Posts tagged "Nirvana"

Kiesza Covered Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box” And It’s Pretty Much Glorious: Watch

Smart cookie Kiesza continues to impress with her lives performances, only the one we're raving about this time around doesn't involve her elaborately recreating her “Hideaway” dance routine outside a television studio space. The Canadian singer instead sat down with an acoustic guitar for NME's Basement Sessions series and turned out a moving…
By: Robbie Daw / August 7, 2014

Justin Bieber Might Have Posted (And Then Deleted) A Nude On Instagram: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Justin Bieber got everyone talking by posting a shirtless (and possibly pantless) selfie on Instagram. The dimly-lit pic was taken from crotch level, which is, at the very least, creative. [MTV] :: Dreams do come true. Andre Johnson, the rapper that cut off his penis before jumping off a building, now…
By: Mike Wass / July 2, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Honored At GLAAD Media Awards: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Jennifer Lopez was honored April 12 at this year's GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, for being an advocate for gay rights and serving as executive producer of The Fosters, an ABC Family series about a lesbian couple raising their children. Watch her touching speech above. [AP] ::…
By: Christina Lee / April 14, 2014

Watch Lorde Front Nirvana Reunion For “All Apologies” At Rock Hall Of Fame Induction

The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony took place last night (April 10) at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, and the biggest draw was the Nirvana "reunion." After being inducted by former R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe, the surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, along with the band's sometime guitarist Pat Smear, reunited to play a handful…
By: Carl Williott / April 11, 2014

Tove Lo Reflects On Kurt Cobain & Her Favorite Nirvana Song, “Polly”: Interview

Swedish singer Tove Lo visited the Idolator studio recently to discuss the success of "Habits" and her recently-released Truth Serum EP. And given that she's made no secret of the fact that she's a fan of upcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Nirvana, it seemed fitting, since April 5 marks the…
By: Robbie Daw / April 4, 2014

Michael Stipe To Induct Nirvana Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Chris Martin For Peter Gabriel Tribute

Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame by Michael Stipe on April 10, at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. As frontman of now-defunct alt rock pioneers R.E.M., Stipe played a major role in influencing Nirvana founder Kurt Cobain. The two singers had reportedly been talking about collaborating on material just…
By: Robbie Daw / April 1, 2014

Nirvana Will Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Legendary grunge band Nirvana will be inducted into the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Linda Ronstadt, KISS, Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens. [CNN] :: Katy Perry had egg on her face when someone messed up her playback at NRJ awards i…
By: Mike Wass / December 18, 2013

Masha Drops A Gorgeous, Gloomy Cover Of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”: Idolator Premiere

Covering Nirvana is no small undertaking, but if anyone has the vocal chops to do it, it's New York songstress Masha, whose excellent EP Stupid, Stupid Dreams has been on heavy rotation for me all fall — but as it so happens, the singer-songwriter first captivated my attention with this very cover, which was featured this summer in promotional…
By: Sam Lansky / November 12, 2013

JoJo Covers Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” In Seattle: Watch

Ahh, JoJo — she of the flawless vocals and eclectic taste. While the songbird is out on a West Coast tour with her buddy Leah LaBelle, making all the usual stops, she's turned out a few exceptional performances — not the least of which was her jaw-dropping take on SWV's "Weak" when the tour kicked off i…
By: Sam Lansky / October 10, 2013

Lady Gaga Going To Court Over Lawsuit With Ex- “Hood Rat” Assistant: Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: Lady Gaga is heading to court on November 4 to battle a lawsuit filed by her former assistant and friend Jennifer O'Neill, who claims the ARTPOP singer never paid her overtime wages. O'Neill (who Mother Monster called a "hood rat") is asking for compensation to cover 7,168 hours, claiming she was on-call 24 hours a day, seve…
By: Bianca Gracie / September 12, 2013

Lana Del Rey’s Cover Of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box”: Would Kurt Cobain Approve?

Given Lana Del Rey's obsession with fallen icons, it makes sense that she would get around to covering a Kurt Cobain classic. (Of course, she also has quite a thing for Cobain's onetime rival, Axl Rose, too.) During a gig at Sydney's Enmore Theatre last night, the new face of…
By: Robbie Daw / July 27, 2012

Yuna Performs Live At Amoeba Music, Los Angeles: Idolator Review

Two weeks after playing at the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival, Yunalis Zarai aka Yuna arrived at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles Tuesday night (Jun. 26) for a performance of songs off her self-titled debut album. Stepping onto the stage wearing a black frock and a purple headscarf — her signature —…
By: Idolator Staff / June 27, 2012

The Muppets Cover Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” — What?!

Earlier this year, the Muppets' classic songs were covered by rock groups from Paramore to Weezer, and now the furry creatures have returned the favor with an a capella version of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". The unexpected (yet highly enjoyable) rendition, from the soundtrack to the upcoming Muppets film, feature…
By: Erika Brooks Adickman / November 8, 2011

The Muppets Cover Cee Lo Green And Nirvana — Morning Mix

Did You Hear? :: The official soundtrack to the Muppets movie features a Barbershop quartet version of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and a bunch of chickens singing Cee Lo's "Forget You". If you thought this soundtrack couldn't get any more random, Feist and Joanna Newsom make appearances as well. [Billboard] :: Check…
By: Becky Bain / October 11, 2011

10 Albums That Turn(ed) 20 In 2011: Remember The Time (PHOTOS)

The year 1991 marked a significant change in the sound of pop music. The days of bubblegum (Debbie Gibson, Rick Astley, New Kids On The Block) and hair metal (Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue) were suddenly numbered as alternative rock and grunge culture bubbled up to the surface and heavily infiltrated the mainstream. Perhaps sensing the…
By: Robbie Daw / September 5, 2011

The Morning Mix: Britney Spears Describes The End Of The World In New Interview

Did You Hear? :: Sound the alarm! Britney Spears has done a new interview, in which she's asked what it will sound like when the world ends. "It would go snap, crackle and pop," says the Femme Fatale. [PopJustice] :: Joe Jonas admits to MTV that fashion hurts. Yeah, sure — and being…
By: Robbie Daw / August 26, 2011

Miley Cyrus’ “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Voted Worst Cover By ‘Rolling Stone’ Readers

Following its Queen Of Pop and King Of Hip Hop tallies, Rolling Stone turned its Worst Cover Songs Of All Time roundup into a democracy by having the publication's readers pick the unlucky 10 artists. Britney Spears has the (dis)honor of ranking twice on the list, while post-grunge footnote…
By: Robbie Daw / August 24, 2011

Amy Winehouse Gets Mashed Up In The Jane Doze’s “Forever 27″: Idolator Premiere

Amy Winehouse' death at the age of 27, by many accounts, carried with it a grim familiarity. By coincidence or not, Winehouse joined the ranks of "The 27 Club", grouped for eternity with other remarkable musicians who passed before their time. The Jane Doze, a female DJ duo based in New…
By: Becky Bain / August 12, 2011

Over-Bored & Self-Assured Miley Cyrus Covers Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Believe it or not, Nirvana's seminal breakthrough album Nevermind will turn 20 this year, which has clearly not been lost on tattooed Disney minx Miley Cyrus. The Hannah-Montana-star-gone-rock-chick performed in Ecuador over the weekend and sonically assaulted her fans with alt-rock classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit." That's right, Gen X, Miley…
By: Robbie Daw / May 2, 2011

Jared Leto Dresses Up As Kurt Cobain, Sings “Pennyroyal Tea”

Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994 — seventeen years ago yesterday — and his passing still affects many music fans to this day. One such fan happens to be 30 Seconds To Mars' Jared Leto, who thought of no better way to honor the singer's legacy than uploading a video of himself dressing u…
By: Becky Bain / April 6, 2011
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