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Previously Unreleased Kurt Cobain Song Added to Doc

July 30, 2015

Nirvana fans will be able to hear a previously unreleased song that Kurt Cobain wrote when the documentary, Montage of Heck, gets a widespread theatrical re-release on August 7th. Filmmaker Brett Morgen mixed in the tune – without re-editing what...

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Teenager Uncovers Photos From First Nirvana Concert

July 21, 2015

Rare photographs from Nirvana's first concert in March 1987 have been unearthed and shared by an unlikely source: Maggie Poukkula, the 19-year-old daughter of Tony Poukkula, a member of Seattle band Laytem who grew up with Kurt Cobain and hosted...

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'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Returning to Movie Theaters

July 9, 2015

After an acclaimed stretch on the film festival circuit, a brief theatrical run and its HBO premiere, Montage of Heck will return to movie theaters this August. Abramorama will distribute the Brett Morgen-directed film at select cinemas starting...

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Buzz Osborne Continues to Bash 'Montage of Heck'

June 11, 2015

Last week, Melvins founder Buzz Osborne wrote a scathing review of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck for The Talkhouse, criticizing the film as being "90 percent. . . bullshit." Now the musician has reinforced his stance on Brett Morgen's...

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Melvins Founder Says 'Montage of Heck' Is Mostly 'Bulls--t'

June 6, 2015

Buzz Osbourne, founding member of the Melvins and longtime friend of Kurt Cobain, has quite a few quibbles with the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. "People need to understand that 90 percent of Montage of Heck is bullshit. Total bullshit,"...

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9 Things We Learned From Kurt Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck'

May 5, 2015

You would have thought that, 21 years after Kurt Cobain took his own life, there would be precious few facts left to unearth about the Nirvana frontman. Endless articles, several biographies and a few films of vastly varying quality have already...

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Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased Beatles Cover

April 21, 2015

Director Brett Morgen sorted through hundreds of hours of unheard Kurt Cobain audiotapes for his upcoming documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. One gem the filmmaker unearthed was a snippet of the Nirvana frontman recording a chilling...

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Brett Morgen: Inside Cobain Doc 'Montage of Heck'

April 9, 2015

I first met Brett Morgen – the writer, director and producer of the HBO documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck – in 2008 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. We were seated next to each other at a dinner celebrating the opening of a new...

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Frances Bean Cobain on Life After Kurt's Death: Exclusive

April 8, 2015

One summer a few years ago, Frances Bean Cobain worked as an intern in the New York offices of Rolling Stone. Frances – the daughter of Nirvana singer-guitarist Kurt Cobain and an executive producer of the new HBO documentary on his life, Kurt...

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Kurt on Film: A Guide to Cobain's Cinematic Legacy

April 8, 2015

While Montage of Heck will soon be considered the definitive Kurt Cobain documentary, it's not the only time the Nirvana singer has either appeared on the big screen or been a primary influence for a character in a film. In fact, the rock star's history...

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Kurt Cobain Decides 'Nirvana' in 'Montage of Heck' Clip

April 1, 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will premiere on HBO on May 4th, but with the Brett Morgen-directed documentary set to embark on its limited theatrical run April 10th, the Guardian has offered up a new clip from the critically acclaimed film....

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Dave Grohl Felt 'Terrified' Watching 'Montage of Heck'

June 30, 2015

Dave Grohl could not bear to watch the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, he said in a recent interview with The Washington Post. The Foo Fighters frontman, who served as the final drummer in Nirvana, told the paper that when his wife stumbled...

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Rare Photo of Tupac Shakur on Roller Coaster Up for Auction

June 11, 2015

In 1992, the year after releasing his debut studio album, 2Pacalypse Now, Tupac Shakur decided to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. After waiting in line, he strapped into the Viper roller coaster, which automatically...

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Brett Morgen Talks 'Montage of Heck' Soundtrack

May 9, 2015

Now that the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck has premiered on HBO, attention has turned to the film's rumored soundtrack, which director Brett Morgen recently described as a Kurt Cobain solo album. In an interview with KCRW's...

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Courtney Love Talks Cobain Marriage in 'Montage of Heck'

May 1, 2015

UPDATE: In an interview with Bedford + Bowery, Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen revealed that a Kurt Cobain solo album will be released this summer. "The album of home recordings will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt...

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Nirvana Performs in Living Room in 'Montage of Heck' Clip

April 15, 2015

The acclaimed documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will premiere on HBO on May 4th, and in another sneak peek from the authorized film about the Nirvana singer, we're shown footage of Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic performing for a crowd...

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Listen to a Previously Unheard Kurt Cobain Song

April 8, 2015

Kurt Cobain has been studied and dissected obsessively in the years since his death in April 1994. Could there be anything left to learn about one of the greatest musicians of our time? The answer is yes, and it's in the new issue of Rolling Stone (on...

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Nick Broomfield on the Making of 'Kurt & Courtney'

April 8, 2015

When Nick Broomfield started out to make a documentary about the late Kurt Cobain, he planned to trace the Nirvana frontman's musical roots – interviewing Portland-area bands like Napalm Beach and building a narrative around the grunge icon's...

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No Apologies: All 102 Nirvana Songs Ranked

April 8, 2015

We've dug deep into the catalog of the chaos-embracing sludge-pop titans who changed the world and tackled a massive task: ranking all 102 album cuts, B-sides, bonus tracks, officially released covers, bootlegger-traded originals, home...

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'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Will Receive Theatrical Run

March 20, 2015

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen stopped by South by Southwest this week to screen the much-anticipated documentary's "final, locked cut of Montage of Heck complete with final mix" and share big news regarding the film's future....

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