It’s time to relive Nirvana’s 1993 MTV “Live And Loud” concert.
Not sure if you’ve been paying attention to your rock ’n’ roll history books (if not, for shame!), but this month / year marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s famous third (and last) album, In Utero. You know, the legendary album that featured such alt-grunge masterpieces as “Heart-Shaped Box,” “Rape Me,” “All Apologies,” and “Pennyroyal Tea.”
But what makes In Utero so special? Aside from the fact that Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic barely made it out of the recording studio? (The band reportedly dealt with lots of label push back and tension-filled sessions with super-producer Steve Albini.) Plainly speaking, In Utero is the last album Nirvana released before Cobain’s death in 1994. Despite the tremendous loss, In Utero and Cobain’s legacy went on to influence countless other rock performers like the Foo Fighters (fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl), Thirty Seconds To Mars, and The White Stripes, among many others.
So, in honor of In Utero’s anniversary, MTV has resurrected Nirvana’s live performance footage from their 1993 “Live And Loud” concert, featuring songs like “Heart-Shaped Box” (which you can watch today), “Rape Me” (coming Thursday, Sept. 19), and never-before-seen preconcert rehearsal footage (coming Monday, Sept. 23).
Kurt Cobain performing on MTV’s “Live And Loud.”
Check out more Nirvana performance photos, and watch “Live And Loud” footage after the jump.
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic jams onstage at “Live And Loud.”
Dave Grohl goes HAM on the drums at “Live And Loud.”
Courtney Love and Frances Bean hang out with “Live And Loud” cohost Flea (in some fabulous drag).
Dave poses with a dragged out Anthony Kiedis and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. (AKA AMAZING.)
Never forget Nirvana.
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