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NFC News Nirvana among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Nirvana, and the flamboyant 1970s rockers from KISS, were among six new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the organization said on Tuesday.

The induction ceremony will take place in New York City on April 10, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement.

Nirvana was chosen as an inductee in its first year of eligibility. The Cleveland-based Hall of Fame establishes that an artist or group must have released their debut album or single at least 25 years earlier to be eligible.

The inductees were chosen by more than 700 voters from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, but fans were also allowed to cast votes online for the artists they believe were the most deserving of induction.

"This year's Hall of Fame Inductees really capture the passion of the fans," said Joel Peresman, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.

Fans cast 1.3 million ballots, with the most votes going to KISS (17.2%), Nirvana (15.7%), Deep Purple (11.9%), Yes (10.9%), and Hall and Oates (8.1%).

Read more here, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 12-17-2013 @ 11:42 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana - A Tour Diary (new book out)
Released in April of this year, Nirvana - A Tour Diary is a new book by Andy Bollen, drummer of the band Captain America that toured with Nirvana.

Unlike many other books, this one gives a unique insight into what life was like on tour with Nirvana. From the book description:

Afforded the kind of access a journalist can only dream of, Andy Bollen gives fans a new story focusing on the real Kurt Cobain--not the angst-ridden, troubled rock star of folklore, the kind and humorous Kurt the world seldom saw

As drummer for the British group Captain America, one of the two support bands on Nirvana's Nevermind UK tour, Andy Bollen had a ringside seat at the exact moment that Nirvana went massive. Afforded intimate access, Bollen wrote his own personal diary in Nirvana's dressing room, where he spoke candidly to Cobain--from his fears of losing original fans to his love of the Bay City Rollers. He saw firsthand how Nirvana worked, the relationships that made them tick, and the dynamic that made them one of the great bands.

This is a warm, affectionate, funny, and, at times, brutally honest account, written by a guy on the periphery, perfectly positioned to observe. Drawing on the diaries he kept at the time, the book brings to life a pivotal moment in rock history, making it a must-read for Nirvana fans and lovers of iconic rock stories. The author also includes his own photographs which have never been seen before.


You can buy the book online here.
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