#Nirvana signed with #GeffenRecords on this day in 1991. The band got a $287,000 advance for leaving #SubPop , which even before the release of #Nevermind was having trouble with swelling distribution demands. "That& #39;s pretty much my excuse for not feeling guilty about why I'm on a major label,'& #39; #KurtCobain said in a 1992 interview. "I should feel really guilty about it; I should be living out the old punk-rock threat and denying everything commercial and sticking in my own little world and not really making an impact on anyone other than the people who are already aware of what I'm complaining about. It's preaching to the converted.’'