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NFC News Former Nirvana Drummer recalls what Nirvana listed to on early tour
In a new article, former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing answers the question: What did Nirvana listen to in their tour van? (during their first tour in support of Bleach)

Some of the artists the band enjoyed listening to include The Vaselines, Shonen Knife and David Bowie.

Check out the full article here.

Also, by the same author, a few pointers from Jack Endino about how to make a good home recording.

Thanks to Greg Prato and UGO.com
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-25-2011 @ 4:54 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News GQ Magazine celebrates 20th anniversary of Nevermind
In the June issue of the US edition of GQ Magazine, there's a brilliant feature on the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind album.

In their definitive oral history of the making of the album, GQ has interviews with a number of the principals involved with the album, including band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic.

Other people speaking about Nevermind and how it catapulted Nirvana into the mainstream include Danny Goldberg (former Nirvana manager), Chris Cornell, Sam Bayer (director of the Smells Like Teen Spirit video), David Geffen (former head of Nirvana's label, Geffen Records), Bruce Pavitt (co-founder of Nirvana's first label, Sub Pop), Kim Gordon (bassist, Sonic Youth), Butch Vig (producer, Nevermind) and many more.

The very interesting article contains insights from how the album was recorded and their experience at the studio.

"They rented a pad at the Oakwood apartments right next to this band Europe, who were also recording their record - these blond Scandinavian guys with girls in bikinis."

Courtney Love was also interviewed for the piece, talking about Kurt and her relationship with him. Among other things, she reveals that Kurt was apparently asked by Quentin Tarantino to play the character in Pulp Fiction eventually portrayed by Eric Stoltz.

Some other choice quotes:

"He hated the people that ended up liking his band. Those are the people he started a band because of, jocks and people like that." - Kim Warnick, singer and bassist, Fastbacks

"About a week before I went to L.A. to begin recording Nevermind, I got a cassette in the mail. The first thing on the cassette was 'Hey, Butch!' It was Kurt speaking on a boom box: 'We got a new drummer, his name's Dave Grohl, he's the best drummer in the world!" - Butch Vig, producer, Nevermind


The June issue of GQ will be published this week.

For now, check out GQ.com for an exclusive photo slideshow.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-25-2011 @ 4:41 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Rock Classics #5: Grunge - new magazine
SLAM Alternative Music Magazine in Austria recently published Rock Classics #5 - a special issue devoted to the 20th anniversary of Grunge.

The magazine, available all over Germany, Austria and Switzerland now, features articles about bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden Mudhoney, Green River and many more.

Insinde you'll find interviews with Jack Endino, Charles Peterson and me! There's a full-page interview with me about this website and its history.

Check slam-zine.de for more info.

Also check out my interview here.

Thanks to Peter and everyone at SLAM!
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-25-2011 @ 4:24 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News New Kurt Cobain documentary in the works
"Twisted Canvas" is a documentary on Kurt Cobain's art. At the height of his career, Kurt considered dropping out of the music industry to paint, sculpt and craft full time. His work is very dark. Before he was famous, he often painted on the back of board games, since he couldn't afford canvas. He even incorporated his own blood and semen into his paintings.

We are raising money to film. If we raise $7,000 by June 18, this film will happen. We need your help. Click on the link and click "Back this project."

tinyurl.com/635p8up.

Thanks to Jon for info.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-21-2011 @ 3:43 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Win a copy of Incesticide on Vinyl
The limited-edition recently released, Incesticide on clear vinyl can now be yours!

Together with ORG Music we are giving three lucky winners in the US a free copy of the album.

COMPETITION OVER!

The three lucky winners are:
Adam Castro
Sonia Torrey
Eric Brolin

Thanks to everyone who entered.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-10-2011 @ 10:58 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Most surprising Nirvana covers
In light of the recent Miley Cyrus cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit, Rolling Stone put together a list of the most surprising and unlikely pairings of today's best-selling artists with the classic Nirvana tune. Read the article here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-09-2011 @ 8:26 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt Cobain tour of Aberdeen and Seattle
Interesting video from YouTube: check it out here. Thanks to Pawel.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-05-2011 @ 3:20 PM (GMT) by RH.

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