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Nirvana on Slide Guitar

Nirvana on Slide Guitar

Musician Dan Dubuque is a master of the Weissenborn lap slide guitar. He’s previously impressed us with his covers of Killing in the Name and Where Is My Mind? Now he’s back with a mindblowing new interpretation of Nirvana’s All Apologies, performed in a idyllic forest setting.

Smells Like Seth Everman

Smells Like Seth Everman

Stone-faced musician Seth Everman is back at his synth with a performance of Nirvana’s 1991 classic Smells Like Teen Spirit done in a bunch of different styles. The steel drum version makes us want to lie on a beach sipping Piña Coladas while the sun beats down on us.

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Leaving on a Grunge Plane

Leaving on a Grunge Plane

There I Ruined It manages to destroy two songs at the same time, turning John Denver’s (and later Peter, Paul, and Mary’s) folk classic Leaving on a Jet Plane into Nirvana’s Heart-Shaped Box. Or is it the other way around? Honestly, you can ruin any song in seconds just by adding a slide whistle.

If Weezer Was Nirvana

If Weezer Was Nirvana

Musician and impressionist Steve Welsh imagine what it might have sounded like of the Nirvana classic Come as You Are were performed by another band that hit it big in the early 1990s, Weezer. He totally nails the layered pop vocals and garage rock sounds of Rivers Cuomo and gang.

Lithium: Happy Edition

Lithium: Happy Edition

After turning Y.M.C.A. into a really sad song, Italy’s Melodicka Bros have done the opposite with another song. Please enjoy as they perform an upbeat ska-punk version of Nirvana’s Lithium, bringing a little bit of levity into this otherwise very moody track.

Smells Like Reggae Spirit

Smells Like Reggae Spirit

What might Nirvana have sounded like if they hailed from Kingston, Jamaica instead of Seattle, Washington? Music remixer Andy Rehfeldt has the answer. So sit back, light up a spliff, dim the lights, and enjoy some Rastafarian grunge.

Smells Like Latin Spirit

Smells Like Latin Spirit

The 1991 Nirvana track Smells Like Teen Spirit is considered to be a classic by many. But we didn’t know it was this classic. The Miracle Aligner posted a cover of the breakout grunge hit with its lyrics translated into Latin. If you think that’s strange, try their ancient Norse cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song.

71 Nirvana Riffs

71 Nirvana Riffs

Despite their relatively short lifespan, Nirvana certainly left their mark on music forever. In this video from guitarist yourauntstripe, he reminds us just how many memorable guitar riffs the band produced. If you’re not banging your head or pogoing at some point during the clip, you’re doing something wrong.

Rivers Cuomo: Heart Shaped Box

Rivers Cuomo: Heart Shaped Box

Recording the video on what can only be described as a potato-cam, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo turned in a heartfelt solo performance of Nirvana’s 1993 classic Heart Shaped Box. The clip is a lead-in to his Island in the Zoom project, which aims to bring remote Weezer fans together for interviews, music, and fun.

In Bloom: Jazz-funk Cover

In Bloom: Jazz-funk Cover

(PG-13: Language) Metaphump presents a cover version of Nirvana’s In Bloom unlike any we’ve ever heard before. With an big band, jazz-fusion arrangement by Léonard Piacentino, and a freestyle rap vibe, it’s basically a completely different song.

Nirvana Bass Covers

Nirvana Bass Covers

Tommy Lee Depp creates bass-only arrangements of popular songs which sound phenomenal, despite only including a single 4-string instrument. Listen as he performs Heart-shaped Box, Come As You Are, Lithium, and Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Bluegrass Nirvana

Bluegrass Nirvana

Bluegrass musicians Iron Horse performa a decidedly more upbeat version of Nirvana’s classic All Apologies than we’re used to hearing, applying their jangly country sounds to the 1993 grunge rock track. One of 11 great covers from their album Pickin’ on Nirvana.

Jack Black Wants a Cracker

Jack Black Wants a Cracker

Jack Black posted this wonderfully wacky improv of Nirvana’s Polly Wants a Cracker – complete with mouth-sound rhythm section – which he sang Carpool Karaoke style while he was stuck sitting in traffic, . All we can say is… “Shikaflaow!”

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Nirvana Plays RadioShack

Nirvana Plays RadioShack

An amazing time capsule of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and initial Nirvana drummer Dale Crover as they created a lo-fi music video back in 1988, before anyone knew them. The guitars weren’t played live, but synced with an earlier demo recording. RIP Kurt (and RIP, RadioShack.)

Smells Like 1000 Musicians

Smells Like 1000 Musicians

For their latest concert, Rockin 1000 gathered more than 1000 singers, drummers, bassists, guitarists, and generally awesome people got together to rock out an epic performance of Nirvana’s 1991 classic, Smells Like Teen Spirit.

Comanaut: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Comanaut: Smells Like Teen Spirit

An powerful and heartfelt rendition of Nirvana’s 1991 classic, performed soulfully by Washington, D.C. vocalist Comanaut. You’d never guess he could sing like this from the sound of his dope track Why I’m Not Where You Are.

Lithium: Smooth Jazz Edition

Lithium: Smooth Jazz Edition

Performer Daniel Koren turns in an unlikely a capella rendition of Nirvana’s classic Lithium, turning it into a finger-snapping, head-bobbing jazz/doo-wop track. I like it, I’m not gonna snap.

RGYDK: 8-Bit Albums

RGYDK: 8-Bit Albums

Chiptuner RGYDK has not just created 8-bit covers of a few tunes here and there, he’s replicated entire albums by Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and even Jethro Tull. Sadly, the lawyers yanked down his Led Zeppelin album.

2Cellos: Smells Like Teen Spirit

2Cellos: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic aka 2Cellos continue their rockin’ streak. Watch the crazy duo perform a cover of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit live on the studio of Sirius XM Radio.

Nirvana: Bleach 20th Anniv.

Nirvana: Bleach 20th Anniv.
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The 20th Anniversary of Nirvana’s Bleach debut album is a double whammy for fans: it includes a 48-page CD booklet, 13 remastered songs, and 12 never-before-released live songs.

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