|NFC News 01/2005
January 27, 2005
The Australian Triple J radio will air a recording of Nirvana's
February 1, 1992 concert this Friday (tomorrow) at 8 PM. It is
a special in their 'Live at the Wireless' series. Check out the
Triple J website for more info, here.
Thanks to Troy. In other JJJ news, the radio station recently aired
an interview they did with the band in 1992. It had been deleted
from their reels because it was deemed 'shit' back in the day, but
with the help from this website, a recording of the interview was
eventually uncovered. Thanks to Luke for info.
January 20, 2005
Interesting news: "For all Nirvana fans in the Los Angeles area,
there will be three FREE screenings of Nirvana's in-store performance at the old Rhino
Records store in 1989. Exclusive photos may be obtained upon request. Screenings are
on February 2nd, 2005 at 5:00PM, 7:00PM and 9:00PM at the current Duck Soup/Rhino
Records location 2028 Westwood Blvd, just north of Olympic. Store phone number is:
310-441-8544. There will be a limited number of first edition posters (photos of
the band taken from that show) available on a first come, first served basis!
Shot by Sam Epstein, filmmaker and former Rhino employee, the performance took
place prior to their release of 'Bleach' and two years before their huge 'Nevermind'
album was recorded. (Sam is available for interviews)." Thanks to Cori.
January 11, 2005
According to a story in the Tacoma News Tribune, Krist Novoselic might
be working on a solo album. In an interview with the paper, Novoselic
said: " 'I'm still making music. I have my studio,
and I'm recording things and I have as much fun as possible. But I have
that luxury, and I can work on political things. So I can basically just
go where my passion takes me.' He referred to solo material he has been
writing. And when asked if it might surface, he replied, 'You might be
surprised, like later in the year. It might all come together. Right now,
I'm just doing it for myself, and that's what it's all about.' "
As for Nirvana and the box set, Krist limited his comments to a
fitting conclusion: "I'm just gonna let the music do
the talking." Story
courtesy of The News Tribune (Tacoma, Washington). Krist is a keynote speaker
at the Grammy Career Day on January 13 at the University of Puget Sound
Concert Hall in Tacoma, WA. More info here.
January 4, 2005
Here is some exclusive information about the "Classic Albums" DVD
about the Nevermind album which is scheduled for a March 22, 2005
release. I believe this is the European release date. Here's the info:
"Nevermind: Classic Albums takes an in-depth
look at the making of the album that raised the bar for Hard and Alternative
Rock in the 1990's. The program features cuts from Smells Like Teen Spirit,
Come As You Are, Territorial Pissings, Breed and more.
It also features exclusive interviews and performances with Novoselic and
Grohl." Other DVDs in the Classic Albums series have dived back
into the studio where the album was recorded, offering unique interviews
with the producer(s) and playing back the multitrack masters when available.
I am not sure if this is also the case for the Nevermind DVD. Thanks to Koen.
January 2, 2005
In Jack Endino's latest newsletter he talks about working on
the Nirvana box set and explains why the fabled Fecal Matter
Demo was not included (you guessed it - Courtney):
"This past summer, we got word that the Box Set was going to happen,
yes, really truly this time. Having been semi-officially researching
material for the box with co-conspirator Gillian Gaar since 1998, it
was hard to believe it, but sure enough, the starting gun was fired,
and it became a frenzy to make sure we had the best sources, and the
correct credits and dates. A deadline crunch happened at the end,
with Silva Artist Management (for Krist and Dave) and Courtney's
people (Peter Asher, for Sanctuary) trying to agree on a final track
listing for the box set, as the deadline for the booklet art and
layout got nearer. That's why there's a picture of the Fecal Matter
cassette in the booklet, but no music from it; Courtney's people
decided that it was not really 'Nirvana' (i.e. it's Kurt and Dale
only, so why share it with Nirvana LLC?) and held it back at the last
minute, which is why the set starts with 'Heartbreaker', which would
not have been my choice. At the VERY last minute, Silva Mgmt got
access to a trove of 'Kurt cassettes' that Courtney has been talking
about for years. That's where 'Mrs. Butterworth' and a
few other things on the box (mostly acoustic stuff) came from, literally
out of the blue in the final weeks of preparation for the box."
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