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|NFC News Win Nevermind Super Deluxe and a year's supply of Converse shoes!|
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, our friends in Canada have launched a competition where you can win one super deluxe edition of Nevermind and a year's supply of Converse all stars!
To enter the competition just click here (only open to fans in Canada).
|Posted or updated: 09-29-2011 @ 7:29 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nevermind 20th anniversary + Live at Paramount DVD/Blu-ray out now!|
Also available now: Nirvana: Live at the Paramount - a full Nirvana concert recording available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray.
Rolling Stone magazine awarded the release 5 stars out of 5 in their review of the new edition, so make sure to get your copy now if you don't have it yet!
Please note that in the US, the Super Deluxe edition is only available from Best Buy stores through October 24. Everyone who pre-ordered it from Amazon in the US will get it at that time. If you haven't ordered it yet, you can buy the Super Deluxe from Amazon in the UK and have it shipped to you immediately (the DVD is region free).
The Blu-ray is exclusive to Best Buy for the first 90 days and will not be shipping from Amazon in the US, or available from other stores in the US, until late December. You can order it from Amazon UK now if you'd like to get it faster (the Blu-ray is region free).
For links to buy any of the Nevermind 20th anniversary editions or the "Live at the Paramount" show, please click here for links suitable for customers worldwide.
You can also see our extensive coverage of the recent Nirvana media blitz by browsing our news archive or clicking here for an overview of many of the stories and interviews.
Special thanks to everyone who used our pre-order links which helps support the site.
|Posted or updated: 09-28-2011 @ 9:20 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nevermind Nostalgia: The Music of 1991...20 Years Later|
Internet arts publication PopMatters is currently running a series titled Nevermind Nostalgia: The Music of 1991...20 Years Later, examining the legendary records and sonic developments of that year. This series will run for the next three to four weeks and Nirvana will be a heavily acknowledged throughout.
The series has been kicked off with a track-by-track analysis of Nevermind. Read here.
New articles in the series will be published roughly one every weekday for the next few weeks. Readers can find them all here.
|Posted or updated: 09-28-2011 @ 6:00 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New Nirvana skin for Windows Live Messenger|
Are you looking for a way to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind? If you're a Windows Live Messenger user, you can download this theme pack to get Nirvana profile pics, backgrounds & emoticons.
Show all your friends that you're a super fan! Download here!
|Posted or updated: 09-28-2011 @ 5:56 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News News stories about Nevermind 20th anniversary|
We hand-picked all the best stories, articles and interviews from the press related to the 20th anniversary of Nevermind in September 2011. Here is an overview:
9/28 Nirvana and Blink-182 are set to go Top Five in UK album chart on Sunday (NME)
9/28 Krist Novoselic on Nevermind and His New Gibson Signature Bass (Gibson.com)
9/27 Nevermind 20th Anniversary (Rolling Stone)
9/27 Nirvana's 'Nevermind' turns 20; deluxe anniversary box set out today (Nola.com)
9/27 PREMIERE: Nirvana Live at Seattle's Paramount (Spin)
9/27 Grohl, Novoselic look back on 'Nevermind' (USA Today)
9/27 The Nevermind You've Never Heard (Slate)
(Video clips from the Q&A with Krist, Dave and Butch Vig hosted by SiriusXM radio)
9/26 Nirvana, Live at Paramount, For One Day Only (VEVO)
9/26 Jon Stewart Talks Nirvana With Novoselic, Grohl and Butch Vig (Rolling Stone)
9/26 Nirvana Little-Known-Facts Revealed: The Band and Jon Stewart Celebrate Nevermind's 20th Anniversary in New York (LA Weekly)
9/26 "Nevermind" Nirvana cover baby is now 20, just like the album (CNN)
9/26 Nirvana told fans to get Nevermind via Happy Meal promotion (CMU)
9/25 Top 10 highlights from SiriusXM's Nirvana "Nevermind" Town Hall (Newsday)
9/24 Nevermind panel, concert at Seattle's Experience Music Project (The Examiner)
9/24 Nevermind "Super Deluxe" box set commemorates release of ... (The Examiner)
9/24 Exhibit celebrates Nirvana right before anniversary of 'Nevermind'
9/24 What Happened to Eagle Rock's Own 'Nirvana Baby'? (EagleRockPatch)
9/24 [Sound City] Studios was Nirvana for rock's biggest acts (Daily News)
9/24 Nevermind: Nirvana snubbed by Google on 20th anniversary ... (Beatweek)
9/24 'Nevermind': Hollywood Remembers the Band's Legacy (Hollywood Reporter)
9/24 'Nevermind,' 20 Years Later: 20 Reasons Why Nirvana Is Still Awesome (Time)
9/24 Grohl looks back on 'Nevermind' (Toronto Sun)
9/23 Interview with Krist Novoselic: Nirvana's Nevermind album turns 20 (CBC)
9/23 Change kept coming after album that changed everything (Washington Post)
9/23 Join our Nirvana 'Nevermind' 20th anniversary online listening party (NME)
9/23 Nirvana's Krist Novoselic on Nevermind's 20th anniversary (The Independent)
9/23 'Nevermind,' never again? (CNN)
9/23 Ways to Celebrate 20 Years of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' (Atlantic Wire)
9/23 Nirvana poured their hearts into 'Nevermind' (USA Today)
9/23 Commentary: The roots of grunge run deep (CNN)
9/23 Start of era: Nirvana's "Nevermind" 20 years ago (CBS)
9/23 Memories of Nirvana, Grunge Scene ... (Hollywood Reporter)
9/22 20 years later, 'Nevermind' box set is true nirvana (USA Today)
9/22 Why Nirvana's 'Nevermind' spoke to a generation (MSNBC)
9/22 Nirvana: Nevermind (20th Anniversary Edition), CD review (The Telegraph)
9/22 20 Years of Nevermind (Time Magazine)
9/22 Watch Nirvana Rock Seattle in Unreleased '91 Clips (Spin)
9/22 Nirvana's Nevermind changed it all (Herald Sun)
9/21 Nirvana's Nevermind, Live At Experience Music Project (American Songwriter)
9/21 Joyful night celebrates Nirvana's legacy (Seattle Times)
9/21 Krist Novoselic, Duff McKagan and More Pay Tribute to 'Nevermind' (Rolling Stone)
9/21 PHOTOS: Nirvana 'Nevermind' tribute show at EMP (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
9/21 'Nevermind' Tribute Show Celebrates Nirvana (Spin)
9/21 20 years after Nevermind musicians still credit Nirvana ... (San Antonio Current)
9/21 Nirvana celebrate 20 years of 'Nevermind': Read the extended roundtable interview and backstory -- booze! corn dogs! transvestite karaoke! -- here! (EW)
(Krist Novoselic performing at the EMP show. Courtesy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
9/20 Novoselic as Nevermind turns 20: 'I never thought it would be so enduring' (S-PI)
9/20 Producer Jack Endino Recalls Recording Nirvana, Soundgarden (Billboard)
9/20 Nirvana Producer Butch Vig Remembers 'Nevermind' (Billboard)
9/20 'Nevermind' celebrated with a week of MTV coverage (Ultimate Classic Rock)
9/20 Grohl, Novoselic Reminisce About 'Nevermind' (AP)
9/19 Grunge turns 20. I remember when Nirvana was an opening act... (Chicago Tribune)
9/19 Nirvana's special night, special woman (The Seattle Times)
9/19 End Music Discovery: 3 Previously Unreleased Nirvana Tracks (107.7 The End)
9/19 50 Artists Who Inspired Kurt Cobain (NPR)
9/19 REVIEW: Nirvana Nevermind 20 Plus Interview With Krist Novoselic (Triple M)
9/19 Nirvana - Live at the Paramount review (Swnk)
9/19 'Nevermind' the Covers: 13 Nirvana Odes (Billboard)
9/19 Danny Goldberg on Kurt Cobain, Nirvana and Nevermind (MusicRadar)
9/19 10 things we learned from 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana's Nevermind (Q)
9/19 'Everybody Loves Our Town' - Full Chapter Excerpt (MTV Hive)
9/19 Nirvana's Nevermind Turns 20. Does That Mean You're Old? (WSJ)
9/18 In search of Nirvana - cover story (The Guardian)
9/18 Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Is The Most Important Rock Album of All Time ... (AlterNet)
9/16 American Icons: Nirvana's Nevermind (Studio 360)
For earlier stories, see the past news stories posted below.
Don't forget to pre-order the 20th anniversary edition of Nevermind!
|Posted or updated: 09-28-2011 @ 5:41 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Review of 'Territorial Musings' event in London|
As mentioned earlier, In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition has been on display in London for the past couple of weeks at The Loading Bay Gallery. The exhibit (which closes today) hosted a special event this past Thursday, featuring an album playback and a Q&A session.
NFC visitor Fiona sent in a review of the Thursday event, and recapped some of the other celebrations of Nevermind's 20th anniversary:
Territorial Musings: We Love You Nevermind!
- By Fiona Verran
Today, the 24th of September, we celebrate 20 years since the release of Nirvana's legendary album; Nevermind. Nevermind rapidly became a major success and was to be the moment grunge went global. Smells Like Teen Spirit captivated and excited millions of growing fans across the globe with energy like no other. So it is no wonder celebrations have this week been rippling through the online world.
The week prior to Nevermind's anniversary has been a busy one with countless celebrations of all things Nirvana. Tuesday treated us to an evening of live Nirvana covers from bands and artists who have both been influential and influenced. The line-up featured Krist Novoselic and Duff Mckagan's Loaded, all in aid of the industry heroine, Susie Tennant. The Susie Tennant Benefit Show was streamed live from Seattle, with at least 3,000 viewers at any one time watching over the internet.
By midweek, Nirvana were gracing magazine covers all over from The Guardian to NME as well as dedicated radio shows. Nevermind 20 was big. Being in the UK, I wasn't fortunate enough to see the Susie Tennant Benefit Show live, or see the Nirvana: Live At The Paramount TV showing on Friday, but London had their own exclusive celebration taking place, which I was lucky enough to attend.
To add to the Nevermind celebrations, on Thursday the 22nd, a relatively small number of fans and supporters got the exclusive opportunity to witness a Nirvana experience like no other. In the lively heart of the East End of London, just off Brick Lane, In Bloom: The Nirvana Nevermind Exhibition sits modestly in The Idea Generation Gallery. For two weeks only, the exhibition itself is an incredibly exclusive highlight of Nevermind 20. However, this Thursday, the exhibition was transformed for one night only into the perfectly intimate, Nevermind celebration.
100 Nirvana fans of all ages gathered outside the Gallery at about 7.20pm on Thursday evening. Doors opened around 20 minutes later to 'Bleach' blaring out the speakers and the entire first floor of the exhibition behind black curtains. There was time to find a seat, get a drink and take a look around the rest of the wonderful exhibition before Colleen Murphy introduced herself to the audience. We took a seat on a colourful cushion in the front row of the subtly lit room. Colleen works for Classic Album Sundays, she told of her experiences with Nirvana, having met the band a few days before Nevermind's release.
Keith Cameron spoke next, he works for Mojo magazine and has met the band on numerous occasions. He was asked how he first heard about Nirvana, Keith spoke of listening to the John Peel Show, Nirvana on the Sub Pop 200 compilation album and working for Sounds Magazine. Somebody mentioned Kurt's unpredictable temperament, Keith told of how the band were in 'good spirits' whilst speaking with them shortly before their iconic Reading Festival performance. When asked; "Why do you think Nevermind is still talked about?" Keith replied, "The music speaks to us all still... The songs deal with issues which are universal... The guy [Kurt Cobain] happened to be a pop genius, that's what he did and that's what he gave us".
James was introduced as editor of Kerrang Magazine, he spoke of this week's Kerrang Nirvana special and described the band as "The only real way to connect with people like you" and '[Nevermind] Mental, fresh sounding". The room nodded with approval when James commented on how Nevermind can never sound the same by anyone else, and he described Nirvana as a 'one-off spark'.. Explaining many bands are as good, but will not make it.
The floor was opened to questions, one audience member asked when things became 'bad' for Kurt. Keith explained he reckoned Kurt "Started to feel shit" around two weeks before 1991, and that he found there was a bad atmosphere in dressing rooms backstage at Nirvana shows.
Colleen read out an interview with Butch Vig (Nevermind's producer); "Kurt was very moody, I knew from the Smart Studio sessions he could be very difficult to work with.", before ending the Q&A session. Not too long after, we were called back into the seated area where the never publicly heard before remastered version of Nirvana's Nevermind was played on the Linn turntable. The room fell silent as the first two chords of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' bared out of the speakers. The air was electric as everyone began to loose themselves in what they were hearing. By side two, there was a small group at the front dancing and mouthing every word. When Nevermind's last song finished, "Something In The Way", the whole audience was totally captivated. There was a feeling of united-ness, a feeling that we'd all shared this magical moment which perhaps can only be understood by those there.
As Colleen had said, Nevermind "Can't be more perfect". I'm sure nobody could disagree, well for now at least, we were all convinced. Nevermind is still affecting us all, 20 years on and shall do so for years to come. Let's pay homage to three guys from an ordinary town who made Nevermind as it is today. We say thank you for changing music as we know it, happy birthday Nevermind.
Thanks Fiona! You can view some pictures from the event here.
|Posted or updated: 09-25-2011 @ 8:02 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Watch full video of Nirvana live in Amsterdam, November 1991|
Dutch television network VPRO just put up a streaming video of Nirvana's entire concert in Amsterdam, Holland from November 25, 1991.
Watch it below (or click here)
|Posted or updated: 09-25-2011 @ 7:46 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News MTV coverage of Nevermind 20 - new videos and articles (updated regularly)|
MTV News will be covering the 20th anniversary of Nevermind this week with a series of articles and videos looking back at Nirvana in their own words:
Part 1: Nirvana's Rise To Fame, In Their Own Words
Part 2: Nirvana Had 'No Regrets' About Nevermind
- Nirvana's Nevermind 20 Years Later: Forever Changes
- Nirvana On 'Headbangers Ball': Behind The Ball Gown
- Nirvana Trash A Hotel One 'Fabulous Yet Wrong' Night
- Nirvana Recall The Other 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video
- Nirvana's Big Break, With A Smashing Pumpkins Assist
- Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video: Behind The MTV Premiere
- Nirvana's Nevermind, By The Numbers
Follow the link below for their full continued coverage:
Nirvana: The Nevermind You Never Knew, courtesy of MTV.
|Posted or updated: 09-24-2011 @ 6:14 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News P6 BEAT hylder 'Nevermind' og Nirvana (Danish radio show)|
News for Nirvana fans in Denmark: I morgen vil DRs P6 Beat sende et 3-timers radioprogram om Nirvana i forbindelse med Neverminds 20-års fødselsdag. Programmet vil indeholde et kort interview med mig omkring nirvanaclub.com.
Lørdag den 24. september har ét af musikhistoriens mest markante og stilskabende album 20-års fødselsdag - nemlig Nirvanas 'Nevermind'.
Den digitale radiokanal P6 BEAT - i form af 'Det Elektriske Barometer'-vært Alicia Jordanova og 'Sort Søndag'-vært Anders Bøtter - fejrer fødselsdagen fra klokken 13.00 til 16.00 med lytterbreve og interviews med blandt andre Jonas Bjerre fra Mew, som mødte Nirvana i 1992 og Sune Wagner (Psyched Up Janis, The Raveonettes), som vil fortælle, hvordan 'Nevermind' har inspireret ham. Men også med Charles Cross, som skrev Kurt Cobain-biografien 'Heavier Than Heaven'.
Derudover vil der også være masser af musik – naturligvis fra Nirvana, men også fra andre af 90'ernes grungebands. P6 Beat spiller også musik af Nirvanas inspirationskilder samt R.E.M. og Neil Youngs sange om Kurt Cobains selvmord i 1994.
Lytterne kan også høre eller genhøre interviewet med Nirvana, lavet af Kenan Seeberg på Roskilde Festival i 1992, samt lytterminder fra P4 i P1, dengang Kurt Cobain døde I 1994.
Alicia Jordanova og Anders Bøtter får yderligere besøg af Danmarks første grungeband, Boghandle med forsangeren Ian Walsh samt Thulebasens Nis Bysted.
Så der er masser af gode grunde til at lytte med på P6 BEAT lørdag mellem kl. 13.00 og 16.00.
Læs mere her. Stor tak til Anders og Alicia!
|Posted or updated: 09-23-2011 @ 9:55 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nevermind Live: A Benefit for Susie Tennant - photos and setlist|
NFC visitor Faraaz shot some great photos at the Nevermind20 benefit show for Susie Tennant at the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle earlier this week. Check out the photos here.
Here's a great snap of Krist performing live at the show (big thanks to Sheikh Faraaz!)
The full setlist from the 3-hour show (courtesy of the EMP):
Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Fastbacks
In Bloom: Vaporland
Come as you are: Valis
Breed: Ravenna Woods
Polly: Campfire Ok
Territorial Pissings: Visqueen
Drain You: Champagne Champagne
Lounge Act: Tacocat
Stay Away: Vendetta Red
On a Plain: PUSA
Something in the Way: The Long WInters
Endless Nameless: Crypts
Frances Farmer: SEACATS
You Know Your Right: Cali Giraffes
Heart Shaped Box: Pigeonhed
Negative Creep: The Tom Price Desert Classic
Serve the Servants: STAG
All Apologies: Shelby Earl
About a Girl: Young Fresh Fellows
Pennyroyal Tea: Cobirds Unite
Been a Son: The Tripwires
Sliver: The Presidents Of The United States Of America w/ Krist Novoselic
For more photos and info about the show, check the EMP Facebook page.
|Posted or updated: 09-22-2011 @ 6:57 PM (GMT) by RH.|
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