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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.

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
Courtney Love
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
Courtney Love
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
Kurt Cobain
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...

Police re-examine Kurt Cobain case

March 21st, 2014 12:20am EDT
Kurt Cobain
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
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, ...

Nirvana fan plans to turn Kurt Cobain home into a museum

March 20th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Kurt Cobain
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
Kurt Cobain
A man who once shared a home with tragic Nirvana star Kurt Cobain is selling off the singer/songwriter's belongings on

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...

Dave Grohl's wife is pregnant

February 12th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl and Jordyn Blum are expecting their third child.
The Foo Fighters star's 37-year-old wife, whom he married in 2003, is set to give birth to another baby girl this year.
A source told that the couple, who already have daughters Violet Maye, eight, and Harper Willow, five, are struggling to come up with a name for their unborn baby, as they have already used all of the names they liked for their eldest girls.
Dave recently revealed that he had passed on his love for music, particularly the Beatles, to his children.
Speaking at the CBS special, 'The Night That Changed...

Kurt Cobain scores his own day in native city

January 24th, 2014 3:20am EST
Kurt Cobain
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...

Paul Stanley: 'Hall of Fame show will not include original members'

January 5th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Paul Stanley
KISS frontman Paul Stanley has wrecked fans' dreams of watching the original members of the group performing together when they are inducted in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April (14), insisting a reunion "seems unlikely".

The colourful rockers will join Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens and Nirvana, among others, in the museum's class of 2014 and Stanley insists they will perform at the ceremony - but it won't be an original line-up reunion.

The singer made his feelings clear after a fan asked him about the possibility of including Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in his and bassist Gene Simmo...

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...

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."

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
Katy Perry
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...

Nirvana Nominated For 2014 Induction Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

October 16th, 2013 11:03pm EDT
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...

Nirvana nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014

October 16th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Nirvana lead the nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014.
The 'Come As You Are' hitmakers are among several acts up for the honor and should the grunge group make the cut they will be inducted in April 2014, 20 years to the month since their frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide aged 27.
Other acts up for inclusion into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include KISS, the Replacements, Chic, Deep Purple, L.L. Cool J, Cat Stevens and Linda Ronstadt, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year.
Linda - who has won 11 Grammy Awards - recently said: "I don't car...

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'....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.


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.

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 page, he writes, "To the wonderful city of Warren, from the bottom of my heart I...

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