In September 2007 it was announced that no less than 8 Nirvana songs would be used extensively in the
fifth season premiere of COLD CASE - a show running on CBS. The featured songs were: 'All Apologies,'
'Stay Away,' 'If You Must,' 'Lithium,' 'Drain You,' 'Heart Shaped Box,' 'Something in the Way' and
'Come as You Are.'
In an earlier episode of the same show, there are several mentions of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana,
although no Nirvana music is used. Read more about that episode
Nirvana's music has been used in a handful of movies, including Love Buzz
1995 Drew Barrymore film Mad Love
which was long before the deal with Primary Wave.
Something In The Way
is featured in the 2005 movie
starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx. Jarhead is based on former
Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences
in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait. The movie also includes
music by Public Enemy, The Doors, Naughty By Nature and the Jackson 5.
Since the deal with Primary Wave
was completed, Nirvana's Come As You Are
has been licensed to a 2008 movie called
starring Ryan Reynolds - a romantic comedy that focuses on an
engaging father and his 10-year-old daughter. The song is played in the background during
a romantic scene with Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher which takes place in Fisher's character's
apartment. In the same scene, a poster for Nirvana's Nevermind
is clearly visible and
the characters talk about the song, Nirvana and Cobain when it is playing. The scene is from
a flashback that dates to early 1992.
The 2007 action movie Shoot 'Em Up
starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci opens
with an explosive scene where Nirvana's Breed
is playing in the background. The movie also features
songs by Mötörhead and Mötley Crüe. Click here
to watch the official trailer for the movie.
A 2008 french feature film
currently in post production, The first day of the rest of your life
by Rémi Bezançon will
include Nirvana's Drain You
Finally, a documentary entitled The Man Who Souled The World
(2007) by Mike Hill uses Nirvana's Territorial Pissings
. The film tells the story of Steve
Rocco, the irreverent genius who transformed the skateboard industry from corporate
to skater owned with a do-it-yourself punk attitude.
As of early 2008, Nirvana's music also appears in a couple of TV commercials: Breed
used in a commercial for A1 Telecom in Austria, and the same song appears in a commercial for the
game MLB 2K7
video game which is covered earlier in this section.
For a very detailed and lengthy list of various movies and TV shows that include some sort of
Nirvana mention (e.g. by displaying a Nirvana poster in a scene), visit this
section. It should be noted that this section hasn't been maintained for a few years and is no longer updated continuously.
However, the section you're viewing presently will be updated when Nirvana's music is licensed in the future.