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NFC News Nirvana Reading DVD: Official release date
An official release date has been announced for the Nirvana - Live At Reading DVD. The worldwide release is November 2, 2009 while the US release will be November 3, 2009.

There's no word yet on bonus material and such, but we will keep you posted!

Shown below is the official cover artwork.



Update! Here is the official press release:

Nirvana's Legendary Never-Before-Released 1992 Reading Concert Set to Debut in November

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28

"Nirvana headlining at Reading in 1992 was something you had to see, and if you didn't see it then it was something you pretended you saw."
-- Kerrang (October 2003)

"The staggering energy and intensity radiating from the stage never let up... Cobain's ravaged pop songs coming off like some dream marriage of the Sex Pistols and the Beatles, borne on bracing waves of distorted guitar noise."
-- Rolling Stone (October 29, 1992)

Ranked #1 in Kerrang Magazine's "100 Gigs That Shook The World" and voted as "Nirvana's #1 Greatest Moment" by fans in an NME poll, Nirvana's historic August 30, 1992 headlining appearance at the UK's Reading Festival is one of the most bootlegged concerts in the annals of rock'n'roll.

Now, fans will have an opportunity to own a pristine copy of that entire performance -- color-corrected video from the original film with audio sourced from the original multi-track masters.

Nirvana Live At Reading will be issued in a limited edition CD+DVD Deluxe Edition as well as DVD-only, CD-only configurations on November 3, 2009, followed by a 2 LP version on November 17, 2009.

While the show's centerpiece was a performance of nearly the entire Nevermind tracklist, also noteworthy were early performances of three as yet unrecorded songs which wouldn't be released until 2 years later on In Utero: "All Apologies," "Dumb," and in its first ever public performance, "tourette's."

The career-spanning setlist also reached back to the band's 1989 Sub Pop debut album, Bleach, for "Blew," "About A Girl," "School," "Negative Creep" and first single "Love Buzz," and even further back to the mid-'80s for "Spank Thru."

Other songs from the Reading set would appear in studio form on the Incesticide compilation later in the year: "Aneurysm," "Been A Son" and "Sliver." Additionally, the band played a pair of beloved covers by two bands that helped shape the formative Nirvana sound -- "The Money Will Roll Right In" by Fang and "D-7" by The Wipers.

Only 2 of the 25 performances on the DVD have ever been released before.

Nirvana Live At Reading DVD:
1. Breed
2. Drain You
3. Aneurysm
4. School
5. Sliver
6. In Bloom
7. Come As You Are
8. Lithium
9. About A Girl
10. tourette's
11. Polly
12. Lounge Act
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit
14. On A Plain
15. Negative Creep
16. Been A Son
17. All Apologies
18. Blew
19. Dumb
20. Stay Away
21. Spank Thru
22. Love Buzz *
23. The Money Will Roll Right In
24. D-7
25. Territorial Pissings

* not included on CD


Courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-28-2009 @ 3:03 PM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Humorous article regarding Bleach reissue
Krist Novoselic has recently done a blog posting regarding the new Bleach reissue. In the article, Krist and Jack Endino recall some of the equipment used as well. You can read the article here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-27-2009 @ 9:14 PM (GMT) by Nathan.

NFC News Dave Grohl in a brand-new side project
Over the past month or so, Dave Grohl, formerly of Scream, Nirvana, and the Foo Fighters, had been secretly recording some material with John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin on bass and mandolin, as well as Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age on guitar and vocals. That new project has been announced as Them Crooked Vultures. This new formation have recently been playing some secret shows overseas. More info on their official website can be found here. To give a little bit more background to this, John Paul Jones played mandolin and piano, as well as Josh Homme played guitar on a few tracks on the excellent In Your Honor album - by the Foo Fighters.

To watch a brief promo video by Them Crooked Vultures, featuring Nobody Loves Me And Neither Do I, point your clicker over these words and click here! (Warning: This directs you to the official YouTube channel for them, for those with slower connections and those who'd like to know where they're headed)! Never Deserved The Future is coming soon to a music store near you! Keep your eyes open.

P.S.: Correct URL links have been updated.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-25-2009 @ 9:07 PM (GMT) by Nathan.

NFC News Novoselic Deals Newspapers In World's Greatest Dad
Krist Novoselic makes a cameo appearance alongside actor Robin Williams in World's Greatest Dad, the latest comedy from writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait (it's due in theaters Aug. 21st).

Novoselic plays a worker at a newsstand in a scene that the director says immediately made him think of the Nirvana bassist. Goldthwait explained the irony involved during a recent press junket:

"You know how sometimes when people die [and other] people reinvent them in a way because they want to make it about themselves and they lose sight of who the person really was and that they really were a real person, I don't know if you can relate to that . . ."

Goldthwait actually did stand-up comedy opening for Nirvana during a stint on the band's In Utero tour. Click here to listen to him talk about the surreal experience of telling jokes in front of a mosh pit and his unlikely friendship with Kurt Cobain.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-19-2009 @ 3:25 PM (GMT) by Joe.

NFC News Channing, Endino Talk Up Bleach Reissue
“I made it rock,” Jack Endino says of his original production work on Bleach, Nirvana's classic 1989 debut album, which Sub Pop Records will reissue on Nov. 3rd in celebration of its 20th anniversary. For the deluxe rerelease, Endino convinced Sub Pop to hire George Marino -- “the guy who did the Led Zeppelin remasters" -- to handle digital remastering duties, with himself and bassist Krist Novoselic overseeing the process. “He didn’t squash it,” Endino says of the results.

Chad Channing, who was still Nirvana's drummer when Bleach was recorded and pounded the skins on ten of the disc's 13 tracks, still raves about Endino's approach. “I always liked working with Jack,” he says. “He is open and receptive to ideas, but at the same time he is very keen and won’t let you get away with anything. He’ll say, ‘I think you can do better.’ It’s fun and good to be pushed that way.”

As previously reported, the seminal Bleach will be reissued in two formats -- an expanded CD with a 48-page booklet and a double LP collection with a 16-page booklet -- and both will feature a previously unreleased live album called Live at Pine Street Theatre, recorded at the Portland, Oregon venue of the same name on February 9th, 1990.

Click here for complete details about the Bleach reissue and read the rest of the conversation with Endino and Channing here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-18-2009 @ 5:28 PM (GMT) by Joe.

NFC News Bleach to be re-issued for 20th anniversary
From Rolling Stone:

"To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Bleach, Sub Pop Records will reissue NIRVANA's 1989 debut album as an expanded CD/double vinyl collection on November 3rd.

Additionally, the reissued Bleach will feature an unreleased bonus live album called Live at Pine Street Theatre, recorded at the Portland, Oregon venue on February 9th, 1990.

Both Bleach and the Pine Street show have been digitally remastered from the original tapes by Jack Endino, who produced Nirvana’s debut LP."


The first run of the reissued double-LPs will be issued on white vinyl, including two songs that were not available on the original vinyl release.

Tracklisting:

Bleach: Deluxe Edition
1. Blew
2. Floyd the Barber
3. About a Girl
4. School
5. Love Buzz
6. Paper Cuts
7. Negative Creep
8. Scoff
9. Swap Meet
10. Mr. Moustache
11. Sifting
12. Big Cheese
13. Downer

Live at Pine Street Theatre
1. Intro
2. School
3. Floyd the Barber
4. Dive
5. Love Buzz
6. Spank Thru
7. Molly’s Lips
8. Sappy
9. Scoff
10. About a Girl
11. Been a Son
12. Blew

Read the full story here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-17-2009 @ 8:55 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Aberdeen to honor Kurt Cobain at downtown art exhibit
On September 19th, "Come As You Art", an art exhibition show will be opening in downtown Aberdeen as part of an ongoing effort to both showcase the local art community and demonstrate the effect Kurt's art has had as well. More info can be found at www.artwalk.jaiwa.com.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 08-15-2009 @ 2:16 AM (GMT) by Nathan.

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