Nirvana set the stage for grunge lovers everywhere. Since the 1990’s, their influence is undeniable. Here’s 7 facts about Nirvana you might be discovering for the first time.

American grunge band ‘Nirvana’. (l-r) Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl and Kurt Cobain.


1) Nirvana’s debut single “Love Buzz” was a cover Song. It actually belongs to Dutch band Shocking Blue, who released it in 1969.

2) In the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video, the janitor is a reference to Kurt Cobain’s old job at his old high school.

3) Originally the music video for “Lithium” was meant to be a cartoon. They scraped it last minute because they found out it would have taken 4 months to make. 

Grunge rockers Nirvana pose at the 10th annual MTV Video Music Awards in this Sept. 2, 1993 photo in Universal City, California. Members from left are, Chris Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Kurt Cobain. Man at right is not a member of the band and is unidentified. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” is the number 3 song of the top 100 greatest pop songs since 1963, as determined by experts at MTV and Rolling Stone magazine. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, FIile)


4) They got thrown out of their own record release party for “Nevermind” because they started a food fight. 

5) Kurt Cobain was a big John Lennon fan. 

In this May 5, 1971 file photo musician John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono walk on the Croisette in Cannes. They are presenting their films “Apothesis” and ” The Fly” at the 25th Cannes International Film Festival. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz, File)


6) The song “Polly” is based off of a chilling true story

7) The original title for “Heart Shaped Box” was “Heart Shaped Coffin.”

Flowers honoring the late Kurt Cobain appear on a park bench, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Seattle. People gathered throughout the day at Viretta Parkin in Seattle, Friday, leaving flowers, candles and written messages on the 25th anniversary of Cobain’s death. Cobain, whose band Nirvana rose to global fame amid Seattle’s grunge rock years of the early 1990s, shot himself on April 5, 1994 in his home near Lake Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


Nirvana showed their fans that you can rock out while still singing about things that matter. Their music stands strong and continues to touch our lives today.