Frank Micelotta, Getty It was 19 years ago today that Nirvana singer Kurt…
- Posted on Oct 15th 2010 12:00PM by John D. Luerssen
"I'm really excited for Nirvana to be a touchstone for this exhibition -- and especially proud that it's happening at Experience Music Project," the band's co-founding bassist Krist Novoselic said in statement. "It's great that there will soon be a collection that celebrates that contribution to music and culture. There's a story with Nirvana at its center, but it's a story that also includes the many people, bands and institutions that make up a music community."
"The show is a celebration of Northwest music," Novoselic added, going on to describe Nirvana's late frontman Kurt Cobain, who died in April 1994, as "a visionary artist who touched people all over the world."
The exhibit, which will be accompanied by a new, 250-page book on the band called 'Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind,' will include rare and unseen pieces like a high school era painting by Cobain of aging, Reagan-era punks, a Teac reel-to-reel tape machine owned by Mari Earl, Cobain's aunt, on which a young Kurt recorded material for his early bands, handwritten lyrics for the songs 'Spank Thru' and 'Floyd the Barber,' plus numerous instruments, including pieces of the first guitar that Cobain ever destroyed onstage.
The exhibit opens April 16 and will run for a year.