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NFC News 40th Birthday Celebration for Kurt Cobain in New York
Boog City's Classic Albums Live presents:
A 40th Birthday Celebration for Kurt Cobain

Tues. Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m., $8

Cakeshop
152 Ludlow St.
New York City

With all three Nirvana studio albums

--Bleach, Nevermind, and In Utero--

performed live by

Daouets
The Domestics
Dibson T. Hoffweiler
Jeffrey Lewis
Limp Richard
The Marianne Pillsburys
The Olga Gogolas
Renminbi
Schwervon
The Sparrows
The Tet Offensive
The Trouble Dolls
Genan Zilkha

Hosted by Boog City editor and publisher David Kirschenbaum

Directions: F/V to Second Ave.; F to Delancey St.; J/M/Z to Essex St.
Venue is between Stanton and Rivington streets.

For further information: 212-842-BOOG(2664), 212-253-0036,
editor@boogcity.com, or www.cake-shop.com
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 01-26-2007 @ 11:16 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Courtney tones down rumors about Kurt Cobain movie
In another blog posting on a fansite for Courtney Love, she tries to put a damper on the stories in the media alleging that an official Kurt Cobain movie is in the works: "There is no substance or reality to anything about this film. Until there are deals on the table and producers deals signed, this will then be announced at the appropriate time. It may be years from now before this film begins." Thus, no producers or actors are associated with the project yet, which is still in a very early stage.

"If it gets made it will of course be A list and a high-end film, but that announcement will happen, again, if and when these deals close with production. There is no point publishing that this Biopic is presently active when it is not."

Read the full posting here.

Graphic design major Aaron Pass did submit an interesting creation he made, however, based on the rumors that Ewan McGregor might play Kurt: "I merged two images, one of Kurt, and one of Ewan McGregor to see if he could really pull off a Kurt Cobain look." You can view the result here! Thanks Aaron.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 01-26-2007 @ 11:12 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News The grunge look in vogue again
A curious story from styledash.com: "In further proof that the '90s are back in full force, trendy New York designer Takahiro Miyashita has based his Number (N)ine label's spring/summer collection on that decade's most famous rocker: Kurt Cobain.

'About a Boy if he was still alive,' is an upscale nod to the grunge rock aesthetic -- using the layered, rugged, you're-either-depressed-or- from-Seattle look as inspiration for a variety of separates that, according to Refinery 29's Loryn Hatch, can be 'toned down, or decked out.' "
Full story here, courtesy of styledash.com
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 01-26-2007 @ 10:55 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Interview with Chad Channing
The MySpace Interview just published an extensive interview with former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing. The interview includes reflections on Chad's time in Nirvana, as well as a full update on his current band, Before Cars. Includes video clip and more. Find it here. Thanks to Carrie for the tip!
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 01-26-2007 @ 10:51 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Obi-Wan to play Kurt?
According to the Daily Express, an 'unnamed insider' has named popular actor Ewan McGregor as a clear favorite to play Kurt Cobain in the upcoming official movie about the singer. McGregor is an A-list actor known for his work in movies such as the three Star Wars prequels; Moulin Rouge (which featured a musical version of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit with the blessing of Courtney Love) and Trainspotting.

Read the full story here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 01-21-2007 @ 12:38 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt Cobain movie
According to Access Hollywood, an official Kurt Cobain movie - based on the popular biography Heavier Than Heaven by Charles R. Cross - might be underway. Here's the story:

"Love has acquired the rights to Heavier Than Heaven, author Charles Cross' biography on the late grunge singer, a source close to the star told Access. According to our source, several studios are in discussions with Love to bring the book to the big screen.

The rocker also confirmed the project is 'in an embryonic stage,' with a post on a Courtney Love fansite MoonwashedRose.com. '[It] has no script and no director attached, let alone stars,' she added.

If deals are made and reached, this will be the first authorized look at the life of Kurt Cobain, his band Nirvana and his relationship with his wife. Love, who is currently preparing her second solo album tentatively titled How Dirty Girls Get Clean added in her post that if the movie is made, 'it will of course be (an) A list and high end film.' "
Story courtesy of Access Hollywood and NBC. Read more here.

Discuss the movie on the NFC Board here. Also check the new NFC poll on the topic.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 01-13-2007 @ 12:15 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Pat Smear involved with movie about The Germs
Former Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear, mostly known from his roots in US Punk band The Germs will serve as musical director of a new film about the band: "The movie, to be called 'What We Do Is Secret', will show 'the birth of punk rock in Hollywood and the rise of hardcore'. More specifically, the film 'starts with Darby [Crash] creating the concept of The Germs in 1975 and end with his death in 1980. Through this perspective, this movie will show the birth of punk rock in Hollywood and the rise of hardcore.' " Full story here. The film opens at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 01-13-2007 @ 11:53 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Patti Smith covers NIRVANA
A new album by Patti Smith, to be released later in 2007, will include a cover of a Nirvana track. On the album she will also cover legends such as Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. Smith will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March. Read the full story here, courtesy of NME. In the recent book, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love, Love declares her admiration of Patti Smith.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 01-13-2007 @ 11:45 AM (GMT) by RH.

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