August 4, 2022
Outside Lands Twitch Live Stream for Aug. 5-7: Weezer, Phoebe Bridgers, Rina Sawayama, Post Malone, More
August 4, 2022
Paul McCartney Shares Story Behind ‘McCartney III’ Album; New ‘McCartney I II III’ Box Set Out 8/5
August 4, 2022
Watch Eddie Vedder Join The Strokes for “Juicebox” in Seattle (Opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers)
August 4, 2022
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter on West Coast Tour; Solo Debut ‘Speed of Heat’ Available Now
August 4, 2022
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros. Announce ‘Live in Colorado: Vol 2’ with “Ripple”; Fall Tour On Deck
August 3, 2022
Bastards of Fine Arts (Featuring Matt Keating & Steve Mayone) Release Debut Album “A Good Sign” (Listen Here)
August 3, 2022
Goose Debuts Short Doc Capturing Recent Sold-Out Radio City Music Hall Gigs; ‘Dripfield’ Tour On Now
August 3, 2022
Watch King Princess Perform “Let Us Die” on ‘Fallon,’ with an Onstage Tribute to Taylor Hawkins (New LP Out Now)
August 3, 2022
Rina Sawayama Shows Her Sensitive Side with “Hold the Girl” Video; New Album 9/16, Fall Tour
August 3, 2022
The 1975 Turns Up the Energy on Danceable New Song “Happiness”; North American Tour News
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May 23, 2022
The 1969 Fender Guitar Kurt Cobain Used in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Video Sold at Auction for $4.5M
The blue 1969 Fender Mustang Kurt Cobain of Nirvana used in his band’s genre-busting, decade-defining and legendary music video for 1991’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” just sold at auction for...
April 5, 2022
Remembering Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley with Nirvana & Alice in Chains’ Powerful ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sets
Today’s date, April 5, is a notorious one in the world of rock and roll, as it’s the date commemorating the passing of two of the most iconic and celebrated...
September 15, 2021
Dave Grohl Hints at ‘Insane Prog-Rock’ Foo Fighters Record, Reveals Which Song Was Inspired by Kurt Cobain in ‘Rolling Stone’
With the Foo Fighters set to be enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame coming up on Oct. 30 — the second induction of band leader Dave Grohl,...
July 9, 2021
Fender is Bringing Back the Kurt Cobain Jag-Stang Signature Guitar
Among the many strong visual aesthetics one associates with late Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, beyond the tattered clothing and unkempt hair that helped define a generation, is his Fender...
June 22, 2020
The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played in Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sold for $6M+ at Auction, Breaking Records
Over the weekend, a crucial piece of music memorabilia from the 1990s went up for auction — and the 1959 Martin D-18E Kurt Cobain played in Nirvana‘s MTV Unplugged performance...
May 12, 2020
The Guitar Kurt Cobain Played During Nirvana’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ is Going Up for Auction for an Estimated $1 Million
Julien’s Auctions recently announced an upcoming auction titled Music Icons, a collection of memorabilia and artifacts from a dizzying array of music legends past and present — and one of...
October 22, 2019
Kurt Cobain’s Still Unwashed(!) ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sweater Can Be Yours for $200,000+ This Week in a Special Julien’s Auction
As far as memorabilia from the 1990s’ rock and roll scene goes, anything related to Kurt Cobain tends to attract attention. And rightly so — the so-called “spokesman of a...
September 9, 2019
‘Kurt Was Here’ Clothing Line Launched By Kurt Cobain’s Daughter, Frances Bean Cobain
The visual artistry of Kurt Cobain was as much a part of his legacy as the music itself — his tattered, weathered sweatshirts and now-iconic shirts worn as a form...
July 28, 2022
Watch a New Preview for Director Brett Morgen’s David Bowie Documentary ‘Moonage Daydream’ (Out 9/16)
Moonage Daydream is a new film from director Brett Morgen (who helmed 2012’s Crossfire Hurricane Rolling Stones documentary, 2015’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and 2017’s Jane) set for release this fall. Officially sanctioned by the David...
May 23, 2022
Preview ‘Moonage Daydream’: A ‘Cinematic Odyssey Exploring David Bowie’s Creative & Musical Journey’
Moonage Daydream is a new film from director Brett Morgen (who helmed 2012’s Crossfire Hurricane Rolling Stones documentary, 2015’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and 2017’s Jane) set for release...
January 18, 2022
Mudhoney Expands 2022 World Tour with North American Leg in the Spring (Some Shows with Meat Puppets)
Mudhoney, the Seattle-based band that inspired many bands with its groundbreaking sound in the mid-1980s (with Kurt Cobain an especially noteworthy devotee), is preparing a new album, which would be...
January 10, 2022
Top 11 Rock Covers from Women
Rock Cellar contributor Emily Herring makes her debut with her picks for the Top 11 Rock Covers from Women. 11. Ella Fitzgerald — “Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) In March...
January 4, 2022
The Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover Lawsuit Has Been Dismissed By a Judge
Back in late August, eyebrows furled when news broke that Spencer Elden, the now 30-year-old man who was photographed as a baby in an image that would be made iconic...
December 10, 2021
Courtney Barnett Brings ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ Tour to LA, Covers Gillian Welch with Lucius (Video)
Things Take Time, Take Time is the title of the new studio album from acclaimed singer/songwriter/guitarist Courtney Barnett. She’s currently out on the road supporting the album with a North...
December 7, 2021
Watch Courtney Barnett Play “If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight” on ‘Kimmel’; North American Tour On Now
Courtney Barnett is out on the road right now supporting her acclaimed new album, Things Take Time, Take Time, which was released on Nov. 12 — and while in Southern...
November 12, 2021
Out Now: Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ 30th Anniversary Edition, Available in Multiple Formats (Stream)
Just a bit past the actual 30th anniversary of its original Sept. 24, 1991 release by Nirvana, Nevermind has now been reissued in an extended, remastered 30th Anniversary Edition, complete...
October 27, 2021
Dave Grohl Shares Thoughts on Cutting His Hair, the Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ Lawsuit and Current Music (“When I Listen To a Mitski Record, I’m Like, ‘This Blows My Mind'”)
The past few weeks have seen a flurry of interviews and attention thrown at Dave Grohl, geared around the release of his very first published memoir, The Storyteller: Tales of...
October 7, 2021
Watch Dave Grohl Thrash Along on Drums to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from His ‘The Storyteller’ Book Tour
In the early pages of The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music, the new memoir from Foo Fighters and Nirvana icon Dave Grohl that was released this week, he details how...
September 28, 2021
Dave Grohl Almost Joined GWAR, How His Songwriting Style Differs from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, “Teen Spirit” vs. Rick Astley and More (via ‘Rolling Stone’)
Dave Grohl was the focus of a recent feature in Rolling Stone from journalist Brian Hiatt, geared around the Foo Fighters being enshrined into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...
September 23, 2021
Nirvana ‘Nevermind’: 30th Anniversary Edition Coming Nov. 12, Featuring 70 Previously Unreleased Tracks
On Sept. 24, 1991, an album would be released that would go on to signify a stark shift in the alternative rock scene and usher in the popularization of new...
August 25, 2021
The Man Photographed as a Baby on Nirvana’s Iconic ‘Nevermind’ Album Cover is Suing the Band, Alleging ‘Child Pornography’
It’s one of the most iconic album covers ever made — but now Spencer Elden, the man photographed as an infant for what would become the artwork for Nevermind, the...
July 1, 2021
Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Surges: A Billion Spotify Streams, Malia J. Cover Featured in Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’
Approaching 30 years since its debut on the radio on Aug. 27, 1991, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” just continues to be an unstoppable mammoth of a song by Nirvana, one...
September 21, 2020
Nirvana Released ‘In Utero’ 27 Years Ago Today: Reflecting on the Challenging Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’
Note: This retrospective look back at In Utero from Nirvana originally ran in 2018. “Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in...
August 28, 2020
Seether Re-Emerges as Confident, Angry and Focused with Crushing New Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’ (Listen/Review)
There’s nearly a full minute aggressive, sludgy guitar riffage before Shaun Morgan begins singing on “Dead and Done,” the explosive opening track to Seether‘s eighth album, Si Vis Pacem, Para...
August 23, 2020
‘The Batman’ Teaser Trailer Uses Nirvana’s Ominous ‘Something in the Way’ Perfectly
On Saturday evening, the first teaser trailer for The Batman was premiered, giving people the world’s first glimpse of Robert Pattinson as the title role. The teaser trailer for the...
July 22, 2020
Recreating Music History, One Photo at a Time: Follow @TheBandWasHere on Instagram
We’re all looking for distractions these days, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its stranglehold on all we hold dear. All that scrolling through your Instagram feed can be taxing on...
July 17, 2020
Seether Premieres ‘Bruised and Bloodied,’ an Aggressive New Song from Upcoming Album ‘Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum’
On Friday, Seether released a new song, the second from the South African hard rock band‘s new album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum, which will be out on Aug. 28....
June 3, 2020
After Controversial Comments Lauding Trump’s Speech as ‘Strong and Direct,’ Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Clarifies: ‘I Don’t Support Fascism’
Krist Novoselic, bassist of Nirvana known for his political leanings (an outspoken advocate of political reform, he briefly ran for office as a county clerk in Wahkiakum County in Washington...
May 20, 2020
23 Years Ago, Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters Took a Leap with ‘The Colour and the Shape’ — and Never Looked Back
Up through the release of 1995’s self-titled Foo Fighters debut record, the project was very much “the drummer of Nirvana making his own music” — so much so that Dave...
May 11, 2020
The New Foo Fighters Album is ‘Our David Bowie ‘Let’s Dance’ Record,’ According to Dave Grohl
For Dave Grohl, few musical influences are as important as David Bowie — so when the Foo Fighters band leader says his group‘s new batch of tunes reminds him of...
April 27, 2020
I Was Not Expecting Post Malone’s Nirvana Concert for COVID-19 Relief to Be THAT Great
You know Post Malone as a hip-hop/pop superstar, a “Rockstar” in the general definition of the term, rather than the specific — that is, he isn’t known as a “rock”...
April 22, 2020
Post Malone is Playing a Nirvana Livestream Concert on Friday 4/24 for The United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
On Friday, April 24, Post Malone will host a special livestream concert event on YouTube geared around raising funds for The United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund — but...
January 8, 2020
Hear a Previously Unheard Version of David Bowie’s ‘The Man Who Sold The World’ for Bowie’s 73rd Birthday
Today, January 8, marks the 73rd birthday of David Bowie, and while the iconic singer/songwriter/innovator may be gone, his legacy remains as strong as ever in his absence. Via Rolling Stone,...
January 5, 2020
Watch Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Play Nirvana Songs with Beck and St. Vincent
Something very special took place in Los Angeles on Saturday night as part of the Heaven is Rock and Roll event, a celebration/concert honoring the Art of Elysium. One of...
January 2, 2020
Foo Fighters Share Cryptic Microphone-In-A-Bathtub Photo for the New Year — What Does It Mean?
As the clock barreled toward midnight on Tuesday night, New Year’s Eve, the Foo Fighters had a plan. And at the stroke of midnight ET, the band‘s social media pages...
December 30, 2019
Happy One Billionth YouTube View(!!) to ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ by Nirvana
Viewed through the lens of time, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana isn’t a song. It’s a cultural moment, a marker in the history of rock music that changed everything...
December 20, 2019
John Frusciante, Circa 2004: A Previously Unpublished and Detailed Interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist
December 2019 brought with it exciting news for fans of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as longtime guitarist John Frusciante rejoined the mix, resuming the duties that Josh Klinghoffer served...
December 13, 2019
Last-Minute Music Gift Guide for the 2019 Holiday Season
This time of year is a veritable bonanza for music enthusiasts, as elaborate box sets, special vinyl reissue packages, compilations and more suddenly become available. With the Christmas and Hanukkah...
November 22, 2019
This Full-Album Cover of Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ by Kevin Devine Does Justice to One of the Most Important Albums Ever (Listen)
Indie/rock musician/songwriter Kevin Devine wears many hats, having performed as a solo artist and as a part of various projects over the years, earning a strong fan base and the...
November 1, 2019
25th Anniversary Nirvana ‘MTV Unplugged in New York’ Reissue Out Now, with Bonus Material
The recording of MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana in November 1993 was important at the time — it was the world’s biggest band in the intimate confines of...
October 29, 2019
Musicians And Cats for National Cat Day! (Photos)
Today, Oct. 29, is officially National Cat Day. Hey, don’t ask us, we don’t make the rules. National Cat Day has its own website, even, which lays it out like...
October 1, 2019
Weezer Covered Nirvana’s ‘Lithium’ at Rock in Rio and Dave Grohl Said it Made Him Cry
Over the weekend, thousands of rock fans gathered in Brazil for Rock in Rio, and among the bands playing were Weezer and headliners the Foo Fighters — who really seem...
September 11, 2019
Rest in Peace, Influential Musician/Songwriter Daniel Johnston: 1961 – 2019
Sad news hit the music community on Wednesday when it was announced that enigmatic and visionary songwriter/musician Daniel Johnston has passed away at the age of 58. The Austin Chronicle...
February 26, 2019
Morrison Hotel Gallery’s ‘Grunge: Rise of a Generation’ Photo Exhibit Running Throughout March in LA, NYC and Maui
The “grunge” musical movement of the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s lent itself to some incredibly vibrant and eventually iconic imagery, and throughout the month of March the...
November 9, 2018
A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)
Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them,...
October 8, 2018
Cal Jam 18: Foo Fighters and Friends Reinvent the ‘Rock Festival’ with an Unforgettable Day (and Nirvana ‘Reunion’) — Recap/Photos
To witness Cal Jam 18 in San Bernardino, Calif., was to experience rock and roll in its purest state in 2018. The Foo Fighters gathered their friends and colleagues at...
September 24, 2018
Celebrating 27 Years of ‘Nevermind’ with the Best & Worst Nirvana Covers
27 years ago today, Nirvana‘s landmark grunge album Nevermind was released. It’s somewhat interesting to point out that its challenging predecessor, 1993’s In Utero (which just celebrated its own 25th anniversary),...
September 21, 2018
Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 25: Reflecting on the Challenging and Deeply Rewarding Follow-Up to ‘Nevermind’
“Teenage angst has paid off well … now I’m bored and old,” Kurt Cobain screams in the opening seconds of “Serve the Servants,” the opening track to Nirvana‘s 1993 album...
February 8, 2017
Say Hello to Senator: Watch the Haunting New Video for 'Lost Again' (Premiere)
The nicknames we’re given in our formative years can grow to define us. Such is the case for Howard Baker, a musician from Austin, TX who was referred to as Senator...
July 25, 2016
'Weird Al' Yankovic Celebrates Decades of Fun with Career-Spanning Hollywood Bowl Show (Recap)
To attend a ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic concert is to immerse yourself in pop culture-themed musical bliss for an hour and a half. This past weekend, the legendary musician/parody artist and his...
December 4, 2015
Top 11 Songs With Star Wars References
This month, one of the most anticipated films of recent memory will be released. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters on December 18, and has been all people...
June 5, 2015
Embracing Nostalgia with Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray (Interview)
Back in 1997, there was simply no escaping Sugar Ray‘s breakout hit “Fly.” Its reggae rhythms, catchy hook and singer Mark McGrath‘s croon resulted in one of the biggest overnight...
February 4, 2014
Top 11 Musicians Influenced By the Beatles
February marks the 50th anniversary of the arrival in America of the Beatles, the group that changed the landscape of the music industry. The Beatles produced the first music video...
July 12, 2013
Music With Your Eyes: A Chat with Original MTV VJ Martha Quinn
In August of 1981, a new revolution took over the airwaves: music cable channel MTV.Music television? Ridiculed and pilloried by the press and rampant naysayers, MTV seemed doomed to fail...
April 2, 2013
The Grunge Era, As Told By The Musicians That Defined It (Interview with Author Mark Yarm)
In the years since the so-called “grunge” scene turned bands from and around Seattle into MTV darlings during the early 1990s, countless books examining the phenomenon have been written and...
February 16, 2012
Writing a Dave Grohl Biography: A Discussion with Author Paul Brannigan
Paul Brannigan’s newly-released book, This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl, is a richly-detailed (and endlessly entertaining) insider account of the eventful career of the Foo...
October 4, 2011
The Visual Art of 8 More Famous Musicians – Part 2
Is it in their DNA? Possibly a creative genius gene that science has yet to discover? Or is it an otherwordly gift one that is physically untraceable? Perhaps its...
June 10, 2011
Bands & Artists with Short but Important Careers
It’s hard enough being in a band without having to deal with the added stress of expectations weighing down upon you. Throughout rock history, bands and artists have had to...
June 10, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Focus and Precision, Thy Name is Travis Barker
The time is only a few minutes past 10:00 a.m in the morning and Travis Barker has already been beating on something for the better part of an hour. All...
June 9, 2020
Machine Gun Kelly + Travis Barker Protested in Los Angeles Before Premiering a Cover of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’
The protesting taking place in the United States (and abroad) stemming from the May 25 police killing of George Floyd has inspired feverish reactions from all sides, corners and angles...
April 27, 2020
Watch Miley Cyrus (and Andrew Watt) Toast Pink Floyd with an Acoustic Campire ‘Wish You Were Here’ Jam on ‘SNL’
This past weekend saw another edition of Saturday Night Live‘s At Home episodes, and Miley Cyrus was featured as one of the musical guests. Perched in a nighttime campfire scene,...
April 14, 2020
David Bowie in the 1990s: Producer Mark Plati Lifts Lid on New Archival Releases
“David Bowie’s work in the 1990s has sadly been overlooked and underrated,” guitarist Reeves Gabrels, who worked with David Bowie throughout the decade, told me in 2016. “We had Tin...