Jon Stewart Hosting Nirvana Special With Surviving Band Members
Jon Stewart will preside over a two-hour Sirius XM special on Sept. 24 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's Nevermind album. Surviving band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic will participate in the Q&A, along with Butch Vig, who produced the 1991 album.
Sirius president Scott Greenstein said in a statement, "This is our way to honor the artists who, with the release of Nevermind, influenced a generation and marked a change in the course of music history no generation will ever forget."
The talk will take place at SiriusXM studios in New York City in front of a select group of the service's listeners.
SiriusXM is also launching a dedicated Nirvana station, "Nevermind Radio," on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. ET. The channel will feature music of the band's entire career, including their three albums, B-sides, rarities and live performances, as well as interviews with celebrities sharing their thoughts on the group and its influence.
Nevermind was Nirvana's second studio album and hit No. 1 on Billboard charts in Jan. 1992. The album has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and includes the tracks "Smells Like Teen Spirit," "Come as You Are," "Breed" and "Lithium."
Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain committed suicide in April 1994.