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|NFC News New section: Nirvana in movies, TV shows and video games|
Today, the NFC unveils a new section: New Generation. This section details the areas in which Nirvana's music has been used in recent years. Since a 2006 deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing, the Nirvana catalogue has been used in various movies, TV shows, documentaries and video games. In this new section, you can learn more about how the catalogue has been used - and where. Click below to visit:
|Posted or updated: 03-30-2008 @ 8:48 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Four original Kurt Cobain drawings up for auction|
Heritage Auctions will be holding a live auction on April 5, 2008 which includes four pieces of artwork done by Kurt Cobain in his high school days (the artwork has been authenticated):
The 2008 April Music & Entertainment Memorabilia Signature Auction will take place in Dallas, Texas on April 5 at 1 PM. Until then you can bid on the items online. Visit Heritage Auction Galleries for more information.
|Posted or updated: 03-30-2008 @ 8:34 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana in top ten funeral songs!|
Nirvana was voted #5 in a "Top Ten Funeral Songs" list at the site www.yourdeathwish.com. Many members of the site had 'Downer' and 'Stay Away' listed as their preferred funeral song. Thanks to Victoria for the story.
|Posted or updated: 03-30-2008 @ 7:55 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Guitar Hero to be released for Nintendo DS|
The upcoming Guitar Hero: On Tour by Activision will be made available for the portable console Nintendo DS. According to Activision, this latest version of Guitar Hero offers up the most diverse selection of songs, including selections by artists like Nirvana, OK Go and No Doubt.
Story courtesy of Gearlog.
NFC will soon publish an article dealing the games, movies and TV shows that Nirvana's music has been licensed for in recent years.
Update: The NFC can exclusively reveal that the Nirvana track included in Guitar Hero: On Tour for Nintendo DS is the Nevermind classic Breed.
|Posted or updated: 03-21-2008 @ 7:23 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Courtney Love Robbed By Identity Thieves: more info|
|Posted or updated: 03-20-2008 @ 2:48 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News British photographer to display Nirvana shots in London|
Steve Gullick who photographed Nirvana on several occasions will display some of his shots of the band for an exhibit at the Rough Trade East store in London. According to NME, the opening of the exhibition on April 1 will feature live sets by Ed Harcourt, Duke Garwood and Tenebrous Liar.
In addition, 25 copies of each photo displayed will be available for the public to buy. Eventually, you will also be able to buy them directly from Steven's own website.
Story courtesy of NME.
Many of Gullick's Nirvana photos are also available in the books Winterlong and Nirvana (with fellow photographer Stephen Sweet).
|Posted or updated: 03-20-2008 @ 1:41 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New website shows you how to play Nirvana's Teen Spirit|
The website showmehowtoplay.com is offering a free tutorial showing you how to play the classic riffs of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit: a video on the website shows how the various instruments are played and provides full instructions. Check it out here.
The video download page also informs musicians of exactly what instruments and equipment were used in the recording of the track.
|Posted or updated: 03-20-2008 @ 1:34 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News More images of Converse collection|
The NFC has obtained some more images from the Converse Kurt Cobain collection of shoes which we first broke in the March 16 story. Check 'em out:
The shoes will most likely be available from retailers sometime in May.
|Posted or updated: 03-20-2008 @ 1:25 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Reviews of "About A Son"|
And a couple of reviews from when the movie was first released:
The movie About A Son is available on DVD. Order it here.
|Posted or updated: 03-20-2008 @ 12:50 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News World Exclusive: Converse to launch Kurt Cobain collection|
To honor Cobain, in May, Converse will debut their Kurt Cobain collection of shoes featuring artwork and scribbles borrowed from Cobain's personal notebooks. It will mark a central part of the year-long 100th Anniversary 'Welcome to the Converse Century' celebration.
"Distressed in the way Kurt Cobain wore them, the shoes provide a rarely seen glimpse into the head of this musical and lyrical genius with sketches that display his hopes, dreams and lyrics from amazing songs such as Come As You Are."
To further pay tribute to the late singer, three of the Converse shoes that Cobain was often seen wearing will be reflected in the new collection which includes versions of Chuck Taylor All Star, Jack Purcell and One Star shoes. To make the collection even more unique, they'll have wear and fray detailing and Kurt Cobain's signature subtly embroidered on the shoe's outer.
The shoes will be made available in black and white versions and should retail for around $50 - $65.
Below you can find exclusive high-res images of the shoes:
There are no current plans to use Nirvana songs in connection with the marketing campaign that will be used to launch the shoes. However, this line of shoes represents the first collection or collaboration that the Cobain estate has done with a brand at all.
|Posted or updated: 03-15-2008 @ 8:41 PM (GMT) by RH.|
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