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|NFC News MTV News sneak peek at EMP exhibit|
MTV News sent a reporter to Seattle to cover the city's legendary music history. The visit includes a sneak peek at the Nirvana exhibit at the EMP which officially opens tomorrow, April 16.
Check out the story from MTV News here:
Part 1: Seattle Music History: A Four-Hour Tour From Nirvana To The Shins
Part 2: 'Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses' Exhibit Sneak Peek: Cobain's Promise
Part 3: 'Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses' Sneak Peek: Remnants Of The Early Days
Part 4: 'Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses' Sneak Peek: A Record Deal ...
Part 4 includes a look at the First Nirvana Contract, photos of Kurt Cobain's artwork, and a smashed guitar from the recording of Nevermind. Story courtesy of MTV News. Follow them Twitter.
Also check out this story from MTV News about the opening of the exhibit.
|Posted or updated: 04-15-2011 @ 10:25 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Interview about "Taking Punk To The Masses" book|
|Posted or updated: 04-15-2011 @ 10:20 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Jared Leto performs as Kurt Cobain|
Actor and musician Jared Leto has released an already controversial video where he performs as Kurt Cobain - donning the right outfits and all, closely resembling how the late singer looked at the Unplugged show. Leto performs a quite impressive acoustic cover of Nirvana's Pennyroyal Tea and Rape Me. Watch here:
From Jared Leto: "I heard today (April 5) was the day Kurt passed away 17 years ago. Can't believe it's been that long. So grateful for his contribution and inspiration. Not sure I'd be doing this if it weren't for him. He gave us all permission to create no matter what our skill set and reminded me that dreams are possible. Thanks for that. This made me recall a short piece of film I shot when I heard they were making a film celebrating his life. I made it to explore the character and explore creative possibilities. I never sent it to the studio or to anyone but thought I'd share it now." Video courtesy of YouTube.
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2011 @ 8:53 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Events planned for opening of exhibit at EMP|
A lot of events are planning for the opening of the Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibit opening next week at the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle.
As mentioned earlier, opening day will include attendees who worked with Nirvana.
For the full lineup, check this blog post from The News Tribune.
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2011 @ 8:35 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Kurt Cobain remembered|
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2011 @ 8:27 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Duff McKagan talks about Cobain encounter|
Former member of Guns N' Roses Duff McKagan recently spoke about meeting Kurt Cobain in 1994 when they were on the same flight together. McKagan, one of the last people to see Cobain alive, talks about how "everybody just stopped and stared at us" as they came out of the plane.
Check out the full story here, courtesy of Blabbermouth.
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2011 @ 8:17 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News "Taking Punk to the Masses" book now available|
Featuring over 100 key artifacts from EMP’s collection, Taking Punk to the Masses illustrates the evolution of punk rock from underground subculture to mainstream embrace. These artifacts are put into context by the stories of those that lived it: Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart, Beat Happening’s Calvin Johnson, X’s Exene Cervenka, Sub Pop founders Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Black Flag’s Henry Rollins, Screaming Trees’ Mark Lanegan, Blondie’s Chris Stein, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, and nearly 100 others.
The book also includes a DVD which features interviews with musicians (including Krist Novoselic), producers, club owners and many others from the grunge years.
For a PDF excerpt from the book, a DVD trailer, slideshow and ordering information, check out Fantagraphics books. Here you can find additional information about the book.
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2011 @ 7:56 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Statue unveiled in Aberdeen|
Designed by Lora and Kim Malakoff, the statue is a large left-handed guitar, based on the look of the Fender Jag-Stang that Cobain designed.
For more information on the small ceremony and other Nirvana-related locations in the area, check out this article from the Examiner about the event, courtesy of Gillian G. Gaar.
|Posted or updated: 04-08-2011 @ 7:47 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New video - The history of Nirvana|
Canadian WatchMojo, a web video magazine, did a profile on Nirvana:
|Posted or updated: 04-05-2011 @ 3:01 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Follow NFC on Twitter - @nirvclub - for latest news|
The NFC (www.nirvanaclub.com) webmaster is now on Twitter: view profile. Feel free to follow!
|Posted or updated: 04-02-2011 @ 6:24 PM (GMT) by RH.|
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