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[2014-03-06] Giveaway: get a free copy of the new "Heavier Than Heaven" book
[2014-03-06] New edition of "Heavier Than Heaven" - out now!
[2014-02-26] New book by Charles R. Cross coming in March: Here We Are Now
[2013-12-17] Nirvana among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
[2013-09-24] In Utero 20th anniversary release - OUT NOW!
[2013-08-13] In Utero 20th Anniversary - full tracklisting
[2013-07-30] In Utero Deluxe Edition to be released Sep 23/24 - more details
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|NFC News Experiencing Nirvana - new exhibit at Proud Galleries|
Proud Camden presents Experiencing Nirvana; marking the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's untimely death. This exhibition, by photographers Charles Peterson and Steve Double, reveals a rare and intriguing insight into one of the most influential and important rock bands of the modern era. Both Peterson and Double began photographing Nirvana at around the same time, in 1989 when the band had just signed to the Sub Pop label and released their first single ‘Bleach’. They are considered the foremost grunge photographers capturing the birth of the scene and the spirit of Nirvana.
Coinciding with the UK launch of Bruce Pavitt's book of the same name, Proud Galleries is honoured to present Experiencing Nirvana; commemorating the life of Kurt Cobain, the reluctantly anointed "spokesman" for Generation X and Nirvana, who shaped the landscape of popular music while embodying the original, gritty spirit of rock and roll.
The exhibit will run from 27th March - 11th May 2014 at Proud Galleries on Chalk Farm Road in London, England. More info.
|Posted or updated: 03-10-2014 @ 11:59 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Giveaway: get a free copy of the new "Heavier Than Heaven" book|
As mentioned in the previous news story, a new edition of the definite Kurt Cobain biography "Heavier Than Heaven" was just published.
Together with Hyperion, we are offering 20 lucky winners a free copy of the book! Simply fill out the form below and if you are selected at random, you will be getting a free copy of the book from the publisher. You will be contacted by e-mail if you are selected.
Note: This giveaway is limited to fans in the US and Canada.
|Posted or updated: 03-06-2014 @ 1:43 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New edition of "Heavier Than Heaven" - out now!|
It has been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died by his own hand in April 1994. Yet, as acclaimed biographer Charles R. Cross reveals in his new preface to HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN, Cobain's death often feels like a personal loss even to fans born years after. The lasting influence of Cobain's artistic genius makes HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN more relevant now than ever.
Originally published in 2001 and re-released now to coincide with the anniversary, HEAVIER THAN HEAVEN reveals this often misunderstood man who skillfully sought fame, yet detested his own popularity. Cross conducted more than 400 one-on-one interviews; combed through every police and forensic report; and spent three days in isolation with duffel bags full of Cobain's and Courtney Love's intimate diaries, letters, and art. This release also coincides with Crossâ€™s new book Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain (It Books; Hardcover; 3/18/14), a first-person account and analysis of Cobain's life, music, and impact on popular culture.
Order a copy of the book here: Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain
|Posted or updated: 03-06-2014 @ 10:42 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New book by Charles R. Cross coming in March: Here We Are Now|
Author of "Heavier Than Heaven" and several other classic Nirvana and Kurt Cobain-related books, Charles R. Cross, will be publishing a new book in March: Here We Are Now - The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain.
Out on March 18, 2014 from HarperCollins, the book "attempts to answer where we—the fans, the music business and fashion industry, the addiction and recovery communities, Kurt's family—are, two decades later."
More info here.
|Posted or updated: 02-26-2014 @ 2:15 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees|
Nirvana, and the flamboyant 1970s rockers from KISS, were among six new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the organization said on Tuesday.
The induction ceremony will take place in New York City on April 10, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement.
Nirvana was chosen as an inductee in its first year of eligibility. The Cleveland-based Hall of Fame establishes that an artist or group must have released their debut album or single at least 25 years earlier to be eligible.
The inductees were chosen by more than 700 voters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, but fans were also allowed to cast votes online for the artists they believe were the most deserving of induction.
"This year's Hall of Fame Inductees really capture the passion of the fans," said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
Fans cast 1.3 million ballots, with the most votes going to KISS (17.2%), Nirvana (15.7%), Deep Purple (11.9%), Yes (10.9%), and Hall and Oates (8.1%).
Read more here, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.
|Posted or updated: 12-17-2013 @ 11:42 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana - A Tour Diary (new book out)|
Released in April of this year, Nirvana - A Tour Diary is a new book by Andy Bollen, drummer of the band Captain America that toured with Nirvana.
Unlike many other books, this one gives a unique insight into what life was like on tour with Nirvana. From the book description:
Afforded the kind of access a journalist can only dream of, Andy Bollen gives fans a new story focusing on the real Kurt Cobain--not the angst-ridden, troubled rock star of folklore, the kind and humorous Kurt the world seldom saw
As drummer for the British group Captain America, one of the two support bands on Nirvana's Nevermind UK tour, Andy Bollen had a ringside seat at the exact moment that Nirvana went massive. Afforded intimate access, Bollen wrote his own personal diary in Nirvana's dressing room, where he spoke candidly to Cobain--from his fears of losing original fans to his love of the Bay City Rollers. He saw firsthand how Nirvana worked, the relationships that made them tick, and the dynamic that made them one of the great bands.
This is a warm, affectionate, funny, and, at times, brutally honest account, written by a guy on the periphery, perfectly positioned to observe. Drawing on the diaries he kept at the time, the book brings to life a pivotal moment in rock history, making it a must-read for Nirvana fans and lovers of iconic rock stories. The author also includes his own photographs which have never been seen before.
You can buy the book online here.
|Posted or updated: 12-08-2013 @ 6:46 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Monster Children - 2013 Photo Annual features Kurt Cobain on the cover|
The Monster Children 2013 Photo Annual features profiles and interviews with Diltz and Scott Hocking, a huge gallery of work from MC's favourite photographers, photos from the photo competition, photos taken by some other people and more photos.
More information and photos here.
Also check out an article from issue 16: The Evolution of Dave Grohl.
|Posted or updated: 11-14-2013 @ 12:23 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame|
The nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 are in, and the list includes Nirvana - nominated in their first year of eligibility.
In order to be eligible for this year's ballot, artists or bands need to have released their first single or album in 1988 or earlier. Nirvana's first single, Love Buzz, was released in 1988.
To determine the winner, the public gets to vote alongside the artists, historians and music industry insiders of the Rock Hall voting body. From now until December 10th, fans can vote on RollingStone.com for the nominees they'd like to see inducted.
Click here to cast your vote for Nirvana!
|Posted or updated: 10-16-2013 @ 11:53 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News In Utero 20th anniversary release - OUT NOW!|
Super Deluxe Edition
2CD 20th Anniversary
3LP 20th Anniversary
1CD 20th Anniversary
Live and Loud (DVD)
Click here for links to buy them now.
|Posted or updated: 09-24-2013 @ 11:53 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Buy the In Utero 20th Deluxe Editions now|
Use links below to buy:
In Utero (3CD+DVD 20th Super Deluxe Edition) (US)
In Utero (3CD+DVD 20th Super Deluxe Edition) (UK)
In Utero (2CD - 20th Deluxe Edition) (US)
In Utero (2CD - 20th Deluxe Edition) (UK)
In Utero (3LP - 20th Edition) (US)
In Utero (3LP - 20th Edition) (UK)
In Utero (1 CD - 20th Edition) (US)
In Utero (1 CD - 20th Edition) (UK)
Live and Loud DVD (US)
Live and Loud DVD (UK)
For more information about the 20th Anniversary Editions, see the press release.
|Posted or updated: 09-24-2013 @ 11:53 AM (GMT) by RH.|
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