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NFC News Flipper at Fun Fun Festival in Austin
Seminal punk band Flipper featuring Krist Novoselic will be playing the Fun Fun Festival to be held November 8 and 9 at Waterloo Park in downtown Austin, Texas. Headliners include Bad Brains, Dead Milkmen, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, The National and Minus the Bear. More here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-21-2008 @ 5:22 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News Cobain - Rose feud detailed in Goldberg's book
A recently-published excerpt from Danny Goldberg's new book, Bumping into Geniuses gives a new account of the famous feud between Kurt Cobain and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose. The bad blood made Cobain pass a massive arena tour with Guns N' Roses and Metallica, although he liked the latter.

When Rose asked to meet him backstage after a show, Kurt slipped out of his dressing room. "Rose had the kind of macho rock persona that Kurt detested," Goldberg writes.

Promoters tried to launch a tour with Nirvana, Metallica and Guns N' Roses. "There was a lot of money on the table," says Goldberg, who served as president of the Atlantic, Warner Bros. and Mercury labels. "Kurt really liked Metallica." But there wasn't enough money in the world to get him to share a stage with that other band. Cobain passed.


More info here and here. Bumping into Geniuses is to be released on September 8.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-21-2008 @ 5:13 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News Nirvana nominated in MTV/VH-1 Greatest Video Ever poll
From MTV: "This summer MTV, the original home of music video, is delving into the archives to define the greatest video ever made. Experts from MTV TWO, MTV BASE and VH1 have already set out their opinions on the Top 100 videos in their respective genres.

Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit has been nominated in VH1's Greatest Video Ever Top 10."


To vote for NIRVANA - please click the banner below. The vote closes at midnight on 14 September and the ultimate Top 10 Greatest Videos Ever will be revealed on Sunday 21 September at 7pm across MTV channels.

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Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-12-2008 @ 1:16 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Cobain featured in Forever 27 exhibition
Kurt Cobain will be featured in Forever 27, an exhibition opening this September at London's Proud Camden, along with fellow musicians Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.

The gallery has gathered together 60 photographs of the five musicians, including Philip Townsend's first photoshoot of the Rolling Stones and some of the last pictures of Brian Jones before he died; Steve Double's iconic images of Kurt Cobain; and Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, shot by Elliott Landy, official photographer at Woodstock.

Our obsession with fast-living musicians is still strong, explains curator Sam Talbot. "We feel that the 27 club still has a continuing relevance. The celebrity spotlight was especially strong on these five musicians. Through some of the greatest rock'n'roll photography of the past century, this exhibition gives us an opportunity to examine how it affected them."


Article courtesy of The Guardian. More info here.

Description from the official press release:
Live fast and die young – there are over 30 musicians who have died at the age of 27, forming the illustrious Club 27.

Proud Galleries present an iconic exhibition featuring the six most famous members of this club – Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, and Jim Morrison.

Offering a collection of iconic and never before seen images by the best Rock’n’Roll photographers in the world including Elliott Landy, Steve Double, Jill Gibson, Joe Sia and many more, Forever 27 gives an intimate and rare insight into the amazing lives these stars lived.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-11-2008 @ 12:57 PM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News Glasvegas covers Nirvana on new single
Scottish band Glasvegas recently recorded a cover of Nirvana's Come As You Are which is going to be released as a b-side on the next single release from the band. The single is called Daddy's Gone and will be released in the UK on August 25th (download from August 24th) through Columbia Records.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-11-2008 @ 12:31 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Courtney on Kurt's songwriting skills
In a recent interview for Nylon TV, Courtney Love talks about how she watched her former husband, Kurt Cobain, write Nirvana song Dumb on the spot.

"I watched Kurt write that song in five minutes. It was stunning."

The five-minute segment includes info about Courtney's new album, Francis Bean, why she says she's quitting the fame game, and how she deals with her "very bad reputation."


See clip here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-08-2008 @ 6:59 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News In Utero featured in Rolling Stone poll
Nirvana's In Utero came third in an online Rolling Stone poll of Best Final Albums. The Nirvana record was preceded by The Beatles' Abbey Road and Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland. See full poll results here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-05-2008 @ 3:02 AM (GMT) by Uanah.

NFC News More info on Danny Goldberg's book
Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business, the new book by one time Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg, is set to contain stories on Kurt Cobain, Stevie Nicks, KISS and Hanson, among others. In an excerpt featured in Fashion Rocks magazine, Goldberg recounts the rise and fall of Kurt Cobain, and how while he may have succeeded as his manager, he failed him as a friend.

Goldberg says Cobain was a great singer and songwriter and visionary, a "supportive friend," and "loving husband and father." He also tells stories about Cobain's relationship with wife Courtney Love and Cobain's health troubles and drug use.

The former manager calls the Nirvana frontman a "true genius" who never lost touch with his initial fans while simultaneously appealing to the masses.

When Wal-Mart didn't want to carry Nirvana's In Utero album because of risky cover art, Cobain had no problem creating a new cover just for Wal-Mart shoppers, although the record label urged him not to. "Of course I want our records in Wal-Mart," said Cobain. "When I was a kid, the only place near where we lived to buy records was a Wal-Mart. One of the reasons I make records is for kids like me."

The book is due out next month and can be pre-ordered here. More info here and here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-05-2008 @ 2:49 AM (GMT) by Uanah.
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