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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Has Unreleased Beatles Cover, Not Dave Grohl

A cut of Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiered at Sundance last night. It's the first fully authorized documentary about the Nirvana singer, and was executive produced by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. The film will air later this year on HBO. Notably, the film does not feature any interview footage of Dave Grohl,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015

Watch South Park‘s Holiday Special Featuring Iggy Azalea, Hologram Kurt Cobain, & A Taylor Swift/Bill Cosby Duet

South Park closed out its 18th season with a slew of musical "guest stars" that have generated a lot of criticism and discussion this year. There's a hologram of Kurt Cobain, performances from Taylor Swift and Iggy Azalea, and Stan's dad resurfaces as Lorde, again. There are several duets throughout -- Azalea performs "A Holly… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 11, 2014

Billy Corgan On Kurt Cobain: “He And I Were The Top Two Scribes, And Everybody Else Was A Distant Third”

We've gone way too long without a juicy, self-admiring Billy Corgan quote, but The Independent's new interview with Corgan is full of them. Although it's occasioned by the Smashing Pumpkins' new Monuments To An Elegy, the interview largely focuses on events from 20 years ago. For instance, when reporter Nick Hasted mentions that Eddie… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2014

Courtney Love Is In The Kurt Cobain Doc Montage Of Heck But Has No Control Over It

Frances Bean Cobain executive produced HBO's upcoming documentary about her father, Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, but her mother Courtney Love's name wasn't listed among the film's contributors when it was announced last week. That was curious because Love is the one who initially asked director Brett Morgen to take on the project i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2014

HBO Announces First Fully-Authorized Kurt Cobain Documentary Montage Of Heck, Exec Produced By Frances Bean

There have been more than enough unauthorized documentaries and biographies about Kurt Cobain. Next year, though, HBO will release the first fully authorized Cobain documentary. The film will be called Montage Of Heck, and its executive producer is Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean. It will be written, directed, and produced by filmmaker Brett Morgen (CrossfireMore »

By: Michael Nelson / November 25, 2014

MTV Unplugged In New York Turns 20

Funny thing about suicide: It's not a mystery to be solved. When someone you know, or someone you admire, takes her own life, there's always a temptation to rifle through your memories of that person, looking for some clue of what might happen. It's not there -- or, if it is, there's usually no reaso… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014

Kurt Cobain’s People Should’ve Been More Permissive Of His Heroin Addiction, Says Coolio

Coolio's "Fantastic Voyage" came out in 1994, so Spin decided to include the 51-year-old rapper in their ongoing '94 celebration. Specifically, they played him a series of hits from that year and asked him for commentary. While listening to Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box," he recalled his reaction when he heard about Kurt Cobain's death,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 1, 2014

Say Anything’s Max Bemis Rails Against Nirvana’s “Rape Me,” Which He Completely Misinterprets And Compares To “What Miley Cyrus Is Doing”

If you weren't familiar with Nirvana and took a quick look at the title of "Rape Me," you would understandably have some questions. But a simple internet search should clear up any confusion -- Kurt Cobain was open about the meaning behind the track, clearing up any potential misunderstanding and painting it as a blunt… More »

By: James Rettig / September 2, 2014

Courtney Love’s Father Says His New Book Will Prove Her Involvement In Kurt Cobain’s Death

Who knew one of the world's biggest Courtney Love conspiracy theorists was Love's own father? According to Radar (via The Daily Mail), Love's estranged father -- ex-Grateful Dead manager Hank Harrison -- believes she was closely involved with Kurt Cobain's death and intends to prove it when he republishes his book Love Kills:More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 1, 2014

Seattle Police Share Disparaging Note About Courtney Love Found In Kurt Cobain’s Wallet After His Death

Somehow, for reasons known only to themselves, the Seattle Police are still releasing details found at the scene of Kurt Cobain's 1994 suicide. First, there were the death-scene photos, including some truly gruesome ones. And now, as CBS News reports, the Seattle PD has shared an image of a note that wa… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2014

Watch The Trailer For Soaked In Bleach, A Kurt Cobain Conspiracy Film With Cheesy Reenactments

Despite the Seattle PD's insistence that the case is closed, there are still people out there holding on to conspiracy theories about Kurt Cobain's death. Here's some of the fruit of that speculation: A new docu-drama called Soaked In Bleach pursues the theory that Courtney Love staged her husband's suicide before he could divorce… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2014

The 10 Best Nirvana Songs

The story goes something like this: Sheriff Kurt moseys into town just long enough to purge the spandex-clad outlaws before riding off into the sunset forever, leaving behind the Clinton Administration, Lollapalooza, and lucrative major label deals for flannel-flyin' underdogs everywhere. More »

By: James Jackson Toth / April 4, 2014

Win Butler Discusses How Nirvana Inspired Arcade Fire

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana made a lasting impact on the landscape of music, and that they made the same type of impact on their fans. And some of those fans went on to become musicians in their own right. Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was one of those fans, and he recently shared his thought… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 4, 2014

Seattle PD’s Latest Unearthed Kurt Cobain Photos Are Gruesome

For the last 20 years, since Kurt Cobain's body was first found, rumors have swirled that his death was not a suicide but a murder. In an effort to dispel those rumors and to finally put the case to bed forever, the Seattle Police Department has been releasing photos of the crime scene. It… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 4, 2014

Dozens Of New Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos Released

We've been hearing about a lot of newly released Kurt Cobain photos lately, and here are some more. The Seattle Police Department has been reviewing the details of Cobain's case in recent weeks in an effort to douse any reignited conspiracy theories about the nature of his death before they get crackling. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 28, 2014

Preview The Latest Kurt Cobain Comic Book

Apparently, the world needed multiple comic-book biographies of Kurt Cobain. The last one, Barnaby Legg and Jim McCarthy's Kurt Cobain: The Graphic Novel, came out in 2011. Now, Bluewater Productions, a comic book publisher known for quick biographies of people like John Lennon and Jim Morrison, has taken on the Cobain legacy. Jayfri… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2014

Kurt Cobain, Tupac, John Lennon Are Still Alive And Shilling For Dutch Beer In This Bad Commercial

Conspiracy theorists have long speculated that dead celebrities like Elvis Presley and Tupac Shakur are actually alive and well -- living in luxury on a secluded desert isle, perhaps? And while such ideas might play as harmless whimsical fantasy in a vacuum, recreating them in service of selling beer seems more than a little cra… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014

Newly Unearthed Photos Show Kurt & Courtney’s Gross L.A. Apartment

Lately we've seen photos of Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen as well as new images from the scene of his death in Seattle. Why not some photos of Cobain and Courtney Love's gross Los Angeles apartment too? As The New York Daily News reports, newly released stills document the mess Cobain and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014

Former Roommate Selling Kurt Cobain’s Skis, Phone On Craigslist

UPDATE: FAKE. People have been posthumously capitalizing on the late Kurt Cobain since the day he died, but there sure seems to be a lot of it going on in the Pacific Northwest lately, what with the rival Cobain holidays and the sale of his childhood home. This latest item is really… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2014

Watch A Depressing Local News Report From Aberdeen’s Controversial Kurt Cobain Day

Yesterday was the first Kurt Cobain Day in Cobain's onetime hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, a town that Cobain never exactly praised. By all accounts, it was pretty sad. But you won't know just how sad it was until you watch the video below, a local news report that throws a ton of skepticism at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2014
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