The 10 Essential Nirvana Covers That Keep the Band's Spirit Alive
“I don’t think any of us would be in this room tonight if it weren’t for Kurt Cobain,” Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder told a
More than two decades later, Nirvana’s influence can be heard in nearly every genre today from country to hip-hop to mainstream rock music. In terms of writing, in sound, in style—the band has remained one of the most important touchstones of modern popular culture.
And that’s exactly why modern acts still pay tribute to Nirvana by performing both recorded and live covers of the band’s music. From St. Vincent to Sturgill Simpson to Tori Amos and Jessica Lea Mayfield, we run down the best Nirvana covers 25 years after Kurt Cobain’s death. Also, as a little bonus, I included Nirvana's own cover of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World," to bring things full circle.