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Dave Grohl hints that Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ cover could change in the future

The now-grown-up Nirvana baby recently filed a lawsuit, alleging that the ‘nude’ image of himself is child pornography.
25 August 2022 2:05PM

Dave Grohl has hinted that Nirvana's iconic 'Nevermind' album cover could be changed for any subsequent reissues in the future.

Spencer Elden, the now-grown-up baby on the cover of the album recently filed a lawsuit against the band members and crew, alleging that the ‘nude’ image of himself is child pornography.

Speaking to the Sunday Times, Grohl said:

Adding, “I think that there’s much more to look forward to and much more to life than getting bogged down in those kinds of things. And, fortunately, I don’t have to do the paperwork.”

Meanwhile, Nirvana are set to release a deluxe 30th anniversary reissue of the album on 12 November. There's no surprise that Elden wants the image censored for that, and any future re-releases.

“If there is a 30th anniversary re-release, he wants for the entire world not to see his genitals,” lawyer Maggie Mabie told The Associated Press.

However, the reissue is already live for pre-order on Nirvana's website, with the original cover art on it.