|NFC News 07/2002
- - - July 25, 2002 - - -
An official release date for a book featuring Kurt Cobain's journals has now been
made public, as well as other details; " 'Journals', a hardcover
book replicating the diaries of late Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain is near completion
and will go on sale Nov. 11, Riverhead Books co-editorial director Julie Grau tells
Billboard.com. 'It's a replica of his notebook pages,' she says of the full-color
volume. 'We have excised any thought of editorial intrusion. This is pure, unadulterated,
Kurt Cobain.' The diaries consist of 23 notebooks and 800 pages of writings and drawings,
dating from before Nirvana's 1987 formation to around the time of Cobain's April 1994 suicide.
Excerpts appeared for the first time in Charles Cross' Cobain biography, 'Heavier Than Heaven,'
published last summer by Hyperion. 'The important thing is that these journals represent Kurt
Cobain's life and his thoughts,' Grau told Billboard.com in February. 'This is a book that is
going to stand on its own. It's by Kurt Cobain. There's no point comparing it to anything anyone
else has written, because these are his words.' Story courtesy of Jonathan Cohen and Billboard.com
Also thanks to Jordana and Christopher. If you want to pre-order the book, click here.
Jennifer from HBO sent in this one; "HOB.com is celebrating the summer concert season with a tribute to the House of Blues voted Top 50 Live Albums of All Time. Fans can check out tracks from Nirvana's Unplugged in New York, voted in as the number nine album, along with entering a sweepstakes for a 10 CD pack!" Visit HBO here.
Ned Vizzini, former webmaster of the site UltimateNirvana.com, wrote his own book Teen Angst? Naaah... to be published on August 13 as a mass-market paperback. The book "is a collection of stories of funny crap that happened to me in high school and as you can imagine NIRVANA makes an appearance more than once since it was (and is) some of my favorite music." According to the back cover "Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments we all experience in junior high and high school. With wit, irony, and honesty, Teen Angst? invites you into his world of school, parents, the cool and almost cool, street people, rock bands, friends, fame, camp, sex (sort of), Cancun (almost), prom, beer, Nintendo, Magic, and more." On Page 141 there is one of the book's Nirvana mentions as Ned describes his friend; "Hector could have been the fourth member of Nirvana [uh oh, Pat Smear alert!]: shaggy black hair, flannel-shirt-over-T-shirt, faded jeans, sneakers." Ned also did an interview with Teen People recently which you can read here. If you'd like more info on the book, check out Ned's own website here. Thanks to Ned Vizzini for the info and links.
The first album by Krist Novoselic's new band Eyes Adrift is scheduled to be released on September 24 by spinART Records. spinART is also the home to artists such as Frank Black plus Echo and the Bunnymen. Also, don't forget to check out Chad Channing's excellent new band East of the Equator at their official website. Remember that you can still download two of their brand new songs by following these links:
- - - July 24, 2002 - - -
Today, the section for guitar tablature ('tabs') was finally updated. Pretty much
all the existing tablature files were scrapped because of consistent complaints over
the years. They got replaced by a new and more accurate interpretation of the guitar
aspect of Nirvana's classic songs. Special thanks to Andy for submitting the new tabs.
If you are a guitar player, check them out here.
- - - July 15, 2002 - - -
Looks like Dave Grohl is - like the rest of us - getting fed up with fighting
for Nirvana's legacy in the courts; "DAVE GROHL kicked life back into
his feud with COURTNEY LOVE from the stage at T IN THE PARK on July 15 saying he was
'really pissed off' by the ongoing legal disputes over the NIRVANA legacy. Towards the
end of the Foo Fighters Main Stage set, Grohl chose the Courtney-baiting Stacked
Actors to launch into his diatribe. 'Now I've been pretty nice about this Courtney
Love stuff for a while - but now that shit is REALLY PISSING ME OFF,' he said. 'I gotta
do a fuc@ing deposition with my lawyer - FUC@ING SHIT.' Grohl and former Nirvana bassist
Krist Novoselic are to go to court in September to fight Love for the rights to Nirvana's
vast catalogue. The former Hole frontwoman claims that, as Kurt Cobain's widow, she should
rightfully inherit the Nirvana legacy." Story
courtesy of NME.
- - - July 3, 2002 - - -
Today it's been exactly 3 years since the NFC Board first opened. On July 3, 1999,
a script called The Ultimate Bulletin Board was introduced to the site and offered
a huge change over the existing forum in place; NFC's WWWBoard. The UBB script had
a lot of features and attracted many new users over time, and the place became a
meeting place for Nirvana fans from all corners of the globe. Prior to the UBB, a
WWWBoard had been up for a couple of years, but it was only used by a relatively
small group of people. Due to security reasons and various other factors, the UBB
script was eventually replaced by a database driven forum that I had written myself.
This was largely inspired by the UBB but was later expanded by a number of features
and remains a comprehensive resource today. At the time of writing, the NFC Board
holds more than 205.000 posts spread over almost 10.000 different topics in the
seven forums. The place has gotten more than 6.000 registered users in the three
years it has been up. Check out the board for yourself here.
- - - July 1, 2002 - - -
Apart from being sued by Krist and Dave, Courtney Love has also been involved in
some other lawsuits this year. One of them was filed by the owners of a mansion
in Beverly Hills that Courtney rented; "Courtney claims she
vacated the home in mid-December because her landlord 'continually snooped around,'
entered the house without her consent, and failed to fix 'substantial leaks.' The
owners, of course, see things a bit differently, as detailed in their cross-complaint.
They charge that Love 'left behind a trail of damage and missing items,' including water
damage caused when 'Love stuffed feminine hygiene or other products into a toilet,
thereby creating a stoppage which created a flood.' She is also being sued
by a Hawaiian spa for not paying a substantial bill. For more details on these lawsuits,
check out The Smoking Gun.
Thanks to Daniel for the link. Also check out this
story concerning the battle of Nirvana's music.
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