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Nirvana: A True Legend

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Nirvana was an extremely popular grunge/rock band from Aberdeen, Washington. This began to be formed when Kurt Cobain met Krist Novoselic in 1985. Both of them were huge fans of The Melvins. Soon, Cobain and Novoselic recruited a drummer called Aaron Burckhard and created what would become Nirvana. In the beginnings of the band, Nirvana worked with different drummers, for example Dale Crover of The Melvins, who collaborated on the first demos. Nirvana had different names, some were: Ted Ed Fred, Pen Cap Chew and Skid Row but in February of 1988 they chose Nirvana; then, they also chose a drummer, Chad Channing.

Bleach, the first album of Nirvana was released in 1989 by Sub Pop Records. The album had the influences of The Melvins, Mudhoney, Black Sabbath and Led Zepellin. When the band began to work on their second album, the constant change of drummers continued until they were introduced to Dave Grohl of the band Scream. In 1990, Nirvana signed a record deal with DGC Records. Soon after that, they released Nevermind, a complete selling success and a classic. In 1993, Nirvana released In Utero and their popularity just kept growing. Later on that year, they had a performance on MTV Unplugged. Unfortunately, Kurt Cobain died in 1994. Despite the death of Cobain, Nirvana will never be forgotten. A demo that they recorded two months before the death of Cobain was released in 2002. The song is called “You Know You’re Right”; it reached the top of radio playlists around the world. Nirvana has sold more than fifty million albums.

Some songs of Nirvana are: “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Come as You Are”, “Lithium”, “On a Plain”, “In Bloom”, “Silver”, “Heart Shaped Box”, “All Apologies”, “About a Girl”, “The Man Who Sold the World”, “Lake of Fire”, “Aneurysm”, “Rape Me” and “You Know You’re Right.”

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