Tag: Nirvana

Riff Police! Pull Over! #129: Venom Vs Nirvana!

When it comes down to brass tacks, there was a strong possibility that Geffen Records could have found themselves on the wrong end of a law suit from Combat Records over  “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana in 1994. A song which everyone and their mother knows, a Grunge staple and something that everyone learning

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Negative Creep #2!

When will anything from Tura Satana appear on Spotify? We can’t answer that one. The Los Angeles based band who released a pair of records in 1996’s “All Is Not Well” and 1997’s “Relief Through Release” are ironically just as well known posthumously as they were when they were active due to vocalist Tairrie B

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Negative Creep.

Often sidelined and underrated, the debut Nirvana album “Bleach” has some absolute rippers on it and deserves more credit that it often gets, hiding in the shadows of “Nevermind“, “In Utero” and of course that MTV unplugged album. There have been plenty of bands influenced by it and who have chosen songs from it for

Riff Police! Pull Over! #123: Megadeth Vs Death Angel!

1992 saw “Countdown To Extinction” from Megadeth land on our door mat, back when the cassette tape was still King. Some still refer to the bands then line up as the classic one of Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, David Ellefson and Nick Menza even though the album itself received mixed reviews, many citing a style

Bootleg: Cultus Black in Raleigh!

Pro-shot at The Maywood in Raleigh, North Carolina on 2nd May 2020, here’s a full set from Cultus Black, a band said to feature former members of Motograter and who were set to record their debut album with Producer James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Hands Like Houses, Paramore) in Late August 2019. As things stand they have

NEWS: The dawn of Negative Creeps Cultus Black!

A new band said the feature former members of Motogrator that wear masks and haven’t identified themselves by name called Cultus Black have premiered a beefed up cover of “Negative Creep” by Nirvana. They are currently recording a debut album with producer James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Hands Like Houses, Paramore) with a release date is

Riff Police! Pull Over! #114: Silverchair Vs Metallica!

Hugely successful Australian grunge act Silverchair started out their career back in 1995, when the band members were only 15 years old, dropping their debut album via major label Epic Records. The physical appearance of vocalist and guitarist Daniel Johns being similar to the late Kurt Cobain was something that his widow Courtney Love found

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Soundgarden.

The current situation between Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd, the remaining members of Soundgarden and Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Cornell shouldn’t be allowed to overshadow the bands body of work or the life of the much missed Chris Cornell but as happened with Kurt Cobain in the wake of his death, it seems that

Riff Police! Pull Over! #111: Death Angel Vs Nirvana!

July 1988 saw the release of the hilariously titled “Frolic Through The Park“, the sophomore album from San Francisco bay area Thrash Metallers Death Angel. It’s earned the band the leap to major label Geffen Records and being a more diverse album that the bands debut including a cover of “Cold Gin” by Kiss seemed

Listmania: 20 of the best MTV unplugged performances ranked!

A few days after the acoustic guitar that Kurt Cobain used for the classic Nirvana MTV unplugged fetched $6m at auction, NME have ranked what they’re calling the 20 best MTV unplugged performances. It should come as no surprise that while Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam get a mention, KoRn and Stone Temple Pilots