When Nirvana Played “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the First Time

Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc).

Saturday, April 17 marked 30 years since Nirvana performed “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the first time.  According to Steve Moriarty, drummer for the Grits, Nirvana took the now-famous gig at OK Hotel because they needed gas money to drive to record Nevermind. “The band walked away with a few hundred bucks, drove down to L.A., and the rest is history,” Moriarty wrote in Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge.

While the song is legendary, Kurt Cobain once admitted that he wasn’t as into the song as everyone else, saying the “…Teen Spirit” had ““such a clichéd riff.” What is your favorite Nirvana song?




That Time the Foo Fighters Live Rickrolled an Entire Stadium

One of the biggest rights of passage to being on the internet is being Rickrolled and in true Foo Fighters fashion, the group decided to Rickroll an entire London audience when they brought up Mr. Astley randomly to perform his hit “Never Going to Give You Up.”

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