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NFC News Nirvana in SingStar Legends
The new SingStar Legends for the PlayStation 2 will include the Nirvana track Smells Like Teen Spirit. The game is released on October 28. Check out this section for more info on Nirvana music in games.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-13-2008 @ 5:01 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt Cobain tribute concert to feature Harvey Danger, Schoolyard Heroes
Lounge Acts, the second annual Kurt Cobain tribute concert taking place Saturday, September 13 at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam, will feature headliners Harvey Danger and Schoolyard Heroes, as well as local bands Black Top Demon and Gebular.

Each band will perform at least one Nirvana cover.

Also, one lucky fan will go home with a unique souvenir - an acoustic guitar played by Kurt Cobain while he attended classes at Montesano Junior High School. More info here.

The benefit concert is put together by the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee in Aberdeen. Read an interview with one of the organizers, Jeff Burlingame.

Tickets for the all-ages show can be purchased by clicking here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-12-2008 @ 8:33 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News In Utero cover recreated from... food
A Japanese website has recreated dozens of famous album covers, including that of Nirvana's In Utero using typical lunch box ingredients.

The ingredients are chosen for their color match, laid over the original albums, cut into shape and then placed on top of the standard rice base.

Albums given the bento box (the standard lunchtime meal for millions of Japanese office workers) treatment include In Utero by Nirvana, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2 and Voodoo Lounge by the Rolling Stones.

The website displays photos of the food art next to the original album covers, and the results are often impressive.


Read full story here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-10-2008 @ 6:35 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Michale Graves talks about Cobain influence
In a recent Live-Metal.Net interview, former Misfit Michale Graves talks about the Nirvana influence behind his upcoming release, Illusions Live / Viretta Park.

I was a huge Nirvana fan. A HUGE Kurt Cobain fan. One of my dreams was to be able to collaborate with him. I always wanted to jam with him.

Along the way, J.V. (Bastard) and I started to talk about tragic heroes and talking about whether or not or why Kurt Cobain would have killed himself or he didn't kill himself. Regardless of the fact, he is dead. We talked about how tragic that was and the effect that it had on us.

When we were on the West Coast, we sought out Viretta Park, when we made it to Seattle. It became this big, huge adventure. I was in high school when Nirvana came out, so when I listen to those songs, I am seventeen again. So being there in Viretta Park, there was so much nostalgia, sadness, and happiness that it had a huge effect on both of us.


Full interview courtesy of Live-Metal.Net.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-10-2008 @ 5:58 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Courtney talks about Kurt's Irish roots in new interview
In an exclusive Hot Press interview, Courtney Love talks about recently researching the genealogy of her late husband, Kurt Cobain, back to his Irish roots.

"If you go back a couple of hundred years, Kurt's family are all originally from County Sligo. He's got the most fucked up family background. There were five brothers - and four of them died from gunshot wounds", she claims.

In the interview, Courtney also talks about her new band and her long-awaited new album, whose release date has been pushed back to early 2009.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-08-2008 @ 8:46 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Excerpt from Goldberg's new book featured on Spinner
A lengthy excerpt from former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg's new book, Bumping into Geniuses is available on Spinner.

In his memoir, Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business, Goldberg recounts his personal graces with artists like Patti Smith, Warren Zevon, Bruce Springsteen, Kiss, Hole and more. In the excerpt below, Goldberg discusses his relationship with Cobain just as Nirvana was signing to Geffen for the release of Nevermind.

My relationship with Kurt Cobain was the most important of my career and had many contradictory levels. I was his manager, where I did a decent job, and his friend, where I failed. I saw him as a great songwriter and singer, a visionary about the imagery of rock 'n' roll, as someone who both coveted and reinvented superstardom and who hated many of its by-products.

When my business partner, John Silva, and I first met with Nirvana, drummer Dave Grohl was the youngest of the three and by far the quietest. Most of the talking was done by Krist Novoselic, an affable giant of six feet six. The singer Kurt Cobain, short and slight, sat quietly, but when he chimed in, always in a low and understated voice, I quickly recognized his authority among them.

Within days of the September 24, 1991, release of Nevermind, it was clear that Nirvana was not just another cult band. The earnest guys who had cheerfully worked on the album in relative obscurity were about to become rock stars with a velocity that the music business had not experienced since the days of The Ed Sullivan Show.


Goldberg proceeds to reminisce about his first Nirvana concert, the beginnings of Kurt's relationship with Courtney, the band's infamous SNL performance, fatherhood and In Utero recordings.

Backstage at Saturday Night Live, I was told that Kurt had nodded out several times during a photo session for the show. But the sweet, intoxicating perfume of zeitgeist trumped everything, at least for the moment. Nirvana performed capably and Nevermind went back to number one on the charts; around the same time it went double platinum. Johnny Rotten was quoted as saying, "Nirvana has done what the Pistols and the Clash could never do. They've taken punk to the top of the charts."

Early in 1993 Nirvana began recording In Utero. Kurt was focused on balancing songs with punk energy with those that could work on the radio. When he finished Heart Shaped Box, he called and ebulliently announced to me, "I've got the first single." While he was writing All Apologies he played the Beatles' Norwegian Wood over and over again, hour after hour.


Read full excerpt.

Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business is due out September 18.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-05-2008 @ 6:47 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Grohl hands out Outstanding Achievement prize to Led Zeppelin
Former Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighter Dave Grohl got to hand out the Outstanding Achievement prize to heroes Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin at the GQ Men of the Year Awards, held Tuesday, September 2, at London's Royal Opera House.

The award they were voted for by staff at GQ magazine, was handed out to Led Zeppelin for their one off reunion show at the O2 Arena in London last December.

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 in June. 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.

Grohl later told BBC he still gets nervous with the band, because spending time with Led Zeppelin is like "being around gods": They were without a doubt my favourite band of all time, and I learned how to play drums by listening to Led Zeppelin records, and I studied Jimmy Page's acoustic and electric guitar work…I didn't go to college - I'm a high school drop out. I studied Led Zeppelin.

Story courtesy of Gigwise.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-04-2008 @ 7:54 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Subways, Oxford Collapse reveal Nirvana influence
Singer Michael Pace of Brooklyn indie rock band Oxford Collapse reveals Nirvana influence in a recent SEE Magazine interview.

I remember my cousin Charlie going into his bedroom; he had this Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon poster. I thought it was terrifying. Then when you get a band like Nirvana, just guys in jeans and t-shirts coming around and you're 13 years old and it's like, 'Wow, you don't have to be this, you don't have to look like this rock star to be awesome' is definitely very inspiring.

Talking to ITN, Billy Lunn from The Subways also declared his love for Nirvana and said his most rock and roll moment was meeting Dave Grohl from The Foo Fighters.

I grew up with Nirvana and I love Nirvana and The Foo Fighters. To have Dave Grohl come up to us and say do you want to support us, it just blows your mind.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-04-2008 @ 7:54 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Nevermind not confirmed as DLC release for Rock Band
Video game company Harmonix denied rumors that Nirvana album Nevermind would be released as a full downloadable album for Rock Band.

However, that's not to say the acclaimed collection of songs will never appear, according to community manager Sean Baptiste.

According to Baptiste, they never specifically announced Nevermind would be available, it was simply given as an example of classic albums that could appear on the service. According to him a press release or any other official material was never put out.


Nevermind was mentioned back in July 2007 as one of the albums to be added to Rock Band after launch.

More here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 09-03-2008 @ 6:53 AM (GMT) by Oana.
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