Nirvana's 1991 album Nevermind features one of the most iconic covers in rock history. The photo shows a naked baby who appears to be swimming in a pool after a dollar bill attached to a fishing hook. The Spencer Elden pictured there has now failed again before a US court with a lawsuit.
Elden first sued in the summer of 2021. He accuses the band around the deceased Kurt Cobain (1967-1994) and other defendants of using the image to distribute and commercially market child pornography in order to advertise themselves and their music at the plaintiff's expense.
Elden has filed a total of three versions of his lawsuit so far. The renewed rejection is intended to prevent a fourth attempt. Elden's attorney, meanwhile, told the magazine: "Spencer intends to appeal the verdict."
The "Nirvana Baby" had already failed with its first lawsuit in January. The defendants included band members Dave Grohl (53) and Krist Novoselic (57), Cobain's widow Courtney Love (58), photographer Kirk Weddle and representatives of several record companies. Elden sought at least $150,000 in damages per defendant.