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Nirvana is an American grunge rock band that was formed by singer-songwriter/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. During the existence Nirvana had different drumers such as Dale Crover, Chad Channing, Aaron Burckhard, Dave Foster, and Dan Peters (appearing itself as part of the Seattle Grunge scene, releasing its first album Bleach (1989) for the independent Record Label Sub Pop. The band eventually came to develop a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit", the first single from the band's second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana's sudden success widely popularized alternative rock as a whole, and the band's frontman Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana being considered the "flagship band" of Generation X. Nirvana's third studio album, In Utero (1993), featured an abrasive, less-mainstream sound and challenged the group's audience. The album did not match the sales figures of Nevermind but was still a critical and commercial success. Sadly, in 1994, Kurt Cobain passed away due to what was believed as suicide. Personally, I don’t think so but you know. The band ended, Krist Novoselic went onto politics, and Dave Grohl formed Foo Fighters, and Pat Smear joined. Foo Fighters continue to make music, but after the recent death of Taylor Hawkins, they haven’t released new music.

Nirvana are an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers,the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990 and Pat Smear, who joined the band as a touring band member backup vocalist/guitarist.

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