|NFC News 05/2001|
"In a recent installment of the music magazine 'Q' they reviewed the top 50
hardest rock albums (not in order) & Nirvana were mentioned in the list with
the brillant 'hard rock' album 'In Utero' Also the cover of Nirvana's 'Nevermind'
was voted the 3rd best album cover of all time (not by Q mag)." Thanks to Feargal.
"I'm from Montreal, Canada. Last night I was watching Musique Plus (Much
Music) and there was this show where they showed a couple of clips. And
with each video clips, they gave an Internet address to what they think
is the best site related to that band. And then when 'Smells Like Teen
Spirit' played, guess what URL they showed ... www.nirvanaclub.com"
Thanks a lot to Rachel and Hugo for sharing this interesting observation.
Also a big thanks to MuchMusic.
A few days after this story was published in a New York newspaper, other media's
started spreading it as well; "Rocker-actress Courtney Love suffered a miscarriage
on the set of her new movie, the star's rep revealed Sunday. Love, who is in Vancouver,
British Columbia, shooting the thriller 24 Hours, was 'very early in the pregnancy,'
publicist Heidi Schaeffer tells the New York Daily News. 'She had been bleeding for
several days. She'd been working very hard. Her director, Luis Mandoki, finally insisted
on Tuesday that she go to the hospital. He put her in a car.' It's not clear who the father
is, but the 36-year-old Hole diva was apparently visited by her ex-boyfriend, record exec
Jim Barber, who flew up to be by her bedside. Barber and Love had been dating since 1999
but recently broke up, according to comments Barber made earlier this year." Love recently
attended the world premiere for the new movie "Pearl Harbor", accompanied by daughter
Frances Bean. Story courtesy of Wall of Sound and Reuters. Courtney is also working on a
soundtrack at the moment, which you can read more about here.
"I was watching 'Music Express' earlier and they were interviewing Anthony
Kiedis & Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And the interviewer asked;
'Kurt Cobain, what was he like? Was he a good person or what?' and Kiedis
said 'He's my favorite musician of the past decade. It was always a pleasure
playing shows with Nirvana. He meant alot to our a band. He was a very
beautiful person.' And just last week on Music Express, they interviewed Beck,
and Beck said 'Nobody would've cared about that song (Loser) if it wasn't for
Nirvana or Kurt Cobain, because once the grunge thing took over, people all
of a sudden got the song.' " Thanks to Jay.
"In the June 7th issue of ROLLING STONE Magazine there is an article about
Courtney Love's battle against her record label Geffen and Universal Music.
She mentions some detail relating Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. 'I feel a spiritual
commitment, due to the fact that I inherited a lot of Kurt [Cobain's] money,'
she adds. 'My daughter has most of it, but I have some. There's some sort of
deliverance in doing this. It would honor him. I own the Nirvana catalog, and
I'm doing what I think is right by my husband. Part of it is closure on that,
too.' Then, noting that Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst is a vice president at Interscope,
she added with a laugh, 'I have the Nirvana catalog in my hands, so that makes me
the president of Geffen-and artists are going to get fair contracts.'" Thanks to
Matt for passing on the story.
NME put up an interesting article about Dave Grohl; "DAVE GROHL has spoken
about the death of NIRVANA bandmate KURT COBAIN, saying that his immense
popularity made it 'difficult for him to live his own life'. Grohl, now
vocalist with the Foo Fighters, told UK magazine Kerrang! that the fact
that teenagers could associate with the singer led to difficulties before
he committed suicide in April 1994. Speaking about his time in Nirvana,
Grohl said: 'It was the greatest job in the world. I was in this band that
was selling millions of records, but I could go to a show and no-one would
really recognise me. I never got hassled but I had all the perks of being
in a huge band. It was unfortunate that Kurt had to go through the opposite
of what I did. I think for someone like Kurt, whom millions of tortured kids
related to, it was difficult for him to live his own life. And going through
that whole experience, seeing what he was going through, and being entirely
on the opposite end of that spectrum, living in complete anonymity, fortunately
I got to stand back and spot the pitfalls ... I felt for him, and for anyone
else in that situation.' He said that the Foo Fighters' success has been
gradual, so he has been more able to deal with it. He said: 'It's almost
ten years since Nevermind came out, so it's been ten years of playing shows
and being on MTV, and making videos and being recognised. Since it's been
gradual, I don't really have a problem with it.' " The Foo Fighters are
currently working on a new album, to follow up 1999's success "There is nothing
left to lose". Story courtesy of NME.
From Claudia; "There is currently a classic review of Nirvana's
MTV Unplugged performance on the CDNOW website, and I thought you
might want to put a link on your own site, so people can check
it out. Here is the URL: http://www.cdnow.com/nirvana_mtvunplugged"
"I was checking out an article on STP [Stone Temple Pilots] and their new album,
'Shangri-La Dee Da', due June 19. Scott [Weiland -- lead singer] gave a preview
and commented on the tracks slated to be on the new album, one caught my eye in
particularly. 'Too Cool Queenie': 'There was this boy/ He played in a rock 'n'
roll band/ And he wasn't half bad/ Saving the world/ She said he could not do
right/ So he took his life/ His story is true ... And now this girl/ She got real
famous.' Weiland: 'I'm making no comments on that one.'" This could be a
reference to Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love. Thanks to Steve and others for the story.
"Gary Busey and Sally Kirkland will star in the movie 'Thank You, Good Night'
to be directed by Chuck Griffith. The movie is set in 1994 following the suicide
of Kurt Cobain. The movie follows the story of a grunge rock band trying to gain
notice in the club circuit. Production is underway in Los Angeles. Christian Campbell
and Nicole Eggert will also star." Gary Busey, of course, is known for a host of
movies, including "Chasers" and "Under Siege". I believe Christian Campbell was one
of the stars in the short-lived show "Malibu Shores" (featuring Keri Russell) and
Nicole Eggert was on "Baywatch" for a while. Should be an interesting movie. Thanks
to Elizabeth for the news.
VH-1 recently compiled a "100 Greatest Videos" chart which featured Michael
Jackson's "Thriller" as #1, Madonna's "Like a Prayer" as #2 and Peter Gabriel's
"Sledgehammer" on the #3 spot. Nirvana landed at #4 with (drum roll) "Smells Like
Teen Spirit", closely followed by the brilliant Guns N' Roses piece "November Rain"
at #5 and Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" as #6. These videos should air on the US VH-1, May
7th around 10 PM Eastern. Thanks to Jordana and Yahoo! for this story.
The archive of posts made to the NFC Discussion Board has now been updated again.
This time around, a lot of old threads from 1999 and 2000 were archived. Some of
the more recent threads, made to the board before switching to the new script, were
also added (but not all). The archive now offers more than 17.500 threads (or, in
theory, discussions about 17.500 different topics!) that are all zipped up and indexed.
As always, each thread is comprised of an arbitrary number of posts that can be anything
from 1 to 200. So, if you ever get bored, there is almost one gigabyte of raw text available
for reading. Check out the archive here or the actual discussion
Courtney Love has now taken things one step further and is asking people to
help her build an official Nirvana website at nirvana.com. So far, the details
are brief, but basically they (Courtney and the webmaster of hole.com) are looking
for people to do design and content for the forthcoming site. There is a thread
about this project at the hole.com discussion board. If you have "web page making
skills" and want to offer your services, go here.
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