Come As You Are: The Best and Worst Nirvana Covers


Covering Nirvana is a risky move. When done right, it can be a powerful tribute to one of the most important bands in rock history. But when you press play on a Nirvana cover, chances are it's not going to be as good as the original, and when that's the case, Nirvana fans take offense. There's still something about Nirvana that people feel like they need to protect. While The Beatles and the Rolling Stones are "classic" rock, it was only 22 years ago that Nevermind came out, and while it seems obvious that it's a classic, more time needs to pass before Nirvana's deserved spot in history feels set in stone. Until then, if you're going to cover Nirvana, be careful. Nirvana fans—like us—will call you out if you don't do it right. Here's a look at the best and the worst of Nirvana covers.



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