Naked baby chasing money on Nirvana's iconic 'Nevermind' album cover is suing band, claiming child pornography

1991 Nirvana album cover "Nevermind"
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Thirty years ago, Nirvana released Nevermind and quickly entered the rock 'n' roll pantheon with hits like "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come as You Are." The album's cover depicts a baby swimming underwater, naked. On Tuesday, that baby, 30-year-old Spencer Elden, sued surviving band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain's estate and wife, a drummer who was out of the band before the album was recorded, photographer Kirk Weddle, the album's art director Robert Fisher, and a list of current and defunct record labels, claiming the photo of him on the album cover constitutes child pornography.

Elden is seeking at least $150,000 from each defendant.

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