According to producer Butch Vig, the band’s relentless practice schedule before recording the 1991 classic was a way to stay warm during the brutal Northwestern winter.
What would you do with $27 million?
“Some beautiful blond, tragic, gorgeous actor boy is hitting on me, and why? He wants to play Kurt. So I am moving that over to the agency side. I am not Cecil B. DeMille or anything like that.”
If you’ve ever wondered how the disaffected kids in the bleacher stands were chosen for Nirvana’s iconic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video, take a look at this casting call.
“He wrote to every major, minor label: ‘We’ll pay. Let us be on your label.’ He was desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world. But he made it look like it was thrust upon him.”
The note was found in Cobain’s wallet after his body was discovered on April 8, 1994, logged into evidence in the Seattle Police Department case file, and never made public until now.
“This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on,” he wrote.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony used to be a drunken, freewheeling event that would stretch to all hours of the night. Today it’s an arena-rock spectacle with stunning moments that won’t soon be forgotten.
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” isn’t the same without Tom Petty, though.
“They spoke the truth, and people listened,” presenter Michael Stipe said. “This was not just pop music.”