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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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Watch the Devastating 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Trailer

March 11, 2015

The critically acclaimed Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck doesn't premiere on television until May 4th, but HBO has unveiled a devastating two-and-a-half-minute trailer packed with snippets of never-before-seen home movies and...

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Unreleased Kurt Cobain Song Set for 'Montage of Heck' Album

March 9, 2015

The HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is already drawing rave reviews on the film festival circuit, including sold-out showings at both Sundance and the True/False fests before its television premiere on May 4th. However, anticipation...

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Hear Father John Misty's Haunting 'Heart-Shaped Box' Cover

February 15, 2015

As a Valentine's Day gift to fans and to celebrate the release of his intimately titled new album I Love You, Honeybear, Father John Misty, the solo project of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, shared a sparse, acoustic cover of Nirvana's...

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Meet the Man Behind 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'

January 28, 2015

In three months, it will have been 21 years since Kurt Cobain's death, and you'd have thought there would be nothing left to say about the life and work of the late Nirvana frontman. But once you've seen Brett Morgen's documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage...

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Why You Won't Hear Nirvana, Pearl Jam in Milwaukee

January 16, 2015

In what's become a tradition between cities involved in major sporting events, a Wisconsin rock radio station announced that they would refrain from playing any Seattle bands until the completion of the NFC Championship game between the Green Bay Packers...

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Book of Rarities to Accompany Kurt Cobain Doc

January 14, 2015

Montage of Heck, the first fully authorized documentary about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is set to air on HBO later this year. Along with the film, Insight Editions will publish a Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck companion book with "a mixture...

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You Can Now Buy Kurt Cobain's Credit Card

February 18, 2015

Pay to play: Kurt Cobain's personal Seafirst BankCard Visa and "King of Clubs, Slot Club" card holder are headed to auction. The Nirvana frontman signed the card in blue ballpoint pen and apparently wrote what appears to be a phone number on the...

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Watch Courtney Love Talk Dave Grohl, Drugs, Cobain Doc

February 11, 2015

Courtney Love chatted with David Letterman during Tuesday's episode of The Late Show, promoting her first appearance on the Fox musical-drama series Empire. But the host's line of questioning quickly veered toward Love's personal life – including...

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'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Floors Sundance at Premiere

January 25, 2015

"It's now my duty to completely drain you." You expected to hear Nirvana songs playing over the MARC Theater's P.A. system before the world premiere of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. But when that line from Nevermind's "Drain You" came on a few minutes...

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25 Must-See Movies at Sundance 2015

January 16, 2015

When January rolls around, moviegoers can expect three things: They'll have to wade through the junk that studios release during this notorious dump month (I, Frankenstein, anybody?); they'll have a chance to catch up on the buzzed-about Oscar titles;...

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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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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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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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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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