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NFC News Nirvana music used in upcoming Rock Band 2 game
The second installment of the popular Rock Band games by Harmonix will include the Nirvana track Drain You.

The game also features tracks by bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, The Who, Soundgarden, Rage Against The Machine, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters & a brand new song by Guns N' Roses - among others.

The game allows players to simulate playing music in a rock band on one of four instruments: lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals, by themselves or with other players locally or online. Rock Band players use peripherals modeled after musical instruments to simulate the performance of rock music. Players must play these instruments in time with musical "notes" as they scroll towards them on the screen. Rock Band offers single-player and multiplayer gameplay for lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals, allowing for any combination of parts to play as a band.

The game will be released in September 2008 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and Wii game consoles.

Nirvana music was also used in the first Rock Band game. Check out our new section for more info on that, and other use of Nirvana's music in video games, movies, tv shows and more.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-21-2008 @ 5:04 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News More on the Sub Pop anniversary + Mojo cover story
A couple of pieces from Blurt online, including a story about the 'grunge lexicon' and more Sub Pop coverage. Check it out here. Text-based version of all 3 stories here.

In related news - the August 2008 issue of Mojo has a cover story about the Sub Pop anniversary, with an old b&w concert snap of Kurt Cobain gracing the cover. Inside, there's an article on the rise of Nirvana and their "grunge explosion"!

"NIRVANA AND SUB POP: Two decades on from the grunge explosion that turned an independent Seattle record label into a globally revered name, MOJO's Keith Cameron reunites the sonic pioneers, key players and riotous music for an exclusive journey through Sub Popís unmatched history. PLUS! Mudhoney speak! AND! The 20 best Sub Pop records!"

The magazine comes with a free CD - SUB POP 300! "MOJO celebrates 20 years of America's most iconic label with 15 killer tracks from the likes of Mudhoney, Green River, Tad, The Shins, No Age and many, many more."

Finally, the magazine includes a story (and great picture) from the Foo Fighters performance at Wembley where they were joined by the members of Led Zeppelin for the encore at one of the shows. Check out the online webcast of the shows here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-21-2008 @ 4:24 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Possible Cobain-reference on new Metallica album
In an interview for Norway's VG, prior to Metallica's performance in Bergen, Norway last night, frontman James Hetfield comments on the upcoming Metallica album, Death Magnetic. In the interview, Hetfield discusses the theme of the new album: "It started out, kinda as a tribute to people who have fallen in our business, like Layne Staley [Alice in Chains] and a lot of the people who have died, basically. Rock 'n' roll martyrs of sorts."

Hetfield also comments on how some people are drawn to death - hence the title. Considering the theme of the album, a sort of tribute to fallen heroes in music, there's bound to be a nod to Cobain as well.

Watch the interview here.

The new Metallica album Death Magnetic comes out in September.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-17-2008 @ 5:55 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Novoselic article in the Seattle Weekly
Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic lashes out at American radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh in his latest piece for the Seattle Weekly. Read full article here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-16-2008 @ 10:11 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News Cobain-inspired T-shirt for sale at NY museum
As if the Kurt Cobain Converse shoes weren't enough, clothing label Love Brigade is releasing a limited-edition graphic T-shirt at New York's New Museum on Thursday.

The "Through the Trees" shirt is part of Love Brigade's fall 2008 "Love, Kurt" line, inspired by the artwork of Kurt Cobain. More here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-16-2008 @ 9:57 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News Vaselines play Cobain favorites at Sub Pop 20 bash
Scottish duo The Vaselines played Kurt Cobain favorites "Son of a Gun," "Jesus Doesn't Want Me For a Sunbeam" and "Molly's Lips" during their gig at Sub Pop's 20th anniversary festival held in Seattle's Marymoor Park.
Detailed accounts of the festivities, starring label veterans Mudhoney and Green River, as well as newer acquisitions like Fleet Foxes, can be found here, here and here. And an interesting "behind the scenes" piece courtesy of Billboard.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-15-2008 @ 8:54 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News Bleach, Sliver make Pitchfork staff favorites list
Pitchfork uses Sub Pop's 20th anniversary as an excuse to make up lists of their favorite records released by the label which couldn't leave out Bleach and the Sliver single. Read articles here and here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-15-2008 @ 8:02 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News Nirvana voted 2nd best rock trio
Nirvana came second in a Rolling Stone readers' poll about the best trios in rock'n roll history. Check the full top 20.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-15-2008 @ 7:53 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News Bleach sales, Nirvana as a rite of passage
In a recent Q&A for the Guardian, Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman explains why Nirvana's Bleach may remain the label's greatest seller, despite more recent successful releases by the Shins or Iron & Wine. "I still speak to my friends whose kids are becoming teenagers, and they discover Nirvana as a sort of rite of passage. Some cultures have Bar Mitzvah. We have Nirvana." More here. See other features dedicated to the Sub Pop anniversary here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-11-2008 @ 6:19 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News MTV tours Sub Pop offices, takes glimpse of Nirvana platinum record
To honor Sub Pop's 20th anniversary, MTV sent a journalist to visit the influential label's offices in Seattle, Washington. The tour was given by none other than Sub Pop Executive Vice President Megan Jasper (photo courtesy of MTV), who also came up with a list of her 20 favorite (and most important) Sub Pop records, that couldn't have left out Nirvana's debut LP, Bleach. See a video of the tour here, to take a peek at the Nirvana platinum record proudly exhibited...in the men's room! The SP20 Festival is taking place this weekend in Seattle - the city is posting Sub Pop's iconic black-and-white flag atop the Space Needle. More info on the showcase, including an appearance by Cobain favorites The Vaselines and a much-anticipated reunion of proto-grunge band Green River, here. The label will also re-launch, for a period of one year only, the Sub Pop Singles Club that, some 20 years ago, gave us the most coveted Nirvana collectible: the Love Buzz 7". More info on how to join the club can be found here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 07-09-2008 @ 11:58 AM (GMT) by Uanah.
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