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Suicide, Mental Illness, & Music 25 Years After Kurt Cobain’s Death

Shortly after the 2017 suicides of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, the air was thick with talk of clinical depression, artists and…
Christopher R. Weingarten | May 2, 2019 - 12:34 pm

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After The Fyre: A Brief History Of Other Festival Disasters

By now we’re all aware that Fyre Festival — in theory a three-day luxury music festival in the Bahamas for supermodels and rich dudes who…
Kelly Conaboy | May 1, 2017 - 11:58 am

2015 In Review

The 14 Weirdest Music Festival Attractions Of 2015

It isn't news anymore that festivals have become a major cornerstone in the music industry. It didn't used to be like this: There weren't dozens…
Ryan Leas | December 18, 2015 - 1:29 pm

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Seattle Record Store Discovers Kurt Cobain Royalty Check From 1991

Twenty-eight years after the release of Nirvana’s Nevermind, fans are still discovering new secrets left behind in the album’s wake. A Seattle record store owner…
Rob Arcand / Spin | September 6, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Lil Nas X – “Panini”

Lil Nas X is, of course, the force between "Old Town Road," the unstoppable pop juggernaut that has been the #1 single in America these…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Kurt Cobain’s “Corporate Magazines Still Suck” Shirt Becomes $550 Designer Tee

Struggling to reconcile your disdain for the establishment with your affinity for designer clothing? Wishing you could express both with a single garment? Fret no…
Peter Helman | May 22, 2019 - 4:47 pm

Kurt Cobain’s Reading Festival Hospital Gown Is For Sale

Kurt Cobain's hospital gown from Nirvana's performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is up for auction. Fans with copious amounts of disposable income can bid…
Tosten Burks / Spin | March 7, 2019 - 3:59 pm

Kurt Cobain Offers His Thoughts On Rap Music In Unreleased 1991 Interview

A lost Kurt Cobain radio interview has been unearthed and posted in its uncut form to the Bandcamp of the Ontarian band Dead City Beat.
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | November 27, 2018 - 11:47 am

Stream Kanye West & Kid Cudi Kids See Ghosts

Kanye West and Kid Cudi's collaborative album Kids See Ghosts is finally here. It's the third album in the string of the five albums that…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2018 - 9:05 am

Courtney Love Sued By Former Son-In-Law’s Ex Claiming Stalking & Emotional Distress

Courtney Love is facing yet another lawsuit tied to daughter Frances Bean Cobain's messy divorce from her musician ex-husband, Isaiah Silva. In addition to a…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | June 5, 2018 - 3:56 pm

Now Frances Bean Cobain’s Ex Is Suing Courtney Love For Trying To Kill Him Over Kurt’s Unplugged Guitar

Kurt Cobain's daughter Frances Bean has been fighting a two-year legal battle against her ex-husband Isaiah Silva over the guitar her father played for Nirvana’s…
Julia Gray | May 29, 2018 - 8:17 pm

Iconic Kurt Cobain Guitar Goes To Frances Bean’s Ex After 2-Year Legal Battle

The iconic 1959 Martin D-18E guitar that Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged has been at the center of a two-year legal battle as…
James Rettig | May 15, 2018 - 2:25 pm

Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, & Other Rock Stars’ Handwriting Made Into Downloadable Typefaces

The new frontier in rock-star hero worship: fonts.
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2018 - 3:49 pm

Frances Bean Cobain Shares An Original Song On The Anniversary Of Her Father’s Death

Back in February, on what would have been Kurt Cobain's 51st birthday, his widow Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean posted tributes to the late…
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2018 - 10:28 am

Courtney Love And Frances Bean Share Messages To Kurt Cobain On His Birthday

Today is Kurt Cobain's birthday. If the iconic Nirvana frontman were still with us, he would be turning 51, and his widow Courtney Love and…
Peter Helman | February 20, 2018 - 9:50 pm

Frances Bean Cobain Opens Up About Her Sobriety, Reclaims Phrase From Kurt’s Suicide Note

Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, opened up about her sobriety in a lengthy note posted on Instagram yesterday, Spin
Peter Helman | February 14, 2018 - 7:14 pm

Hear An Unearthed Nirvana Acoustic Set From 1991

Exactly 26 years ago today, Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl played an acoustic Nirvana set for about 30 people at an Edinburgh bar to raise…
Peter Helman | December 2, 2017 - 12:43 pm
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