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MTV and VH1 to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Nirvana's "In Utero"

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Nirvana always had trouble with the wide popularity they received almost overnight, quickly winning awards, sending albums to multiple-platinum status, and blowing out the Billboard charts. It was tough on the trio, who went from garage grunge to MTV's Unplugged sessions, especially with the huge success of their 1991 album "Nevermind." But the love from their fans was always matched with intrusion into their personal lives, which was ultimately what led the band to their 1993 album "In Utero" with a sound and roughness closer to their abrasive rock roots, without any of the pop polish pushed on them. It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since the album first came out, a fact that is not lost on MTV and VH1, who dug into their vault to unearth two never-before-seen songs and rehearsals from "Nirvana: Live and Loud," which originally debuted back on New Year's Eve 1993, and posted them on Artist.VH1 and Artists.MTV. In the next week, additional clips will be posted, capstoned with a commercial-free replaying of the entire concert on VH1 Classic on Monday, September 23 at 8pm ET/PT. If you want to add it to your collection, the DVD will release the following day.