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Nirvana Go On Rock Rampage in New "Live at Reading" Trailer

October 29, 2009 2:58 PM ET

In 1991, Nirvana were in the bottom third of the bill on the first day of the Reading Festival. Just one year, later they headlined the event's final night, turning out a legendary set that's finally coming to CD and DVD on Tuesday, November 3rd. As the disc's latest trailer demonstrates, the shows were a brutal display of of the rock gods' raw energy: instruments were demolished, lyrics were wailed, minds were blown.

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The concert also features renditions of "School" (watch it here), "All Apologies," all of their Nevermind hits and the first ever performance of "Tourette's." As Rolling Stone previously reported, November 3rd will also see the release of the 20th anniversary edition of the band's debut album Bleach.

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