Nirvana

Nevermind Baby Spencer Elden Accuses Nirvana Of Child Pornography

By Alyson Camus | August 26, 2021

‘Why am I still on their cover if
 I’m not that big of a deal?’

Lost Tapes Of The 27 Club, An Album Written By A. I.

By Alyson Camus | April 6, 2021

‘We took 20 to 30 songs from each of our artists as MIDI files’

Listen To Chris Mardini ‘s Emotional Take On A Jeff Buckley Classic

By Alyson Camus | December 30, 2020

his special surprise for this New Year Eve

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s – Number One: Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

By Steve Crawford | December 10, 2020

a malaise, a nothingness

The 500 Greatest Songs of the 1990s: 460 to 451

By Steve Crawford | July 1, 2020

exquisite and grotesque, claustrophobic and free

Krist Novoselic Went MAGA Fan In One Facebook Post

By Alyson Camus | June 3, 2020

‘Trump said he would stop the violence and this speaks to many.’

Buy (And Wear) Kurt Cobain’s Art At Your Favorite Shopping Mall?

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2019

items are now available at Urban Outfitters

Marvel Comics Reimagine Your Favorite Rock Album

By Alyson Camus | June 21, 2017

it will be a limited affair

Juliana Hatfield May Or May Not Sell A Personal Note From Kurt Cobain

By Alyson Camus | May 5, 2016

‘Because the truth was that the letter meant, and still means, a lot to me. More than money.’

Could Steve Albini Really Believe Kurt Cobain Was Murdered?

By Alyson Camus | March 21, 2016

‘his response was “If you’re asking rather i think he was murdered or not. the answer is YES.’

Brilliant Star Wars-Famous Album Covers Mash Ups

By Alyson Camus | December 23, 2015

It almost looks like Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks’ outfits were an inspiration for Han Solo and Leia…

More Kurt Cobain Memorabilia On Sale!

By Alyson Camus | December 11, 2015

Up for auction is one of Kurt Cobain’s personal checkbooks from when he was living in Olympia, WA at his 114 N. Pear St apartment.’

Kurt Cobain’s Funeral Program Is On Sale On eBay

By Alyson Camus | December 9, 2015

‘Please note: this is a serious historical document and will be accompanied by a COA, signed by JP Finch & noted Punk Rock Historian.’

Kurt Cobain’s Sweater Sold For $137,500, His Lock Of Hair Pulled From The Auction

By Alyson Camus | November 10, 2015

‘The most likely source for the hair at auction this Saturday is that it came from the criminal act of shearing Cobain’s head in what Courtney Love describes as a videotaped series of crimes at the funeral home.

Nirvana’s ‘Smell Like Teen Spirit’ Is By Far The Most Popular Song Of The 90’s On Spotify

By Alyson Camus | August 27, 2015

Of course there’s Spotify these days, and Daniels used this precious tool to produce the graph above and a few others, examining the popularity of the songs released from 1990 to 1999. Should we be surprised? Nirvana’s ‘Smell Like Teen Spirit’ is by far the most popular song of the 90’s getting more than 50 million play counts! Let’s hope Courtney Love doesn’t get any of this money.

Never Seen Before Photos Of The First Nirvana Show Ever

By Alyson Camus | July 21, 2015

Mj Poukkula, daughter of Tony Poukkula has chosen this moment to make public a few never-seen-before pictures of a very early Nirvana show, probably the first Nirvana show ever, according to Alternative Nation. She tweeted these pictures (above) with the comment ‘Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day’.

Some Thoughts On “Soaked In Bleach”

By Iman Lababedi | June 14, 2015

The problem with “Soaked In Bleach” is Tom. Tom has a story to tell that has nothing to do with Love and Cobain and everything to do with forgiving himself. If the movie dealt with that it would have had the arc of a true dramatic tragedy, because it doesn’t it appears to be a partial truth.

Alice Wheeler, Photographer And Friend Of Kurt Cobain, Speaks To Us

By Alyson Camus | May 18, 2015

‘If Kurt were still alive, he would be so over Courtney’, she says at one point. There has been a lot of speculation about an eventual divorce, and Alice says she doesn’t know exactly but ‘they had broken up, sort of, he was angry at her, at the way she was behaving’.

The Kurt Cobain Saga Continues: Theatrical Release Of ‘Soaked In Bleached’ On June 11th

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2015

Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the Seattle Police Department shortly after his body was found, but 21 years later, suspicions and theories around the events leading to his death have never been more alive, and a long series of inconsistencies, oddities and plain weirdness (including taped phone conversations with Courtney Love) have let Tom Grant to continue his investigation about the case till this day

I Was The Junior Publicist On Nirvana’s “Nevermind”

By Chrissy Shannon | May 10, 2015

He told them that we were promoting him to “lame, hair metal” mags (or maybe he called us lame, metal publicists?) and that’s not what Nirvana was about. He couldn’t handle being that popular with just about everyone, it made it fake somehow to him. I know I was devastated that I wasn’t going to be working with them anymore, but I was tired too. Working for a “phenom” can wear you out, even at 24.

Kurt Cobain: About The Voice Of A Generation, Beyond It All

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2015

I have to accept that his greatness hasn’t managed to survive the decades intact. So maybe he is very much of his time, maybe he was such a cusp superstar, such a harbinger of the new century, he hasn’t quite managed to move forward. But songs as great as “All Apologies”, “Heart Shape Box” “Negative Creep” “About A Girl”… maybe they are ripe for re-discovery for the voice of a generation, beyond it all

Brett Morgen Compares Conspiracy Theorists To Holocaust Deniers

By Alyson Camus | May 6, 2015

Prior to anyone seeing this film, the ‘Holocaust deniers,’ as I like to refer to them, started writing conspiracy theories about my movie,’ he said. ‘Now this is before anyone’s seen a frame

‘Montage Of Heck’ Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | April 26, 2015

If Morgen had wanted to make a film about the impressions that Cobain may have inspired him, the overwhelming sensations that a Nirvana concert may have left on him, I would be totally fine with it, and I would even said this is brilliant. Unfortunately he sells us his movie as the first authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain, and this is where I have a problem, because when it comes to documentaries, I care about fact-checking.

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks About Her Father,… But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | April 10, 2015

‘In response to recent articles regarding comments from Kurt’s daughter, Frances, I want to make it clear that Frances is an innocent victim here. The real questions is; What does Frances really KNOW as opposed to WHAT SHE’S BEEN TOLD?’ Exactly!

‘Montage Of Heck’ Is Almost There, Will You Watch It?

By Alyson Camus | March 14, 2015

“Gold Mountain, [Nirvana’s management company], still denies that a suicide attempt was made. A note was found, says a company spokesman, but Kurt insisted it wasn’t a suicide note. He just took all of his and Courtney’s money and was going to run away and disappear.’

The Nirvana Baby Speaks… Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | January 20, 2015

I was four months old and my dad was attending art school at the time, and his friends would often ask for help with their projects. So his friend the photographer Kirk Weddle called him and said, “Do you want to make some money today and throw your kid in the pool?”

The Cobain’s Suicide Note Shirts, Are They Exploitative?

By Alyson Camus | January 15, 2015

Oh but they were saying, ‘what if you meet Frances Cobain while wearing this shirt and she gets upset’? Yeah, because you meet her at Trader Joe’s every Saturday morning! Plus the girl has Courtney Love for mother, she has seen the most tacky, bad taste, brutal things that can exist

Kurt Cobain, Subject Of A New Documentary, Produced By His Daughter

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2014

This sounds quite amazing and the most astonishing part is the name of Frances Bean Cobain, as the executive producer. Brett Morgen, who also directed ‘The Kid Stays in the Picture’, will write, direct and produce the documentary, and so far Courtney Love’s name is not associated with it, which could be the best part of the whole story

Courtney Love Reveals She Blew $27 Million Of Nirvana Money

By Alyson Camus | August 13, 2014

‘I make enough to live on. I’m financially solvent. I focus on what I make now’, she also told the Times. And this is the same woman who insulted David Grohl for stealing and wasting Nirvana’s money… saying in one of her numerous stage rants, ‘The Foo Fighters are gay. I don’t care what you listen to at home, but if a guy takes off money off my kid’s table, f**k him.’

Top 75 of the Nineties

By Rhonda Shore | June 28, 2014

Full disclosure: in the mid-90s I did a tropical Latin music show on WPFW-FM so I wasn’t paying attention in those years to Anglo-American music, and in the late nineties I had a kid and was too exhausted to keep up, but in the mid-00s, I did go back to fill the gaping lacunae. I’m sure I missed some major tunes, so feel free to let me know what they are.

Courtney Love: 'Kurt Was Desperate To Be The Biggest Rock Star In The World'

By Alyson Camus | June 26, 2014

many believe that the famous the line ‘it’s better to burn out than to fade away’ taken from his alleged suicide note (it is actually a line from a Neil Young song) was a bye-bye to the music industry rather than to life, as Cobain had become really fed up with the fame game

Dave Grohl And Courtney Love Hugged At The Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame, I Cringed

By Alyson Camus | June 2, 2014

‘It was the Hall of Fame ceremony, but it meant so much to all of us personally that sometimes you forgot about the other stuff — like the arena and the trophy — and focused on real, personal things. I saw Courtney walking past [earlier in the night], and I just tapped her on the shoulder and we looked at each other in the eyes and that was it — we’re just family

Kurt Cobain Memorial Benches Up For Sale!

By Alyson Camus | May 7, 2014

How much would you pay for a pair of old moldy-rusty benches covered by graffiti? No less than 10 bucks right? The bid on two like the one above has already reached  $220 and, at the time when I am writing this, there are many hours left. Of course, there are not your usual falling-apart public benches,…

"The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony" At Barclay Center,Thursday, April 10th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 11, 2014

But like Jett spit out on “Smells Like Teen Spirit” rock is a denial and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is all about an admittance. It really is a squalid rabid horrible dingy thing. It really adds up to something that is nothing.

'The Dark Side Of The Covers’ Some Re-Imagined Cover Albums

By Alyson Camus | April 11, 2014

I took me a little while to understand this picture above, what was this about? The surrounding looked strangely familiar, but these head tops give it all… of course! It’s Abbey Road!

The SPD Releases New Pictures Of Kurt Cobain's Body And Gets A Lawsuit

By Alyson Camus | April 6, 2014

I have to say that Richard Lee gives bad press to people who are trying to find the truth in this sort of cases, to give you a taste of this curious character, this is how the Stranger described one of his numerous and very public interventions

Kurt Cobain Receives Another Comic Book Treatment

By Alyson Camus | March 29, 2014

Ciesynski insists on the huge amount of heroin Cobain took that day and says ‘He killed himself because of the shotgun blast but the heroin did the trick also?’ Does he realize how overkilled it looks?

Nirvana's Original Drummer Chad Channing Not Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Of Fame

By Alyson Camus | March 24, 2014

‘When I told my daughter about the induction, she was super excited for me! So much of my excitement about it is for her! She’s pretty awesome! My little boy’s too young to understand though. So yeah, it does feel pretty good!’

Hall Of fame? Only If Cat Stevens Is There

By Iman Lababedi | March 2, 2014

There is somebody I really wanna see. Cat Stevens. And it is because of Stevens I went out of my way to score a ticket. But before we discuss him, let’s talk about everybody else.

Dave Grohl, Anti-Christ, Amway Salesman

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2014

It might not be fair to lay the blame for the hell that is 21st century rebellion at his feet, but he personifies it so perfectly. He is such a cheerful shill for organized crime known as the music business, it offends me to look at me. Grohl is the rock and roll star as Amway salesman.

Aberdeen Will Have Its Kurt Cobain Day (Or Week)

By Alyson Camus | January 25, 2014

Will they invite bands to cover Nirvana songs? Will the Foo Fighters be there? Will they screen that dreadful Gus Van Sant’s movie? And most important, will Courtney Love be invited? I hope not, and anyway she is currently way too busy crying at the stand

Will Cat Stevens Play Barclay Center April 10th, 2014?

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2014

You get the feeling it is going to be wretchedly terrible self congratulations for four hours seen from miles away, Just the thought of Dave Grohl’s acceptance speech for Nirvana terrifies me. And yet, yes, for the chance to see Cat Stevens in person I just don’t feel like I have any choice in the matter

Watch Never Seen Before Footage Of Nirvana's Last Concert In Los Angeles

By Alyson Camus | January 8, 2014

It’s difficult to comprehend it, but 20 years after his death, there’s still some footage of Kurt Cobain, unseen by most people, which are suddenly surfacing. On December 30th, Dave Markey, who directed ‘1991: The Year Punk Broke’, uploaded this 15-minute video of Nirvana’s last show in Los Angeles

Dave Grohl Delighted? He Would be

By Iman Lababedi | December 21, 2013

“This is a great honor. Thank you to the people who nominated and voted for us. Thank you most of all to Kurt Cobain. And to everyone who’s kept rock music going strong for 60 years and counting.”

Here They Are Now, Entertain Us: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Class Of 2013

By Steve Crawford | October 18, 2013

You’ve heard these arguments – rock ‘n’ roll is a rebellious art form that shouldn’t be enshrined, it’s not legitimate because The Swinging Blue Jeans aren’t in, Jann Wenner is a socialist Commie that wants to destroy America, etc., etc., etc. So, people love it because it’s one less thing to worry about

Pearl Jam's "Lighning Bolt" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2013

Pearl Jam have been well loved and have certainly had their moments, and as far as mainstream rock bands are concerned you can out every Linkin Park on the planet on one side, and they wouldn’t be as good as Pearl Jam, but still, they’re dodgy and half hearted, on record any way