July 22nd, 2014
Obviously, I wish it was a situation where no one but Kurt Cobain was ever playing Nirvana songs. But that’s unfortunately not the case. I was a very ancillary part of the night, but I can’t imagine for those guys and for the family and for Courtney, for everybody, it just seemed like… the wound was still quite raw.
St. Vincent reflects on playing with Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
July 20th, 2014

nirvananews:

You wanted this shirt back in stock, and so now it’s available in various sizes! You can click here and order the ‘Seahorse’ Nirvana tee.

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July 19th, 2014
I intentionally broke one guitar, a baby​-​blue Hagstrom III I got for $80, and regretted it within seconds of watching it splinter apart. I never understood why Nirvana almost always ended their shows by destroying gear. It was such a waste. If you don’t want that guitar, give it to someone who does. That shit got really goofy during the grunge years. L7′s roadie used to remove the mics from the drum kit at the end of their set so they could smash it up without getting fined by the venue for destroying their mics. How fucking spontaneous, right?
Mudhoney’s Mark Arm talks to Pissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette
July 10th, 2014
Hervana is a band in Toronto. I've seen them play live.

Yeah, I follow them on Twitter. Are they any good live? I love the singer’s stage name: Skirt Cobain!

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July 1st, 2014

Courtney Love interview outtakes from National Geographic Channel’s The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?

June 25th, 2014

nirvananews:

Kurt Cobain taking a photograph of his sneakers and Frances Bean in her playpen. He applied gel to her hair. The poster above her is from a gun shop and used for target practice. Kurt added the ‘K Records’ logo on the man’s lapel.

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June 24th, 2014

coslive:

After Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Cobain Bean criticized Lana Del Rey for glorifying death, Del Rey has responded.

Reblogged from Consequence of Sound
June 23rd, 2014

Courtney Love on the “cult of death” surrounding Kurt Cobain

When I read Frances Bean Cobain's recent tweets to Lana Del Rey, I was struck by how strongly her words echoed what her mother Courtney Love told me when I spoke to her for my book Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge:

I’ll tell you this, if you go and you watch a Hole show—and this happens to this day—after we get offstage, there’s this little contingent of boys. They’re wearing fuzzy little sweaters and somebody at their school has told them that they look like Kurt, and they stand there and they stare at me. I don’t know what they want. They don’t want to fuck me. But it is one of the strangest phenomena you’ll ever see. They’re like wounded children and they just want a hug or something. I don’t understand the cult of that, and I’ve asked my guitarist Micko, because he’s English and he grew up with the NME, “What is it about Kurt that you fucking think is so great?”

“’Cause he’s just fuckin’ really cool, man.”

I’m like, “What, because he killed himself? That’s cool? I have a daughter who’s fucking never known her father and you think that’s cool?”

But there’s a part of rock journalism, like possibly yourself*, that thinks that’s really cool. In fact, the NME had Kurt on the cover very recently, with fucking free color-poster pullouts of dead rock stars.

Well, it’s not fuckin’ cool. It is a cult of death.


*For the record, I do not feel that’s really cool.

June 20th, 2014

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic talks to ReasonTV about political reform, gun ownership, and Kurt Cobain. (H/T AlternativeNation.net)

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