When Punk Exploded in the Mainstream Twenty Years Ago

Being a big punk fan from back in the eighties, I loved the music, and really got off on the insane energy of the live shows. But who ever thought it could crossover into the mainstream? Back in the day, punk was a very violent, dangerous genre, and it was tough to book gigs because the mosh pits and fights were too out of control.

Courtney Love Wins Landmark Twitter Victory

I have absolutely nothing charitable to say about Courtney Love, and we’re only doing this story at TG because it’s being considered a landmark in a legal technology suit. Or at least the press has been hyping it up that way.

The Kiss Army Wins the Band Their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Kiss have always called their fans The Kiss Army, and a true army of dedicated followers won the band their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This year, Kiss were eligible for induction, and they got it.

Kiss is in the Lead Over Nirvana For the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, in this writer’s humble opinion Kiss absolutely deserve to be in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. You can’t compare them to Nirvana in a million years, it’s like comparing apples and oranges, but both groups, on completely opposite ends of the spectrum, have made major rock history, and deserve their place in the hall.

Nirvana and Kiss Up For the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame

Although Kurt Cobain tragically took his own life nearly twenty years ago, you can still see Nirvana shirts and posters everywhere. We never expected the band to go forgotten, but considering the ultra short attention span people have with today’s pop culture, it’s nice to see that Nirvana’s music has lived on for another generation.

Nevermind - an anthem for GenX

Before Nirvana was Nirvana, founding members Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic went through a number of unapproachable band names before deciding they needed something "beautiful and nice," in Cobain’s words. Thus, in 1987, Nirvana was born.

Nirvana - on the way up

On the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind album, I find it fascinating to look back to the early 90's for several reasons. 

Remembering Heavy Metal Parking Lot

I first heard about the documentary as an urban legend, because it was circulating as a bootleg on VHS.

Nirvana reunites for Q&A session in NYC

Former Nirvana band members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl have confirmed they will be joining Nevermind producer Butch Vig for a Q&A session hosted by Jon Stewart in New York.

No, Nirvana didn’t totally kill the hair bands

Now that the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s groundbreaking Nevermind album is upon us, a lot is being said about how the grunge group killed off the dreaded hair bands of the 80s. 

Nirvana and the anniversary of Nevermind

I often find it fascinating to look back at the transition periods in pop culture, and they often come about from over-exposure.

Unplugging: RIP Amy Winehouse & Dan Peek

It’s been a pretty gloomy week in music – but let MXDWN offer you condolence in these troubled times.

Facebook reverses ban on Nirvana album cover

Facebook has decided that perhaps a naked baby isn't actually on par with pornography.