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2016

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Kurt Cobain's Guitar From Last Nirvana Tour Going to Auction

April 18, 2016

A black-and-white Fender Stratocaster guitar used by Kurt Cobain for the end-of-concert, instrument-destroying jams during Nirvana's final tour – specifically at the band's February 16th, 1994 gig in Rennes, France – has hit the auction...

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Guns N' Roses vs. Nirvana: A Beef History

April 11, 2016

Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain were once alike in many ways: two messed-up small-town guys whose lives were changed forever by aggressive, rebellious rock music. But though Nirvana and Guns N' Roses both found fame by blurring the lines...

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'Nevermind' at 25: Krist Novoselic Ponders LP's Significance

April 4, 2016

This September will mark 25 years since Nirvana put out their breakthrough album Nevermind. It's a milestone that recently caught bassist Krist Novoselic off-guard in an interview with Rolling Stone. "I always think it was '92, because that's when everything...

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Krist Novoselic on Three Questions Politicians Must Answer

March 25, 2016

In the decades since Nirvana ended, bassist Krist Novoselic has become an outspoken voice for political reform. His latest venture is collaborating with two former Congressmen — a Democrat and a Republican — on a new campaign dubbed 3 American...

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Beck, Nirvana Members Team to Cover David Bowie

February 15, 2016

Beck and the surviving members of Nirvana – drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear – formed a one-off supergroup Sunday night to pay tribute to David Bowie at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party....

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Krist Novoselic Talks Buzz Osborne's 'Montage' Criticism

March 31, 2016

Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne made a number of comments bashing the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck when it came out last summer, claiming that source material was taken out of context, targeting Courtney Love's role in the film and calling it...

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See Sturgill Simpson Reinvent Nirvana's 'In Bloom'

March 24, 2016

Sturgill Simpson makes one small but significant addition to the lyrics in his soulful cover of Nirvana's "In Bloom" — after each "don't know what it means," he chimes in with his own "to love someone." While that idea may be implied in Kurt...

2015

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2015: The Year Music Documentaries Brought Back the Dead

December 31, 2015

Nothing fits the music documentary format quite so compellingly as a life cut tragically short. In addition to the ready-made dramatic arc, a subject who leaves this mortal coil before their time usually also leaves a certain amount of mystery in their...

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John Lennon's 'Love Me Do' Guitar Sells for $2.4 Million

November 8, 2015

John Lennon's long-lost acoustic Gibson J-160E, used in the recording of the Beatles' Please Please Me and With the Beatles LPs, shattered all estimates Saturday on the Julien's Live auction block, as the instrument sold for $2.41 million, a record...

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Kurt Cobain's 'Unplugged' Cardigan, Hair Up for Auction

November 2, 2015

Kurt Cobain's green cardigan from Nirvana's MTV Unplugged taping, the Beatles' drumhead from their 1964 visit to the Ed Sullivan Show and a long-lost acoustic Gibson belonging to John Lennon are among the nearly 350 rock-related items that will hit...

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Krist Novoselic Talks Bernie Sanders, Kurt Cobain Dreams

October 10, 2015

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic appeared on former MTV VJ Kennedy's Fox Business show this week to talk about grunge, Bernie Sanders, "proportional representation" and Kurt Cobain. Novoselic, long politically active, is a supporter of Citizens...

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Hear Kurt Cobain's Sparse, Poignant 'Sappy' Demo

October 5, 2015

Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, the companion album to the acclaimed documentary about the Nirvana frontman, will arrive November 13th, and today "Sappy (Early Demo)," one of the tracks from that collection...

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Kurt Cobain Beatles Cover Set for Seven-Inch Release

September 22, 2015

UPDATE: Cobain's cover of "And I Love Her" has now been officially released. Kurt Cobain's haunting cover of the Beatles' "And I Love Her," which debuted in Brett Morgen's documentary, Montage of Heck, will be released on seven-inch vinyl on November...

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Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings

November 13, 2015

This powerful collection – a companion to the HBO documentary Montage of Heck – plays like Kurt Cobain’s phantom memoir. Director Brett Morgen went through 200 hours of cassette tapes to find these song sketches and demos. Some of...

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Hear Kurt Cobain's Raw Solo Demo of Nirvana's 'Been a Son'

November 5, 2015

The upcoming soundtrack to the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck contains a bevy of previously unreleased home cassette recordings by the Nirvana frontman. One of the standouts is a rough demo of "Been a Son," a raucous track that had previously...

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Kurt Cobain's 'Montage of Heck' Soundtrack: 5 Key Tracks

October 30, 2015

The first-ever Kurt Cobain solo album comes out on November 13th. Brett Morgen, director of this year's haunting Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck, whittled down more than 200 hours of previously unreleased material, drawn...

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Inside 'Montage of Heck' LP's Unreleased Kurt Cobain Trove

October 7, 2015

"I curated the album to create a feeling that the listener was sitting in Kurt's apartment in Olympia, Washington, in the late Eighties, and bearing witness to his creation." That is how Brett Morgen — the writer-director and co-producer of...

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Kurt Cobain's Home Demos to Feature on Soundtrack Album

September 28, 2015

The upcoming soundtrack to the Kurt Cobain doc Montage of Heck will feature dozens of the Nirvana frontman's home recordings. The album, Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, will be released on November 13th, ahead of a special...

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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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