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|NFC News Happy New Year!|
It's time to say goodbye to 2008 and welcome 2009!
While an exciting year on many fronts, 2008 hasn't offered much in terms of Nirvana-related events or news. A couple of things worthy of mention include the new Charles R. Cross book, Cobain Unseen, the new book by Danny Goldberg, and the Kurt Cobain-inspired Converse line of shoes that was launched.
As always, thanks to all of you out there for still supporting Nirvana and this website.
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM NFC @ WWW.NIRVANACLUB.COM
Maja, sometime ...
|Posted or updated: 12-31-2008 @ 9:50 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Optimus records remix of Come As You Are|
Hip hop artist Optimus did an interesting remix of Nirvana's Come As You Are - re-recording the music and creating a mix that includes clips of Cobain talking. A very fascinating take on the song that you can check out on the Optimus MySpace page.
|Posted or updated: 12-26-2008 @ 11:15 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Smashed guitar used by Cobain sells for $100,000|
From the AP: A smashed guitar from the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain has been sold to an unidentified private collector for $100,000.
Helen Hall, a broker in England, says it's the second-highest known price for an item of Cobain memorabilia. The seller was punk rocker Sluggo of The Grannies and Hullabaloo.
The sale was confirmed Tuesday by Jacob McMurray, senior curator at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, where the taped-up Fender Mustang guitar in sunburst finish was displayed for a time.
"It's a really cool-looking guitar because it's smashed and held together with duct tape and Kurt Cobain wrote on it," McMurray said.
Sluggo said he traded a working guitar for the smashed one during the first U.S. tour of Cobain's band, Nirvana. McMurray said Nirvana, living hand-to-mouth, was on a tour in New Jersey when Cobain smashed the guitar on stage and went looking for one to play at his next gig.
The swap was made while Cobain was staying at the apartment of Sluggo, who goes only by that name, and Sluggo's girlfriend, McMurray said. He said he hoped the buyer would allow the instrument to return to Seattle for a Cobain exhibit he is preparing for 2010.
"There's not a huge amount of broken Nirvana guitars out there," McMurray said, adding that most amount to "little slivers and fragments."
A news release from Hall said the highest price paid for a piece of Cobain memorabilia was $131,000 at a 2006 auction for his Mosrite Gospel Mark IV guitar.
|Posted or updated: 12-26-2008 @ 11:00 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Kurt Cobain replica t-shirts now available!|
A website called wornfree.com now offers replicas of three shirts famously worn by Kurt Cobain: the black and white 'grunge is dead' shirt, the 'Hi How Are You' Daniel Johnson shirt and finally the motorbike shirt that Cobain wore in the late 80s.
Check out the shirts here.
Thanks to James for the tip.
|Posted or updated: 12-20-2008 @ 8:28 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Exclusive: First look at new book - Rough Guide to Nirvana|
Coming out in June next year - The Rough Guide to Nirvana - a new book by Gillian G. Gaar. The book tells the story of the life and afterlife of NIRVANA:
The Story: From Krist Novoselic's early influences, to the last days of Kurt Cobain and the rise of Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters.
The Music: Every album, single, EP and compilation, plus the stray tracks, rarities and solo projects.
The Era: The birth of grunge, the story of Sub Pop, the John Peel radio sessions and Nirvana's contemporaries, from The Melvins to Sonic Youth.
The Background: Nirvana books, movies, cover songs and websites, plus a guided tour of locations key to the Nirvana story.
The book features a foreword by Jack Endino.
Journalist and author Gillian G. Gaar has previously published Nirvana: In Utero and she was a historian and consultant for the box set, With The Lights Out.
Here's an exclusive first look at the book cover:
Other Rough Guides include books on Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd & Jimi Hendrix.
|Posted or updated: 12-17-2008 @ 4:49 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana pack of songs available now for Guitar Hero: World Tour|
A Nirvana Track Pack was just released (Dec 11) for the very popular game Guitar Hero: World Tour. Nirvana make their Guitar Hero downloadable content debut with the Nirvana Track Pack. Featuring the final single released by the band, "You Know You're Right," along with "Negative Creep," off the band's debut album Bleach, and the smash hit "Sliver," the Nirvana Track Pack is available now for Guitar Hero: World Tour.
The Nirvana Track Pack will be available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points and on the PlayStation Store for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system for $5.49. The songs in each Track Pack will be released as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PLAYSTATION 3 system for $1.99 and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for Wii for 200 Wii Points.
Thanks to Kevin.
|Posted or updated: 12-13-2008 @ 11:42 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New book: The Death Proclamation of Generation X|
"Taking a hard, penetrating look at the despondent heart of darkness of the 1990s, The Death Proclamation of Generation X is a probing chronicle of America's thirteenth generation caught between the idealistic Baby Boomers and the well-financed Generation Y. Generation X was scapegoated and dismissed without the chance to prove themselves.
Blending tenets of psychology, sociology, and cultural anthropology, author Maxim Furek offers a unique perspective to the post-modernist discourse by exploring the impact that personalities such as Andrew Wood, Kurt Cobain, Layne Staley, River Phoenix, Marilyn Manson, and Anna Nicole Smith left on that generation. Evaluating the psychological and sociological variables of goth, grunge, and heroin, Furek weaves a dark tapestry of this unique demographic group born between 1965 and 1978.
The Death Proclamation of Generation X pieces together the complexities of Generation X to acknowledge their individuality, honor their existence, and to celebrate their future. They are a group with their own identity of music, attitude, and culture. The resilience of Generation X is but another example of the power of this special collection of people-a group of highly skilled and adaptive individuals."
You can buy the book online here.
|Posted or updated: 12-13-2008 @ 11:36 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Update on "The Nirvana Reader 1988-1992"|
The NIRVANA Reader: 1988 – 1992 NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY
Compiled and Edited by John D. Luerssen, Book Celebrates Nirvana's (R)evolution
RockReaderBooks Premiere Title Hits Traditional Retailer Shelves January 2009
Few can argue that Nirvana defined rock as we now know it. From its infancy to its meteoric rise and ultimate legacy, The Nirvana Reader: 1988 – 1992 (Rock Reader Books ISBN: 978-0-557-02518-3) celebrates one of the most beloved and sadly missed bands ever in print form.
Collecting rare interviews and long out of print articles, this project was compiled and edited by award winning music journalist John D. Luerssen (Rivers' Edge: The Weezer Story) for his newly launched Rock Reader Books imprint.
Although the book won’t be available for purchase through traditional online sellers and brick and mortar stores until February 2009, fans who were hoping to have it under the tree this holiday season can order directly from the publisher here and have it in 5 to 8 days.
Upstart publisher Rock Reader Books presents fans with the opportunity to revisit the essential and in many cases rarely seen articles that accompanied Kurt Cobain, Chris Novoselic and Dave Grohl on their ascent from an underground trio to the self-professed 'Flower Sniffin’, Kitty Pettin’, Baby Kissin’ Corporate Rock Whores', and, ultimately, the icons that defined modern rock & roll.
'This is unlike any Nirvana book you’ve ever read,' says Luerssen. 'It's funny, it's fucked up, and it weaves the story of Nirvana together in their own words as they ascend from the outhouse to the penthouse.' Fanzines, radio interviews, defunct British mags and college papers all served as ideal sources of information and amusement in the collection of this material.
Adds Luerssen, 'If I have to cite my single favorite Kurt quote in the book it’s this one:
'If it was up to me, I'd get more oil tanker drivers drunk. I don’t value music much. I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney. I like Led Zeppelin, but I hate Robert Plant. I like the Who, but I hate Roger Daltrey.' "
|Posted or updated: 12-07-2008 @ 10:04 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana song in Californication|
Early in the episode, there is a flashback to 1994 where the two main characters of the show (David Duchovny and Natascha McElhone) are in an apartment. McElhone's character, crying as she's watching the news of Cobain's suicide, uses the opportunity to announce that she's pregnant, with the Nirvana track playing in the background.
The episode, entitled In Utero, finishes with a scene showing the two characters visiting a vigil for Kurt Cobain in New York, to the soundtrack of the Pearl Jam song Nothingman.
In a previous episode, a guitar allegedly owned by Kurt Cobain was used as an important part of the plot.
Californication airs Sundays on Showtime in the US.
|Posted or updated: 12-01-2008 @ 10:46 PM (GMT) by RH.|
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