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NFC News Foo Fighters dedicate song to Nirvana at festival
From NME: "Foo Fighters made a teasing reference to Nirvana during their V Festival appearance last night (August 18).

Dave Grohl's band were playing their second set of the day after surprising fans by playing a surprise acoustic set earlier in the afternoon.

Following the nod to the future, Grohl paid tribute to his past ahead of 'Learn To Fly', Dave Grohl saying: 'This goes out to Snow Patrol, Pink and the band I used to drum for...'

Leaving fans hanging on that he was talking about Nirvana he then chimed in with 'Juilette and The Licks! Man, I really blew that gig!' "


The band also played some tracks from their forthcoming album Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace which is set to be released on September 25.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-19-2007 @ 6:43 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News What happened to the Nirvana baby?
MTV tracked down Spencer Elden - the kid on the cover of the Nevermind album - now aged 17. Check out their story for an update of what he's up to now. Other iconic album-cover kids are also featured in the story. Courtesy of MTV and VH-1.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-19-2007 @ 6:31 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana's "Breed" used in new movie
Clive Owen's new movie "Shoot 'Em Up" features Nirvana's Breed in the opening scene of the movie. A brief summary of the movie from Rotten Tomatoes:

"While the movie directly references Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns (including extreme close-ups of Clive Owen's steely eyes, a hero with no name and not much a past, and several showdowns), it's also as much a throwback to 80s and early 90s action flicks. You know, the kind: action sets stuffed with one-liners and nary a complicated plot to muck things up. The first action sequence starts about two minutes into the movie and it pretty much never lets up from there."

Read more about it here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-12-2007 @ 11:53 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Entire Nirvana album will be available for new game, "Rock Band"
During E3 MTV Games and Harmonix revealed plans to release weekly downloadable content for forthcoming rhythm action/music game Rock Band, and it now appears that will also include Nirvana's Nevermind.

According to reports, the classic rock album will be made available after the game launches at the end of the year.

Rock Band is like Guitar Hero on steroids, with axe wielding joined by vocals and drumming and letting players form full bands. It's due out on PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 20.

More info here.

Meanwhile, mobile game publisher Gameloft is releasing Guitar Legend, which can be loosely described as being a Guitar Hero for mobile phones, with well-timed button-presses replacing plug-in axe accessories. Nirvana's 'Heart-Shaped Box' is one of the tracks included, along with Deep Purple's 'Smoke On The Water' and Iron Maiden's 'Run To The Hills'.

More info here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-12-2007 @ 11:46 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Geezer Fest 2007 in Seattle unite Jack Endino, Chad Channing, Van Conner and others
On August 25 and August 26, the Crocodile Cafť in Seattle, WA will be hosting 2 nights of Northwest rock from over the last 25+ years. Bands from yesteryear(s) and bands of today all with ties to the music from the Northwest.

Some of the bands performing include: Blood Circus, Catbutt, Coffin Break, Valis (feat. Van Conner of Screaming Trees), Lamar (feat. Chad Channing), RC5, From the North (feat. Kevin Wood) and many others.

Check the Geezer Fest MySpace for more details.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-12-2007 @ 11:17 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Patti Smith performs her SLTS cover live
On August 6 Patti Smith played at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. Her set included the version of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit which appears on her 'Twelve' album. She was backed by her band and Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum, among others, although the banjo part (it's a bluegrass version) was played by a local artist and not Sam Shepard, as on the record.

In a recent interview on 89.3 (The Current) she discussed her connection with Kurt and the band, and a longer article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune includes more detail on her personal relationship with the song. You can find the article here.

Thanks to Janet!
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-12-2007 @ 11:12 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee presents a benefit concert
The Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee is announcing its first-ever benefit concert, Lounge Acts 2007, scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at the historic 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam, Wash. The show is open to all ages. The fundraising event features seven high-quality rock bands from across the state. The lineup includes Jed, The Whore Moans, Donít Even Know (DEK), Black Top Demon, Bench Grinder, The Bimm Quaid and Clouded Minds.

Several bands will include a cover of a favorite Nirvana song in their setlist. Prize drawings will be held throughout the evening, including merchandise donated from all the bands involved and local merchants. The featured prize is a print-size, 28-by-22-inch painting of Kurt Cobain on quality canvas painted by Grays Harbor artist Jeremy Fry. Many more sponsors have donated gifts, as well, and exciting surprises are being added daily.

Cincinnati-based graphic artist Brian Methe, who has worked with the Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age, Modest Mouse, Chris Cornell and numerous others, is designing the eventís limited-edition concert poster.

Tickets are $10 in advance and available from this website and at Rosevearís in Aberdeen. Cost at the door is $15.

Read more here. Thanks to Jeff for info.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-04-2007 @ 6:15 AM (GMT) by RH.

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