I heard the other day that Courney Love had to sell of her shares of the Nirvana property, and now a Kurt Cobain doll is slated to come out.
I heard about the shares thing but not about the doll part.
I don't really care for the grunge scene, although I appreciate their artistry. I always assumed that Nevermind was the like Bob Marley's Legend. Everyone had to have a copy of it at some point.
Out of all the bands that were popular back then the only I can say I really took to in a big way was Pearl Jam (of whom I'm still a huge fan). As that Nirvana/Grunge issue of Mojo Classic so succinctly pointed out Nirvana was just the most visible and successful of those bands, there were lots more on the periphery that were just as (if not more
important) to the scene. That's what seems to get lost in shuffle after all of these years. There were also the likes of Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, the Melvins and lots of others that were just as worthy of the attention Nirvana ended up receiving but that sort of timing was just not in their favor.
As for an album nearly everybody owns, I recall Jay Leno doing a piece once where he searched several people's album collectons to try to find a common denominator and he did, it was the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever
. I don't have that one in my collection, I always figured one most everybody my age would have is Frampton Comes Alive!