Fresh on the heels of news that the documentary 1991: The Year Punk Broke will see a long-awaited debut on DVD this fall, Nirvana fans have an additional reason to be excited as the band plans another special release to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their influential album Nevermind.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, the album hailed by critics as “the voice of an angry, loud, and rebellious generation” will be re-released on September 20 in a special deluxe five-disc edition (4 CD’s 1 DVD) featuring live recordings, b-sides, rarities and more previously unheard material.
While a definitive track listing for the set has yet to be announced, even former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl maintains that there will be loads of surprises in store.
“I mean, as far as content and releases and stuff like that, honestly, it’s like I’m the drummer again. I’m the last one to know anything,” he said. “It’s almost like a wedding anniversary – something that someone reminds you of about a week beforehand, and then you panic and buy flowers.”
Watch video of Nirvana horsing around in one of my personal favorite band clips here:
Exactly how much new Nirvana material is left in the vaults after 2004’s With the Lights Out box set is up for debate, but with other global events to celebrate the group’s special anniversary in the works as well as fellow grunge icons Pearl Jam celebrating a 20th anniversary of their own, 2011 is shaping up to be a great year for all things Seattle.
Now where are my old pair of Doc Martens when I need them?
For more information on Nevermind’s 20th anniversary please visit http://www.nirvanaclub.com
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