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HBO To Air Kurt Cobain Documentary In 2015

November 26th, 2014 8:45am EST
Nirvana
The first completely authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain will feature the singer's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, as executive producer.

Filmmaker Brett Morgen, the man behind the Rolling Stones' "Crossfire Hurricane" documentary, wrote, produced and directed "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck." The movie will air on HBO in 2015. The film will include home movies, recordings, art, photos, and previously unheard songs.

Morgen told WENN, "I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. H...
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Top 10 Highly-Anticipated Celeb Biopics

November 16th, 2014 6:00pm EST
Aaliyah
So far this year Hollywood has given us the James Brown, Britney Murphy and Cesar Chavez biopics. (Bet you’d never thought you’d see those three personas looped together, did ya?) Brace yourself, La La land’s conveyor belt of biography films on the big and small screen will move next to R&B princess Aaliyah (premiering on Lifetime this weekend) followed by Angela Bassett’s take on Whitney Houston. Considering this trend shows no signs of slowing down we've compiled a list of the top 10 Highly-Anticipated celeb biopics that need to be made, like, right now.

Frank Sinatra

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'It's All Good': Lana Del Rey Says Comments About Kurt Cobain Were Taken Out Of Context

June 24th, 2014 6:30pm EDT
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey has opened up over comments she made about late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in an interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper that prompted Cobain's daughter Frances Bean to call her out on Twitter for making it sound like dying young is "cool."

The singer, whose latest album, "Ultraviolent," dropped last week, clarified her comments, saying that she was baited into answering some pretty "sinister" questions about death by reporter Tim Jonze.

"[I]t's all good," Lana tweeted to Frances Bean. "He (Jonze) was asking me a lot [about] your dad I said I liked him because he was ta...
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10 Music Myths People Still Believe

June 22nd, 2014 12:55pm EDT
10 Music Myths People Still Believe
Some of the greatest music myths are those that pass through generations and are still fresh and new to each set of ears that hears them. The best of the best are funny, mean and downright outrageous. But hey, you have to be pretty high on the popularity scale to get one of these things said about you, so myth or not, all press is good press. According to Webster's, a myth is a "a widely held but false belief or idea." So in no particular order, here are 10 of the greatest music myths people still believe, even after all these years.

1. Elvis Is Still Alive!

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12 Celebs People Love to Believe Faked Their Deaths

June 4th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Dead Celebrities People Love To Believe Faked Their Deaths
Sometimes we just don’t want to believe a loved one is gone. The same is true for some celebrities, especially after they die under odd circumstances. There will always be a slice of the population that believes these celebrities faked their death for one reason or another.

Kurt Cobain

Despite evidence Cobain committed suicide, the rock legend continues to be the target of conspiracy theorists. In one of the most bizarre theories, it's believed Cobain faked his death and continued to live as Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of Weezer. Why? Cuomo appeared in the music scene soon after Cobain's de...
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15 Celebrities You May Not Realize Are Bipolar

May 23rd, 2014 3:00am EDT
15 Celebrities You May Not Realize Are Bipolar
In April 2011, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones checked in to a mental-health facility in Connecticut and was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, a mental illness that includes long periods of depression alternating with episodes of mild mania.

She reluctantly talked about her condition the following year on "Good Morning America," telling viewers: "You know what? I'm sick of talking about it because I never wanted to be the poster child for this. I never wanted this to come out publicly. It came out.

"I dealt with it in the best way I could and that was just saying that, 'Look, hey, I'm bipo...
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Kurt Cobain Bashes Wife Courtney Love In Newly Released Note

May 1st, 2014 8:36am EDT
Courtney Love
Police in Seattle, Wash., have released a note that late singer Kurt Cobain wrote about his wife Courtney Love prior to his death 20 years ago.

Authorities discovered the letter while investigating the Nirvana frontman's death and only just released it this week.

The note suggests that Cobain and Love weren't getting along, and it's unclear whether the grunge rocker ever presented it to his wife.

The note, written on stationery from a San Francisco-area hotel, reads: "Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife. even when she's a b**ch with zits and sip...
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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.
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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...
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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.

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Seattle Police Not Reopening Investigation Of Kurt Cobain's Death

March 20th, 2014 10:14pm EDT
Kurt Cobain
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, ...
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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...
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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...
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Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home, Mattress Is For Sale

September 25th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Nirvana
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...
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Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos Published For First Time

April 6th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Kurt Cobain
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...
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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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Courtney Love Slams Kurt Cobain Musical Reports

November 5th, 2012 8:57am EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has dismissed reports she is writing a musical based on her late husband Kurt Cobain's rise to fame.

Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lutfi claimed last month that he was collaborating with the former Hole star on a potential stage show about the grunge star's life, his work with Nirvana, and their marriage.

Lutfi alleged the pair was hoping to take the production to Broadway or convince Hollywood bosses to turn it into a movie - but Love has shot down his claims.

She tells Britain's Observer newspaper, "There will be no musical. Sometimes it's best just to leave thing...
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Courtney Love Calls Out Lana Del Rey Over Nirvana Cover About Her Lady Bits

July 31st, 2012 9:59am EDT
Courtney Love
It seems that Courtney Love doesn't want anyone to sing about her vagina, including Lana Del Rey.

Del Rey sang a cover of Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box," which apparently is all about Love's lady parts.

Love tweeted, "You do know the song is about my Vagina right...? On top of which some of the lyrics about my vagina I contributed. So umm next time you sing it, think about my vagina will you?"

The question is, did Del Rey know what the song is about? And if so, she apparently didn't care.
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Courtney Love Loses Kurt Cobain's Publicity Rights To Daughter Frances Bean

May 3rd, 2012 12:55pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has lost control of her late husband Kurt Cobain's publicity rights to the couple's only child.

According to sealed documents obtained by The Fix.com, Frances Bean Cobain has taken over the management of the Nirvana frontman's name, likeness and image.

The files allegedly show that Love, who been estranged from her daughter since 2009, agreed to step down as acting manager of End of Music LLC - the company in charge of handling the money generated from the late rocker's image - in 2010.

The move came after Love was loaned $2.75 million from her daughter's trust fund.

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Hole's Eric Erlandson Plays Down New Kurt Cobain Songs Rumor

May 2nd, 2012 12:52pm EDT
Eric Erlandson
Hole rocker Eric Erlandson has played down reports his pal Kurt Cobain recorded an album of unheard songs before he died.

Fans of the late Nirvana frontman were sent into a frenzy last month when Erlandson apparently suggested Cobain had laid down demo tracks for an album's worth of new material before his death in 1994.

But now the guitarist has spoken out to clarify his comments, insisting the Smells Like Teen Spirit star was merely working on "ideas" and had only recorded snippets of songs on primitive equipment in his bedroom.

Erlandson tells NME, "I never used the word demo and I...
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Courtney Love Escalates Dave Grohl Feud, Accuses Him Of 'Hitting On' Frances Bean

April 12th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has stepped up her war of words with Dave Grohl by accusing the rocker of destroying Kurt Cobain's memory by allowing a Nirvana song to be used in The Muppets movie.

The Foo Fighters frontman, who played in Nirvana with Love's late husband Cobain, was forced to defend himself this week after the Hole star claimed he had "hit on" her teenage daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

Grohl vehemently denied the allegations, branding Love's comments "another hateful Twitter rant," and the blonde star has now hit back by accusing her adversary of staining Cobain's legacy by letting Smells...
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Guitar Amp Innovator Jim Marshall Dead At 88

April 5th, 2012 9:34am EDT
AeroSmith
Guitar amp pioneer Jim Marshall has passed away at the age of 88.

The music icon, nicknamed the Father of Loud, is recognized as one of the key pioneers in amplification after he began building amps in the 1960s and founded Marshall Amplification 50 years ago.

His equipment has been used by rock's most iconic stars, including Jimi Hendrix, Joe Perry, Kurt Cobain and Slash.
 
News of his death was posted on his company's website on Thursday.

An official statement reads, "Jim rose to become one of the forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar, as we know a...
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Jack Black Defends Muppets Over Courtney Love's 'Raping Kurt Cobain's Memory' Comment

March 16th, 2012 8:44am EDT
Jack Black
Jack Black has come to the defense of The Muppets after Courtney Love reportedly accused the popular puppets of destroying Kurt Cobain's legacy by covering a Nirvana song in the latest movie.

The Hole star was said to be fuming to discover Smells Like Teen Spirit was used in The Muppets film in a scene featuring Black, and is reported to have told pals the cover was "raping" her late husband's work.

However, Black is adamant no offense was intended as he is a big fan of the Nirvana frontman.

He tells E! Online, "I beg to differ... That's absurd, absurd, absurd... I personally hold no ...
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Daughter Says Courtney Love 'Exists' On Xanax, Adderall, Sonata, Abilify, Sugar And Cigarettes

February 2nd, 2012 9:40pm EST
Courtney Love
Kurt Cobain's daughter Frances Bean accused her mother Courtney Love of killing two of her childhood pets as part of a restraining order she sought against the Hole star in 2009.

The newly-published details from the then-17 year old's deposition allege a cat died after it became entangled in fabric and papers left lying around by Love. Frances Bean also claims a dog passed away after ingesting her mother's prescription medication.

The deposition has been made public in new book, Courtney Comes Clean.

Author Maer Roshan was given copies of the sealed deposition papers that were drafted wh...
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Courtney Love Storms Off Stage Over Fan Holding Up Kurt Cobain Photo

November 14th, 2011 12:42pm EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love stormed off stage during Hole's appearance at Brazil's SWU festival on Sunday after an audience member held up a picture of her late husband Kurt Cobain.

The outspoken rocker halted her set at the Sao Paulo event to call out a concert-goer in the crowd brandishing a photo of the Nirvana frontman, who took his own life in 1994.

She shouted, "I don't need to see a picture of Kurt, a**hole, and I'm going to have you f**king removed if you keep holding that up. I'm not Kurt, I have to live with his f**king s**t and his ghost and his kid every day. Throwing that up is stupid an...
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Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love's Daughter Frances Bean Engaged

October 27th, 2011 7:19pm EDT
Frances Bean Cobain
Kurt Cobain's little girl Frances Bean is engaged.

The 19-year-old model, who is estranged from mom Courtney Love, has changed her Facebook.com status to 'engaged' after accepting rocker Isaiah Silva's proposal.

A source tells In Touch magazine, "They have moved in together."

Confirming the happy news on Facebook.com, Cobain writes, "Getting to spend the rest of my life loving my best friend makes me the luckiest woman in the world."

Silva, a member of the group Rambles, has been dating the rock offspring for over a year.
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Courtney Love Looking To Marry Into British Aristocracy

October 14th, 2011 2:58pm EDT
Love,_Courtney
Rocker Courtney Love dreams of marrying into British aristocracy because she's tired of romancing men whose bank accounts are no match for hers.

The widow of tragic Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain admits she's always been fascinated by English culture and would love nothing better than to wed a rich Brit and be known as Lady Love.

She tells Vanity Fair magazine, "I'm sick of dating people who are poorer than me. It would be really nice if someone I dated had really great lawyers..."

Love has even been reading up on proper royal protocol and likes to keep books by specialist publisher Debret...
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19-Year-Old Frances Bean Cobain Buys A Hollywood Hills Home With Trust Fund Money

October 5th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Frances Bean Cobain Hollywood Home
Kurt Cobain's daughter Frances Bean, 19, recently purchased a Hollywood Hills home for $1.82 million using her multi-million dollar trust fund savings. Good for her! She deserves to benefit from her father's estate.

We're sure there's a lot more money in the pot. Her mother Courtney Love was offered a staggering $162 million for her majority stake in Nirvana's back catalog back in May 2010. In 2006, the Hole rocker sold off 25 percent of the "End of Music" catalog, earning $50 million from the deal.

Courtney is writing an autobiography that is expected to include details about her straine...
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Courtney Love To Pen Her Memoirs

September 29th, 2011 8:41pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love is to open up about her marriage to Kurt Cobain, her family problems and drug issues in a new memoir.

The 47-year-old Hole star has signed a book deal with publisher William Morrow.

The untitled tome will be written with author Anthony Bozza.

Love hopes to use the autobiography to set the story straight about her drug problems and strained relationship with her daughter, Frances Bean, who was placed in the care of her grandmother, Wendy O'Connor, in December, 2009, as Love battled a series of legal and drug woes.

Publishers expect the tell-all to be a big hit and William M...
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Nirvana's Iconic 'Nevermind' Turns 20

September 24th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Nirvana's Nevermind turns 20
The album "Nevermind" was never meant to change the world, but you can never predict when the zeitgeist will hit, and Nirvana's second album turned out to be the place where alternative rock crashed into the mainstream.

This wasn't entirely an accident, either, since Nirvana did sign with a major label, and they did release a record with a shiny surface, no matter how humongous the guitars sounded. And, yes, "Nevermind" is probably a little shinier than it should be, positively glistening with echo and fuzzbox distortion, especially when compared with the black-and-white murk of "Ble...
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