‘RIGHT’ ON THE RADIO!

The much-talked about unreleased track is played to the masses...

The NIRVANA song ‘YOU KNOW YOU’RE RIGHT’ has been played on UK radio.

The track, which was recorded post-‘In Utero’ in January 1994 at Bob Lang’s Studio in Seattle, was leaked earlier this month.

Since then it has been swapped online between fans, and various radio stations across the world have played it, despite it not having been officially sent out for promotional purposes.

This afternoon (September 26), Radio 1 played the song on Jo Whiley’s lunchtime show. She said that she wasn’t sure if it would be played again.

In London, it was played on Zoe Ball’s drivetime show on XFM yesterday (September 25). However, they won’t be playing it again either.

Andy Ashton, Head Of Music at the station explained their reasons for playing the song in the first place.

In a statement, he said: “We played ‘You Know You’re Right’ because we felt our audience deserved to hear it – for their love of the band. It’s unfortunate, that, as a result we have upset their record label. We will however, adhere to the Record Companies ruling and not play the track again until it is officially cleared.”

The song has been at the centre of a legal wrangle between Courtney Love and surviving band members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. It is thought the song will feature on a forthcoming Nirvana compilation, due for release before Christmas.

NME.COM contacted Radio 1 for comment, but no one was forthcoming at press time.