Nirvana’s Rejected Band Names Revealed in ‘Montage of Heck’ Clip


Story by Cat Badra

A clip from the upcoming ‘Montage of Heck’ documentary shows how Kurt Cobain named Nirvana

Nirvana turned out to be the perfect band name of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, but that wasn’t the only moniker the guys tried. Cobain tried out a bunch of band names before he finally picked Nirvana.

A new clip from the upcoming documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” features an animated diary of the different names Cobain tried out, including “Window Pain,” “Cold and Wet,” “Elvis Cooper,” “Godchild” and more.

The clip is currently streaming via The Guardian, set to the music of the Insecticide music “Dive.”

Some of the band names the Nirvana frontman rejected eventually became the names of Nirvana songs, such as the “Nevermind” track “Breed.”

“Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” which is the first fully authorized documentary to be released Cobain, will debut in select U.S. theaters beginning on April 24. The movie will also play on HBO May 4.



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