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Dave Grohl teases Nevermind could change after lawsuit

 

It’s one of the most iconic album artworks in rock music history but recently it has left Nirvana in hot water after the baby featured on the cover subsequently grew into a man with an eye for financial gain. 

Former nude infant Spencer Elden had previously lived by the motto of ‘never mind, I was only young,’ but in recent times he has once again decided to pursue legal action against the band for photographing him skinny-dipping when he was too young to give consent. 

 

Elden is suing multiple defendants — including Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, the estate of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Universal Music Group, and others associated with the production and distribution of the famous album cover image — alleging that the image of the naked four-month old Elden constitutes child pornography, with the now 30-year old Elden alleging he was exploited.  

This, however, was met with controversy and condemned by lawyers like Jamie Webster who specialise in those areas.

 

“It really is offensive to what we have all been doing in trying to protect children from the harm they are alleging here,” Webster said.

 

Dave Grohl had his own ideas when he was asked about the lawsuit. The Foo Fighters front man and former Nirvana drummer declared:

 

“I have many ideas of how we should alter that cover but we’ll see what happens. We’ll let you know. I’m sure we’ll come up with something good.”

 

“I think that there’s much more to look forward to and much more to life than getting bogged down in those kinds of things. And, fortunately, I don’t have to do the paperwork,” Grohl declared.

Photos courtesy:

1. Home Page - AP Photo/Leo Correa

2. UMG

3. Getty/DGC Records

 

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