In Utero 20th Anniversary: Islington Academy Screening Live At Reading '92

13 September 2013, 13:20

Nirvana

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of In Utero O2 Academy Islington is screening Nirvana's legendary performance at Reading Festival in 1992.

On September 19, Live at Reading '92 - the band's last gig in Britain - will be put on as part of the venue's Cine Gig series.

An expanded reissue of the band's third and final album is released on September 23 - featuring 70 tracks, including a previously unreleased (and widely unheard) song.

"It just got lost on the shelf and I'm like 'what's this?' It's a song we were putting together - part of it's an old Nirvana riff, it's probably from '87 or '88 and so they go 'what do you want to call it' and I go, 'lets call it Forgotten Tune'," Krist Novoselic told Radio X last month.
 
The former Nirvana bassist reckons it is something really special to have found.
 
"Something new, that hasn't been heard before that hasn't been all over the internet or traded with bootleggers, that's always a cool score. Because a lot of time those great fans beat us to it so this time we got one up on them."

This week Nirvana's former PR man Anton Brookes admitted to The Fly that Kurt Cobain nearly overdosed before the iconic record was even released.

He described how on July 23 2003 Cobain was found "slumped behind the toilet of his hotel room in New York".