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NFC News Trailer for 1991: The Year Punk Broke DVD
An official trailer has been released for the upcoming 1991: The Year Punk Broke DVD which will contain previously unreleased footage of Nirvana live in concert.

Watch the trailer below or pre-order the DVD now!



The DVD will be released in the US on September 13.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-31-2011 @ 3:56 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Official trailer for Nevermind 20th anniversary album released
An official trailer has been released for the forthcoming Nirvana 20th anniversary editions of Nevermind. The trailer includes clips from the CDs and from the live performance from The Paramount Theatre to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray. The trailer is available in Full HD. Pre-order Nevermind 20 now!

Watch below! Or click here to watch the trailer in higher quality on YouTube.

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NFC News Krist, Dave and Butch Vig to re-unite for Nevermind 20th anniversary; enter competition to be in the audience and ask Krist and Dave questions on the air
Some great news came out today: the popular anchor of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, will be hosting a Q&A session featuring Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Butch Vig to talk about the Nevermind album. The two-hour event will take place on September 24 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album. From AP:

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart will host a Q&A session with the surviving members of Nirvana to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album Nevermind.

Stewart will host the event on SiriusXM for two hours on Sept. 24. It will feature fans, Nirvana band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, and Butch Vig, the producer behind Nevermind.

SiriusXM will also launch the all-Nirvana channel, Nevermind Radio, on Sept. 23 until Sept. 28.


SiriusXM's "Town Hall with Nirvana" radio special is set to air Saturday, September 24, at 8 p.m. ET on SiriusXM Channel 34. Along with the "Town Hall," the channel will play music from the band's entire catalog and recordings of celebrities offering their thoughts about the band's influence.

The show will be recorded in New York in front of a studio audience. If you'd like a chance to be in the studio audience, check out the contest at the SiriusXM website:

SiriusXM wants to give YOU the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak live and in person with members of Nirvana - Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl - along with one of music's most respected producers, Butch Vig, who produced the 1991 release that went on to sell 30 million copies worldwide.

You'll have the chance to ask all three a question at this rare event for SiriusXM subscribers. A select group of Nirvana's biggest and most knowledgeable fans will have the opportunity to be part of the intimate studio audience at the event, which includes a meet-and-greet with Novoselic, Grohl, and Vig.




"SiriusXM's Town Hall with Nirvana" is part of Nevermind Radio, an all-Nirvana limited-run channel on SiriusXM. Nevermind Radio will launch on Friday, September 23 at 3:00 pm ET on channel 34 and will feature the music of Nirvana's entire career, including their three classic albums, B-sides, rarities and live performances. The channel will also feature celebrities in various fields sharing their thoughts on Nirvana and their influence. Nevermind Radio will air through Wednesday, September 28 at 12:00 am ET.

Read the full press release for more information.
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NFC News RS: Inside the 20th-Anniversary Reissue of 'Nevermind'
Great article from Rolling Stone with fresh comments from Vig, Novoselic about the recording of Nevermind and the 20th anniversary.

We had this motel room, and we would go to Smart Studios and work every day," says Novoselic. The sessions were fruitful but not without difficulties. "Kurt was charming and witty, but he would go through these mood swings," says Vig. "He would be totally engaged, then all of a sudden a light switch would go off and he'd go sit in the corner and completely disappear into himself. I didn't really know how to deal with that." Although Nirvana's studio money ran out after five days, the demos they had recorded in that span were strong enough to score them a major-label deal a few months later.

Read the full article, courtesy of Rolling Stone:
Nirvana members open the vault on the making of the classic album.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-25-2011 @ 5:09 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Inside Sonic Youth and Nirvana's Epic 1991 Tour
In connection with the forthcoming release of 1991: The Year Punk Broke, Spin published a great article about the 1991 Sonic Youth/Nirvana tour which is chronicled in the film. Check out the article here and don't forget to pre-order the DVD!
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-25-2011 @ 5:05 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Joseph Gordon-Levitt covers Nirvana
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the popular actor from Inception, among many other great films, covered Nirvana's Lithium at an event in Seattle last night.

Check out a video of the performance here:
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-25-2011 @ 5:03 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana tribute album devoted to Nevermind - out in October
On October 11, Reimagine Music will release 'Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute to Nirvana's Nevermind' which features a select few of the biggest names in Alt Rock. From the press release:

To underscore Nirvana's vast influence on the present-day musical landscape, and coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the release of Nevermind, this new Reimagine Music compilation sought out the top, highly popular, artists in alternative and indie rock: Hawthorne Heights, Story Of The Year, Anthony Raneri (of Bayside), Finger Eleven, The Album Leaf, Margot & The Nuclear So and So's, mewithoutYou, Maps and Atlases, Murder By Death, The Dutch Masters (featuring Brent and Courtney of The Dandy Warhols), and Pitty.

Come As You Are is produced by the acclaimed Jim Sampas whose other tributes to seminal albums such as Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska w/ Johnny Cash, Aimee Mann, Ben Harper and others and The Beatles' Rubber Soul w/ Sufjan Stevens, Ted Leo, Low, and others, as well as the Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard album One Fast Move Or I'm Gone: Music From Kerouac's Big Sur, are regarded as touchstones of the genre. Each reimagining is a unique experience because Sampas comes at the music from a fresh perspective, combining the right artists with the perfect track, all with an eye toward producing insightful performances that capture the original intent of the tracks.


Tracklisting:

Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana's Nevermind (Reimagine Music)

1. The Dutch Masters (featuring Brent and Courtney of The Dandy Warhols) "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
2. MewithoutYou "In Bloom"
3. Civil Twilight "Come As You Are"
4. Story of the Year "Breed"
5. Hawthorne Heights "Lithium"
6. Finger Eleven "Polly"
7. Will Dailey "Territorial Pissings"
8. Maps and Atlases "Drain You"
9. Murder by Death "Lounge Act"
10. Pitty "Stay Away"
11. The Album Leaf "On a Plain"
12. Margot and the Nuclear So and So's "Something In the Way"
13. Anthony Raneri (of Bayside) "About A Girl"

For more info, visit www.reimaginemusic.com. Thanks to Lee.
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NFC News Nevermind 20 events in Seattle
When Nevermind turns 20 next month there will be some interesting events at the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle to celebrate the anniversary:

Nevermind Live in Sky Church: A Benefit Show for Susie Tennant
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9 pm (sold out)

Breaking Nevermind: A Panel Discussion
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6.30 pm @ JBL Theater

World Premiere Screening Nirvana: Live at the Paramount
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7.30 pm @ Sky Church

Classic Albums: Nirvana - Nevermind Screening
Saturday, September 24, 2011 2 pm @ JBL Theater

See the EMP for more info.

There's also a book tour for Taking Punk To The Masses by EMP curator Jacob McMurray who created the Nirvana exhibit currently at the museum. To see the book tour schedule, please go here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-20-2011 @ 3:45 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge - new book
Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge is a critically acclaimed new book by Mark Yarm to be published on Crown (a division of Random House) on September 6 in the US. With exclusive photos and based on more than 250 interviews, the 600 page book is the definitive look at the Seattle music scene.

Everybody Loves Our Town captures the grunge era in the words of the musicians, producers, managers, record executives, video directors, photographers, journalists, publicists, club owners, roadies, scenesters and hangers-on who lived through it. The book tells the whole story: from the founding of the Deep Six bands to the worldwide success of grunge's big four (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains); from the rise of Seattle's cash-poor, hype-rich indie label Sub Pop to the major-label feeding frenzy that overtook the Pacific Northwest; from the simple joys of making noise at basement parties and tiny rock clubs to the tragic, lonely deaths of superstars Kurt Cobain & Layne Staley.

It includes interviews with Courtney Love, Chris Cornell and members of Nirvana.

The author Mark Yarm was a senior editor at Blender and the idea for the book came about when he wrote an oral history of Sub Pop for the magazine.

Pre-order the book now!
Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge [US]
Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge [UK]

Also check out the official Tumblr page for excerpts from the book and more information.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-19-2011 @ 6:40 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News This is a Call: new Dave Grohl book out in September
This is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl is a new book by Paul Brannigan to be published by HarperCollins on 29th September 2011.

The book, based on a lengthy interview with Grohl, will feature "an account of Dave Grohl's life that is more personal than anything ever written before, more startling, more thrilling, more heart-rending and more inspiring, Paul Brannigan reveals Dave fully for the first time".

Paul Brannigan has a professional relationship with Dave Grohl stretching back almost 15 years: "I consider the two of us to be friends," Grohl told Brannigan when the pair last spent time together in Los Angeles. Brannigan is the former Editor of Kerrang! "the world's biggest weekly music magazine" and his writing on punk rock, grunge and hard rock have also appeared in world-renowned Q and Mojo magazines.

In the book, Dave talks openly and honestly for the first time about his experience of being in Nirvana, Kurt Cobain's death and his ongoing relationship with Krist Novoselic (who appears on the latest Foo Fighters album).

NFC will soon run a competition where you can win a copy of the book.

Pre-order the book now!
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