Vedder, Flea & Cyrus Remember Nirvana's Nevermind

Eddie Vedder - Vedder, Flea & Cyrus Remember Nirvana's Nevermind

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Eddie Vedder, Flea, R.E.M's Peter Buck and even Billy Ray Cyrus have paid tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind as part of a Spin magazine special to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of the iconic album's release.
Vedder reveals he can no longer listen to the 1991 album because it's "too difficult", while Flea recalls it came out on the same day as Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik - and took a lot of radio play away from his band.
Buck remembers Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and his bandmates staying at his house in Athens, Georgia following a local gig a month after the album had become an instant cult hit, adding, "It's hard to believe that in the year Nevermind was released, they weren't the biggest band in the world... I had them stay at my house; they didn't have anywhere else to go."
But the oddest tribute comes from Achy Breaky Heart hitmaker Cyrus, who recalls living in his Chevy Beretta car when the album hit stores.
He says, "I was 29, my life had fallen apart - I was going through a divorce, losing my home and my cat. It was the background music for the drama unfolding in my world."
Cyrus admits he and Cobain became unlikely friends after meeting on the road in between shows, and he was thrilled when his daughter Miley decided to cover Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit track from Nevermind on tour in South America.
He adds, "The crowd just went crazy and I thought, 'How beautiful, man,' because I do believe Kurt's spirit is very much still on this earth, through his fans and his music.
"I did have a very surreal moment watching my little girl do their song, realising, 'Wow, these kids are singing along to this in English, every word. And I'm sure that Kurt loves it."
Others offering up tributes to Cobain and his music in the Spin special include Ray Davies, Henry Rollins, the Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, Mark Ronson, Nikki Sixx and Sammy Hagar.


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