The previous record was $3.95 million for a Black Stratocaster owned by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.
Home taping in the 80s didn’t kill the record industry, but the lo-fi format gave a voice to those that the mainstream didn’t always have an ear for.
Released just a week after Kurt Cobain’s death, Hole’s Live Through This saw Courtney Love bare her soul on an alt.rock classic that still surprises.
With an impact that continues to loom large over music, Kurt Cobain’s legacy is assured. Here artists and former confidantes pay tribute to his life’s work.
If ever a band proved you can play rock’n’roll and retain your integrity, that band was R.E.M. as the best R.E.M. songs prove.
The song opened the band’s breakthrough release 'Nevermind' which hit No. 1 around the world, selling more than 30 million copies worldwide.
The era-defining anthem also opened the band's breakthrough album, 'Nevermind', which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.
The relaxed atmosphere of the clip makes the song's stripped-down structure and haunting lyrics seem even more mesmerizing than in the song's officially-released version.
The Kurt Cobain composition had been on the band’s debut album ‘Bleach’ in 1989, but became a 1994 single from their 'MTV Unplugged In New York' release.
The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 on its initial release and remains Nirvana's most successful posthumous release.
Produced in Minnesota by Steve Albini, the album helped change the course of 1990s rock.
Daniel Johnston, the lo-fi singer-songwriter and outsider artist has died aged 58 following a heart attack last night on 10 September.
Each item in the collection was curated and designed under the creative direction of Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain.
The stand-alone audio of the complete concert is also now available digitally and on vinyl for the first time.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.