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|NFC News Cobain photo exhibit in New York|
Starting tomorrow, April 6, a gallery in New York will display photos of Kurt Cobain by Jesse Frohman, some of the last ever taken of the singer before he died 18 years ago.
"Kurt Cobain By Jesse Frohman," an exhibition of rare photographs of Kurt Cobain, opens April 6 at the Morrison Hotel Gallery, 116 Prince Street, New York.
More info here. Also check this story from Rolling Stone where the photographer is interviewed about the exhibit.
|Posted or updated: 04-05-2012 @ 6:53 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New Nirvana inspired novel - Lost in the '90s|
In the book, a teenage boy from 2012 travels back in time to April 1994, where he meets his teenage parents and helps them fall in love. The action takes place during the week that Nirvana lead-singer, Kurt Cobain, committed suicide, an event that is integral to the plot.
The book officially goes onsale today and it's out on Woodward Avenue Books.
Click here to get your own copy or to read more about it.
|Posted or updated: 04-05-2012 @ 6:35 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News New Kurt Cobain artwork unveiled|
The Fix posted a story with pictures of five original Kurt Cobain paintings and drawings that have not been seen before.
"Painted in 1993, during the recording of Nirvana's last studio album, In Utero, they illustrate the young genius's fascination with decay, conception, nourishment, and waste."
Check out the full story here, with illustrations of the artwork. Courtesy of The Fix. Also thanks to Brett Robinson and Jessie B.
|Posted or updated: 04-05-2012 @ 6:29 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Hit So Hard - in theatres April 13; trailer now available|
The film tells the story of Patty Schemel, drummer for HOLE, and using her never-before-seen personal video recordings, gives an amazing look into the grunge and alternative scene of the early 90's and the people behind it. Among the incredibly intimate footage is video of Kurt and Courtney performing an unreleased song they wrote!
The film features interviews with Hole (Patty Schemel, Courtney Love Cobain, Eric Erlandson, and Melissa Auf der Maur), Roddy Bottum (Faith No More/Imperial Teen), Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt), Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson/Beastie Boys), Gina Schock (The Go-Go's), Debbi Peterson (The Bangles) and Sarah Vowell.
From the press release: "HIT SO HARD is not only an all-access backstage pass to the music that shaped a generation, but a harrowing tale of overnight success, the cost of addiction, and ultimately, recovery and redemption."
I had a chance to watch the film last summer in L.A. and was blown away by all the previously unseen Cobain footage. The film was great! Check out the trailer below:
For more info about Hit So Hard check out the official website or Facebook page.
Thanks to Variance Films.
|Posted or updated: 04-05-2012 @ 6:19 AM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News Nirvana tribute concert in Sweden this week|
The band Von Benzo feat. Jay Smith of Idol will be performing Nirvana covers - including an acoustic set. Only a few tickets are left at this time.
Click here to buy tickets or read more
Also check out the band on Facebook.
Special thanks to Cajsa!
Below you can watch a video of Jay Smith (lead singer of Von Benzo) performing a cover of Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box on the Swedish version of Idol in 2010:
|Posted or updated: 04-03-2012 @ 12:51 PM (GMT) by RH.|
|NFC News 15-year anniversary of NFC - www.nirvanaclub.com|
On April 2, 1997 this domain was first registered. A couple of days later, the Internet Nirvana Fan Club was born at this place - www.nirvanaclub.com. In other words, this website has now been online and active for an impressive fifteen years.
The website was based upon a small website called The Danish Nirvana Homepage which I had started about a year prior, after first getting into the whole internet game in late 1995. It was a relatively successful website, hosted by a small ISP at the time. When it turned into the Internet Nirvana Fan Club (later referred to as 'NFC') in April 1997, it started out as an actual fan club with a member section and special benefits for members. This concept was quickly scrapped though and it turned into a standard fansite - one of several hundred Nirvana websites that existed at the time.
For many years, this place has been a great resource for Nirvana news, first in the form of newsletters and later with this very news section. It's also been one of the best places to find many different Nirvana-related things in one place: images, videos, sound clips, articles, interviews, facts and info, lyrics and much more. We've also been able to offer a few exclusives over the years such as interviews with band members or people who worked with Nirvana. Not to mention many different competitions and giveaways, polls, and a host of other interactive features.
Of course, the (in)famous NFC Discussion Forum also deserves a mention. Starting out with a small board, today it has almost 15,000 registered members and millions of posts. It still has many regular posters, including fans who have been around since it started in the 90s! Thanks to all of you.
And many thanks to all of you loyal visitors out there who have kept coming back over the years - some of you may even remember when it all first started back in 1997. It's been a whirlwind ride, with a number of exciting Nirvana releases being heavily promoted and closely followed, as well as many, many other Nirvana-related events.
To be fair, while the interest in Nirvana remains strong, the activity in the world of Nirvana has decreased a bit and the number of fans visiting this website has dropped significantly over the years. There hasn't been that much Nirvana-related activity to report on in the past few years. As such, I haven't been updating the site very much in recent years, and it's been sparse with new content.
I fully realize there hasn't been many updates in the past several years and I appreciate all the support the site still gets despite of this.
A whole new generation of Nirvana fans continues to pop up and many of the most popular acts today continue to be inspired by Nirvana - amazing artists such as Amy Lee of Evanescence and Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless.
Of course, the 20th anniversary of 'Nevermind' also highlighted how much the band's music still resonates today and the massive focus on Nirvana such an event can bring about. It was good to see Dave, Krist and Butch get together again!
For the latest Nirvana news, please follow @nirvclub on Twitter where most Nirvana-related news stories will be posted first. Of course, once in a while, news stories will also be posted right here on www.nirvanaclub.com where we can go into more detail than on Twitter. On Twitter I also sometimes have giveaways and exclusive competitions.
Thank you again for the support and let's celebrate 15 years of NFC and this website.
April 2nd, 2012
|Posted or updated: 04-02-2012 @ 9:32 AM (GMT) by RH.|
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