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Lana Del Rey: Being 'On the Periphery of Music' Inspired New Album

July 8, 2014

Lana Del Rey said she felt free to explore and experiment on her new album, Ultraviolence, following the negative reviews of her much-discussed debut, Born to Die, adding that that mindset allowed her to build a fruitful working relationship with...

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No Apologies: The Best of Nirvana

June 24, 2014

Twenty years after the death of singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain, Nirvana's beautifully pungent punk-rock still sounds as raw and realized as it did two decades ago. These tracks find the band at its brutally funny – and beautifully honest –...

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Frances Bean Cobain to Lana Del Rey: Early Death Isn't 'Cool'

June 23, 2014

Update: Lana Del Rey has responded to Frances Bean Cobain. Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean, has reacted to Lana Del Rey's recent "I wish I was dead already" proclamation, which came after an interviewer mentioned Cobain and Amy Winehouse. "The...

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'Talk Dirty to Me' in 20 Different Styles

May 6, 2014

The singer who treated the Internet to a version of Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" as performed by everyone from Kurt Cobain to Frank Sinatra, is back with his new offering: Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty to Me" sung in 20 different musical styles. 20 Unforgettable...

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Inside Nirvana's Post-Rock Hall Secret Show

April 11, 2014

John McCauley is such a big Nirvana fan, his band Deer Tick routinely play covers-only shows as Deervana. So he had a hard time believing it when he got an email from Dave Grohl asking him to play with the surviving members at a Rock & Roll Hall...

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Read Nirvana's Rock Hall Acceptance Speech

April 11, 2014

In their first year of eligibility, Nirvana were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. With Courtney Love and Dave Grohl sharing a stage for the first (and probably last) time in years after a decades-long...

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St. Vincent, Muse Cover 'Lithium'

April 6, 2014

Saturday, April 5th marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, and the impact he made on his peers became powerfully clear as a broad range of musicians offered testimony in various ways. Two stirring tributes came during concerts Saturday night...

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Neil Young, Billie Joe Armstrong, Beck and More Remember Kurt Cobain

April 5, 2014

With the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death this weekend, musicians everywhere have been paying homage. AP collected reflections from a handful of artists ranging from ones who influenced him to musicians he inspired, including Neil Young, Beck,...

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Kurt Cobain Musical 'Very Likely,' Courtney Love Says

April 1, 2014

Courtney Love has big plans for Kurt Cobain's legacy – if she can make them happen. The Nirvana frontman's widow recently said that she hopes to make a biopic, documentary and musical about him. The latter production, she told NME, is "very likely"...

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Kurt Cobain Gets His Own Comic Book

March 27, 2014

Kurt Cobain's life will be captured in the pages of a new comic book that sees release in print and digital forms on April 2nd, a few days before the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman's death, Billboard reports. Written and drawn by Jayfri Hashim,...

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See Inside Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home

March 20, 2014

Smells like team spirit. A Nirvana fan from Portland, Oregon is looking to purchase Kurt Cobain's childhood home through crowdfunding and turn it into a museum. The grunge icon's mother listed the 1.5-story Aberdeen, Washington house last fall,...

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Watch the Full Nirvana Hall of Fame Induction

June 2, 2014

Nirvana fans have read all about the band's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and probably even watched Michael Stipe's moving speech. But now the entire 38-minute Nirvana event is available online – including the three-minute video intro,...

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The Inside Story Of Nirvana's One-Night-Only Reunion

April 16, 2014

The thought of entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work in Nirvana barely even entered Dave Grohl's head until shortly after he walked offstage at last year's ceremony in Los Angeles after inducting Rush and jamming with them on "2112." ...

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Nirvana Reunite, Kiss Are Civil at Hall of Fame

April 11, 2014

It was exactly midnight when Joan Jett walked onstage with the surviving members of Nirvana and tore into the opening chords of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." By that point, the capacity crowd at Brooklyn's Barclays Center had witnessed a long evening full...

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Courtney Love Rejects Yoko Ono Comparisons

April 6, 2014

Courtney Love does not enjoy being compared to Yoko Ono. As the world marks the 20th anniversary of her late husband Kurt Cobain's death and Nirvana prepares for its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Love opened up about her relation...

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In Tribute: Kurt Cobain

April 4, 2014
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Police Release Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos

March 28, 2014

Last week, Seattle police said they were reexamining the evidence surrounding Kurt Cobain's suicide. Although they didn't find anything that warranted reopening the case, they did unearth a series of bleak photos taken at the scene of the Nirvana...

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Kurt Cobain, John Lennon in Dutch Beer Ad

March 25, 2014

Dutch brewing company Bavaria has an egregious new ad out for their fruit-flavored beer, Radler, that'll leave you more dumbfounded than a bunch of Clydesdales debating those twins. The spot posits the idea that Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Tupac Shakur,...

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Aberdeen's Kurt Cobain Day Features Weird Crying Statue

February 21, 2014

Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Washington declared Thursday, February 20th "Kurt Cobain Day" yesterday. But the tribute festivities turned awkward with the unveiling of a bizarre Crying Cobain statue (with its solitary tear) in the town's museum. Needless...

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