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Billy Corgan: Kurt Cobain and I Were 'Top Two Scribes'

December 5, 2014

Billy Corgan defined his relationship with Kurt Cobain in a new interview, saying that he did not look up to the Nirvana frontman. "In the purest sense of the word, we were competitors," the Smashing Pumpkins frontman told The Independent. "He and I were...

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Kurt Cobain Doc Director Talks Courtney Love

December 3, 2014

An earlier version of this story cited an erroneous report concerning Courtney Love's involvement in the planned Kurt Cobain documentary. Rolling Stone has reflected new information in the story below.   A report in the Hollywood Reporter...

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Q&A: Ben Gibbard Talks 'Sonic Highways,' Grunge, Cobain

November 29, 2014

"If the Foo Fighters want you to show up somewhere, you just do it," Ben Gibbard tells Rolling Stone. So when Dave Grohl reached out to the Death Cab For Cutie frontman to ask if he'd participate in the Foos' HBO documentary series Sonic...

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Chris Martin: Nirvana, Katy Perry, EDM Inspired New Songs

November 18, 2014

The aftermath of Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow's "conscious uncoupling" inspired plenty of material on Coldplay's somber last record, Ghost Stories. But amid the heartbreak and misery, Martin mixed in some left field influences including Katy...

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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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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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Grohl on First Listen to 'Superunknown'

April 29, 2014

"At its best, Superunknown offers a more harrowing depiction of alienation and despair than anything on In Utero." That was part of Rolling Stone's take on Soundgarden's fourth album when it arrived in 1994. And now that the LP is...

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Novoselic: Singers Conjured 'Spirit of Nirvana'

April 15, 2014

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic has said in a post on his blog that Joan Jett was his first choice for the group's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that Dave Grohl "ran with the idea of having all women lead." The group's surviving members...

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Kurt Cobain Doc Headed to HBO in 2015

November 25, 2014

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, will see release on HBO in 2015. The film is the first to be made with the cooperation of Cobain's family, and was written, directed and produced...

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St. Vincent Explains Nirvana Collaboration

July 22, 2014

In a new interview, St. Vincent explained that she agreed to take part in Nirvana's reunion performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and at a small Brooklyn club this past April — when she and three other women sang Kurt Cobain's parts...

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Courtney Love: It's Time to 'Make Amends' With Dave Grohl

June 18, 2014

Following a drama-free reunion with Dave Grohl at Nirvana's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Courtney Love wants to resolve her differences with her late husband's bandmate. "It's time to make amends," she said, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail,...

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Dave Grohl Details New Foo Fighters Album, HBO Series

June 2, 2014

Season four of Game of Thrones may be inching toward its finale, but HBO has another kickass project on the horizon courtesy of Dave Grohl. The Foo Fighters frontman recently revealed that his travelogue docuseries on HBO would be titled Sonic Highways,...

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Courtney Love Knows 'You Know My Name'

April 22, 2014

Courtney Love won't release her double A-side single, "You Know My Name"/"Wedding Day" until May 4th, but the vicious, chugging "You Know My Name" has already premiered on Steve Lamacq's BBC Radio 6 show. You can check out the track above, which finds...

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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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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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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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