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Mudhoney: Sub Pop, Sub Normal, Subversion!

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, March 1989

SUDDENLY SEATTLE IS THE CENTRE OF ALL THINGS GRUNGE. EVERETT TRUE TRAVELS TO THE HOME OF THE ANTI-HITS TO MEET MUDHONEY WHO RECENTLY TRADED SONGS ...

Mudhoney: Put Mud In The Music

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, NME, May 1989

Thanks to an extensive European tour, a vinyl collaboration with Sonic Youth and their own indie-chart hit LP, Seattle's MUDHONEY find themselves the latest US ...

Soundgarden: The Mutate Gallery

Profile and Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, June 1989

EVERETT TRUE MEETS THE MOST AGGRESSIVE METAL MARAUDERS TO ESCAPE FROM THE SUB POP LABEL, WHOSE NEW SINGLE, 'FLOWER', SOUNDS LIKE DAS DAMEN COVERING BIG ...

Nirvana: Bleach (Sub Pop import US LP only)

Review by Edwin Pouncey, NME, July 1989

REAL ROCK music should hurt. Like being too near an exploding plate glass window, it should get under your skin and cause you to writhe ...

Nirvana: Bleach (Tupelo)

Review by Push, Melody Maker, August 1989

STONED, LOADED. It's both a mental and a physical bliss. Everything is nothing but an abandoned blur. Minutes away from a blackout, from a sweet, ...

Nirvana, Tad: Hard On: Nirvana and Tad

Interview by Edwin Pouncey, NME, September 1989

This week EDWIN POUNCEY gets on the trail of Sub Pop, the label that brought you Mudhoney and who are about to unleash the ungodly ...

Nirvana: Bleached Wails

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, October 1989

Everett True Thrashes It Out With The Latest Wizards From Seattle's Sub Pop Label Who Arrive In Britain Next Week ...

Nirvana: White Heat

Profile and Interview by John Robb, Sounds, October 1989

Natural descendants of Mudhoney and Dinosaur Jr, Nirvana are a high energy explosion resulting in a trail of smashed gear and beat anthems. John Robb ...

Tad: White Noise

Profile and Interview by John Robb, Sounds, October 1989

Watch out! A mean American storm is heading your way in the shape of the shit-stained rock beast, Tad. And teaming up with Nirvana for ...

Nirvana, Tad: Tad, Nirvana: Astoria, London

Live Review by Edwin Pouncey, NME, December 1989

"CHECK!... CHECK!..." This is one little improvisation that the fans freezing outside were missing as Sub Pop stalwarts Nirvana struggled valiantly to balance the sound ...

Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Tad: Screaming Trees, Nirvana, Tad: Pine Street Theatre, Portland, OR

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, March 1990

IT SEEMS incredible people still miss the point of Tad. Most (heavy) rock bands play for the sheer hell of it, and, sure Tad do ...

Nirvana, Tad: Tad and Nirvana: The Larder They Come

Report and Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, March 1990

This was a tour not for the faint-hearted. Everett True witnesses the chaos & carnage caused by Tad & Nirvana as they rampaged through the ...

Mother Love Bone's Andrew Wood

Report by Christine Natanael, Rock Scene, May 1990

THIS COLUMN is begun in an extremely serious and somber mood, as the wings of the great black naughty nightbird death have come beating and ...

Mudhoney: Dweeb Will, Dweeb Will Rock You!

Interview by Steven Wells, NME, July 1990

Diseased drugvom and dogs! MUDHONEY cut through STEVEN WELLS' spunk encrusted C60 to give us the bald and rotting bare facts about the inadequacy of ...

Alice In Chains, Mother Love Bone, The Posies: A Seattle Slew

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Rolling Stone, September 1990

Record companies are flocking to the Great Northwest, signing bands like crazy and hoping to find the Next Big Thing ...

The Derelicts (US), Dwarves, The Melvins, Nirvana: Nirvana, The Melvins, Dwarves, The Derelicts: Motorsports International Garage, Seattle

Live Review by Keith Cameron, Sounds, October 1990

The American Uncivil War ...

Nirvana

Interview by Keith Cameron, Sounds, October 1990

If any of the US underground bands are likely to break through into the mainstream, then it's got to be NIRVANA. Currently being courted by ...

Nirvana: Heaven Can't Wait

Interview by Push, Melody Maker, December 1990

NIRVANA'S NEW single, 'Sliver' weighs in at a fraction over two minutes and is one hell of a pop song. No messing. ...

Hole

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, June 1991

CALIFORNIAN band HOLE sit around my Hollywood hotel room in various degrees of drunkenness. ...

Soundgarden: Fertile Ground: Soundgarden

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, August 1991

MIXING ENGINEER Ron St. Germain stands at a tape machine in a Tarzana studio, twisting the reels by hand until he creates the perfect space ...

Nirvana Be In My Gang?

Interview by Keith Cameron, NME, September 1991

We're talking sublime here. NIRVANA are the greatest band to emerge from the American post-hardcore meltdown since Sonic Youth, they sound nothing like Hüsker Dü ...

Hole: Camden Underworld, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, NME, November 1991

YOU KNOW WHEN you're feeling elated, lost in wonder, not out of your cranium but wondering why there seem to be continents on the moon, ...

Nirvana: National Theatre, Kilburn

Live Review by Ben Thompson, Independent on Sunday, November 1991

WHEN NIRVANA appeared at the Reading Festival earlier this summer, they were just one more obscure American underground rock trio with a good LP and ...

Nirvana: Smash And Grab

Report and Interview by Roy Wilkinson, Rage!, November 1991

With their second LP crashing into the American Top Ten, NIRVANA are such a hot rock act even British telly moguls have to let them ...

Nirvana: Station To Devastation

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, November 1991

On their recent European tour, Seattle's masters of chaos, Nirvana, managed to set their tour bus alight, upset the Pogues and The Ramones, piss into ...

Nirvana: Nevermind (Geffen)

Review by Simon Reynolds, New York Times, November 1991

NIRVANA'S VERTIGINOUS ascent to stardom has to be the year’s most surprising success story. The single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ has been in heavy rotation ...

Nirvana: Nevermind (DGC)

Review by Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, November 1991

DESPITE THE hand-wringing the fanzines do each time an indie-rock hero signs a major-label deal, righteous postpunk stars from Hüsker Dü to Soundgarden have joined ...

Hole: Whole Lotta Love: Hole: Camden Underworld, London

Live Review by Sally Margaret Joy, Melody Maker, November 1991

WHAT THE F*** is happening now? ...

Soundgarden: Blowing Eardrums And Blowing Minds: Soundgarden

Profile and Interview by Christine Natanael, Reflex, December 1991

GNASHING, SUBTERRANEAN youth culture on the verge of intellectual upheaval, coming to awareness in late '70s decadence, and coming of age in the post-anarcho-punk revolution, ...

Nirvana: Kilburn National, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, December 1991

THE ONLY EXPLANATION is that a lot of people didn't realise how angry and alienated they really were. Once in a blue moon, a group ...

Nirvana: Smells Like A Sensation

Profile by Simon Reynolds, Observer, The, December 1991

NIRVANA ARE THE sensation of 1991. Their single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ shot straight into the UK Top Ten and is now number seven after ...

Nirvana: 'Nevermind' — The Bolognese!

Report and Interview by Edwin Pouncey, NME, December 1991

THE RAIN-sodden streets of Muggia (a secluded town in Northern Italy that acts as the border with civil war-torn Yugoslavia) are seemingly empty. Nirvana bass ...

Soundgarden: Nitro Grunge From Garage Heaven

Interview by Mark Petracca, Cover, January 1992

SO THERE I was in all my silly repute. Yet another late night rock and roll escapade. Same setup: Introduce the magazine, ask some questions, ...

Pearl Jam: Mike McCready Gets His Feet Wet

Interview by Mike Mettler, Guitar Player, February 1992

"IT RAINS all the time, so you're always inside." Mike McCready laughs; the lead guitarist for Pearl Jam is trying to explain why Seattle is ...

Hole: Pretty On The Inside

Review by Deborah Frost, Village Voice, February 1992

COURTNEY LOVE is scary. Much scarier than the witches old (Macbeth's, say) and new (Lydia Lunch, say) whom she occasionally sounds like and whom she ...

Nirvana: Smells Like… Bullshit

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, February 1992

Nevermind has been at Number One on the Kerrang! Album Chart for a month, Stateside it's the same plus Double Platinum, and worldwide the video ...

Pearl Jam: Fjord Fiestas

Interview by Andrew Mueller, Melody Maker, February 1992

Like Nirvana and Jane's Addiction before them, PEARL JAM look set to become this year's big US rock event. With Top 20 single 'Alive', they've ...

Nirvana: Bleach (Tupelo/All formats); Hormoaning (Japanese CD only)

Review by Edwin Pouncey, NME, March 1992

WHAT'S ON offer here are Nirvana's (bleached) roots, a raw-throated and perhaps over-fussy sounding debut LP that would eventually spawn a phenomenon. Bleach – with ...

Pearl Jam: New Oyster Cult

Interview by Steven Wells, NME, March 1992

PROBLEM: A man knocks on the door of a Manchester hotel room and hands me a note which says: "Band been held up at knife-point. ...

Nirvana: Smells Like Chlorine Spirit

Interview by Keith Cameron, NME, March 1992

IT'S 9AM IN Tacoma and Nirvana bassist Chris Novoselic has just got up. He's got things to do, cats to feed, a house to move ...

Soundgarden: Camden Underworld, London

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, March 1992

CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP, swallow swallow grimace. The sound of a music journalist eating his own words. Good job my writing's normally so tasteful. Yum. Gobble ...

L7: L's Belles

Interview by Keith Cameron, NME, March 1992

Don't be fooled by the lighter side of award-winning (and not-the-female-Nirvana) LA grunge gals L7 – they may delight in the trash aesthetic of Hollywood, ...

Nirvana: Inside the Heart and Mind of Kurt Cobain

Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, April 1992

FOR NOW, Kurt Cobain and his new wife Courtney Love, live in an apartment in Los Angeles's modest Fairfax district. The living room holds little ...

Green River, The Melvins, Mudhoney, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Supersuckers: Seattle: Grunge City

Report and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, April 1992

For real rockers Seattle is the ultimate wet dream. By Michael Azerrad ...

Soundgarden: Horticulture-Shock

Interview by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, June 1992

Soundgarden provide proof positive that you can be a successful metal band without being sexist and racist dickheads. Seattle's finest have already conquered the US ...

The Lemonheads: It's A Shame About Ray

Review by Sally Margaret Joy, Melody Maker, June 1992

WHAT DO THE Lemonheads want from you? Unlike Nirvana, who want to raise your awareness, or Buffalo Tom, who want you to feel the hurt, ...

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana: Kurt Cobain: I'm Not Gonna Crack!

Profile and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Vox, July 1992

Poisoned by the chalice of instant success, bedridden with road-rash after a ton of amp-smashingly intense gigs – what's happened to Nirvana's tortured singer and ...

Nirvana: 'In My Head, I'm So Ugly'

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, July 1992

In the frankest and most comprehensive interview he's given since Nevermind blasted Nirvana into the rock super league, Kurt Cobain talks to EVERETT TRUE in ...

Nirvana: Come As You Aren’t: Nirvana at Isle Of Calf Festival, Oslo

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, July 1992

THEY DON'T DESERVE THIS. Forget any reports you may have heard that rock is alive and kicking. The world’s only credible arena rock band is ...

Nirvana: Crucified by Success?

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, July 1992

In the second part of his exclusive NIRVANA interview, Everett True meets the band in Stockholm and finds Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic and Dave Grohl ...

Nirvana at Reading

Live Review by Ben Thompson, Independent on Sunday, August 1992

BY THE LAST day of the Reading Festival, the physical conditions have reverted to type. Soggy survivors cluster on little islands dotted between enormous mud ...

Nirvana: Nirva Mind The Bollocks

Interview by John Robb, Siren, August 1992

JESUS H. CHRIST! This is turning into some sort of modern-day fable. Out there, an uncompromised riffola outfit from an arse end of the US, ...

Babes in Toyland: Babes In Toyland: A Fête Worse Than Death

Report and Interview by Edwin Pouncey, NME, August 1992

Rumble rumble rumble... whizz "WHAAAAHH!"And that's just listening to the new BABES IN TOYLAND album, long before EDWIN POUNCEY went anywhere near a rollercoaster with ...

Babes in Toyland: Pieces Of Hate: Babes In Toyland: Fontanelle (Southern/All formats)

Review by Keith Cameron, NME, August 1992

JUST AS THE word "love" is now virtually meaningless, its intensity sapped by decades of everyday misuse, so too has "hate" become an emotion too ...

Nirvana: Love Will Tear Us Apart

Report and Interview by Keith Cameron, NME, August 1992

As Nevermind zoomed past Bono & Jacko, so the rumours started: Kurt Is Dead ...Kurt & Courtney & heroin ...As the bulldozers continue to gather ...

Sub Pop: Go Forth And Grunge

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Q, October 1992

SEATTLE, IN the top left-hand corner of America, is famous for its once-thriving post-war aerospace industry, for its breweries and coffee, pine forests and clean ...

Nirvana: Reading Festival, England

Live Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, October 1992

"FUCK WOODSTOCK," read one popular T-shirt here, although this twentieth annual jamboree also began with lots of wasted folks frolicking in the mud and ended ...

Nirvana: New Noise for '93

Report and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, January 1993

After a successful European summer tour and a sold-out show at the mammoth 45,000-seat Velez Sarsfield Stadium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, what has the world's ...

Screaming Trees: The Lost Boys

Profile and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, February 1993

IT IS THE second of a pair of Seattle homecoming shows that close their tour with Alice in Chains, and Screaming Trees are well into ...

The Breeders, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, L7, Nirvana: Nirvana: Cobain't That Peculiar

Report and Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, April 1993

Last week, Nirvana, L7, The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy and The Breeders staged a massive benefit for Bosnia at San Francisco's Cow Palace. Everett True ...

Nirvana: Cow Palace, San Francisco

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, May 1993

LET'S GO BACK a few years. Rock – as an innovative and thus creative form – is dead. I'll temper that. Rock, as created by ...

Alice In Chains: Alice in Chains: Sick Men...

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, May 1993

Alice In Chains are exploding! With two killer new tracks in the can and a major slot on the upcoming Lollapalooza tour lined up, the ...

Nirvana: Incesticide (Geffen Records)

Review by Ian Christe, Warp, June 1993

ORIGINALLY INTENDED for release by their former label under the name Cash Cow, this collection of fifteen tight and tuneful Nirvana rarities has one of ...

Nirvana: Kurt Cobain (1993)

Interview by Jon Savage, Rock's Backpages Audio, July 1993

Childhood in Aberdeen WA; 'Teen Spirit' and making it; Courtney Love and marriage; drugs and the stresses of success; Vig vs Albini; that notorious MTV Awards incident – it's pretty much all here.

File format: mp3; file size: 96.7mb, interview length: 1h 45' 35" sound quality: ****

Nirvana: Beyond The Thrash-hold Of Cobain: Nirvana: Roseland Ballroom, New York

Live Review by Keith Cameron, NME, August 1993

IT'S DEAFENING. Thurston Moore has his fingers in his ears. Lee Ranaldo's son Cody is wearing ear muffs. Even Courtney Love looks a little taken ...

Urge Overkill: Saturation

Review by Ian Christe, Alternative Press, September 1993

JUST WHAT THESE overambitious bastards are attempting this time is anybody’s guess. Having severed their ties with practically everyone in the Chicago underground who ...

Nirvana: The Boys Are Back In Town

Interview by Dave Thompson, Alternative Press, October 1993

Go ahead. Hate this band, it's the cool thing to do. The punk rockers hate them because they've "sold out"; the mainstream hates them because ...

Nirvana: Territorial Pissings: The Battles Behind Nirvana's New Album

Report and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Musician, October 1993

KURT COBAIN has found that being a professional rock musician is not quite what he imagined when he was banging out his raunchy punk rock ...

Pearl Jam: 'You, My Son, Are Weird!'

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, November 1993

They’ve a singer, Eddie Vedder, who makes Lou Reed look like a happy-go-lucky bloke; they’re vilified in the press and manically suspicious of The Biz. ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Life After Gish: Smashing Pumpkins Play Their Generation's Blues

Report and Interview by Gerrie Lim, BigO, December 1993

SO THIS IS Generation X, I'm musing to myself in the lobby of the Hollywood Palladium, as I contemplate the horde of kids who have ...

The Germs, Nirvana: Nirvana: Lounge Act!

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, December 1993

Forget all the bullshit! Forget the scandal! This is the real NIRVANA! Mellow! Happy! And capable of lounging Stateside arenas without baulking! In a Big K! exclusive, ...

The Breeders, Nirvana: Kurt Cobain and Kim Deal: Sleepless In Seattle

Report and Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, December 1993

For a concert spectacular to be broadcast worldwide on New Year's Eve, MTV went to Seattle, where they'd but together a bill featuring Cypress Hill ...

Courtney Love, Hole, Nirvana: Courtney Love: In A Hole

Interview by Caitlin Moran, Melody Maker, February 1994

Hole are, to all intents and purposes, Courtney Love. And Courtney Love is a one-woman spite factory, spewing out bile and savaging anyone who dares ...

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana: Kurt Cobain: Revolutionary Debris

Comment by Eric Weisbard, Spin, April 1994

I STILL prefer to believe that Kurt Cobain's life was saved by rock'n'roll. ...

Nirvana: Kurt Cobain: I Hate Myself And I Want To Die

Obituary by David Stubbs, Melody Maker, April 1994

AND SO, to quote his mother, the only person who appears to have been actively concerned about his well-being in the last few days of ...

Nirvana: Kurt Cobain 1967-1994

Obituary by Nick Kent, MOJO, June 1994

NIRVANA SINGER AND SONGWRITER. THE FIRST TRUE ROCK AND ROLL STAR OF THE NINETIES. ...

Nirvana: Kurt Cobain: Live Through This

Obituary by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, June 1994

LAST SPRING, Kurt Cobain sat at his kitchen table at 3 a.m., chain-smoking and toying with one of the medical mannequins he collected. "It's hard ...

The Lemonheads: Lemonheads: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, NME, June 1994

HOW HAS EVAN Dando managed to survive the Russian roulette games and hoop-jumping required of a heart-throb by the shark-infested music industry? How does he ...

Nirvana, Pearl Jam: Pearl Jam: Reluctant Hero

Comment by Andrew Mueller, Vox, January 1995

After years of putting Eddie Vedder down, Kurt Cobain's final retribution was to pass him Grunge's crown of thorns. But will he be able to ...

Nirvana: The Ten That Matter Most '85-'95: Nirvana

Retrospective by Eric Weisbard, Spin, April 1995

What does it take to be named one of the top ten artists of the decade? Innovation, influence, imagination, integrity. It all adds up to ...

Hole Is A Band

Report and Interview by Jason Cohen, Rolling Stone, August 1995

While the Courtney saga continues, Hole prove that a rock & roll band is the sum of its parts ...

Neil Young, Pearl Jam: Neil Young: Oh But I Was So Much Older Then...

Interview by Mark Cooper, Q, September 1995

...he's younger than that now. Neil Young's new album, Mirror Ball, is a scintillating trans-guitar-generational collaboration with hip young gunslingers Pearl Jam, and has given ...

Foo Fighters, Nirvana: Foo Fighters: The Chosen Foo

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, November 1995

THE FOO FIGHTERS Melody Maker interview takes place in the lobby of some swank hotel in Madrid, Spain. Outside, gun-toting cops keep the hookers at ...

Pearl Jam: Stone Soup: Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Addicted To Noise, March 1996

PEARL JAM'S Stone Gossard is not quite the man I expected, when you consider that he's a member of one of the most popular and ...

Nirvana: The Kurt Cobain Memorial

Interview by Dave Thompson, Q, April 1996

Four days after Kurt Cobain's suicide, thousands gathered in his home city to attend the event that became his public funeral, falling somewhere between touching ...

Foo Fighters: Have We Got Foos For You

Interview by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, April 1996

Foo Fighters are back with a new single, 'Big Me', and a fresh determination to not let adulation force them into a Nirvana–type corner. Melody ...

Soundgarden: The Think Tank

Interview by Paul Elliott, Select, June 1996

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell muses on alcohol, nuns and The Presidents of The United States of America. ...

Screaming Trees: Ashes To Ashes

Report and Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, July 1996

WE'RE LUCKY Screaming Trees, peers of Nirvana, are still here, given mainman Mark Lanegan's excess-all-areas past. We're especially lucky because the Trees have just recorded ...

Screaming Trees: Stranger Than Fiction

Interview by Marc Weingarten, Request, August 1996

The members of Screaming Trees get very little enjoyment but plenty of good music out of being in a band together. ...

Screaming Trees: Riverside, Newcastle

Live Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, November 1996

FOR A gig you might've expected to be a pissed–up, beery slop, all bum–notes and chaos, it's all in the subtleties of feel. This is ...

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana: Kurt Cobain: The Lost Interview

Interview by Jon Savage, Guitar World, 1997

In July of 1993, Kurt Cobain gave a dramatically candid interview to respected British rock journalist Jon Savage. Freely discussed were such controversial topics as ...

Foo Fighters, Nirvana: Verse Chorus Verse: The Recording History of Nirvana

Special Feature by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, February 1997

NEARLY THREE years after Kurt Cobain's death in April 1994, interest in his group, Nirvana, remains strong. ...

Soundgarden: A-Sides

Review by Ben Myers, Melody Maker, November 1997

IT SEEMS LIKE Soundgarden's rich and fruitful career falls into two distinctive camps, reflected quite clearly on this, their first post-split release. ...

Pearl Jam: Art and Economy

Interview by Dave Marsh, Musician, April 1998

ROCK BANDS ARE like families on the Tolstoyan model. The happy ones are exactly the same (perhaps because they're nonexistent?) while the unhappy ones are ...

Hole: Courtney Love vs. Everett True

Interview by Everett True, Stranger, The, February 1999

THE FOLLOWING are excerpts from a conversation that took place in a hotel room in Seattle, last December after the Hole concert at KeyArena. No ...

Bush: The Chemical Brother

Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, October 1999

You would give your left arm to have a celebrity girlfriend, holidays in the Caribbean, several million in the bank and a reputation as Britain's ...

Foo Fighters: At the Brixton Academy

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, November 1999

The number of rock drummers who've realised they were destined for headier things at the front of the stage can be counted on two fingers: ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Machina/The Machines of God

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, LA Weekly, March 2000

CURRENT ROCK carries the air of an apprehensive lover who's lately been having a bit of trouble maintaining an erection, fretfully wondering, "Will I be ...

Pearl Jam: Binaural

Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, July 2000

Patchily thrilling sixth effort from grunge vets ...

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana: Kurt Cobain

Retrospective by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 2000

WHEN ROCK stars die, it's usually as a result of living too well, taking too much, going too fast, getting too high. ...

Days and Nights of Nostalgia: Everett True's Diary of Change, Grunge, and Shameful Self-Promotion

Memoir by Everett True, Stranger, The, March 2001

THE STRANGER'S cantankerous former music editor Everett True recently returned from London to revisit his salad days in Seattle. Herewith is the record of his ...

Courtney Love, Nirvana: Nirvana, Courtney Love: Live Through This: American Rock Music In The Nineties By Everett True

Book Review by Carol Clerk, Uncut, October 2001

Marking the 10th anniversary of Nevermind, True relives a turbulent life in grunge and Gullick and Sweet share their photographs ...

Bob Mould, Husker Du: The Real Godfather of Grunge: Bob Mould's Modulate

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, March 2002

KURT COBAIN WAS a wonderful musician, but the combination of a best-selling record, a tabloid marriage and a lurid suicide inflated his reputation all out ...

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana: The Last Star: Kurt Cobain

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, Observer Music Monthly, June 2002

Why Kurt Cobain's legacy is worth fighting – or at least waiting – for ...

Mudhoney NSFAQ*

Retrospective and Interview by Everett True, Stranger, The, August 2002

*Not-So-Frequently-Asked Questions About One of Seattle's Best and Most Enduring Rock Bands. A Primer ...

Pearl Jam: State Of The Union

Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, December 2002

SEPTEMBER 11, 2002, and the battle lines are being drawn across Seattle. Flick the channels on your TV and you'll hear America speaking in one ...

Nirvana

Retrospective by Keith Cameron, MOJO, January 2003

Nirvana's metamorphosis from callow punk geeks to the globe-stomping rock phenomenon of Nevermind took little more than a year. In between lay a chaotic tale ...

Pearl Jam: Binaural

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, LA Weekly, August 2003

EDDIE VEDDER CARES. If the casual music enthusiast remembers nothing else about Pearl Jam beyond their Beatles/Rolling Stones polarization with Nirvana in the early '90s, ...

Courtney Love: America’s Sweetheart

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, 2004

Lady Cobain emerges from rehab to release her debut solo album. ...

Mark Lanegan

Interview by Stevie Chick, Loose Lips Sink Ships, February 2004

When was your first time in jail?"I was twelve years old... It was for shoplifting. Shoplifting booze, heh heh heh."Have you always been attracted to ...

Nirvana's 'You Know You're Right'

Retrospective by Gillian G. Gaar, MOJO, May 2004

ON SATURDAY, September 21, 2002, Nirvana's 'You Know You're Right' was leaked on the internet. ...

John Frusciante

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, July 2004

YOU MAY know John Frusciante as the intermittent guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He infamously quit the foursome only moments before he was ...

Mark Lanegan: Death Valley Blues

Interview by Keith Cameron, MOJO, October 2004

MARK LANEGAN HAS JUST PUT THE unfiltered Camel to his lips when there's a knock at the door. It's his UK record company's PR. "I ...

Nirvana: With The Lights Out (Geffen)

Review by Stevie Chick, Stranger, The, November 2004

POSTHUMOUS RELEASES FROM from departed artists often flail to do the impossible – to provide the music so violently and abruptly silenced by, say, Jeff ...

Nirvana: With the Lights Out (DGC)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Observer Music Monthly, December 2004

THE DOMINANT MOTIF of Nineties rock was backward time travel. In the UK, the likes of Supergrass and Oasis seemed to have discovered The Beatles ...

Dinosaur Jr: Back From Extinction: Dinosaur Jr And The Annals Of Indie-Rock

Comment by Stevie Chick, Stranger, The, August 2005

FUNNY HOW THINGS change. Only a year ago, the idea of Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis and Lou Barlow burying their legendarily blood-splattered hatchet was laughable. ...

Nirvana: Extract from Nirvana: The True Story (Omnibus Press)

Book Excerpt by Everett True, Nirvana: The True Story (Omnibus), 2006

No music writer in the world was closer to Nirvana than Melody Maker's Everett True, who saw them perform on over 70 occasions, interviewed them ...

Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Scream: Scream And Scream Again: Dave Grohl

Book Excerpt by Jeff Apter, 'The Dave Grohl Story' (Omnibus Press) , 2006

In 1987, DC hopeful Dave Grohl finally scored what he thought was the best gig in the world: drumming for hardcore legends Scream. But what ...

Foo Fighters, Nirvana: Monster of Rock: Dave Grohl

Profile and Interview by Dan Gennoe, Mail On Sunday, September 2007

DAVE GROHL IS TIRED. Pulling a back-crunching, jaw-cranking comedy stretch, he twists, grits his immaculate white teeth and let's out a little squeak. Finished, he ...

Alice In Chains: Alice in Chains' William DuVall (2009)

Interview by Steven Rosen, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2009

The "new boy" talks about the weight of expectation on his shoulders replacing Layne Staley, his friendship with Jerry Cantrell, recording new album Black Gives Way to Blue, and guitars, amps etc.

File format: mp3; file size: 39.4mb, interview length: 43' 02" sound quality: * (phoner)

Alice In Chains: Scala, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, August 2009

CONTEMPORARIES OF Nirvana and Pearl Jam during the Seattle grunge boom of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Alice In Chains returned from a long ...

Pearl Jam: Shepherds Bush Empire

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, August 2009

ONE OF THE LAST surviving bands from the Seattle grunge goldrush that revitalised American rock two decades ago, Pearl Jam played a rare London club ...

Kurt Cobain, Nirvana: Ten Myths About Grunge, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain

Guide by Everett True, Guardian, The, August 2011

KURT COBAIN loved Abba, wasn't from Seattle and didn't invent grunge. Everett True, the man who pushed the singer's wheelchair on stage for his last ...

Nirvana: Smells Like a Sellout: Nirvana and the Death of Alternative Rock

Essay by Toby Creswell, Rock's Backpages, September 2011

NOWADAYS EVERYBODY ascribes the collapse of the recording industry to illegal downloading. But as Bob Dylan recently observed, "Remember when that Napster guy came up ...

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden: Chris Cornell: An Interview

Interview by Pete Makowski, unpublished, Spring 2011

NOTE: This is an uncut version of an interview I did with Chris Cornell in Los Angeles in Spring 2011 for MOJO. Soundgarden had reformed ...

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