WATCH: Baby-Faced Nirvana Rehearse, Hang Out And Cover Led Zeppelin

Publish Date
Friday, 18 November 2022, 2:22PM

All great heroes come with epic origin stories, and rock and roll is no exception. Whether it’s Led Zeppelin, Queen, Muse or Metallica, the football stadium-filling titans of rock all started out as a bunch of scrappy young kids, fumbling around on cheap instruments in some basement or garage, making the kind of wild and unholy racket that strains neighbourly relations.

That is, unless one of the kids had access to, say, a hair salon. Which was precisely what happened to a young power trio from Aberdeen, Washington in 1988, called Nirvana. Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic (then 21 and 23 years old), drummer Chad Channing (21) played powerful original material that they shaped and polished throughout a series of house parties, local gigs and rehearsals in their tiny, cluttered space above Maria’s Hair Design — the salon owned by Krist’s mother.

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