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NFC News Endino visits Aberdeen, Washington
In today's edition of The Daily World (a local newspaper in Aberdeen, WA) there's a piece on Jack Endino who is in town to work with the band JED.

Endino, of course, engineered Nirvana's debut album and worked with the band a number of times. " 'When Kurt (Cobain) called me and said, 'Yeah, my name's Kurt and I've got Dale from the Melvins helping me on drums,' I figured it must be all right because Dale wouldn't be in some (bad) band,' Endino says Dale being Dale Crover, drummer for the Melvins, another successful Grays Harbor outfit whose influence on Nirvana's legacy also can't be overstated."

The rest of the article chronicles Nirvana's early days of which Endino was a large part.  " 'The first few times I saw them (live), they weren't very good,' Endino says. 'Kurt hadn't really figured out how to sing and play (guitar) at the same time. So his voice wasn't as good live as it was in the studio because he had to try and play the guitar parts. He figured out the key was to write simpler guitar parts so he could sing better.' " You can read the complete article here. Courtesy of Jeff Burlingame. Also thanks to Paul.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 12-18-2005 @ 7:10 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana ringtones
I've added some high-quality Nirvana ringtones to the misc section.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 12-15-2005 @ 10:43 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News New magazine: Nirvana & The Story of Grunge
A brand new special edition magazine is going on sale today in the UK and next week overseas. The 148-page Q & Mojo Special Edition features:

  • Kurt Cobain & Nirvana - A Celebration
  • The Unseen Photographs
  • The Stories Behind Every Song
  • Eyewitness Tales Of Life On And Off The Road By The People That Saw It Happen
  • The Sound Of Seattle Remembered
  • In-Depth Stories & New Interviews with Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Foo Fighters, Courtney Love and Alice In Chains
  • The Essential Albums, Songs & More

    You can also order the magazine online here. We will have a more in-depth review of the magazine on NFC soon. View a bigger scan of the magazine cover here. Special thanks to Mark Blake for the info and scan!
  • Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 12-14-2005 @ 11:34 AM (GMT) by RH.

    NFC News New design unveiled
    I've just put up the brand new design for the NFC.

    The style has been kept mostly in black and blue but otherwise it looks somewhat different from the old layout. At the same time, the content has been re-structured and moved around to what will hopefully come off as a more logical structure. All information (facts, articles, interviews and so on) is collected in the new "info" section; all multimedia (sound clips, pictures, video clips) is in the new "media" section, etc.

    I've also added some new content, including:

  • All of Nirvana's music videos
  • Nirvana album promos, shows and more
  • More than 50 new soundclips of unreleased tracks
  • Updated lyrics and links to drum tabs
  • Far more comprehensive links section
  • New material in the fan section (The Vault)
  • Links to discographies and other resources
  • News section has been restructured and improved

    The "new" NFC will also serve as this year's annual NFC Christmas present instead of the usual songs or concerts. Also, this news section will probably be more frequently updated now and will have a wider range of stories. Follow the link near the bottom to contribute with a story. Special thanks to Jeremy for the graphic design. Enjoy!
  • Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 12-11-2005 @ 10:35 AM (GMT) by RH.

    NFC News Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters hit Australia
    Here's a link to an interesting interview with Dave Grohl conducted before the Foo Fighters play a string of shows in Australia.

    " 'Even before I joined Nirvana I would record stuff of my own at my friend's eight-track studio or on my own four-track at home,' he says. 'They were experiments where I'd play all the instruments and I'd sing. I was basically learning how to write songs.'

    'I'm still a drummer at heart. Becoming a frontman, being the lead singer in the band, that's a weird transition to make. I feel comfortable doing it now, but it took a while.' "
    Read the complete interview here. There's also a short Australian interview with Grohl here.

    Some more articles from Grohl's trip down under: Dave buys an iPod and some underwear; Review of Melbourne show; Foo Fighters get 5 grammy nods and FF live at the Supertop.

    In other Grohl news, apparently Jack Black who stars in the new "King Kong" movie begged Dave to make a cameo as the devil in the movie! "Satan appears in the Peter Jackson-directed movie, and the actor was convinced the Foo Fighters frontman would be perfect for the role of Lucifer, reports breakingnews.ie. Black revealed: 'I asked him to be in King Kong. We wanted him to play the devil but he was too busy.' Black added: 'He doesn't have a major part - but he is a big influence.' " Courtesy of NME.

    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 12-10-2005 @ 10:36 PM (GMT) by RH.

    NFC News "Sliver" chart position and selected reviews
    Nirvana's Sliver: The Best of the Box entered the Billboard 200 album chart at number 21 but dropped to #70 the following week. It sold about 38,000 copies in its first week. In Canada, it initially made it to #12 on the Top 100 album sales chart.

    Here are some reviews of the album: Pitchfork, NME, Aversion.com, Drowned in Sound, MusicOMH.com and Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

    Rolling Stone Magazine's brief review of the album reads as follows: "Eleven years after the death of Kurt Cobain, we appear to have reached the dregs of the Nirvana vaults. The three new tracks added to this collection of the cream of last year's rarities box set are all early versions of previously heard songs, including a hiss-drenched, amateurish 1985 rendition of "Spank Thru." Still, for casual fans unready to wade through a three-disc box - but still willing to endure grungier-than-grunge recording quality - this sampler may be a welcome flannel-stocking stuffer."

    In other related news, Universal Music recently made the complete 48 minute "Sliver: The Best of the Box" radio special available on their new revamped website. "Featuring new technology and a new unified look, the sites are designed to be both engaging and easy-to-navigate, providing access to more than 30,000 sound clips as well as videos, TV spots, artist bios, press releases and more." Read a story about the new sites here or visit the website with the Sliver radio special here.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 12-10-2005 @ 8:22 PM (GMT) by RH.

    NFC News Shakira covers "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?
    The rumor that Shakira would include a cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit on her latest album seems to be just that; a rumor. The album, Oral Fixation vol. 2, which came out in late November doesn't include the song.

    In an interview she did with the magazine Blender earlier this year, she expressed her love of Kurt Cobain and the song: " 'I remember the first time I saw him,' she revealed. 'I saw the Smells Like Teen Spirit video and instantly fell in love with him, even though I couldn't see his face. I just wanted to see his face so much. After weeks of finding out anything I could about Nirvana, I saw his face and he had a face like an angel. I loved him. He was my platonic love.' "

    In a September poll of the "world's favorite song", Shakira's La Tortura finished as #5 ahead of the aforementioned Nirvana track on spot #6. Info courtesy of The Daily Mirror.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 12-10-2005 @ 8:21 PM (GMT) by RH.
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