Facebook yanks Nirvana’s Nevermind cover


27 Jul 2011

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Facebook has removed product shots of the cover of Nirvana’s album Nevermind after they were uploaded to the band’s Facebook page.

Nevermind – which has been around for two decades – will mark its 20th anniversary this fall. In honour of the milestone, a commemorative Super Deluxe Edition is to be released 27 September.

No matter to Facebook, it seems. The social networking site took down the photos of the cover, citing a violation of its Terms of Use.

The cover of Nevermind features a photo of a naked baby – now-20-year-old Spencer Elden – underwater.

"Facebook does not allow photos that attack an individual or group, or that contain nudity, drug use, violence or other violations of the Terms of Use," Facebook says.

The Super Deluxe Edition of Nevermind will include alternate mixes of the album’s popular songs, live recordings and a live DVD of the band’s 1991 Halloween show at the Paramount Theater in Seattle.