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Police Release Kurt Cobain Letter Calling Courtney Love “A Bitch With Zits”

  • Police released a note found inside Kurt Cobain’s wallet the day he committed suicide which reads, “Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring…” It’s unclear whose handwriting is on the note, which was written on stationary from the Phoenix Hotel in California. [Billboard]
  • Neverendingly-obnoxious James Franco insisted to Howard Stern he never had sex with Lindsay Lohan, despite bragging about it in “This Is The End.” “It’s a lie: I will swear on my mother’s life that I never had sex with her,” he said. “All right, we maybe kissed … it was lame. I can’t believe she put me on that private list. She’s so delusional.” Why do I still believe Lindsay on this one? [Huffington Post]
  • Jennifer Lawrence got drunk and puked at Madonna’s Oscars’ after-party this year. [Page Six]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow wore a $895 hoodie. And you can, too, should you choose to consciously uncouple with your credit rating. [Eonline] Keep reading »

So Rad: 4 Women Fronted Nirvana At Last Night’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

4 Women Fronted Nirvana At Last Night's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Watch Lorde Sing "All Apologies"

This is awesome. Last night, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, just days after the 20 year anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death from suicide, and when the remaining members of the band took the stage to perform, they were joined by four female rockers filling Cobain’s shoes/vocals. Joan Jett, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon and Lorde each joined bassist Krist Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Pat Smear on stage to sing a song from Nirvana’s catalogue, and I have a feeling Kurt, a feminist, would have loved it. The RRHOF ceremony won’t be televised until May 31 (on HBO), but some video has already leaked of a few of the performances, including Lorde singing “All Apologies” (above). Not only that, but after the ceremony, Nirvana played a secret show at a club in Brooklyn — check out video of the band, plus Joan Jett, slaying “Smells Like Teen Spirit” after the jump! [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »

Nirvana Musical Is “Very Likely,” Says Courtney Love

  • Courtney Love said she and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean have agreed that a “respectful but honest” Nirvana musical is “very likely.” I’m still going to take everything Love says with a grain of salt, especially since it’s unclear whether the other members of Nirvana would be so on board. [Rolling Stone]
  • The hippie dippie psychologist who invented the term “conscious uncoupling” speaks! [New York Times]
  • Miley Cyrus is not pregnant, so that’s a relief. [US Weekly]
  • Comedienne Amy Schumer talks season two of (duh) “Inside Amy Schumer.” [Splitsider]
  • Hipster-ized celebrities? Yes, please! [Design Crowd]
  • An at-home Kardashian-level makeup job only take 17 products, 10 brushes and half an hour … [Into The Gloss] Keep reading »

For Just $500K You Can Own Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home

Kurt Cobain Musical?
Courtney Love
Courtney Love and Sam Lufti are reportedly working on a musical. Read More »
Cobain's Favorite Bands
A list of his top 50 bands and records. Read More »
Courtney Comes Clean
Love talks the cost of fame and her struggle with sobriety. Read More »
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Kathleen Hanna explains the origins of the iconic Nirvana song. Read More »

Got half a million dollars lying around? Because Kurt Cobain’s childhood home is for sale. Cobain’s mom, Wendy O’Connor, is sharing childhood photos of a smiling, youthful Kurt taken inside the house to help sell it. The home, located in Aberdeen, Washington, is being marketed through a Beverly Hills real estate agency. It’s listed for $500,000 — which is over seven times its worth. His family has alluded that they’d be interested in a partnership to turn the house into a museum. Cobain lived there from ages two to nine and again in his teenage years. He had said his childhood there was a happy one — well, besides his parents’ divorce, which also took place there. His old bedroom still has the band names he etched on the wall decades ago, and even his mattress is still in the house’s crawlspace. [People]

Kathleen Hanna Explains The Origins Of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Kathleen Hanna Rocks
Le Tigre photo
Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre on being a feminist ambassador. Read More »
Fanzines, A Love Story
On riot grrl, feminism and fanzines. Read More »
Kathleen On Katy
She calls "I Kissed A Girl" a straight up offensive song. Read More »
"Here we are now, entertain us!"

This one’s an oldie but a goodie: Riot grrl hero and fellow Colonel Mustard fan Kathleen Hanna is the woman responsible (in small part, anyway) for the epic Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” In this clip from her 2010 performance at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Hanna tells the story of hanging out with Kurt, getting really wasted, and coming up with the now-classic line, which she happened to drunkenly spray paint on the walls of Kurt’s rented apartment. The 10-minute performance covers the beginnings of Nirvana, Bikini Kill, and just how hard Kathleen had to work to keep her band together. It’s worth it, if for no other reason than to see Hanna belt out “Teen Spirit” in her trademark girlish lilt. [Dangerous Minds]

Happy Birthday, Kurt Cobain: Here Are Some Of His Most Feminist Quotes

Playlist: Nirvana's Faves
Selections from Nirvana's top 50 favorite bands. Read More »
Cobain's Favorite Bands
A list of his top 50 bands and records. Read More »
Courtney Mad At Kurt
courtney love and kurt cobain photo
What Courtney Love would say to Kurt Cobain right now if she could. Read More »

Kurt Cobain would have been 46 today. Do you remember where you were when you found out he’d killed himself? I was in high school art class, likely making some awful riot grrl-inspired art. I liked Nirvana, but at that point considered myself a little too cool to get super into them. They were soooo commercial, after all. And I fancied myself some kind of indie rock/riot grrl/zine-writing nightmare.

But fan or not, for those of us that exist in that murky era — not Generation X and not Generation Y — Cobain is and always will be a powerful arbiter of youthful dissent.

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