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NFC News New Poll
A new poll has been posted. Results of the previous poll:

Did you watch About A Son?
62% voted "yes"
38% voted "no"

Total voters: 7,997.

For all previous poll results, visit the archives.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-29-2008 @ 10:28 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Interview with Danny Goldberg
The Huffington Post did an interview with Danny Goldberg who used to run Nirvana's management firm, Gold Mountain. He also recently published a book about his experiences working with clients such as Nirvana. Check out the interview here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-29-2008 @ 10:26 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Spencer Elden re-creates legendary Nevermind cover
From an MTV story: "More than 17 years ago, when he was still an infant, Spencer Elden's parents dropped him into a swimming pool in California, where underwater photographer Kirk Weddle was waiting to snap an entire roll of film of the naked, buoyant baby. The picture was later used as the cover image for Nevermind, the second studio LP from a little rock band out of Seattle called Nirvana.

Elden recently re-created the iconic album's cover in the same pool at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center in Pasadena, California, where it was originally shot — only this time, he was wearing shorts. It remains unclear as to why Elden decided to shoot this new photo. "


Check out the full story and the photo here. Also check this story from The Independent.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-29-2008 @ 10:22 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana in 'greatest live act' poll
During the past four weeks This Day in Music.com ran a poll asking "Who has been the greatest live act ever" collecting thousands of votes from all over the world.

Results:
1. Led Zeppelin
2. Queen
3. Pink Floyd
4. Bruce Springsteen
5. The Who
6. The Rolling Stones
7. U2
8. Radiohead
9. AC/DC
10. Guns N' Roses
11. Nirvana
12. Rush
13. David Bowie
14. Grateful Dead
15. Dave Matthews Band
16. Prince
17. The Beatles
18. Oasis
19. Pearl Jam
20. Metallica

Thanks to Rich for the story.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-29-2008 @ 10:04 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News In Utero audiobook available for free download
The Story of Nirvana's “In Utero”: Download The 33 1/3 Audiobook - FREE!

From Rolling Stone: "RS contributor Gillian G. Gaar, who served as project consultant on the Nirvana box set With the Lights Out, spoke with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, engineer Steve Albini and many more Nirvana insiders while writing her 33 1/3 book on the album."

To download the audiobook, click here.

Thanks to Rolling Stone and Audible.com.

The audiobook runs for about 2½ hours and is unabridged.

Gillian G. Gaar is also working on The Rough Guide to Nirvana, a book that should be out sometime next year.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-27-2008 @ 12:44 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Viretta Park revisited
Members of the Nirvana tribute band Nevermind from Chicago made a trip to the Seattle-area last month to visit the various 'Nirvana-sites'.

The visit included a stop by Viretta Park, the small haven next to the former home of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. The park was famous for being a gathering place for Nirvana fans paying their respects, and many fans would leave their messages on a bench in the park. Apparently, the old bench has now been removed (including all the messages from Nirvana fans) and a new one was put up.

Below you can see some pictures of the new bench - courtesy of J and The Ultimative Nirvana Tribute Band, Nevermind. Check out their MySpace page here for more pictures.




Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-24-2008 @ 2:51 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Krist blogs about the 'bass throw' incident at the 1992 MTV VMAs
One of the more amusing stories from the Nirvana legacy centers around the Nirvana appearance at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards which aired at the height of Nirvana's fame. Nirvana, scheduled to go on and perform a hit off Nevermind, jokingly played the opening chords of Rape Me before diving into an incredible version of Lithium.

As you may remember from the TV broadcast, near the end of the performance, Krist throws his bass high in the air and doesn't quite catch it properly - ending up with a bit of a bruised head!

Now, for the first time ever, Krist tells the full story of what happened that night, including the infamous altercation between Kurt, Courtney and Axl Rose beforehand. "They told me that Axl Rose had walked by and Courtney started teasing him. She yelled, 'Axl, Axl—you’re the godfather!' Upon hearing this, Axl apparently got very annoyed, walked over to Kurt, and demanded that he keep his woman in line. Kurt turned to Courtney and sarcastically asked his woman to keep in line and left it at that."

From the Seattle Weekly website - read Krist's story here.

Watch a video of the performance below (including the bass toss!)


Dave Grohl's version of the story from an interview with Dennis Miller:


In related Axl Rose news - the first Guns N' Roses studio album of original material since 1991, the fabled Chinese Democracy, is finally released in the US this coming Sunday!
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-18-2008 @ 6:28 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt mention in Rolling Stone
In the new issue of Rolling Stone (#1066) they have a "100 Greatest Singers Of All Time" list where Kurt Cobain is mentioned in spot #45. The top singers include Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley.

Thanks to Chad for the tip.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-15-2008 @ 11:30 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Update on former Nirvana guitarist, Jason Everman
An interesting update on Jason Everman who used to play guitar in Nirvana back in the day: "Jason Everman was the Stu Sutcliffe of Nirvana, briefly their second guitarist between Bleach and Nevermind (he's the one with the giant poodle mane).

In the November 10 New Yorker, there's a short piece about a group of Iraq and Afghanistan vets invited to a performance of Gregory Burke's Iraq-themed play Black Watch: one is retired Army Special Forces vet Jason Everman. Turns out he enlisted in 1994, directly influenced by Renaissance icon Benvenuto Cellini, whose autobiography promotes the ideal of the well-rounded man as artist, warrior and philosopher.

Indeed, Everman is currently studying philosophy at Columbia."


Thanks to the East Village Radio for the piece.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-15-2008 @ 11:26 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News 2-hour radio show dedicated to NIRVANA
On December 6, Phoenix FM, a local radio station in the UK which also broadcasts online, will present a Top 20 chart of Nirvana songs as voted for by the fans. The show will run from 10 PM till midnight (GMT).

It is voted for by Nirvana fans all over the world who will be able to interact with the radio host via a chatroom and by email.

Read more here.

Thanks to Alex for the story.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 11-15-2008 @ 11:24 AM (GMT) by RH.
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