A report claims that Nirvana will soon hit the road with a hologram of Kurt Cobain fronting the band.
The story is fake.
This report was published in early 2014 by the “satirical” website National Report. The article reads like a legitimate news story, and has been shared by thousands of readers who are unaware of the website’s humorous nature. The fake article reads:
Yes, it has been confirmed that Kurt Cobain will once again take the stage alongside original Nirvana members, Dave Grohl, and, Krist Novoselic, for what is sure to be the biggest concert event of 2014.
After a hologram of Tupac “performed” alongside Snoop Dogg at Coachella in 2012, speculation about a possible Cobain hologram swirled for several months. There have, however, been no such announcements by the former members of Nirvana about a Nirvana hologram tour.
National Report is a website which publishes only fictional, satirical content. It has been responsible for a series of fake viral stories over the past year, and its satirical nature is often missed by those who share such stories as this.
Nirvana is not going on tour with a hologram of Kurt Cobain fronting the band. This report comes from a fake news website, and no such announcement has been made. The fake report was likely inspired by speculation on the subject following a hologram performance of Tupac in 2012.