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NFC News New info on 'About a Son' documentary
MTV published a lengthy story about the upcoming documentary which uses interview tapes that author Michael Azerrad did with Kurt Cobain. Full story here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-23-2006 @ 12:26 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Dave goes solo
Dave Grohl is to have a previously unreleased solo song included on the soundtrack for the film 'Rising Son: The Legend Of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi'.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-15-2006 @ 12:53 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News "Life on Planet Rock" mentions Nirvana
A new book by Lonn Friend (former editor of RIP magazine) contains a funny story about Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. Life on Planet Rock: From Guns N' Roses to Nirvana, a Backstage Journey through Rock's Most Debauched Decade is a new paperback in which Friend "recalls a quarter-century spent as a ringleader in the music industry circus." You can find more information about the book, or order a copy, here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-10-2006 @ 1:19 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt Cobain: All Apologies. New DVD
A new unofficial Nirvana DVD is coming out. Here's a few details:

"DVD UK Ltd is delighted to announce the release of Kurt Cobain – All Apologies. a moving tribute to the man and his music from those who were inspired by his extraordinary genius. Retailing at just £15.99 the title will be released on DVD only [in the UK] on 6 November 2006.

Featuring a critical reassessment of his work, ‘All Apologies’ attempts to understand why Cobain still continues to be a role model for disaffected youth. It also analyses Nirvana’s contribution to the annals of rock history, from the early days of Bleach to the multi-million selling album Nevermind, and beyond.

In a series of exclusive interviews, Nirvana members, Cobain’s family and media pundits comment on his life and values, revealing the inspiration behind his music and how fame affected him both personally and artistically.

Special Features Include: Superb performance footage. Original music by the Buzzcocks, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Johnny Cash and Gang of Four. Interviews with Kurt's grandfather Leland Cobain, Tracy Marander (Kurt's ex), booking agent Russell Warby, Anton Brookes (Nirvana’s UK publicist), Chad Channing (ex Nirvana), David Frike (Rolling Stone), Steve Sutherland (NME) and Terry Christian."


The DVD runs for 120 minutes plus 60 minutes of bonus material. Thanks to Sara.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-10-2006 @ 1:14 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Book about In Utero to be published
Out next month is Gillian G. Gaar's book about Nirvana's In Utero album in the 33 1/3 series of books published by Continuum.

For the first time, the full story behind the legendary Nirvana album will be told - including many previously unpublished facts.

For example, it contains a chapter with information on the saga behind the track "Sappy", full details on the sessions leading up to the recording of In Utero (Music Source sessions in 1991 and Worth of Mouth sessions in 1992), Nirvana's stint in a BMG studio in Brazil in 1993, and of course the complete story on how In Utero came to be. The paperback spans 144 pages. You can find more info here.

Thanks to Gillian G. Gaar and Wendy Raffel. NFC will present a full review of the book soon.

Another book by the same author, Green Day: Rebels With A Cause, will soon be published in the UK by Omnibus Press. The book is "an in-depth account of Green Day's 20 year journey from their scrappy high school band days to international stardom."

Some more info from the press release:

"Green Day: Rebels With A Cause traces the band’s evolution through incisive interviews and first-hand accounts that expose as much about the music scene as the band members themselves. From their 1994 major label debut album Dookie to the award-winning American Idiot, Green Day have now successfully taken the spirit of punk into the world of stadium-rock. This intimate and perceptive band biography tells exactly how they did it and reveals what success has meant to these fêted Californian champions of alternative rock." Thanks to Sharon Kelly. View the book cover here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-10-2006 @ 1:08 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News New Nirvana book by Everett True
NIRVANA: The True Story by Everett True is a brand new book coming out in September 2006. It purports to be the "true story of Nirvana written by the only journalist allowed into Kurt Cobain's house immediately after his death." Here is the full press release:

"Everett True is responsible for bringing Nirvana, Hole, Pavement, Soundgarden and a host of other bands to public attention. He introduced Kurt to Courtney, performed on stage with Nirvana on numerous occasions, famously pushed Kurt onto the stage of the Reading festival in 1992 in a wheelchair and was the only journalist allowed into Kurt Cobain's house immediately after his death.

Nirvana: The True Story is an honest, moving, incisive, heartfelt re-evaluation of a band that have been misrepresented time and time again since their untimely demise in April 1994. As a personal friend of many of the stars of grunge Everett True is in a position to give far more of the detail behind the stories than ever before.

Everett True is the Editor-in-Chief of Plan B Magazine and a former Editor of Vox and Assistant Editor of Melody Maker. He has written books on The Ramones and The White Stripes, both published by Omnibus Press."


Thanks to Sharon Kelly and Music Sales. You can find an interesting interview with Everett True here (not recent). The book spans more than 500 pages and features a bunch of previously unpublished details on Nirvana, interview excerpts and much more.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-10-2006 @ 12:49 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana in Guitarist magazine
In the new issue of Guitarist magazine (just published in the UK), there is a Kurt Cobain cover story. Inside the mag, you'll find a large feature on the 15th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind album. This includes exclusive unseen pictures and a Q&A with former guitar tech Earnie Bailey. Click here to see a shot of the cover.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-08-2006 @ 7:02 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Krist Novoselic involved with local Battle of the Bands contest
Political activist and former bassist of seminal rock band Nirvana, Krist Novoselic recognizes the importance of being an active participant in one's local community. In that spirit, this year the well-known musician and Wahkiakum County resident is spearheading the musical element for the area's County Fair -- a heated competition among local artists- the 2006 Wahkiakum County Fair Battle of the Bands, taking place at the fair on Friday, August 18th at 7pm.

"I believe that our communities are stronger when people work together and the fair is an example of that- people coming together to celebrate what is local. The Battle of the Bands is such an important element this year as it encourages participation in music - which is such a positive activity- especially for young people living in rural areas where less opportunity exists," says Novoselic of his involvement in this year's Battle of the Bands.

Local talent will submit their three-song demos and entry forms by Friday, August 11th at Thiels Music locations, with the chance to perform for a panel of experts in the field including legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Blue Cheer) and music journalist / author Gillian Gaar who, among writing for national publications such as Spin and Rolling Stone, also wrote the book She’s A Rebel- The History of Women in Rock n’ Roll. The judges will determine the finalists who will perform in the Battle of the Bands, as well as the ultimate winner.

The winning band will be presented with the opportunity to play a show at Seattle's premier all ages music venue, the Vera Project as well as an Epiphone guitar and bass provided by Gibson.

2006 Wahkiakum County Fair Battle of the Bands Info:

Entry Info: To enter, submit a three song demo at Thiels Music 1432 Commerce Ave in Longview (360-577-8138) or in Astoria 1375 Commercial St. (503-325-5981). Entrants must fill out a contest application and pay a $25.00 non-refundable fee. Finalists will be announced Monday, August 14th. Submissions are due by Friday, August 11, 2006.

Performance: Friday, August 18th, 7pm at the Wahkiakum County Fair. Tickets are $5 at the gate. Come early! Entry gives you access to the whole fair including animals, games, food with all kinds of fun for the whole family."
Thanks to Aja for the press release.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-08-2006 @ 6:57 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt Cobain action figure
I got a new picture of the Kurt Cobain action figure. View it here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-08-2006 @ 6:55 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Frances wears Kurt's pyjama
From SFGate.com: Frances Bean Cobain stunned photographers on a new Elle magazine photo shoot when she turned up wearing her late father Kurt Cobain's old pajamas.

The shoot featured celebrity offspring wearing the clothes of their rock 'n' roll parents -- with Kimberly and Ruby Stewart sporting old lumberjack coats belonging to their dad Rod, and Midge Ure's daughter Molly Lorenne modeling the coat her father wore in the Ultravox video for "Vienna."

But 14-year-old Cobain's apparel, first worn by the tragic Nirvana frontman on his wedding day to Courtney Love, was a more bizarre choice.

She says, "He got married to my mom in them in Hawaii in 1992 so I thought it'd be cute if I wore them today."
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-08-2006 @ 6:42 AM (GMT) by RH.

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