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"Nirvana" was a popular American rock band from Aberdeen, Washington. With the lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from their 1991 album ''Nevermind'', Nirvana exploded into the mainstream, bringing along with it an offshoot of punk and alternative rock referred to as grunge. Other Seattle grunge bands such as Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden also gained in popularity, and, as a result, alternative rock became a dominant genre on radio and music television in the United States during the early-to-middle 1990s.

As Nirvana's frontman, Kurt Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the "spokesman of a generation", with Nirvana the "flagship band" of "Generation X". Cobain was uncomfortable with the attention, and placed his focus on the band's music, challenging the band's audience with their third< INCESTICIDE IS NOT A STUDIO ALBUM, it is a compilation, please do not alter this number --> studio album ''In Utero''. While Nirvana's mainstream popularity waned in the months following its release, their core audience cherished the band's dark interior, particularly after their 1993 performance on MTV Unplugged.

Nirvana's brief run ended with the death of ...

years active 1987 - 1994
origin Aberdeen, Washington
country United States
music genre Alternative rock
Grunge music
current members Kurt Cobain
Krist Novoselic
Dave Grohl
past members Aaron Burckhard
Dale Crover
Dave Foster
Chad Channing
Jason Everman
Dan Peters
Pat Smear
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