Nevermind 

Wisco and the MadCity have a soft spot in their collective hearts for “Nevermind.”  The album was produced by Butch Vig and the band traveled out to Vig’s Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, recording from April 2 to 6, 1990.

On April 6, the band played a local show in Madison with fellow Seattle band Tad. Vig began to mix the recordings while the band hung out in Madison, giving an interview to Madison’s community radio station WORT on April 6th.

“Nevermind” was released on September 24, 1991 and was responsible in part for bringing both alternative rock and grunge music to a mainstream audience.  It’s #17 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and in 2005, the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry, which collects “culturally, historically or aesthetically important” sound recordings from the 20th century.

Nirvana — September 9, 1992

During the MTV Video Music Awards, Nirvana play “Lithium.” Some of you might remember Krist misjudging the fly-ball after he tosses his bass high in the air near the end. The resulting smack in the noggin staggers him pretty good  Still — an awesome performance.

BTW, that’s Guns ‘N Roses basist Duff Mckagen at the end of the performance yapping, “Hi Axel!” into the mic. Cobain and Axel Rose had been feuding for awhile and it looked like this was the night things would come to head.

Cobain had once said GNR was a band “with nothing to say.” Later, Rose said at a concert that both Cobain and Courtney Love were “fuckin’ junkies.”

At these MTV Music Awards, Love and Rose run into each other backstage and Love mockingly asks Rose if he’d “… be the godfather to their new baby.” On and on it goes, ending with Cobain’s suicide.

Dave Grohl to meet AC/DC’s Brian Johnson for new Sky Arts documentary

“It’s a meeting of rock legends as AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson meets Foo Fighters lead singer and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl at the Foos’ LA studio to share stories about life on the road.”

Source: Dave Grohl to meet AC/DC’s Brian Johnson for new Sky Arts documentary

From the Cure to David Bowie: Hundreds of Hard-to-Find Peel Sessions on YouTube

It’s a pretty mind-blowing to think all of these artists sat in the same studio over the years, never mind that they were being recorded. The list can be overwhelming; That’s why we’ve chosen a few highlights to share below, including Bowie in 1972, The Cure in 1979, Nirvana in 1991, Joy Division in 1979, Bikini Kill in 1993, and Can in 1975.

Source: From the Cure to David Bowie: Hundreds of Hard-to-Find Peel Sessions on YouTube | Consequence of Sound