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|NFC News Dave Grohl is a dad!|
From foofighters.com: Dave & Jordyn Grohl are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Violet Maye Grohl. Named for Dave's grandmother, Violet was born Saturday, April 15th at 4:35 p.m. PST at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, weighing 6 pounds and 15 ounces, measuring 21 inches tall--or as her father describes her, "just perfect." Father, mother & child are happy, healthy & "up to (their) ears in green shits."
|Posted or updated: 04-21-2006 @ 8:15 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana lyric no. 3 in new survey|
A line from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit: "I feel stupid and contagious, here we are now, entertain us" — came third in a poll conducted by VH-1. The poll of favorite song lyrics was topped by U2's "One". Read the full story here.
|Posted or updated: 04-18-2006 @ 8:39 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Expensive guitar|
Kurt Cobain's 1960s Mosrite gospel guitar ended up selling for a stunning $118,000 in the auction yesterday. See the previous news stories for more info.
|Posted or updated: 04-16-2006 @ 6:28 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Kurt Cobain's Mosrite guitar auction now up|
As mentioned in a February update, Kurt's 1960s Mosrite gospel guitar will be up for auction on April 15. Apparently, it was one of his favorite guitars. Its estimated value is somewhere between $60,000 and $90,000. Already now, you can make a bid on the guitar through eBay. View the auction here. Thanks to Lynne.
|Posted or updated: 04-11-2006 @ 6:30 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Kurt Cobain's overstuffed armchair: you can still get it!|
The nutcase who tried to auction off "Kurt Cobain's overstuffed armchair" for $10,000, as reported earlier, has now put up the fabled museum-y artifact on eBay again. Surprisingly, nobody went along with the $10,000 idea. Currently, the highest bid is $71 which is below an unknown reserve price. You can find the auction here.
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2006 @ 5:19 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New Kurt Cobain book to be published|
Jeff Burlingame, Arts & Entertainment Editor of the Aberdeen Daily World - and co-founder of the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee - recently finished a book on Kurt Cobain which will be published later this year. The project originally started when I was contacted in late 2004 by a publishing company looking to author a biography of Kurt Cobain for high school readers. Jeff saw my posting on this website from the publisher, concerning the book, and was ultimately chosen to write it. Jeff actually knew Kurt for a brief period of time and had been slowly working on a similar project for a few years.
"[The book] doesn't include any undocumented or speculative information. The sad thing to me is people read [undocumented or speculative information in other books about Cobain] and believe what they read.
I do have some original interviews and facts in my book and what isn't original is all documented with footnotes in the text and in the back. Indeed, I did get some information from the NFC and that is documented in there, as well. This site and others were a great help to me during my research. NFC's visitors were also a help and I'd like to thank them for that.
Overall, though, Kurt Cobain: Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind isn't meant to break any new ground but rather to introduce younger readers to Kurt without all the sexed-up details and/or points created by using the writers' 'creative licenses'. When something is disputed, like his means of death, both sides are presented and sources are listed for readers to examine for further information on their own.
Although it's written for teens through adults, I honestly believe my book is the only 'just the facts' biography out there. The reasons for that are: 1. I'm a journalist not a fictionist; 2. My publisher wouldn't allow anything in the book that couldn't be verified; and 3. I know Kurt's family and friends and interact with them frequently. I couldn't live with myself knowing I'd created something just to try and sell a book or two.
I'm donating a portion of the proceeds to our Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee. I've already donated my own money to the Committee and countless hours of my own time. I met Kurt before anyone knew who he (or I, for that matter) was. I graduated high school with his sister. I was a Nirvana fan before I was a writer. I co-founded the Memorial Committee before the book was even a consideration. Now that I'm done with the book I'm still a Nirvana fan, actually even more so."
Thanks to Jeff for that info. The book is scheduled to be published in August, 2006.
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2006 @ 5:10 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Fans gather in Seattle to pay their respects|
It has become a tradition that fans flock to Kurt Cobain's former residence, or the nearby Viretta Park, on April 5 and/or April 8 to pay their respects. This year was no different. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports from a April 5 vigil:
"Wednesday night, the presumed date that Cobain committed suicide, a small and steady stream of fans young and old, from as far as Switzerland and England, gathered outside the house at 171 E. Lake Washington Blvd. where Kurt's body was found three days after the fact on April 8, 1994. Ejae Dillury from Kent, England, planned a vacation to Seattle just to be there at the park bench where a half-dozen candles burned with incense amid bouquets of roses, tulips, guitar picks and other memorabilia. She had come out to the house a day before with her aunt, who now lives in Seattle.
Longtime Seattle pop-culture critic and photo-journalist Gillian Gaar wrote for the now-defunct alternative weekly The Rocket back in 1994, and had actually phoned Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, the night before his fateful suicide, but wasn't able to connect. Her next phone call related to Kurt was about news of his death. Gaar said she recently was called by a Dutch [sic] Web site wanting to know what Seattle was doing to remember Cobain this week. Gaar couldn't think of anything planned at all, and recalled the days after his death, when Seattle came together in mourning.
'You had a sense that you were part of a community. I just remember everyone feeling dazed a bit,' Gaar said. 'Now, you can see the legacy of the music and the legacy for Seattle, and in a way, the biggest legacy was beyond music, almost cultural.' " Read the full story here. A couple of corrections: Gillian G. Gaar actually tried to call Courtney on April 5 and not April 4 (the news of his death, of course, didn't surface until April 8). The "Dutch" website mentioned was actually this one which is run by a Danish guy :)
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2006 @ 4:48 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Kurt Cobain 1967-1994|
Today, it has been 12 years since Kurt Cobain left us. Rest in peace.
|Posted or updated: 04-05-2006 @ 3:51 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana on TV|
MTV in Germany will pay tribute to Kurt Cobain this April by showing the MTV Unplugged show on April 5 at 8.10 PM. "MTV Masters" about Nirvana will be broadcast at 9 PM. I believe you'll also hear some Nirvana in their "Rockzone" special at 11.10 PM the same day. The "MTV Masters" special is repeated on April 8 at 5 PM. As far as I can tell, MTV, MTV2 and VH-1 in the US and the UK won't be airing any Nirvana specials on April 5 or 8.
On April 5 it has been 12 years since Kurt Cobain died. You can light a virtual candle for him here, thanks to Nico and the German site, seattlesound.de.
|Posted or updated: 04-03-2006 @ 6:26 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News DVD with previously unreleased material to be released|
The Nirvana DVD Collector's Box is everything it promises to be. A double disc collection, made with fans in mind, and packaged for the collector. Features full colour outer slipcase, 2 inlays, colour picture discs - and all the other trimmings to provide an ideal package that will delight the band's ongoing fanbase the world over." You can order it here. Thanks to Neil for the link. The same store also lists a DVD called "In Utero" to be released on June 26. No other info is available at this time. Finally, a CD+DVD package (also unofficial) called "The Document" was released last month in the UK on the Chrome Dreams label. The CD contains 75 minutes of interviews with the band. The documentary on the DVD is a 70-minute film that "contains rare footage of the band and exclusive interviews with close friends and colleagues. Also features unpublished photos, numerous location shots, news clips and a host of other features. 'Extras' include interactive discography and digital fan quiz." You can order it here. Also thanks to Neil for this one.
|Posted or updated: 04-03-2006 @ 5:55 PM (GMT) by RH.|
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