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Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana‘s Nevermind. The landmark disc that knocked Michael Jackson off the top of the album chart in January 1992 will be celebrated Tuesday with brand new expanded and super deluxe versions hitting stores.

Here’s a few Nevermind facts to ponder:

  • An estimated 30-million copies have been sold worldwide.
  • Some early copies of the album do not have the hidden track “Endless, Nameless.”
  • Nirvana were supposed to start recording the album with producer Butch Vig in March 1991. But the sessions were delayed a month because Vig was finishing up another album — The Smashing Pumpkins debut Gish.
  • The baby on the cover is Spencer Elden. He was three months old when the picture was taken.
  • Kurt Cobain came up with the song’s title when his friend Kathleen Hanna, at the time the lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill, spray painted “Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit” on his wall.

To hear Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic talk about the release of Nevermind, check out the audio from this morning’s show.  See green Play button at the beginning of this report….yep, there ya go.

You might not be able to play guitar like Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett — but now your guitar can kind of look like his. Hammett has started selling his own line of guitar straps at Kirk-Hammett.com. Hammett says on the site, “I really love these straps and others will appreciate their story and craftsmanship. I know the concept of a guitar strap is nothing new to the world, yet I find a great need for these.”

Disturbed will raid their vaults for a new collection due out November 8th. The Lost Children features B-sides from their decade-long career, as well as the previously unreleased track “Mine.” The first single from The Lost Children is “Hell,” which appeared as a bonus track on the U.K. tour edition of Ten Thousand Fists. That song is due out October 3rd.

Alter Bridge will release an expanded version of their album Three on October 25th. 3.5 will include three new songs — “Zero,” “Home” and “Never Born To Follow” — and a DVD with an hour-long documentary called One by One.

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