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|NFC News Cobain's bass guitar sells for $43,750|
From contactmusic.com: A bass guitar once owned by a young KURT COBAIN sold at auction in New York on Tuesday (23Jun09) for over $40,000 (£26,600).
The tragic Nirvana star's Sears model bass guitar was used to record his early demos, according to the authenticity certificate. It was among the highlights to go under the hammer at a Christie's pop and rock memorabilia sale.
A collector bought the guitar for $43,750 (£29,166).
|Posted or updated: 06-30-2009 @ 4:01 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Krist ends protest candidacy|
From contactmusic.com: Former NIRVANA bassist KRIST NOVOSELIC has given up his bid to change political policy in his home state of Washington - insisting he has made his point.
The grunge rocker entered the race to become county clerk in Wahkiakum County earlier this month (03Jun09) on behalf of the Grange Party.
Novoselic decided to run for office in a bid to urge Washington officials to change the state's policy on allowing candidates to name which political party they are affiliated to - even fictional ones.
He added that the recently implemented rule allows electoral candidates to "confuse voters".But the musician has now decided to drop out of the running for the job.
He wrote in his Seattle Weekly blog on Friday (11Jun09) that by running under the Grange Party - a civic organisation he heads - he made it "crystal clear: It's wrong for me to drag a private association unwittingly onto the public ballot."
|Posted or updated: 06-17-2009 @ 10:59 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Krist Novoselic runs for office!|
Nirvana's former bassist is running for clerk of a rural county to protest Washington state's method of letting candidates name their own party affiliation.
Krist Novoselic is running for clerk of Wahkiakum County in western Washington.
Novoselic is head of his local chapter of the Grange, a civic organization. His election paperwork declares that he's running under the 'Grange Party' banner, even though the Grange isn't a political party.
Novoselic tells The Daily World newspaper that he's protesting the state's system that lets candidates say what party they prefer when running for office. He says that's confusing for voters and lets candidates appropriate the names of private associations."
Full story here.
|Posted or updated: 06-13-2009 @ 7:02 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News 94.3 WCYY countdown|
The radio station 94.3 WCYY out of Portland, Maine has just concluded a week long Top 1000 countdown. The winner? Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. More info here. Thanks to Anthony.
|Posted or updated: 06-13-2009 @ 6:23 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Kurt Cobain's old rental house in Aberdeen has been bulldozed|
The house that Kurt rented in Aberdeen, Washington has been bulldozed.
For pictures and info, check out the MySpace page for Nevermind: The Nirvana Tribute.
|Posted or updated: 06-13-2009 @ 6:13 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News More Gillian G. Gaar book signings|
June 2009 will see the release of The Rough Guide To Nirvana by Gillian G. Gaar, an all-encompassing history of the group, featuring detailed biographies, complete discographies, and debate-inspiring Top-20 playlists.
The same month also marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's first album Bleach (and the album's producer, Jack Endino, has written the book's forward), and it's Gillian's birthday month to boot. Which is reason enough for not just one, but two fabulous celebrations.
First up: a signing party at Bailey/Coy Books, Capitol Hill's oldest, and friendliest, independent bookstore, on June 23, from 7 to 9 pm. There will be treats, drinkies, and other surprises. Bailey/Coy is located at 414 Broadway East, 206 323 8842. This event is all ages!
Second up: a signing party at Feedback Lounge, West Seattle's newest and kitchiest hangout, on June 25, from 7 to 9 pm. Books will be for sale (courtesy of Bailey/Coy), and this establishment comes equipped with a full bar and pinball machines. Feedback is located at 6451 California Ave SW, 206 453 3259. This is event is 21-and-over!
Birthday presents not required; buy a book instead!
|Posted or updated: 06-13-2009 @ 6:08 AM (GMT) by RH.|
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