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NFC News Cobain featured in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time
Kurt Cobain is featured at number 49 in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time, alongside the likes of David Gilmour, Richard Thompson and John Frusciante.

Even though he was a left-handed guitarist who, even after success came fast and hard, adamantly stuck with the junk shop models that would barely stay in tune when he played, Cobain had a totally unique ability to harness power. I'm the first to admit that Iím no virtuoso, he once said. I canít play like Segovia. The flip side of that is that Segovia could probably never have played like me.

See the full list here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-25-2010 @ 3:40 PM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Courtney's reps deny intent of selling Nirvana catalogue rights
Contacted by Entertainment Weekly, Courtney Love's representatives denied the Cobain window's alleged intent of selling her 75% stake in the Nirvana song catalogue to global investment firm Oaktree Capital, for $162 million - a story that made the rounds the past few weeks.

In 2006, Courtney sold 25% of her share of the bandís publishing rights to Larry Mestal, a former Virgin Records executive, for $50 million.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-25-2010 @ 3:30 PM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Krist makes it to a list for once
In an interesting example of irony, Krist Novoselic was recently mentioned as having one of the top 25 most embarrassing moments in music history. This may be one of the few times we may see him on a list...you can check out the gory details here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-20-2010 @ 8:38 PM (GMT) by Nathan.

NFC News Jake Gyllenhaal to play Kurt Cobain in biopic?
Prince of Persia star Jake Gyllenhaal recently told NME he could bleach his hair to play Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, although he isn't sure if he'd be the right choice to impersonate the late musician in a much-mooted biopic.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-18-2010 @ 2:52 PM (GMT) by Oana.

NFC News Message from www.movie-forumz.org
On Monday May 3rd, the popular online movie community 400,000 members strong www.movie-forumz.org was hacked by a competitor.

The hacker is now having all Movie Forumz traffic redirected to his malware infected site.

Please be aware that Movie Forumz has since changed their domain presence until everything is straightened out. Their new home(s) can be found at www.movie-forumz.tv or www.movie-forumz.mobi.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-15-2010 @ 2:54 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Gillian G. Gaar returns with new book
Journalist and author Gillian G. Gaar who has written several articles and books about Nirvana returns with a book about none other than Elvis Presley: Return of the King: Elvis Presley's Great Comeback.

"Return of the King document's Presley reclamation of his crown, making an extraordinary transition from fading balladeer to engaged, vital artist."

Check out the official Facebook page for more info.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-13-2010 @ 4:09 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Kurt Cobain teenage diaries to be on display in London art gallery
From Contactmusic.com: "Angst-ridden notes written by the Hole singer and her late rocker husband will be viewed by the general public from next week at Ctrl.Atl.Shift's Dear Diary exhibition at Gallery Seven, when celebrities will join up with members of the public to reveal what their worries were when they were younger.

The exhibition runs between May 11 and May 23."


More info here.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-13-2010 @ 3:56 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Courtney Love To Sell Nirvana Back Catalogue
A story which made the rounds last month:

Courtney Love recently revealed that she is considering selling all rights to her late-husband Kurt Cobain's back catalog. The Hole frontwoman, who is the exclusive owner of the rights, said that the possession and financial strings attached were more trouble than they were worth.

"I'm thinking about selling all of Kurt's rights - everything," Love recently told the Scotsman. "It's not a financial decision. It's an emotional one. He was the best friend I ever had, but Kurt and I were only married for three years, and now I need to have my own life."

"That money has been cursed since the day it started to come in," she added. "It's not really my money. I don't want Kurt Cobain to buy me shoes anymore. I want to buy my own shoes - lots of them."
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-13-2010 @ 3:50 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Nirvana 'Nevermind' Baby Works For Barack Obama Poster Designer
From Gigwise.com: "The baby on the cover of Nirvana's 'Nevermind' has secured a job with President Barack Obama's 'HOPE' poster designer Shepard Fairey.

The now 19-year-old Spencer Elden is employed by Fairey's 'Obey' company in Los Angeles and works on a variety of projects including making record covers.

As well as the iconic 'HOPE' posters in support of the then Democrat candidate in 2008, Fairey also created the famous 'OBEY Giant' images of Andre The Giant in the nineties. "


Full story here which includes quotes from Elden talking about being the 'Nirvana baby'.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-13-2010 @ 3:48 AM (GMT) by RH.

NFC News Scarlett Johansson to play Courtney Love in biopic?
Apparently the popular actress Scarlett Johansson has expressed interest in portraying the role of Courtney Love in an upcoming film about Kurt Cobain:

"Moviemakers are currently thinking of an idea to bring Nirvana frontman's life story to the big screen with the help of his widow, Love, who will act as a project adviser, reports The Daily Star.

Love said in recent weeks that she would like either Ryan Gosling or James McAvoy to play her late husband, and named Johansson as her favourite to play her part.

Johansson hasn't been approached for the project yet - but is 'intrigued' about the chances of playing the Hole frontwoman.

'I know that there is a script. That's as much as I know about it. I'm a big fan of Courtney's, and I think she's very, very talented. But I don't know anything about the project. I think the idea is interesting and intriguing, but I would have to really wrap my head around it,' she told MTV News."


Check out the full story from MTV News. Also see this story from Spin.com.
Bookmark and Share NFC News RSS feed Direct link to this story Printer-friendly version Posted or updated: 05-13-2010 @ 3:45 AM (GMT) by RH.
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