Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) and bassist Krist Novoselic (b. 1965) in Aberdeen, Washington. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, with the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl (b. 1969), who joined the band in 1990. The band achieved its greatest popularity in the 1990s. However, the troubled Cobain committed suicide in 1994, and the band broke up after.