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HBO To Air Kurt Cobain Documentary In 2015

November 26th, 2014 8:45am EST
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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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2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations Include Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Lou Reed And More

October 9th, 2014 10:09am EDT
2015 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations Include Green Day, N
The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations have been announced and once again, the eclectic group of musicians is not without its dark horses.

Making the cutoff just before the 25 year mark, both Green Day and Nine Inch Nails were nominated. The debut albums for both artists were in 1989. Green Day's debut EP "1,000 Hours" came out in April 1989, and Nine Inch Nails’ first album "Pretty Hate Machine" was released in October of 1989.

Also in the running for a prestigious spot in the Rock Hall are N.W.A, The Smiths, Lou Reed and Sting, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Kraftwerk, Chic, ...
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The Top 10 VMA Performances of All Time

August 25th, 2014 2:10pm EDT
The Top 10 VMA Performances of All Time
The MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) generate more controversy than most other award shows. Some are epic, and many are epic fails. But there are always several that stand the test of time.

Many of today's music legends made their mark during the awards and in turn, made history. From Madonna to Britney to Justin Timberlake, here are the Top 10 VMA Performances of All Time:

10. Justin Timberlake, Medley 2013

It was the performance of the evening and clearly more classy than the bump and grind of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Timberlake's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard honor was a well-des...
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Snubbed: 10 Classic Music Videos That Didn't Win An MTV Video Music Award

August 24th, 2014 10:30am EDT
Snubbed: 10 Classic Music Videos That Didn't Win An MTV Video Mu
The 2014 Video Music Awards are airing this Sunday, August 24, at 9 PM on MTV. This year’s nominees for Video of the Year are Iggy Azalea’s "Clueless" homage, Pharrell’s ode to positivity, Miley’s naked swinging escapade, Sia’s 11-year old dancing avatar, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s black-and-white beach romp. Which one will take home the Moonman, and which four will join the company of these ten classic clips that did not take home music television’s highest honor?

1. Michael Jackson – “Thriller”

In 1999, MTV placed the King of Pop’s epic horror movie homage number one on its list of th...
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The 25 Best Posthumous Albums Ever

May 26th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Notorious BIG
Just because an artist dies doesn't mean their music has to. These posthumous albums prove some musicians continue to have a lasting effect long after they're gone. In no particular order, here are the 25 Best Postumous Albums Ever.

Notorious BIG - Life After Death
This ironically-titled album was the first posthumous work to score two #1 singles on Billboard. It was released only a few weeks after the rapper was killed in drive-by shooting. Mo Money Mo Problems and Hypnotize helped BIG break into popular music and introduced the world to Sean Combs.

Jimi Hendrix - The Cry of ...
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The 10 Most Epic Lip Sync Fails

May 25th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
The 10 Most Epic Lip Sync Fails
Why is it that we just love when a celeb makes a complete and utter fool of themselves, particularly on live television? Lip synching is a tender topic among musicians. Many admit to hating it, but give up when it comes down to a perfect performance or a mediocre one. Many rely on it to sound exactly like their prerecorded track. Still, some are so void of any real talent that they use it as a crutch to get through the performance. Do you recall any of these epic lip sync fails?

1. Nirvana Flips The Bird To "Top of the Pops"

Kurt Cobain was clearly not happy with having to perform with ...
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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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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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Katy Perry Is The New Face Of CoverGirl, Miley Gets Naked For Another Video, Nirvana Nominated For Rock Hall

October 17th, 2013 10:00am EDT
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Miley Cyrus Gets Naked In Another Music Video
Miley Cyrus is showing off her naked body once again, this time in the video for rapper Future's single "Real and True". Cyrus, who famously stripped off to ride the title object in her "Wrecking Ball" video, plays a space alien in the video, and appears naked and covered head-to-toe in body paint. (keep reading...)

Nirvana Nominated For 2014 Induction Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Nirvana has made it onto the official ballot for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the band's first year of eligibility. The Seattle grunge rock...
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Nirvana Nominated For 2014 Induction Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

October 16th, 2013 11:03pm EDT
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Nirvana has made it onto the official ballot for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the band's first year of eligibility.

The Seattle grunge rock trio heads up this year's list of 16 nominees, which also includes first-time nominees Linda Ronstadt, Hall & Oates, Peter Gabriel and Yes.

KISS, Deep Purple, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Replacements, Cat Stevens, LL Cool J, N.W.A., The Meters, Chic, Link Wray and The Zombies round out this year's field of nominees.

For just the second year, fans can vote for their five favorites on the official Rock Hall website, and current...
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Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home, Mattress Is For Sale

September 25th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
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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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Courtney Love Claims Owning Nirvana Catalogue Is 'A Curse'

May 19th, 2013 4:03pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love is beginning to curse the day she became the guardian of her late husband Kurt Cobain's Nirvana catalogue - because it has become a big anchor in her life.

The Hole rocker admits it's a constant struggle to keep the tragic star's music from grasping opportunists who would like to use the music in films and commercials.

She tells Bust magazine, "The Nirvana stuff is f**king cursed in my opinion... Somebody has to guard the gates of this thing, because you know what would happen? The second I sell (the rights), it becomes a jukebox musical, makes a billion dollars, and you'v...
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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...
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Dave Grohl's Rep Slams Nirvana Reunion Tour Rumors

December 17th, 2012 8:58am EST
Dave Grohl
A representative for Dave Grohl has shot down rumors suggesting the Foo Fighters star is planning to stage a Nirvana reunion tour by hiring a new singer to front the legendary band.

The drummer-turned-singer re-teamed with his former Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic and the group's touring guitarist Pat Smear for a performance at the 12-12-12 charity concert in New York City last week.

They played with Paul McCartney filling in for frontman Kurt Cobain, who died in 1994, and revived the line-up for a second time with a performance on Saturday Night live show over the weekend.

The perf...
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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 Writing A Nirvana Musical?

October 25th, 2012 9:11am EDT
Courtney Love
Rock icon Kurt Cobain's widow Courtney Love is writing a musical based on his band Nirvana's rise to fame.

Love is collaborating with Britney Spears' former manager Sam Lutfi on a potential stage show telling the story of grunge star Cobain's life, his work in the band, and his marriage to the Hole rocker.

She is hoping to take the production to Broadway or convince Hollywood bosses to turn it into a movie.

Details of the project were revealed by Lutfi on Wednesday in court in Los Angeles, where he is embroiled in a civil defamation case against the Toxic hit-maker's mother Lynne.

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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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Dave Grohl Honored In Hometown With Giant Drum Sticks

July 9th, 2012 8:01pm EDT
Dave Grohl
Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl is in awe after he was honored in his native Ohio with the world's largest pair of drumsticks.

Two 900-pound sticks were carved from local logs and went on display outside the Warren Amphitheater in his hometown of Warren on Saturday as a thanks for putting the city on the map.

The massive wooden sticks have since been declared the biggest ever made and have gone down in Guinness World Record history - and Grohl is flattered by the unusual accolade.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "To the wonderful city of Warren, from the bottom of my heart I...
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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 'Sorry' She Believed Gossip About Her Daughter & David Grohl

April 15th, 2012 7:39pm EDT
Courtney Love
Courtney Love has offered an apology to her estranged daughter after she tweeted about a rumored romance between the teen and her late father's Nirvana bandmate Dave Grohl.

The Hole frontwoman raised eyebrows with a post on Twitter in which she accused Foo Fighters star Grohl of seducing her daughter Frances Bean Cobain, writing, "I hear from frannies (Frances') roommate that Dave Grohl hit on Frances, and that she was curious, I'm not mad at her, him I am about to shoot, dead."

Both Grohl and Cobain vehemently denied the rumor, with the rocker insisting her allegations were "upsetting, o...
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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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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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Dave Grohl Confirms Sound City Studios Documentary

January 13th, 2012 3:36pm EST
Dave Grohl
Foo Fighters rocker Dave Grohl has confirmed reports he's making a movie about the studio where Nirvana recorded landmark album Nevermind.

REO Speedwagon star Kevin Cronin revealed news of the project last year, hinting he'll be a part of the untitled Sound City Studios documentary, and now Grohl has opened up about the film in the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

He says, "When Sound City closed last year, it was a very sad day. That place was like a church. The list of people that recorded there reads like a virtual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame... We recorded Nevermind there back in 1...
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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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Courtney Love Looking To Marry Into British Aristocracy

October 14th, 2011 2:58pm EDT
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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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