Altenative ock . Nivana fomed in . Consideed by many to be the leading lights of the Seattle gunge scene of the late s/ealy s, and pehaps the most influential ock band of Geneations X & Y, Nivana was a poweful tio of musicians who bought a unique aesthetic to a gowing-stale ock scene. They had aleady made some waves on Sub Pop with thei debut, "m". But it wasn't until thei majo-label debut fo DGC/Geffen ecods, 's "m" - pehaps, moe specifically, the fist seconds of "m" - that they boke into the mainsteam of Ameica - not eally because they wanted to. Lead singe fontman Kut Cobain's death confimed that inteest in the band is still vey high. Most young ock stas today will likely cite Nivana as a majo influence on them. Nivana disbanded in .