|NFC News 03/2005|
March 28, 2005
Billboard put up a brief review of the new Classic Albums DVD
about Nirvana's Nevermind album. You can find the review
There's also a review here
from the Monterey County Herald. Thanks to Shane. Also check this
review from the AP.
March 24, 2005
The 'List of all Nirvana songs' document which I started working
on all the way back in 1995 has finally been updated after being
left untouched for a couple of years. Special thanks to Brian
for taking time to look the document over and bring it up to date.
You can find the updated file in the facts and info section,
March 18, 2005
Canadian radio 102.1 The Edge are throwing a release party for
the new DVD about the Nevermind album:
"Classic Albums Live will be presenting a very special Nirvana
event this month at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. To coincide with
the DVD release of the 'Classic Albums' documentary series' latest
installment, Nirvana's landmark album 'Nevermind', Classic Albums
Live has teamed up with Eagle Rock Entertainment to throw a DVD
release party on Tuesday, March 22nd. For the event Classic Albums
Live will be performing the hugely influential album live on stage
in its entirety – note for note, cut for cut - as only Classic Albums
Live can. Nirvana favourites will be performed live after completion
of the album. 'This is going to be a heavy night for Nirvana fans',
says Classic Albums Live producer, Craig Martin. 'This album changed
the face of popular music culture forever. It's going to be a powerful
performance. This is a major DVD release too. The fans will definitely
want to see how this album was made. I'm really jazzed we've put this
event together.' Classic Albums Live has been thrilling audiences for
almost two years. In 2005 the series will be expanding to include such
major markets as New York, Boston, and Vancouver among others. Classic
Albums Live has received rave reviews from fans and critics alike, and
has received national coverage from CBC Venture, Maclean's Magazine, and
the National Post. Eagle Rock Entertainment's acclaimed 'Classic Albums'
series has become an unmatched source for the true and remarkable stories
behind the making of the greatest albums in modern music history. 'We
expect this performance combined with the DVD experience to only increase
everyone's appreciation of what is undoubtably a Classic Album,' states
David MacMillan, Director of Canadian Operations of Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Presented by 102.1 The Edge, tickets for this presentation can be purchased
through Ticketmaster for $12 advance and $15 at the door. "
March 8, 2005
I just finished writing a review of the excellent new documentary
about the Nevermind record in the "Classic Albums" series.
My review is based on what has been broadcast on TV and not the
actual DVD which is set to be released in a couple of weeks. You
can read my review here.
You can order the DVD here.
March 4, 2005
Apparently one of Kurt Cobain's former homes in Aberdeen, WA
was damaged in a fire: "A fire broke out
this afternoon at the childhood home in Aberdeen of the late
grunge music star Kurt Cobain. Aberdeen firefighter J-R Streifel
says the cause of the 4 p-m fire was not immediately known,
but was believed to have started under the front of the house.
The fire was extinguished quickly. No damage estimates are
immediately available." Courtesy of AP and KCPQ-TV.
March 1, 2005
As it turns out, the Nevermind documentary already aired on Canada's MuchMoreMusic last month (February 18 and 19 to be exact). Here's a brief rundown of the show from someone who watched it: "Interviews with Krist and Dave, mostly talking about how they didn't know that it was going to be this huge blowup of an album, and how they were just focusing on making an awesome record. A lot of stuff with Butch Vig. He seemed to really love the album still and was totally into it when showing clips of it [he re-visits the multitrack studio masters]. The clips were basically of Teen Spirit (vocals, guitar solo, specifically); In Bloom (Particularly showing the fact that Dave sings the harmony in the chorus, not Kurt ... also showing the double tracking of their voice); Polly (talking about how they recorded it and how it wasn't a click track, so it was hard to overdub the other instruments); there were more but I'll leave the element of surprise for you. Interviews with various people related to the band. Finally some cool little stories and video footage of what the studio actually looks like inside." Thanks to Mike for the info. Don't forget that BBC2 will air the documentary in the UK this Friday at 11:35 PM. Finally, the DVD (which contains additional bonus footage) will be out in the US on March 22, 2005. You may order it here. Note that unlike all other Nirvana-related DVDs on the market, this one contains actual Nirvana music and professional interviews.
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