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NFC News Dave Grohl to present new Metallica album live on the air
On September 4, former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, and Taylor Hawkins from the Foo Fighters, will be doing a live radio broadcast from the Metallica HQ - playing tracks from the upcoming Metallica album Death Magnetic. They will also be chatting with the members of Metallica. The show will begin at 6:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1 AM GMT).

Check with your local radio station to see if they will be carrying the live broadcast. One of them carrying the broadcast for sure is XM 51 satellite radio:

"XM Mandatory Metallica presents the World Premier Of "Death Magnetic". It's a one hour plus live broadcast with all 4 members of the band Metallica. Be the first to hear music selections from Metallica's ninth studio album of original material before it hits streets September 12."

The radio broadcast will also stream live on metallica.com and missionmetallica.com
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-29-2008 @ 5:22 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News New Foo Fighters DVD features Nirvana-era song
FOO FIGHTERS: LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM, an 18-song DVD documenting their two sold out Wembley Stadium shows was released earlier this week. The DVD includes a live performance of Marigold, the song recorded during the sessions for Nirvana's In Utero and released as a b-side on the Heart-Shaped Box single.

165,000 tickets sold, more than four hours of music, and one encore with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin later, Foo Fighters have now immortalized for posterity their biggest ever headline stand. Foo Fighters: Live At Wembley Stadium is a career-spanning live opus, drawing on all six of Foo Fighters' studio albums and includes night two's historic encore, for which Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin joined Grohl and Hawkins for renditions of 'Rock and Roll' (with Hawkins on vocals and Grohl on drums) and 'Ramble On' (with Grohl on vocals and Hawkins on drums)." (info courtesy of Sony BMG).

The DVD tracklisting:

'The Pretender'
'Times Like These'
'No Way Back'
'Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make Up Is Running)'
'Learn To Fly'
'Long Road To Ruin'
'Breakout'
'Stacked Actors'
'Skin And Bones'
'Marigold'
'My Hero'
'Cold Day In The Sun'
'Everlong'
'Monkey Wrench'
'All My Life'
'Rock And Roll'
'Ramble On'
'Best Of You'

Order the DVD online here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-28-2008 @ 12:19 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Pat Smear at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame
Former Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear recently cemented his hand print for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in front of the Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Smear is famous for his involvement with Nirvana and The Foo Fighters but this was the induction ceremony for punk band GERMS.

In a video interview for the Pacific Coast News, Smear reveals some of his plans for the future, while Foo Fighter Dave Grohl talks about touring, producing and taking care of his daughter, Violet.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-28-2008 @ 6:05 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Bands cover Nirvana at Reading and Leeds Festivals
According to NME, a handful of bands decided to pay tribute to the late Kurt Cobain at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK, last weekend.

Dirty Pretty Things covered Nirvana's In Bloom during their main stage performance on August 23. Midway through the gig, frontman Carl Barat announced that the band were "gonna do a song by an old band for you now," at which point they launched into In Bloom, from Nirvana's 1991 classic album Nevermind.

"Everyone said they liked it," a bemused Barat told Spinner after his band's Leeds festival slot. "This not the f---ing rush for land with everybody staking claims."

"The point is," American guitarist Anthony Rossomando said, "We don't give a f---. We thought it'd be f---ing cool and we love that band."

If the Dirty Pretty Things sound slightly defensive, it's because the festival's audience holds Nirvana on high after the Kurt Cobain fronted group made a significant impact on Britain after their 1992 Reading set, which NME readers voted the most significant moment in the Seattle band's history recently.


The Manic Street Preachers also did a cover of Nirvana's Pennyroyal Tea, Baltimore punks The Death Set closed with Territorial Pissings, while Feeder ended their set with Breed. Incidentally, Nirvana opened their legendary 1992 set at Reading Festival by playing Breed.

More here and here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-28-2008 @ 5:34 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Melvins live DVD out now! Buzz Osborne tells Cobain anecdote
The Fantomas/Melvins Big Band: Live from London 2006 DVD, containing footage shot in May 2006 by director Douglas Pledger, has just been released!

According to this review, the release is the best live show ever captured featuring the likes of Mike Patton and The Melvins. The hour and twenty minute set piece has a cinematic composition that looks stunning when viewed on any HD monitor. Filmed at London's Kentish Town Forum, the concert captures two of today's most prolific metal bands playing in perfect synchronicity with each other.

Extras include a feature length audio commentary with Danny DeVito, The Melvins' Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, booking agent Robby Fraser, and Ipecac co-owner Greg Werckman. Osbourne tells a funny story about having to fire Kurt Cobain as the producer of a Melvins' album.

You can order the DVD here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-28-2008 @ 5:15 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Photographer Steve Double talks about Cobain
In a recent Times article, photographer Steve Double gives some background information about a Nirvana photo now featured in the Forever 27 exhibition currently on display at London's Proud Camden gallery.

"I took this in a park in Madrid. Kurt had no energy, no interest in anything. It was funny because Dave [Grohl] and Krist [Novoselic] were the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet, but Kurt just seemed frustrated.

It was a nightmare to take the picture. I had to wait around for hours, and the PR kept ringing up to say Kurt and Courtney were still holed up in their hotel room.

I'd spent days on the road with Nirvana in the US when the first album came out in 1989. Back then Kurt had been much more engaging. None of them was doing drugs as much, I guess. He became disenchanted with the music industry, the tours, all the promotional stuff. He just wanted to be in a little punk rock band."


Read full article here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-28-2008 @ 5:01 AM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Flipper tours the US and Europe in the fall
The re-united Flipper featuring Bruce Loose, Ted Falconi, Steven DePace and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic are about to embark on a tour of the US and Europe.

Here is the current tour schedule:

4 Sep 2008 Porky’s Lounge - Longview, WA
5 Sep 2008 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
6 Sep 2008 Dug Fir - Portland, OR
8 Nov 2008 Fun Fun Fun Festival - Austin, TX
9 Nov 2008 Meridian Red Room - Houston, TX
10 Nov 2008 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
11 Nov 2008 Lenny’s - Atlanta, GA
13 Nov 2008 Sonar Lounge - Baltimore, MD
14 Nov 2008 JC Dobbs - Philadelphia, PA
15 Nov 2008 Knitting Factory - New York, NY
18 Nov 2008 ULU - London, UK
19 Nov 2008 AD - Diksmuide, Belgium
20 Nov 2008 Waterfront - Rotterdam, Holland
21 Nov 2008 Bastard - Osnabruck, Germany
22 Nov 2008 Logo - Hamburg, Germany
23 Nov 2008 Lido - Berlin, Germany
24 Nov 2008 Underground - Koln, Germany
26 Nov 2008 Social Club - Paris, France
28 Nov 2008 Dampfzentrale - Bern, Switzerland
29 Nov 2008 Latte - Brescia, Italy
30 Nov 2008 Backstage - Munich, Germany
1 Dec 2008 Lucema Music Bar - Prague
2 Dec 2008 Arena - Vienna, Austria

Check out the official Flipper MySpace page for more details.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-25-2008 @ 4:16 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News MySpace page fights for "1991: The Year Punk Broke" DVD release
A MySpace profile has been created with the sole purpose to petition for a DVD release of the documentary, 1991: The Year Punk Broke. The Sonic Youth film which features a number of clips of Nirvana live was originally released on VHS in the 90s. It has apparently been ready for DVD release since 2004. Visit the MySpace page for more details.

"Take a trip with Sonic Youth and Nirvana as they stumble thought their 1991 European club festival tour! Let filmmaker Dave Markey put you on stage, off stage and backstage! Witness the boredom! The cynicism! And rock harder than you may have ever rocked before! Featuring Dinosaur Jr., Babes In Toyland, Gumball, The Ramones and a surging wave of punk rock fanatics!"
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-24-2008 @ 2:10 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Updates to the site
It's been a while since there's been some updates to the site, aside from the news section, but here are finally a few updates with more to come soon. Thanks for your patience and support!

  • A new poll was put up. You can view the results of the previous polls here
  • The news section now offers an RSS feed
  • The multimedia section was updated so that all videos now work again, and a couple of new videos were added as well
  • We welcome news editor Oana who has already been submitting a lot of great stories for the news section over the past few weeks

    More new content coming soon!
  • Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-24-2008 @ 7:09 AM (GMT) by RH.

    NFC News Cobain memorial concert lineup announced
    Harvey Danger and Schoolyard Heroes will be headlining a special benefit concert put together by the Kurt Cobain Memorial Committee. Each band will perform at least one Nirvana song! Money raised at the show held September 13 in Hoquiam will be used to build a youth center in Cobain's name in his former hometown. Click here for more info and tickets.
    Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-21-2008 @ 5:27 AM (GMT) by Uanah.
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