How Will You Be Celebrating Nevermind's 20th Anniversary?

Bassist Krist Novoselic plans to recreate the seminal moment with the Fastbacks and others.

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There’s only a month for you to decide how you want to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s genre-shattering, earth-altering, genius work Nevermind.

According to a report on Pitchfork, the most private member of the Nirvana dream team, bassist Krist Novoselic, has already penciled in a performance of the seminal album along with a number of Seattle intimates—the members of the Fastbacks, The Long Winters, Vaporland, Visqeen, Campfire OK, and the Vails, which features the former members of the Screaming Trees, at the Sky Church at the Experience Music Project in Seattle on September 20.

And no, Dave Grohl is not expected to show up, unless he’s figured out how to teleport himself. He and the Foos have a show in Cleveland that night, but we’re sure he has something planned.

NirvanaNevermind.jpgIf you can’t get to Seattle, or to London to see the two-week long exhibition of Nirvana artwork and ephemera (much of it for sale) you can take a peek at it online, or just order a copy of the Super Deluxe Edition of Nevermind, with all its attendant rarities and remixes spanned across four CDs and one DVD. But you better hurry. It goes on sale on September 19 and only 10,000 copies of the disc will be realeased in North America, with an additional 30,000 reserved for the rest of the world. If you don’t get on it, you’ll be paying triple on eBay by the end of the year.

As for Kurt Cobain, maybe he’ll tell us what he’ll be doing through another Twitter séance, catchily called Tweance

You might remember back in 2009, British psychic Jayne Wallace contacted him and he revealed that he thought Grohl is a “good drummer” and when asked whether Cobain missed his bandmates, he “replied”: 
"Always. We were very close and I like what they've done since. And they've done that themselves, without using the name of the old band."


He ended with the sage advice that people should buy their children "real guitars rather than Guitar Hero computer games," which resonates with almost everyone except the big wigs at Harmonix Music Systems.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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