s “Nevermind!”

This is a veritable embarrassment of riches and a must for any puzzle loving rock and roller, or simply those of us who wish to engage with classic album art in a whole new way.

See the full range, and pre-order yours here: https://bit.ly/ZEE-1000PUZ

PS: What other puzzles do you want to see as 1000 piece variants? We have our own ideas but would love your input!”

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.

Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind Streaming In Full

The new Nirvana tribute album, Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind, can now be streamed in its entirety. The compilation was released today (April 18), as part of Record Store Day and it features Torche, Kylesa, Cave In and more covering songs from Nirvana’s Nevermind.

 

Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind To Be Released On Record Store Day

A new Nirvana tribute album, titled Whatever Nevermind: A Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind, will be released on Record Store Day (April 18). The release will feature Torche, Kylesa, Cave In and more covering songs from Nirvana’s Nevermind. You can hear Circa Survive’s cover of “Drain You” and see the album track listing below.

Track Listing:

01. Young Widows – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
02. Torche – “In Bloom”
03. Kylesa – “Come As You Are”
04. Cave In – “Breed”
05. Boris – “Lithium”
06. La Dispute – “Polly”
07. White Reaper – “Territorial Pissings”
08. Circa Survive – “Drain You”
09. Touche Amore – “Lounge Act”
10. Wrong – “Stay Away”
11. Pygmy Lush – “On A Plain”
12. Nothing – “Something In The Way”
13. Thou – “Endless, Nameless” (bonus track)
14. Thou – “Even In His Youth” (bonus track)