Posts tagged "nirvana"

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

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…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 11, 2014

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]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2014

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

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…
By: Claire Hannum / September 27, 2013

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

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…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Songs From Nirvana’s Top 50

We were super stoked about the discovery of Kurt Cobain's 50 Favorite Records, and in tribute, we made a little mix, featuring some of those bands. Enjoy some of Kurt's favorite tracks from The Pixies, Daniel Johnston, Mazzy Star and more. You'll notice that several song…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 17, 2012

A Comprehensive List Of Kurt Cobain’s Favorite Bands

Kurt Cobain made great music as the frontman of Nirvana, but he was also influenced by a slew of great musicians, too. For proof, we present this incredible list of "Top 50 by Nirvana," a handwritten list of Cobain's 50 favorite records. See the full list after the jump! [Dangerous Minds]…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 16, 2012

Courtney Love And Sam Lufti Are Working On A Kurt Cobain Musical Or Movie

Courtney Love is working on a movie or Broadway musical about her relationship with Kurt Cobain set to Nirvana music, according to none other than Britney Spears' ex-manager Sam Lufti. Lufti is currently suing Spears and her parents for defamation and explained in court yesterday how he's been keeping busy.  "[Love and I] are currently…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2012

Conspiracy Theory: Paul Ryan Cribbed From Nirvana

We're going to suggest taking this one with a shaker full of salt, but the Internet is buzzing with accusations that Paul Ryan stole the kinda-vaguely touching anecdote he told about his daughter during last night's debate from, of all people, Kurt Cobain. In response to a question about abortion, Ryan told the story of…
By: Newser / October 12, 2012

Nobody Puts Kurt Cobain In The Corner

Back in the day, MTV asked that Kurt Cobain effectively sing along to the pre-recorded tracks during one of Nirvana's "live" performances on the network.But he wasn't into the idea of faking it their way. So he gave them vocals -- only not the vocals you might expect. Enjoy this rendition of "Smells Like Tee…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 1, 2012

Courtney Love Says Dave Grohl Is “Sexually Obsessed” With Kurt Cobain, Accuses Him Of Hitting On Frances Bean

Courtney Love and Twitter always mix like alcohol and heavy machinery, and this time around the singer is accusing former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of attempting to seduce her daughter, 19-year-old Frances Bean Cobain, and of being "sexually obsessed w kurt." Gawker has the tweets, which were sent out last night from Love's protected account. She starts out…
By: Newser / April 11, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Takes Us To Nirvana

Oh, look what my Celebrity Dream Boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt's been up to! Just singing pitch-perfect version of Nirvana's "Lithium," NBD. [Consequence of Sound]…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2011

Quickies: Miley Cyrus Covers “Smells Like Teen Spirit” & Adele Snubbed The Royal Wedding

OH HELL NO. Miley Cyrus covered Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at a concert in Ecuador and possibly had a seizure onstage before she started singing. Oh, that's her dancing? Kurt Cobain is rolling over in his grave. No wonder Courtney Love does so many drugs. [BuzzFeed] Donald Trump uses golf as a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2011

Nirvana Fans Put Out On A First Date; Lady Gaga Enthusiasts Don’t

It's not easy to tell if someone is willing to go home with you on first date. But the online dating site Tastebuds has an offbeat idea for judging this—pay attention to what they list as their favorite music. The site surveyed users about their first date desires and then sorted through the info…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 13, 2011

Tasteful Or Tacky Tribute? Jared Leto Channels Kurt Cobain

Yesterday was the 17th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death/suicide and Jared Leto marked the sad occasion by releasing this bizarre video in which the actor and 30 Seconds to Mars singer performs Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea." Um, dressed as Cobain. Apparently, he made the video awhile ago, when he was hoping to be…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2011

Flashback: Nirvana Wishes You A Merry Christmas

Nirvana wasn't grunge-style disaffected when RuPaul was around. Heck, she even got them to sing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" together! Aw, weren't the '90s precious?
By: Simcha / December 25, 2010

Kanye West Album Cover Allegedly Banned From Walmart

Walmart has apparently banned Kanye West's new CD over seXXXy monster cover art. "Yooooo they banned my album cover!" Kanye whined on Twitter last night. "So Nirvana can have a naked human being on the cover but I can't have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2010

The Nirvana Baby Is All Grown Up. And Kind Of Hot.

I, like pretty much everyone who was conscious in 1991, remember the first time I heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit." I was conveniently located in a record store at the time, and quickly grabbed a clerk to ask what the song was. He handed me Nirvana's Nevermind. My first thought, "Oh, there's a baby o…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 7, 2010

NirGaga: The Nirvana/Lady Gaga Mashup You Had No Idea You Needed In Your Life

Posted without further comment, because I think it speaks for itself. Now, is Kurt dancing or rolling in his grave? [BuzzFeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2009

Get Your Rocks Off: Happy Birthday Bowie!

Forget Christmas. On this day in history, the glam messiah, David Bowie, was born. Although it isn’t one of those official holidays recognized by the Post Office and the bank, January 8, 1947, was, in fact, a day that literally rocked our world! While we have no confirmation that Bowie danced himself right out of…
By: Simcha / January 8, 2009

Rock-A-Bye Baby: Hookup Music For The Kiddies!

When it’s sexy time, it’s also time to take off your clothes and put on some sweet tunes -- like the Pixies, right? Cause you know when I put on the Surfer Rosa record it is time to get busy. Sadly, now my hip, hot record collection favorites are being marketed towards new parents so…
By: Simcha / July 9, 2008