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Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.


Nirvana promo photoNirvana accidentally kicked off a cultural revolution with 1991's Nevermind, an album that brought rock and roll kicking and screaming into the modern world.

The Seattle trio disdained the kind of bloated, corporate music that was then dominating the airwaves; as a result, their approach was raw, punk-inspired and messy, and fuled by an underlying desire to ignore (and subvert) the status quo. Nirvana expressed angst, ennui and frustration through their music-but made sure to deliver plenty of catharsis as well. More on

Nirvana Materials in the Catalog

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The following are books available for use in the Library Reading Room. Additional Nirvana books in our collection can be found here.

Spotify Playlist


A podcast for anyone who has ever heard of Nirvana, as well as those who haven’t! Hosts Adam Tod Brown, Travis Clark, and Andy Sell talk about the history, music and behind the scenes stories of one of the greatest bands of all time. 


All of our audio by Nirvana can be found here.

Rock Hall Video

Announcing the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

YouTube Videos

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana Rare Full Interview Seattle, 1993

Teenagers react to Nirvana

Nirvana - In Bloom

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nirvana - A Golden Legacy

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