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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:

  • Nirvana: New Generation.
  • Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version 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):

  • Kurt Cobain Signed "Fender" Sketch. This 10.5" x 5.5" pencil-and-ink Fender guitar-themed sketch on illustration board was drawn by the late Nirvana frontman while a student at Aberdeen High School, circa 1982-84. A rare sample of Cobain's artwork, the piece is in Excellent condition, and is signed "Kurt Cobain per 5" on the back in black ink. Accompanied by a notarized letter of authenticity from Cobain's high school art teacher. Opening bid: $750.



  • Kurt Cobain Signed Sumo Wrestler Sketch. This 18" x 16" drawing in pencil and felt tip on illustration board features a stylized sumo wrestler standing over the remains of two smashed guitars under a caption that reads "Trash all others! Buy a Fender." Drawn by the late Nirvana frontman while a student at Aberdeen High School circa 1982-84, the piece is a rare sample of Cobain's artwork, signed "K Cobain" in orange felt tip in the lower right corner and in Excellent condition. Accompanied by a notarized letter of authenticity from Cobain's high school art teacher. Opening bid: $1,250.



  • Kurt Cobain Unsigned Practice Drawing. This is an unsigned 22" x 17" airbrush illustration of a guitarist playing in the middle of an abstract landscape, painted by the late Nirvana frontman while a student at Aberdeen High School, circa 1982-84. The piece was painted as a practice sketch before completing a final assignment. A rare sample of Cobain's artwork, it is in Excellent condition. Accompanied by a notarized letter of authenticity from Cobain's high school art teacher. Opening bid: $2,000.



  • Kurt Cobain Signed Airbrush Painting. This 19" x 12" airbrush illustration of an abstract landscape was painted by the late Nirvana frontman while a student at Aberdeen High School, circa 1982-84. A rare sample of Cobain's artwork, the piece is in Excellent condition, and is signed simply "Cobain" in red felt tip in the lower right corner. Accompanied by a notarized letter of authenticity from Cobain's high school art teacher. Opening bid: $1,750.



    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.
  • Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version 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.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version 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.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-21-2008 @ 7:23 PM (GMT) by RH.

    NFC News Courtney Love Robbed By Identity Thieves: more info
    A few more articles on the developing story about Courtney Love apparently being the victim of identity thieves: eFluxMedia, NME and Dark Reading.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version 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).
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version 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.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version 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.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-20-2008 @ 1:25 PM (GMT) by RH.

    NFC News Reviews of "About A Son"
    Since the DVD release, a number of reviews of the A.J. Schnack movie "About a Son" have been written around the world. Here's a selection of the reviews which are generally very positive of the film:

  • Harp magazine
  • Pop Matters
  • The Music Box
  • Spinner
  • Arizona Republic
  • The Trades
  • Style Weekly

    And a couple of reviews from when the movie was first released:
  • MTV (Kurt Loder)
  • New York Times
  • A.V. Club
  • Spin

    The movie About A Son is available on DVD. Order it here.
  • Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-20-2008 @ 12:50 PM (GMT) by RH.

    NFC News World Exclusive: Converse to launch Kurt Cobain collection
    Converse are about to release a very special collection of shoes, inspired by Kurt Cobain and sanctioned by Courtney Love and the Cobain estate. In this world exclusive, the NFC will bring you the first high resolution pictures ever published of the shoes and the first description of what the collection offers.

    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.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-15-2008 @ 8:41 PM (GMT) by RH.
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