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NFC News Is there life after grunge?
In an interesting article for Metro, take the journey through a 'Sub Seattle Tour' with the British paper asking if the city has gotten over grunge.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-25-2008 @ 1:44 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News 'Heavier Than Heaven' movie still on track
In a blog post on MySpace, Courtney Love confirmed that the biopic Heavier Than Heaven about Kurt Cobain is still in the works. Read more here, courtesy of M&C.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-25-2008 @ 1:36 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Video: Weezer play Nirvana cover at first show of new tour
As mentioned in a previous story - on the first U.S. date of Weezer's "Troublemaker" tour, the band closed the set with their 90s hit Buddy Holly and a cover of Nirvana's Sliver which came after Cuomo played the Cobain-saluting Heart Songs on a record player.

Check out Rolling Stone's coverage of the show here.

Below is a YouTube video of the Nirvana cover from the Weezer show.

Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-25-2008 @ 1:25 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nevermind - 17th anniversary
Yesterday, September 24, marked the 17th anniversary of Nirvana's landmark album, Nevermind. Check out NFC's coverage from when the album turned 10.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-25-2008 @ 1:20 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Photos from Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee's Lounge Acts 2008
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer posted some photos on their website from the recent Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee's Lounge Acts 2008 event. Among the people to attend was Kurt Cobain's grandfather, Leland, who is pictured. Check the photos here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-25-2008 @ 1:18 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Weezer cover Nirvana's Sliver
According to a Rolling Stone review, Weezer did a cover of Nirvana's Sliver on the first U.S. date of their Troublemaker tour at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The strangest moments of the night came during their covers of Oasisí Morning Glory and Nirvanaís Sliver, the latter of which came after Cuomo played the Cobain-saluting Heart Songs on a record player.

As posted in a previous story, Weezer openly advertised their love of Nirvana on the recently-released Red Album. Back in 1998, Weezer played an entire show of Nirvana covers under the name "Goat Punishment".
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-24-2008 @ 2:31 PM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Cobain was a Metallica fan, Kirk Hammett reveals
Spin.com has posted an exclusive clip taken from critically acclaimed documentary Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal, in which Kirk Hammett reveals that Kurt Cobain was a Metallica fan.

Who knew Kurt Cobain was a Metallica fan? Kirk Hammett spills the beans in this exclusive clip from the documentary Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal, about how the poster child of grunge "loved Ride the Lightening and Whiplash."

The footage is not featured in the newly-released DVD version of this documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early 80s and its impact on the music scene.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-23-2008 @ 2:33 PM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Novoselic leaves Flipper, cancels tour
Bad news for those looking forward to see Flipper performing live with former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, as part of their reunion tour this fall.

According to Rolling Stone, San Francisco punks Flipper were forced to cancel their upcoming tour after bassist Krist Novoselic, formerly of Nirvana, left the band to take care of "responsibilities at home." Flipper are seeking a new bassist.

All concert dates listed on the band's MySpace have been removed. More info, including a press release from the band, can be found here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-22-2008 @ 1:45 PM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News SLTS comes sixth in MTV greatest video poll
Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit came sixth in an MTV poll that set out to determine the greatest music video of all time.

Duran Duran's Rio topped the chart, followed by Bjork's All Is Full of Love, A-ha's Take on Me, Michael Jackson's Thriller and Sigur Ros's Svefn-g-Englar.

Around 40,000 MTV viewers voted for the poll and the results will be broadcast on Sunday.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-21-2008 @ 11:22 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Bumping into Geniuses review in NY Times
The NY Times publishes a review of Danny Goldberg's new book Bumping into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. The one-time Nirvana manager's memoir contains many inside stories about the band, from the early days to their rise to stardom.

Cobain rose to superstardom from the ultra-purist indie/punk scene and maintained a posture of ambivalence toward his pop success to the bitter end ó even in his muddled suicide note.

At the height of Nirvana mania in April 1992, Cobain appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing a hand-lettered T-shirt railing against "corporate magazines." Yet Goldberg quotes Cobainís bandmate Krist Novoselic: "You know who wanted to reach more people the most of the three of us? Kurt. He wanted to make it big."

And Goldberg tells how Cobain ordered the removal of references to "punk politics" from Nirvanaís press kit to emphasize the bandís sense of humor and broaden its mainstream appeal ó to make things just a bit clearer for puff-piece writers in those corporate magazines. Beneath Cobainís punk-rock glower and ratty cardigan lurked a savvy brand-management specialist.


Bumping into Geniuses is now availble for purchase and can be ordered here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-21-2008 @ 11:06 AM (GMT) by Oana.
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