Nirvana in 1992: They just look like a group of scruffy kids but Nirvana was on the cusp of reshaping the music industry and defining musical tastes for a generation of fans reacting against, well, everything. The record label forecast total sales of their album 'Nevermind' as being optimistically 250,000 units, but by Xmas 1991 tha band were selling an estimated 400,000 albums a week. The iconic track of the album is undoubtedly 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', that seemed to condense down the angst of the grunge generation into its most perfect form. Lead singer Kurt Cobain's tragic suicide in 1994 saw him pass almost instantly into the pantheon of Rock and Roll Stars. The remaining members of Nirvana, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would go onto have a number of battles with Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, over the band's back catalogue and unreleased material.
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Whether you showed off your bra straps and wore track pants like "Just a Girl" singer Gwen Stefani or blasted through a painful breakup screaming Alanis Morissette's mega-hit song "You Outta Know," the '90s produced a trove of hit-makers for everyone to sing along or jump around to. We catch up with some of our favorites and the most famous and where they are today.