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Courtney Love got confidence tips from gay pals

April 18th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Courtney Love's gay friends taught her how to be a rock star.
The Hole singer credits her homosexual pals with helping her learn how to dress well and have a commanding presence when she enters a room.
She told Gay Times magazine: "When I was a kid I was definitely what you would call a fag hag because that's how I learned to dress and be extrovert and walk into a room.
"But at the same time, [musician] Julian Cope taught me a lot about that when I lived in Liverpool and he wasn't gay.
"I would say my freshman year of learning how to be a rock star was just hanging around drag queens, and m...

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Round Up: Star-Studded Nirvana Tribute, Hall & Oates, KISS & More

April 11th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Round Up: Star-Studded Nirvana Tribut
The surviving members of Nirvana paid tribute to late singer Kurt Cobain at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday by inviting several women of rock on stage to perform the band's classic songs.

Joan Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon belted out "Aneurysm," St. Vincent sang "Lithium," and Lorde closed out the set with "All Apologies."

Cobain's mother, sister and his widow, Hole singer Courtney Love, joined drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic on the podium at the Barclays Center to honor the grunge singer.

Courtney Love hit with tax bill

April 11th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Courtney Love has been hit with a tax bill of over $300,000.
The 49-year-old star was a handed a $319,749 lien last month for the tax period ending in 2012, according to IRS filings seen by the New York Post newspaper.
The blonde rocker - who has admitted to having financial difficulties in the past - last year received a tax bill for $266,861, which included unpaid taxes from 2009 and 2011 and she also had a lien filed against her in 2009 for money she owed in 2007 but is reported to have paid it off.
And on Tuesday (04.08.14) Courtney was also ordered by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge...

Nirvana recruit leading ladies for explosive Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show

April 11th, 2014 3:00am EDT
Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Lorde channelled the spirit of the late Kurt Cobain on Thursday (10Apr14) as they performed with the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Michael Stipe from R.E.M. paid tribute to the grunge stars as drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic were joined on the podium at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York by Cobain's mother and sister and his widow, Courtney Love.

The Hole frontwoman proved that any bad blood between her and the existing Nirvana duo was in the past by calling Grohl and Novosel...

Courtney Love had 'bad' time with Kurt Cobain

April 7th, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Courtney Love had a "bad" time as Kurt Cobain's wife.
The Hole singer admits her two-year marriage to the Nirvana rocker - who committed suicide 20 years ago - wasn't "very fun" because they both struggled with drug addiction and had no one to help them.
Asked if she looks back on their time together with fondness, Courtney - who has 21-year-old daughter Frances with Kurt - said: "It was bad. It wasn't very fun. It should have been fun. But I can barely remember it because people didn't take care of us."
And the 'Malibu' hitmaker thinks Kurt's death has been much harder for their daughter t...

Courtney Love on Kurt's memorial day

April 6th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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Courtney Love "chants and prays" for Kurt Cobain to mark the day he died.
The Hole singer, who was married to the tragic Nirvana star from 1992 until he committed suicide in 1994, insists 20 years on she still thinks about his death "every single day".
She said: "Kurt's death was just the biggest low, man. I have my own private stuff that I do [to mark it] that I don't really wanna share with the world. It's just my thing. It still makes me sad that it happened, every single day.
"On the anniversary day itself, you sort of battle through it. I do my chanting and praying."
Courtney was un...

Kurt Cobain's daughter living as a recluse?

April 5th, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Kurt Cobain's daughter has reportedly become a recluse.
Frances Bean Cobain - the daughter of the Nirvana frontman and his widow Courtney Love - is said to "rarely go out", with insiders claiming she has become "pretty paranoid" over the years.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Frances rarely goes out. Her staff are sent to buy bags of take-out food a few times a day for her and her friends.
"She has barely been seen outside in 18 months and has turned her Mediterranean-style home into a fortress by building giant walls to cut herself off from the world and installing tons of CCTV. She seem...

Seattle PD Releases Formerly Undeveloped Crime Scene Images From Kurt Cobain Suicide

March 31st, 2014 10:00am EDT
Seattle PD Releases Formerly Undeveloped Crime Scene Images From
Two decades ago, modern rock legend Kurt Cobain tragically took his own life. He left behind him the short-lived legacy of the wildly successful contemporary rock band Nirvana, along with millions of adoring fans.

To mark the two-decade anniversary of this celebrated musician's death, Seattle Police Department has released some formerly undeveloped images from the scene of the suicide, and though none of these are graphic in nature, die-hard Nirvana fans will probably feel this one hit close to home. We've included them on the following pages.

Cobain was a well documented alcoholic who s...

New Kurt Cobain death scene photos released

March 28th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
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Police in Seattle, Washington have released new images of Kurt Cobain's death scene as Nirvana fans prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of his passing next month (Apr14).

The 35 undeveloped photos were discovered during a recent re-investigation into the rock star's suicide.

Now developed, they show Cobain's suicide note, with a pen stuck directly through the middle of it, his driving licence and his heroin kit in a cigar box that was found at the scene.

The Smells Like Teen Spirit rocker was just 27 when he was found dead of a shotgun wound in his home on Lake Washington Boulevard, Sea...

Dead stars feature in Dutch beer commercial

March 26th, 2014 4:00am EDT
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Bosses at a Dutch brewing company have brought Kurt Cobain and John Lennon back from the dead for a new commercial.

Marketing men behind the new Bavaria ad for Radler fruit-flavoured beer also features the likenesses of dead icons Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur, Marilyn Monroe and Bruce Lee chilling out on a tropical paradise.

The peaceful scene is interrupted when the dead stars spot a ship on the horizon, forcing them to run for cover to protect their secret spot.

Rumor Patrol: Chris Brown And Ariana Grande Dating, Kurt Cobain's Death, More

March 22nd, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Chris Brown And Ariana Grande Dating, Kurt Cobain'
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Chris Brown Dating Ariana Grande: After it was revealed Brown and Grande were working on a song together, rumors swirled that the working relationship turned to romance. Is Grande really falling for the bad boy?

Verdict: False. One of Brown's friends told RumorFix it was just a rumor. The rapper doesn't have much time for a girlfriend at the moment, anyway, thanks to his issues with jail and rehab.


Police re-examining evidence in Kurt Cobain's death

March 21st, 2014 5:20am EDT
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Police are re-examining evidence in Kurt Cobain's death.
The 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' rocker is believed to have taken his own life by shooting himself with a shotgun at home in Washington, US, in April 1994, but investigators are taking another look after new photos of the scene have emerged.
Two new pictures have been released; one showing a cigar box on the floor near the singer's body, as well as cash, a woolly hat and an open wallet displaying his ID and another showing the inside of the box, which contains drug paraphernalia.
The Seattle police force say they found four undeveloped r...

Police re-examine Kurt Cobain case

March 21st, 2014 12:20am EDT
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Police in Seattle, Washington have re-examined the investigation into Kurt Cobain's death.

The King County Sheriff's Office recently assigned a detective to look into the files, almost 20 years after the Nirvana frontman was found dead in his home in the city, and he developed four rolls of 35 mm film depicting images from the scene of the rocker's death that had been sitting in the evidence vault.

But he decided not to reopen the case, as there were no new findings.

Police spokesperson Renee Witt told the Seattle Times: "He dug up the files and had another look and there was nothing new...

Seattle Police Not Reopening Investigation Of Kurt Cobain's Death

March 20th, 2014 10:14pm EDT
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Contrary to numerous internet reports, police in Seattle, Washington have not reopened the investigation into the death of late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain.

Mike Ciesenski, a cold-case detective with the Seattle P.D., recently pulled Cobain's file to brush up on the details because of increasing press interest as the 20th anniversary of the star's death approaches. Ciesenski discovered four rolls of undeveloped film in the file and had it developed, prompting the rumors that the investigation was being reopened.

Renee Witt, a spokesperson for the department, cleared things up on Thursday, ...

Nirvana fan plans to turn Kurt Cobain home into a museum

March 20th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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A Nirvana superfan has launched an online campaign to raise enough money to buy Kurt Cobain's childhood home and turn it into a museum.

The house in Aberdeen, Washington was placed on the market by Cobain's mother Wendy O'Connor and his sister Kim last year (13) in the hope of finding a buyer who would turn the place into a shrine, and now 33-year-old journalist Jaime Dunkle has announced her intention to make that dream come true.

The Broward-Palm Beach New Times reports her GoFundMe page was created on 2 March (14), and features video of Dunkle standing in Cobain's childhood bedroom.


Housemate sells off Kurt Cobain's stuff

March 3rd, 2014 8:30pm EST
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A man who once shared a home with tragic Nirvana star Kurt Cobain is selling off the singer/songwriter's belongings on Craigslist.com.

The unnamed former pal has offered up a set of skis and a telephone Cobain once reportedly owned for less than $100 (£62.50) each, and he is keen to sell more of the rocker's stuff from their time as housemates in Washington before he was famous.

The ex-housemate writes, "I used to live with Kurt Cobain back in the 90s and I have been holding on to a bunch of his stuff that he left in a box when he moved out. He owed us rent and said he would get the box w...

Washington Hometown Celebrates Kurt Cobain Day With Odd Weeping Statue

February 22nd, 2014 10:00am EST
Washington Hometown Celebrates Kurt Cobain Day With Odd Weeping
Kurt Cobain fans celebrated what would have been the singer's 47th birthday in Aberdeen, Wash., on Thursday with several festivities, including an appearance from the late star's guitar teacher and a giant sculpture.

Randi Hubbard's sculpture, which has reportedly been in the works for 20 years, features the Nirvana frontman weeping as he sits and plays the guitar. Fans will be able to get a glimpse of the art piece at the Aberdeen Museum of History.

Many have criticized the statue, saying it doesn't resemble the rocker or depict his true spirit. Others say it looks like Jesus. Check it o...

Courtney Love's Hulk-sized addictions

February 10th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love says her addictions are "the size of the Incredible Hulk"
The Hole singer has previously battled drug addiction and even though she has been sober for almost ten years, is constantly aware of how bad things could be if she relapsed, comparing her addictions to the huge, powerful green comic book character.
She said: "I've been clean and sober since 2005. Those of us that are addicts, you know, it's like, I do all this spiritual hygiene, I chant and do yoga and stuff like that, but out in the parking lot, there is my addiction doing sit-ups the size of the Incredible Hulk.

Kurt Cobain scores his own day in native city

January 24th, 2014 3:20am EST
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Late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain's birthday will be celebrated in his native Aberdeen, Washington annually thanks to the launch of a new day in his honour.

Town mayor Bill Simpson and the city council have declared 20 February will forever be Kurt Cobain Day.

A proclamation reads: "Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements."

The Smells Like Teen Spirit singer has already been honoured on the city's We...

Courtney Love breaks down in court over Kurt Cobain

January 22nd, 2014 8:40pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love reportedly broke down in tears while in court on Wednesday (22Jan14), as she listened to a Canadian businessman recount how her late husband Kurt Cobain's legacy had been mismanaged.

The Hole rocker is currently in court as the defendant in a libel case brought against her by her former lawyer Rhonda Holmes.

The attorney alleges the singer defamed her on Twitter and in an online interview in 2010, after a falling out between the two women.

A week into the Los Angeles Superior Court trial, witness Phillip Gross took the stand on Tuesday (22Jan14) and confirmed Love's claim t...

Courtney Love makes resolution to be friends with exes

December 27th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has made a New Year's resolution to make peace with her ex-lovers.
The Hole rocker - the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain - has vowed to start 2014 with a romantic clean slate and has decided to drop any grudges she has against any of her former boyfriends.
In a post made on her Facebook page, Courtney wrote: "I think at nearly 50 the basis of any relationship should be restraint and pragmatism before the big dramatic tsunami -- s - - t I wish I knew this at 20, and to become best friends and to make sure your exes dont all hate you. its important to leave romances nicely...

Dave Grohl Responds To Nirvana's Hall Of Fame Induction

December 19th, 2013 1:54pm EST
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl has paid tribute to the late Kurt Cobain after Nirvana was named among the 2014 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The grunge icons were among the nine acts to make the cut and will officially become part of rock 'n' roll history when they are entered into the fabled hall of fame next April. Foo Fighters star Grohl, who played drums in Nirvana, admits he is delighted by the honor.

He says, "For once... I'm speechless. From the basements, to the dingy clubs, to the broken down vans, to... the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
"I'd like to thank the committee not only f...

Lady Gaga smokes cannabis to feel young

December 6th, 2013 4:20am EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga used to smoke cannabis to feel young again.
The 27-year-old singer has openly admitted to being addicted to the drug in the past, but she insists she became reliant on it because it helped her forget her level of fame and made her feel like she was a teen again.
During an interview on the 'Alan Carr: Chatty Man' talk show, she revealed: "The thing that I really fell in love with about it is that I completely forget that I'm famous just totally forget about it, and I just take a puff and I'm me when I was 17 again, in my white go-go boots, looking for a job on the lower east side...

Lady Gaga won't join 27 Club

November 15th, 2013 4:20am EST
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Lady Gaga is adamant she won't join the 27 Club.
The 'Do What You Want With My Body' singer says she was dependent on smoking marijuana earlier this year, but has vowed to curb her drug use and wild behavior because she doesn't want to die young, like Amy Winehouse.
The late 'Body and Soul' hitmaker and stars including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison all died aged of 27 but Gaga is adamant she'll make it past her 28th birthday in March.
She said: "I want to live and I want my fans to live. I don't want them to torture themselves in the way I have.
"I want to show people that I ...

Courtney Love is no fan of 'sad' Katy Perry

October 23rd, 2013 10:20am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love thinks Katy Perry's is "kind of sad".
The grunge rocker isn't a huge fan of the 'Roar' singer since she got her major record label deal in 2007, saying she preferred her when she had just been discovered by producer Glen Ballard when she was still a teenager.
She told Interview magazine: "I liked Katy when she was in a black shag and the shy girl on Glen Ballard's arm at events. She was damaged goods by the time she got to Capitol [Records]. She really worked for it - 'It' being a career I find so boring it's sort of sad, but what she wears is cute and in her own universe."

Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home, Mattress Is For Sale

September 25th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Kurt Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, is selling the late Nirvana frontman's childhood home. The property, located two hours from Seattle, Wash., was put on the market this week.

The home was last assessed at $67,000 but is being listed for $500,000 due to the legacy attached to it.

Cobain's bedroom reportedly still features the band names he scribbled on the wall, including Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin.  The yellow house, built in 1923, is located on East 1st Street in Aberdeen. It hasn't been updated.

The singer's sister Kim Cobain said in an email statement: "We've decided to sell the...

Nirvana Became A Bluegrass Band

September 14th, 2013 2:22pm EDT
Nirvana were renamed The Simon Ritchie Bluegrass Ensemble when they recorded In Utero.

The In Bloom grunge band were so famous after the success of their second album Nevermind they had to be booked into a studio under a secret name to make its follow up.

Brent Sigmeth, who worked at Pachyderm Studios, where the album was recorded, knew something was up the minute a bluegrass outfit were booked in.

He said: "Immediately we were suspicious. Eventually we figured out it had to be Nirvana. I still had to go to the airport and hold up a sign which said 'The Simon Ritchie Bluegrass Ensemble'....

Jay-Z asked Courtney Love for permission to use Cobain's lyrics on new album

June 22nd, 2013 6:55pm EDT
Jay-Z's new album Magna Carta Holy Grail will feature lyrics written by the late Kurt Cobain, according to the rocker's widow Courtney Love.

The former Hole singer has revealed she gave the rapper permission to use lyrics from Nirvana hit Smells Like Teen Spirit, and admits she's concerned her estranged daughter Frances Bean will "freak" when she finds out.

Explaining her decision, Love, who owns the rights to her late husband's music, tells The Huffington Post, "Jay-Z's huge and we're friends."

The new album is set to become an instant hit when it is released next month  thanks to a dea...

Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos Published For First Time

April 6th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
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On the 19th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, previously unpublished photos of the scene of his suicide have been released.

On April 5, 1994, the Nirvana frontman was found dead in the greenhouse at his Lake Washington home in Seattle, Washington. On Friday, editors at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer marked his untimely passing by releasing previously unseen images of his house.

The newspaper includes the caption: "A few (images) were published after Cobain's death in 1994. But most of them have sat in the same negative sleeves they were placed in the day they were taken."

It is believe...

Paul McCartney To Sing With Nirvana At Sandy Relief Concert

December 12th, 2012 2:01pm EST
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney is to fill in for Kurt Cobain as the surviving members of Nirvana reunite at the Superstorm Sandy benefit in New York on Wednesday.

Grunge stars Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic have reportedly enlisted the Beatle to play onstage with them at the Madison Square Garden charity performance.

The Fab Four legend reveals Grohl invited him to "jam with some mates," but admits he had no idea he was filling in for tragic rocker Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994.

Paul tells Britain's The Sun, "I didn't really know who they were. They are saying how good it is to be bac...

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