Nirvana’s instruments to feature in display
A museum displaying a collection of instruments once played by a famous band may want to consider taking out musical insurance.
Experience Music Project (EMP) is set to host an exhibition celebrating the songs of Seattle’s grunge pioneers Nirvana.
Rare and unseen instruments that once belonged to the group will feature in the display entitled Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses.
From April 16th to April 22nd fans of the band will be able to view 200 artefacts connected to the American rockers, who were led by front man Kurt Cobain.
Senior curator at EMP Jacob McMurray said: “Most people know Nirvana as mythologised rock stars; this exhibit balances that understanding with a tangible, human look at their journey from Aberdeen to the world stage.”
Nirvana disbanded after Cobain’s suicide in 1994 and drummer Dave Grohl went on to form the Foo Fighters, who have had a string of hits including Breakout and Everlong.