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News Roundup: Atoms For Peace Unveil 'Before Your Very Eyes,' Cat Power...

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Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace premiered a new video during their live performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday night. The band waited after their second encore to reveal to the audience the unique clip for "Before Your Very Eyes," from AMOK. (We have that video for you below.) Also, Cat Power has announced a solo tour. All that and more below.

Nirvana Fans Can Get Free Tattoos On 'In Utero' Anniversary This Month

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Nirvana fans may be well aware that the band’s best album, 1993’s In Utero, is set to be releaed as a Super Duper Mega Collector’s Awesome-o Deluxe Edition on September 24th for its 20th anniversary; however, lucky fans in Long Island, Seattle, and Southern California get an added bonus: a free (but very real, and very permanent) Nirvana tattoo...

News Roundup: Amy Winehouse Play In The Works, Morrissey Postpones North...

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Amy Winehouse's cautionary tale is coming to the stage. A play, based on the singer's life and music, is in the works and expected to open next year. Courtney Love is also heading to the stage. According to some guy she works with, she's been thinking about putting together a Nirvana musical based on her life with Kurt Cobain. And Morrissey postponed the remaining dates of his North American...

Courtney Love Takes On The Muppets, Accuses Them Of Rape

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Courtney Love is attacking muppets now. TMZ reports that Love believes Kermit the Frog and his gang of Muppet friends 'raped' the memory of her late husband and former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain by using his song 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in their 2011 movie, without her permission.

Spin Magazine Releases Nirvana Covers Album

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Nirvana's Nevermind Gets Deluxe Reissue
Dear Nirvana fans—this year, it will have officially been 20 years since the release of Nirvana’s seminal disc, Nevermind (a.k.a., the one with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on it, for you non-fans).  I know, I know—reading such information immediately makes you want to run your fingers through your thinning hair and adjust your ever-thickening glasses. ...

Nirvana's Nevermind Gets Deluxe Reissue

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Nirvana's Nevermind Gets Deluxe Reissue
Nirvana’s memorable 1991 album Nevermind will be reissued in a mega Super Deluxe Edition on September 19. And to further prove just how fast time flies, the deluxe edition marks 20 years after the original was released. Containing four CDs and one DVD, the Super Deluxe Edition will feature previously unreleased tracks, rarities, B-sides, alternate mixes, rare...

Dave Grohl Started Foo Fighters to Cope With Cobain's Passing

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Nirvana's tenure as an active rock band ended tragically when frontman Kurt Cobain took his own life. It would have been blasphemy to trudge on with a new band leader, and anyway, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl always had far too much love and respect for their fallen friend to ever try to replace him. Novoselic more or less exited the music scene, but...

Kurt Cobain Wrote Music For 'Ren And Stimpy'?

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According to NME, two of the best parts of the 1990’s—i.e., Nirvana and Ren and Stimpy—were once would-be collaborators, as Kurt Cobain apparently attempted to write a song for the bizarre and irreverent scatological cartoon from the Nickelodeon network.  Which would have pretty much been the greatest...

90s Alternative Rock: the Best B-Sides and Rarities

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The 90s gave us some of the purest rock music ever, and it's a testament to the quality of those bands that they were able to record dozens of solid albums and still have plenty of great rare material lying around. What follows is a list of some of the best B-sides, rarities, obscure tracks, and special releases from eight definitive 90s rock bands. Enjoy the flashback.

Experience Music Project To Unveil Nirvana Retrospective in April

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Nirvana fans, rejoice—at least until the inevitably crushing and depressing biopic is released—as the Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses exhibition is set to open at Seattle’s Experience Music Project on April 16th and will, according to Spinner, “boast more than 200 artifacts related to the legendary grunge group” including such nuggets as “rare and unseen pieces...

Frances Bean Cobain Inherits Trust Fund Today, Apparently Turned Down...

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Frances Bean Cobain Inherits Nirvana Fortune, Still Attempts To Push Fame Away
Although most don't feel sorry for those in the Hollywood spotlight, it is a bit difficult to not have some sympathy for Frances Bean Cobain. As the daughter of Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain and Hole frontwoman, Courtney Love, the girl hasn't had much time to get out of a media frenzy during her entire life. With her father's tragic suicide at...

Photos: Washington Natives, The Melvins, Perform Two Sets in Seattle

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The Melvins and a roaring crowd stormed through The Showbox Tuesday night and performed two 50 minute sets back to back with a short intermission to give the band and their wild fans a well-deserved rest. Powerhouse drummers Dale Crover (pictured above) and Coady Willis were stationed in the front center next to each other. Dressed like Vikings, Crover and Willis synchronized their drum...

The Vaselines To Release First Album In 20 Years

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The Vaselines formed in Glasgow during 1987 but they were put on a high pedestal for all music fanatics when Nirvana covered three of their songs and listed them as a major influence. They've also been known to include guest appearances by notable Belle & Sebastian members whose career started later in the 90s. Now, out of nowhere, the band is about to go on tour in support...

Courtney Love Changes Name, Stops Talking About Kurt

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Entertainment Weekly reports that funeral-makeup practice cadaver/ rock singer Courtney Love no longer has any use for her famous last name, insisting that she will now go on using her given name, Courtney Michelle Harrison. Says Love, er, Harrison:

Watch: Nirvana On Ice - A Horrible Marriage

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The 2010 Olympics may be over but man oh man, do we have a GEM for you. You may think you've gotten your fill of ice skating competitions, but thanks to Boing Boing (via BoreMe.com) and the the creators of YouTube we can ask you to go back in time with us and gawk at this horrific marriage of Nirvana and figure skating.

Guitar Hero CEO Says Kurt Cobain Can Sing Bon Jovi

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Guitar Hero CEO Says Kurt Cobain Can Sing Bon Jovi
Guitar Hero 5 is having some issues in both the legal department and their liaison with musicians. To many fans of the game, getting a certain avatar to sing other people's songs can sound kind of fun. However, it might be a little weird to hear Kurt Cobain exclaim, "Yeah Boyeeee" like Public Enemy's Flavor Flav or sing songs by Bon Jovi... or...

Nirvana Members Not Happy With Guitar Hero 5

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Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, the surviving members of Nirvana, on Thursday issued a statement objecting to the use of the late Kurt Cobain's likeness in the Guitar Hero 5 video game. In the game players who unlock Cobain’s image can utilize him for any kind of song the player wants. Grohl and Novoselic have urged Activision (the maker of...

Father's Day: Albums for All Types of Dads

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It's that time of year again when we show appreciation to the men who we owe our lives to. No, I am not talking about your future ex-husbands (you know I'm right, have you seen the divorce rates these days??), I am talking about your father!  Now even though I was generalizing and not all children are blessed to have a father who is always there for them and who always provides them with...

Weekend Round-Up: Pete Doherty, Guitar Hero 5, Lady GaGa Video...

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Some music news you may have missed over the weekend... While performing at the Love Music, Hate Racism festival which took place at the Britania Stadium, Pete Doherty slammed the British National Party (BNP). The festival featured a diverse range of artists urging the people to vote against the BNP. Doherty ended his 4 song set with "Time For Heroes" which he closed by...