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|NFC News New book collects previously unpublished photos and artifacts|
An unparalleled look inside the brilliant mind of one of America's most revered rock legends, Cobain Unseen collects previously unseen artifacts and photographs from the estate's archives to form a fascinating portrait of the creativity, madness, and genius of Kurt Cobain.
Personal items and photographs take readers deeper inside Cobain's life than they've ever been before, and interactive features, such as Kurt's handwritten sticker-sheet of Nirvana name tags, facsimiles of unseen journal pages, and gatefolds of his graffiti-embellished guitars make this an essential keepsake. An audio CD showcasing spoken-word material by Cobain, some of it never before released, will be included. Accompanying the previously unpublished images and memorabilia is a compelling biographical narrative by New York Times-bestselling author Charles R. Cross.
The book is set to be published in the US on October 27.
Click HERE to pre-order the book!
|Posted or updated: 06-15-2008 @ 3:59 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana's Reading 1992 show one of the most memorable festival performances|
On the blog 'Abba to Zappa' @ The Guardian, they have chosen "The 10: Most Memorable Festival Performances". Nirvana finished at number one for their Reading Festival performance in 1992.
Read more here.
Thanks to Gry!
|Posted or updated: 06-15-2008 @ 3:47 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Rivers Cuomo talks about Nirvana influence|
In a Rolling Stone Q&A, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo explains how Nirvana influenced his artistic pursuit: I was working at Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in the spring of '91, and another cashier, Harold, said, "Hey, Rivers, I know something you might like. It's called Nirvana." As soon as I heard "Mom and Dad went to a show" [from "Sliver"], I immediately started dancing around. It was exactly how I felt, and they were putting it to music. It inspired me to do the same thing. More here.
|Posted or updated: 06-13-2008 @ 1:54 AM (GMT) by Uanah.|
|NFC News Australian radio host reminisces about Cobain|
In a recent interview, PBS radio host Steve Cross remembers his 1992 encounter with Kurt Cobain. The Nirvana frontman granted his only Australian interview in 1992 to his show. "Cobain did it because PBS championed Nirvana long before they became mainstream," Cross says. "He was wary of all these johnny-come-latelys. But let's not glamorise it - most artists come on because they want to sell records and concert tickets." More here.
|Posted or updated: 06-12-2008 @ 3:09 AM (GMT) by Uanah.|
|NFC News SLTS tops Rolling Stone readers poll|
Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit came at number one in the Rolling Stone readers Top 25 list of the best six-string classics ever recorded, compiled as a response to the magazine's Greatest Guitar Songs issue. See full list here.
|Posted or updated: 06-12-2008 @ 3:01 AM (GMT) by Uanah.|
|NFC News Nirvana featured in Sub Pop oral history by Blender magazine|
To honor Sub Pop's 20th anniversary, the July issue of Blender magazine features an oral and visual history of the label, entitled "Going Out of Business Since 1988!", with bits from Chris Cornell, Mark Arm, Greg Dulli, founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Thurston Moore, Jack Endino, Tad Doyle and others. The lengthy piece is a fun read, as Seattle scenesters and Sub Pop founders reminisce about Nirvana's ascension. Read full article. Lots of visuals here.
|Posted or updated: 06-11-2008 @ 3:50 AM (GMT) by Uanah.|
|NFC News Rolling Stone release Cobain issue t-shirt|
Rolling Stone magazine will launch a series of collectors' edition t-shirts featuring famous Rolling Stone covers, including the Kurt Cobain June 2, 1994 issue. More info here.
|Posted or updated: 06-11-2008 @ 3:19 AM (GMT) by Uanah.|
|NFC News Cobain in Gigwise ideal band poll|
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain scored 10% of Gigwise readers votes in a poll about the ideal band line up. Read full story.
|Posted or updated: 06-11-2008 @ 3:13 AM (GMT) by Uanah.|
|NFC News Road to Lounge Acts contest|
From the Aberdeen Daily World: 15 bands are competing in the "Road to Lounge Acts" battle of the bands contest, held by The Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee in Aberdeen, for a chance to perform at a benefit concert in September honoring the memory of Kurt Cobain. Read story here.
|Posted or updated: 06-08-2008 @ 1:52 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Led Zeppelin join Foo Fighters on stage at Wembley show|
Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones joined Dave Grohl and his band The Foo Fighters on stage at their second show at London's Wembley Stadium this weekend. According to NME, "the one-night-only supergroup came together at the encore of the Foos' show, performing classics 'Rock'n'Roll' and 'Ramble On'." Read more here and here.
|Posted or updated: 06-08-2008 @ 8:37 AM (GMT) by Uanah.|
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