Facebook deny banning Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ cover

Social networking giant tells NME they won't be removing controversial album cover

Facebook has denied that it has banned Nirvana‘s classic album cover for ‘Nevermind’ from being posted from the site.

Despite it being widely reported yesterday (July 27) that the social networking giant had demanded the cover be taken down due to its graphic content, representatives for the website have told NME this is not the case.

They said:

The photo on the cover of ‘Nevermind’ album does not actually violate Facebook’s terms. Facebook does allow photos of naked children ‘that are clearly unable to stand on their own’ in a non-sexual situation – so in other words, babies. Why? Put it this way – if a parent wanted to share some photos of a newborn with their grandparents, we wouldn’t want them to not be able to share them on Facebook.


‘Nevermind’ will be reissued on September 26 with two new versions, namely the Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions, hitting the shelves.

The 2CD Deluxe edition will contain a remastered cut of the original album plus B-sides as well as a CD featuring the Smart Studio Sessions, The Boombox Rehearsals and BBC Sessions.

The 4CD + DVD Super Deluxe edition will contain these two CDs, plus a CD of the previously unreleased The Devonshire Mixes and the previously unreleased Live At The Paramount Theatre from their 1991 Halloween gig in Seattle, footage of which will also be included on the DVD. The show is the only known Nirvana gig that was shot to film. The Deluxe edition will also be available on vinyl.


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