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Nirvana, a Brief Summary of their Story

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pays tribute to artists that have made a difference in the music industry. These bands include Nirvana, who is apart of grunge. Grunge has to do with electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics and lyrics filled with agony. Nirvana is an important group that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because they started a new era of grunge.
Nirvana includes Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20, 1967. Kurt’s family started out in a rental home in nearby Hoquiam, Washington, then moved to Aberdeen when Kurt was 6 years old (Azerrad 13). After his parents divorced when he was 9, Kurt became withdrawn. He went to live with his father after the divorce (biography.com). David Eric Grohl was born on January 14, 1969, in Warren, Ohio. Dave moved from Warren to Springfield, Virginia, when he was 3 years old (imdb.com). Krist Anthony Novoselic was born on May 16, 1965, in Compton, California. Novoselic’s family moved to Aberdeen in 1979 (Azerrad 49). Nirvana was formed when Kurt and Krist met in high school. In the summer of 1993 Dave became Nirvana’s third and last drummer. As a child Kurt loved the Beatles, but by 9 discovered the heavier music of Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath and KISS (rollingstone.com). Krist was into bands similar to Kurt at a young age, Led Zepplin, Devo, Black Sabbath and Aerosmith (Azerrad 15). Like Krist and Kurt, Dave was into punk at a young age. His first concert was to see Naked Raygun when he was thirteen years old (Azerrad 136).
Throughout the music career of Nirvana they have achieved many things. On January 11, 1992, their album, Nevermind hit #1 on the Billboard album charts and stayed #1 for two weeks (nirvana...

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...e, he was shocked and suddenly couldn't deal with the press and the publicity (imdb.com). He quickly doubted his stardom (biography.com). Although Kurt was extremely stressed and depressed, he still continued to write his personal, focused lyrics. In February 1992, Kurt went to Hawaii to get married to long-time girlfriend, Courtney Love (Azzerad 161). On March 4, 1994 Kurt was rushed to the hospital in a coma after an unsuccessful suicide attempt(imdb.com). Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of Fame on April 10, 2014. Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994, from a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. His body was found by electrician, Gary Smith who had come to install a security system in his guest house (biography.com). Even after Kurt’s suicide Nirvana inspired many bands including Green Day, Pearl Jam, and Smashing Pumpkins (rockhall.com).
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