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NFC News Courtney sings chorus of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" + new documentary
Amusing story from E! Online: "Courtney Love, singin' Nirvana to a bunch of chic salesgals at La Diavolina. Stupid and Contagious, a book by Caprice Crane, was on display at the boutique, and Court snatched it up. 'You guys do realize what this says, right?' she asked, before singing the entire chorus of Smells Like Teen Spirit and pointing to the title when she reached the line, 'stupid and contagious.' Evidently, the reference to her late hub Kurt Cobain was enough to make her walk right out with the book." Courtesy of E! Online. Also check out NFC's mention of the book here.

Speaking of Courtney, on Wednesday a documentary will air in the UK which promises to deliver an intimate portrait of miss Love, which will also include the topic of Kurt Cobain of course. You can find more details here. Thanks to Bas for the link.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-22-2006 @ 12:41 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana ... for babies
There is seemingly no end to the variety of products that you can slap the Nirvana name on. A company called Baby Rock Records have released an album with "lullaby renditions of Nirvana". The music is described as follows:

"Nirvana's best-loved songs turn the volume way down, while turning up the dreaminess of their pop hooks. In many ways, this album echoes the simple pleasures and innocence of infancy and childhood. Childish tra-la-las tempered the distortion of Nirvana's own songs. Chimes, glockenspiels and other gentle instruments temper Nirvana's wild spirit for your little one. Smells Like Teen Spirit? Smells like nap time."

You can find more info, and even sound clips, at this location.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-21-2006 @ 1:02 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Song on "Nevermind" album is about Courtney Love
Story from NME: "Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love has claimed one of the songs on their classic 1991 album 'Nevermind' is about her - but she won't say which one.

Speaking exclusively to NME, Love also acknowledged that most of the songs are about Cobain's girlfriend before he got together with Love, Tobi Valli, but she says there's one that he wrote about her towards the end of the sessions.

She said: 'There's only really one about me because it was written late in the day. Most of the songs are about another girl, which is annoying. But I'm not gonna name (which one's about me) because I feel like it's just my secret. A lot of the songs on there aren't even about girl stuff.' "
Story courtesy of NME.

NME this week features a Nirvana-cover story, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Nevermind album. Some more info:

"In this week's 15th anniversary 'Nevermind' special, we take a track-by-track look at the album as well as speaking to all the major players, such as producer Butch Vig and drummer Dave Grohl. NME's sister magazine Uncut also features Nirvana in its grunge special in this month's issue." More details here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-21-2006 @ 12:55 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt Cobain in Pulp Fiction?
Classic movies lines such as "Are you calling me on the cellular phone? I don't know you. Who is this? Don't come here, I'm hanging up the phone!" could have been uttered by Kurt Cobain in the cult classic Pulp Fiction. According to Courtney Love, they were approached by Quentin Tarantino to appear together in the 1994 movie. "Cobain would have starred as a drug dealer, while Love would have played his heavily-pierced girlfriend. The roles were ventually taken by Eric Stoltz and Rosanna Arquette. 'If Kurt had survived we'd be taking private jets by now. He'd have loved that,' the Sun quoted [Courtney] Love as saying." Story courtesy of The Sun and Yahoo!
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-21-2006 @ 12:49 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!" to be released on DVD in November
In November, the 1994 compilation video Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! will finally be released on DVD.

The video has been cleaned up and will look much better than the VHS, and even the laserdisc release. The audio has been remastered. In addition, there will be some bonus material, but it is not known at this point whether it will include previously unreleased footage. A very likely release date for the DVD is November 13 in Europe and November 14 in the US.

This will mark the first ever DVD-release by Nirvana's record label, aside from the DVD that was included with 2004's With The Lights Out box set.

Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! was originally conceived by Kurt Cobain in 1993 but it was delayed due to other commitments with touring, etc. By the time Kurt died in 1994, it had not yet been completed, but Krist and Dave continued the project and tried to maintain's Kurt's original vision. In the "Journals" book, you can find a page with Kurt's notes for the video's concept. The video contains concert footage, interviews and various backstage clips.

The VHS and laserdisc version was originally released in November 1994. Note that an unofficial DVD from 2003 with inferior quality, produced in Brazil, is also circulating.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-19-2006 @ 2:01 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Review of "About a Son"
Reviews of the A.J. Schnack movie "About a Son", which recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, have now started to come in. In one positive review (8.1 out of 10), the film is described as an indirect portrait of Cobain, even though it builds on audio interviews with the singer. Read a review by chud.com here. Also check out this story from indieWIRE about the festival.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-16-2006 @ 7:52 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Smells Like Teen Spirit no. 1
On XFM, a British radio station, in a 2006 countdown of the 140 best songs ever written, Smells Like Teen Spirit finished as number 1. Go here for more details. Thanks to Frances.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-08-2006 @ 12:06 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News NME wants to hear from the next generation of Nirvana fans
As part of an upcoming NME issue they want to hear from the latest generation of Nirvana fans. If you were born in 1991 - the same year the album came out, you can e-mail NME and tell them why you are such a big fan of the band and contribute to the article. Read more here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-08-2006 @ 11:54 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News New book by photographer David LaChapelle
The latest book by fashion photographer and artist David LaChapelle, Heaven to Hell, features a controversial cover that depicts Courtney Love as the Virgin Mary and Kurt Cobain (or a great lookalike!) as none other than Jesus Christ.

Read more about the book here. View the cover here. Visit LaChapelle's website here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-04-2006 @ 1:59 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News New Kurt Cobain action figure
Another Kurt Cobain action figure is coming out in December 2006. This one is modeled after Kurt Cobain's appearance at the legendary MTV Unplugged show in 1993.

The previous action figure was modeled after Cobain in the Smells Like Teen Spirit music video. Read more about that here. Some info on the new figure:

"Cobain comes with his acoustic guitar, a chair, microphone, and music stand. Expertly sculpted and highly detailed, this figure is a must-have for Cobain and Nirvana fans!"

You can pre-order the item here.

Click here for a larger image of the action figure. Thanks to Izaac for the tip.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-04-2006 @ 1:52 PM (GMT) by RH.
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