|NFC News 07/2004|
July 24, 2004
Back in May, Marek - an NFC visitor spent three weeks in the US,
staying in the Seattle area during the last two days of his trip.
He shot a bunch of photos from areas such as underneath the bridge,
a couple of Kurt's former homes, and at Viretta Park. He was kind
enough to send me these pictures which are now available for download
as one big zip file here. Thanks
a bunch to Marek for these pics.
July 22, 2004
As mentioned previously in this news section - Krist Novoselic has written
a book, Of Grunge & Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy!,
which is set to be published on September 15 2004. The book spans 125 pages
and is priced at a mere $9.95. "One part memoir, one
part political platform, the bass player of Nirvana--the most heralded and
influential rock band of the past twenty years--tells the story of his
own musical and political coming-of-age. From his relationship to Kurt
Cobain to his evolution as a political activist, Novoselic's passion,
intelligence, and integrity come shining through in this moving and
inspirational book." Chapter One of the book is now available
on the website of New York based publisher, Akashic Books. You can find
it here. You can
order the book online here.
July 19, 2004
Shane sent in this one: "I was at the Evanescence/Seether show
last night in Toronto and at the end of Seether's performance they played Nirvana's
You Know You're Right. And it was just amazing. They played everything
perfectly, and Shaun Morgan [Seether frontman] had the voice down. After they
played the song, Shaun destroyed the set (vintage Kurt!) and then walked off
with the feedback cranked." After Seether's performance, Evanescence played and
did a cover of Korn's briliant Thoughtless, joined by Korn's own guitar player.
They also played the intro of Would? by Alice In Chains and Zero by the
Smashing Pumpkins, which has been part of their set for a while. Sometimes they also
cover Soundgarden's 4th of July. But yes, the better part of the set is their
own songs ;) Thanks to Shane for the story.
July 15, 2004
"Has Dave Grohl become a Nine Inch Nail? Grohl has been logging
some time behind the drum kit with Trent Reznor for the brooding rocker's first studio
album since 1999's 'The Fragile'. Grohl's contributions are expected to appear on NIN's
long-awaited new album, 'Bleed Through', due later this year. An unattributed message
on Nine Inch Nails' official website says the band is 'in the midst of a very inspiring
recording session that has everyone thrilled. We're working on a new batch of songs
Trent just wrote and we cannot wait for you to hear them.' " Story courtesy of MuchMusic news.
July 11, 2004
Sorry for the lack of updates. Aside from Courtney's usual soap-opera lifestyle, there
hasn't been much happening in the Nirvana world. Here's some interesting news though:
"Kurt Cobain's guitar is going to be one of the main attractions
of a new exhibition chronicling the long history of the Carling Weekend: Reading
Festival. Featuring music, film, photographs and memorabilia from the musicians and
fans, 'Music, Mud And Mayhem - 30 Years Of The Reading Festival' will take place at
the Museum Of Reading between August 19 and November 28. Other artefacts sitting
alongside Cobain's guitar from Nirvana's performance at the festival in 1992 include
items from The Stranglers, Foo Fighters and Genesis. The festival arrived in Reading
in 1971 following its move from Plumpton in Sussex. Matthew Williams, museum curator
said: 'The festival has very much become part of life in Reading over the last 30
or so years. Almost everyone here is affected by it, either as fans or residents.
It is a rite of passage that many young people go through and we are hoping to
capture something of that sense of adventure in this exhibition." Story
courtesy of ultimate-guitar.com. Thanks to Shane and Sam for passing it on.
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