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24 Sep 2011 22:19


Music: Nirvana’s “Nevermind” turns 20: And now you feel really old

  • When Nirvana took to the majors, nobody expected the level of lasting success that “Nevermind” or its lead single “Smells Like Teen Spirit” would quickly attain. (Above is “Lithium,” a classic all its own.) But for many music fans, it proved an entry point — a rare underground-leaning release that rose overground — and unlike fellow flag-bearer Pearl Jam, it’s one that didn’t lose its oomph after the fact. But it caught a few folks off-guard. Former “120 Minutes” host Dave Kendall, who premiered “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on MTV, puts it as such: “I have to say, quite honestly, as soon as I heard that record and saw that video, I had no idea they were going to be as huge as they were, I was very, very impressed. I was moved but I really didn’t have any idea it would explode to the extent it did. There’s the truth.” MTV has some great features on the album that defined the network for a solid couple of years. Forget the overhype; let’s remember them for what they were: A great band in the right place at the right time. source

09 Apr 2010 16:29


Music: Was that Robert Pattinson/Kurt Cobain story untrue?

  • YES just proves never to trust
    The Sun, guys source

09 Apr 2010 11:11


Culture: We hope it’s a rumor: Robert Pattinson as Kurt Cobain?

  • David Fincher would direct, so at least that’s good. Take this with a grain of salt, but scummy British tabloid The Sun is reporting (and it’s being repeated elsewhere) that a new Nirvana movie is being made, starring “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson as the alternative rock icon, and Scarlett Johansson as Courtney Love. The Nirvana story is one we’d rather not see a studio screw up, so let’s hope The Sun lives up to its rep in this case. source

17 Dec 2009 09:52


Culture: Courtney Love’s broken up over the loss of her daughter’s custody

  • This is like a hand grenade got thrown into our lives and it’s not Frances! I am angry at these people, not Frances. I’d just prefer she not become Jaimie [sic] L Spears. She should go be a writer or an artist, which I support 100%, but this is a circus and it pains me cos I know she hates it.
  • Courtney Love • Supporting her daughter Frances Bean Cobain via Facebook while getting in a really uncalled-for slam on Jamie Lynn Spears. Love lost custody of the Nirvana heiress earlier this week, who reportedly made the decision to go live with her paternal grandmother. source

15 Dec 2009 01:05


Music: Courtney Love can’t raise Frances Bean Cobain anymore

  • Frances Bean is 17. She has a Nirvana trust fund coming soon. The lovechild of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love likely won’t turn 18 under her mother’s care. A court gave her custody rights to Kurt’s mom Wendy and sister Kimberly. She was taken away from the controversial former Hole singer for personal and financial reasons. One can assume a lot of things about this case, but rather than speculate, we’ll just assume it’s for the best. source

09 Nov 2009 22:21


Music: Like supergroups? Check out Them Crooked Vultures. Now.

  • The hardest drummer in rock. One of modern guitar’s greatest heroes. One of classic rock’s greatest bassists. Them Crooked Vultures gets the best of Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones to create a truly compelling mix of modern rock. Their full album comes out next week, but listen to the full thing at NME.source

20 Jul 2009 08:52


Music: Kurt Cobain pulls a Tupac, releases a new Nirvana album

  • This jerk doesn’t have anything on Girl Talk, but let’s just say that the combination of Rick Astley and Nirvana works far better than it should. And you’ve just been Rickrolled.source