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NFC News Guns N' Roses wanted Nirvana drum sound for new album
In the March 2008 issue of the British magazine Classic Rock there is a cover story about the infamous Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy which has been in the works for more than a decade. The article reveals an interesting tidbit from Tom Zutaut, who previously worked as GN'R's A&R guy, and who was also hired by Axl Rose to work on Chinese Democracy:

"The first task set him [Zutaut] by the singer [after entering the studio] was to help with the drum sound for the album's title track. Axl had told the studio guys that he wanted the same drum sound as Dave Grohl on Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. The production crew would claim they had it, but Axl wouldn't be satisfied.

Zutaut asked Roy Thomas Baker and the engineer to play what they had, and found himself agreeing with Axl. 'I'm gonna take a break but I'll be back', Tom told them and then he did the only sensible thing: 'I went and bought Nevermind at the local Tower Records.'

Back in the studio, they compared the two and set to work making the GN'R drummer sound exactly like Grohl. 'I guess maybe they heard the Nirvana hits on the radio and they just thought that they knew the sound, but none of them had thought to just go buy the album and listen to it.' "


The article continues to state that Axl was very happy with the result, but it remains to be seen if the Dave Grohl drum sound was kept on the final version of the album, which still has no release date.

Story courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-09-2008 @ 7:48 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Everett True writes for The Stranger
The website for Seattle's newspaper The Stranger offers an editorial by Everett True, the author of a recent Nirvana biography. In the piece, he comments about his interview for a BBC Nirvana documentary; Mark Ark working for Sub Pop (?), the new TAD documentary and more. Read it here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-09-2008 @ 7:23 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Krist Novoselic's blog updated
Krist is still writing regularly in his blog on seattlweekly.com. Some of the topics he comments on include the story in Harp about Dave Grohl running for president ("In Nirvana, Dave’s drumming was dependably powerful. He’s a straight shooter both with drum fills and policy proposals"); the youth vote; an endorsement of Barack Obama for president and a story on Krist's favorite bass players.

Check out his blog posts here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-09-2008 @ 7:17 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Yip-Yip to cover Nirvana’s Very Ape
Story from Fanatic Promotion: "Yip-Yip will be one of six bands to cover Nirvana songs on a split 7-inch record, to be self-released in approximately May. They will cover Very Ape off of Nirvana's In Utero album.

The song will include a new addition – vocals, added by synthesizer."


Story courtesy of Fanatic Promotion.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-09-2008 @ 6:54 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News New Nirvana tribute album in the works
Last July, Reality Entertainment and Sonicbids launched a Nirvana Tribute Album contest to collect the best Nirvana covers made in 2007. Out of the 14 finalists selected for the album is one Danish NFCer who also appears on the third NFC Compilation with then-band TOUCHe.

Read more about the contest here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-09-2008 @ 6:45 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Identity thieves buy house using Kurt Cobain's details
Story from contactmusic.com: "COURTNEY LOVE is fuming after identity thieves used her late husband KURT COBAIN's social security number to buy a $3.2 million property.

Identity thieves have also managed to open 188 credit cards in Love's name, and have embezzled as much as $69 million from the couple and the trust fund of their daughter, 14-year-old Frances Bean - and Love is desperate to bring the criminals to justice and reclaim the cash. Love handed over paperwork and bank statements to Los Angeles Police Department officials on Wednesday (05 March 08), almost four years after she first went public with her fears that money had been illegally taken from her daughter's trust fund."


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Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 03-09-2008 @ 6:37 AM (GMT) by RH.
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