NFC News 06/2004
June 27, 2004

A new website for the Kurt Cobain memorial project in Aberdeen, WA has been launched. You can find it at www.kurtcobainmemorial.org. Thanks to Paul for the link. The website also contains info on how to contribute to the project. Check previous stories in this section for more info on the memorial project.

More support for John Kerry: "Foo Fighter frontman (and former Nirvana sticksman) Dave Grohl is one of many musicians (and actors) taking part in a special live show set out to act as a support/fundraising event for US Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry. Grohl will be playing the gig at the Music Box Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood Los Angeles on July 6. Also appearing on the bill are Liz Phair and Jack Black's legendary rock outfit Tenacious D. Alongside Green Day, Bad Religion, Yellowcard and No Doubt, the Foo Fighters recently donated a cover of the Angry Samoans song 'Gas Chamber' for the 'Rock Against Bush Vol. 2' album which is expected to be released this August." News courtesy of XFM Online.


June 14, 2004

The latest news from the crazy world of Courtney Love: "Courtney Love surrendered to police Friday [June 11] for allegedly assaulting a 32-year-old woman with a liquor bottle at the home of her former manager, authorities said. Love, 39, was booked on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon. She posted $55,000 bail and was released. Prosecutors have said the charge stems from an April 25 incident at the Los Angeles home of former manager Jim Barber. She is scheduled to appear in court July 9 for arraignment." Story courtesy of AP.

I've recently posted a couple of articles on how Kurt's hometown of Aberdeen is trying to pay tribute to Cobain. Here is an article from VH-1 with more info: Ten Years Later, Kurt Cobain's Hometown Decides To Pay Tribute. Thanks to Sean and others.

Cooper Owen have put up another of their rock legends auctions, offering a number of remarkable items, i.e. signed guitars and amps. One of the items is an unused 1994 Nirvana concert ticket: An original unused complete ticket for Nirvana Thursday 31st March 1994 Aston Villa Centre Measures approx. 5.75 x 4 inch (14.5 x 10 cm). It is currently listed with a high bid of £30.00. The auction ends on June 16. View it here. Thanks to Kaz.

Nirvana-related: Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl hung out with British rockers Ash at the Sound City Studios in Los Angeles. Ash recorded their newest album, 'Meltdown', where 12 years ago 'Nevermind' was recorded. Says Ash singer Tim Wheeler: "Twelve years ago I was getting their autographs, and now Dave Grohl's hanging out in the studio with us. He didn't play real drums, but he did play some air drums. He seemed to enjoy himself.". Read full story here.

The excellent book "Be More Chill" by Ned Vizzini came out on June 1st. Ned will do a reading tomorrow (June 15) at Barbes in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. It begins at 7 PM. There will also be a book party happening on June 23 at the Knitting Factory in New York, NY. Here's a brief summary of what the book is about: "Jeremy Heere is convinced that people are born Cool: 'See, because being Cool is obviously the most important thing on earth… It's more important than getting a job, or having a girlfriend, or political power, or money, because all those things are predicated by Coolness.' And he hasn't got it. Every day he yearns hopelessly for beautiful Christine. Then, one day he gets a squip--a tiny quantum supercomputer that looks like a little gray capsule and when swallowed becomes a voice in his head instructing him in the ways of Cool. Soon, every gril he admires is his--including Christine. But when the squip turns malevolent in its merciless pursuit of the goal, Jeremy begins to realize that Cool is not as cool as he thought it was." You can order the book here.




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