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Gavin Rossdale Sees Nirvana Show - August 15, 1991
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Gavin Rossdale Sees Nirvana Show

1991

Nirvana play a concert at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, where they invite fans to attend the shoot for their first video, "Smells Like Teen Spirit." Hundreds of fans show up at the shoot, which takes place two days later; many are turned away.


In the crowd is Gavin Rossdale, a musician from England spending time in Los Angeles working on music videos and other endeavors. When he returns home, he forms the band Bush, which cultivates a grunge sound not unlike Nirvana. In 1995, while British sensations Oasis and Blur are struggling to make any headway in America, Bush breaks through with their debut album Sixteen Stone, which goes on to sell 6 million copies. Rossdale becomes good friends with Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love.

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