Today, 25 years ago, Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ entered the US chart at No.1. Kurt Cobain originally wanted to call the album ‘I Hate Myself and I Want to Die’. In Utero is the third and final studio album by the American rock band. Cobain’s main goal for this album was to bring the band back to their punk rock roots. The band’s millions of new fans may have appreciated ‘Nevermind’, but Cobain has been quoted saying it sounded commercial and “candy-ass”. He then decided to recruit esteemed engineer Steve Albini (who had recorded Pixies, the Breeders and the Jesus Lizard) to create the album in the woods of rural Minnesota, which according to Cobain, had much more in common with their debut album ‘Bleach’.
During their headline set at Chicago’s Riot Fest on 14 September, Weezer covered Blink 182’s ‘All The Small Things”. The band stepped into headline after Blink 182 cancelled their fall tour due to the drummer, Travis Barker’s health issues. The band also performed their hit version of Toto’s Africa. The band finally covered the song earlier this year after fans begged them to do so. It was such a surprise hit that a vinyl is to be released in the near future. Weezer has recently been on the road with Pixies and The Wombats and has been recreating their classic ‘Buddy Holly’ video on stage.