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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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Read Rare, Auction-Bound Notorious B.I.G. Contracts

June 11, 2015

Multiple documents tracing the rise of Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records and the Notorious B.I.G. — including a contract featuring Christopher Wallace's rare signature — are among a number of music-related items now up for auction via Paddle8. Another...

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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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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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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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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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Duff McKagan, Krist Novoselic Perform 'Sweet Child O' Mine'

May 18, 2015

Duff McKagan held the release party for his new tome How to Be a Man at Seattle's Neptune Theatre Sunday night, where he sat down to discuss his latest book with friend and fellow bassist Krist Novoselic. During the event, the Guns N' Roses and...

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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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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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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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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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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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