Nirvana

WATCH: Music Videos From Beyond The Grave

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada Music

With the much-hyped release of Michael Jackson's second posthumous album "Xscape" this week, the spirit of the King of Pop has been coming back to hau...

Kurt Cobain Death Scene Note Said Awful Things About Courtney Love

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada Music

Police may not have re-opened Kurt Cobain's suicide investigation, but after 20 years there's still new information coming out. First there was a raft...

Why David Bowie, Johnny Rotten, Motley Crüe and Nirvana Owe This Guy a Big One

Reginald Harkema | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Music
Reginald Harkema

The band was fronted by a guy named Alice who wore women's clothes. They played New York City a month before the Stonewall riots and caused their own riot amongst the fawning drag queens in attendance when Alice started tossing beer bottles in the audience to get a reaction. New York City police should not have messed with a bunch of pissed off drag queens hopped up on testosterone and Alice Cooper!

WATCH: Lorde, Joan Jett Replace Cobain At Nirvana Rock Hall Reunion

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Music

Kurt Cobain died twenty years ago this week. A couple years after that, Lorde was born, and last night she was one of four women who replaced Nirvana'...

Who Could Play Nirvana In A Movie?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Music

With Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Wednesday, and a possible musical about the band heading for the stage, it's only a matte...

What Singers Could Front Nirvana At Rock Hall Induction?

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Music

The question of who might front Nirvana when the legendary Seattle rock band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 has been on f...

Cobain Biographer Calls Officials From Kurt's Hometown Aberdeen 'Idiots'

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Music

As Nirvana fans commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death this month, noted music writer and Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross has...

Kurt Cobain: 20 Years Gone, But Still Connecting With Youth

CBC | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Music

While Kurt Cobain's suicide — 20 years ago on April 5 — is the biggest thing that many people remember about him, others say that Nirvana f...

Nirvana's Musical Legacy 20 Years After Kurt Cobain

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Music
Wayne K. Spear

Nirvana did what all great bands do: they made everyone else catch up. Mainstream radio accommodated alternative music's idiosyncracies, in the case of Nirvana the confrontation of Cobain's distorted guitar, vocal roughness, sonic dissonance, and deliberately nonsensical lyrics. Whatever one's view of Cobain, it is undeniable that he set pop music on a new course.

WATCH: Teens React To Nirvana, Restore Faith In Their Generation

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Music

Every generation like to rag on the one that follows for having terrible taste, but just because kids today apparently like Imagine Dragons, doesn't m...

New Photos From Kurt Cobain Death Investigation Found

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Music

Seattle TV station KIRO 7 reports that police have found new photos from the investigation into the death of Kurt Cobain, two decades after the Nirvan...

How Kurt Cobain Became Hip Hop's Muse

Charles R. Cross | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Music
Charles R. Cross

Nirvana remains an influence on all subsections of rock, from alternative to metal, but Kurt Cobain, bizarrely, also shows up frequently in modern hip-hop. In the summer of 2013, Jay-Z sampled some of "Teen Spirit" for his hit song "Holy Grail." But it was pointed out to me that Jay-Z's song is just one of at least a dozen times "Teen Spirit" has shown up in hip-hop or dance music.

How Nirvana Taught Me To Look Past Misogyny

Carly Beath | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Music
Carly Beath

There's Rock Camp for Girls, getting the next generation of female musicians hooked on writing, playing and recording from a young age. There are female-fronted bands criss-crossing the continent in vans every week -- or tour buses, if you're Beyonce's all-female backing band, The Sugar Mamas.

20 Years Ago, I Watched Nirvana's Penultimate Show in Slovenia

Greg Jarvis | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Music
Greg Jarvis

It was February 27, 1994 and Nirvana was headed into the fire of the Yugoslav war, no one knowing it would be their second last show. While we waited for our names to be checked at the backstage entrance of a Slovenian arena, we felt a wave of excitement around us as Kurt Cobain and his entourage passed by the glass doors inside.

How to Bring Out Your Inner Buddha

Kim Smiley | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

For a Jewish, middle class, Montrealer, I've spent a lot of my life in the company of the Buddha. I have had an 18-year on-again, off-again relationship with the Buddha. He's been by my side during the ups and downs. I never practiced Buddhism, but I have been a student of the religion for half my life.

EXCLUSIVE: Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Talks 'In Utero'

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Music

Twenty years ago, Nirvana released "In Utero," their most controversial and, sadly, final studio album. After the unlikely mainstream success of 1991'...

WATCH: Music's Biggest Stars Before They Were Famous

HuffPost Canada Music | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 03.21.2013 | Canada Music

Nineties alt-rockers Garbage rocked David Letterman's "Late Show" earlier this week, reigniting our love of recycling, er, nostalgia. Late night ...

Have We Traded Our Iconic Brands for One Hit Wonders?

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

The speed with which our world now lives could well put an end to the world of iconic brands. Before all of this connectivity, a great brand could stand the test of time. It now seems like insanity. The Beatles were iconic. Do you believe that any of the musicians today that we admire will be able to leave this kind of legacy? What about companies?