Happy 46th Birthday Kurt Cobain

Today, the 20th February 2013, legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would have turned 46 years of age. Unfortunately the cult singer took his own life at the age of just 27 after a long battle against illness, depression and addiction. But even though it has been nearly 19 years since his suicide in 1994, his legacy lives on in his music, the songs of those he influence and in the hearts and minds of his many fans.

Today, people from all over the world took to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to commemorate his birthday. Some posted birthday wishes, pictures or expressed just how much they miss him, others used the occasion to repeat some of his many infamous quotations.

He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. Continue Reading

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Paul McCartney Deps For Kurt Cobain As Nirvana Reunite At Hurricane Sandy Benefit

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, (unofficial fourth member of Nirvana) reunited for the first time in 20 years to play the 121212 Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert in New York last night.

As had been rumored for some time, Sir Paul McCartney of Beatles fame would be the man that was chosen to step into the void left by legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994.

The much-hyped performance came half way through McCartney’s set. His regular band exited the stage and Grohl, Novoselic and Smear appeared to perform a brand new song called “Cut Me Some Slack.”Continue Reading

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Paul McCartney As Kurt Cobain For Nirvana Reunion At 121212 Hurricane Sandy Concert

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Music fanatics everywhere have been talking about one thing today, the news that Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney is rumored to stand in for legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain at a Nirvana reunion – which is part of the 121212 Hurricane Sandy charity concert.

The concert will take place in New York this evening and will also feature performances from The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Green Day and Kanye West.

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and unofficial fourth Nirvana band member Pat Smear will reunite for the first time in nearly 2 decades for the concert with McCartney reported to stand in for Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994. Continue Reading

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Kurt Cobain’s 50 Favorite Albums!

This hand-written list was penned by iconic Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain and cites the band’s top 50 favorite albums. It was published in Journals in 2003, a book that was a compendium of Cobain’s many journals, diaries, notebooks and an insight into the mind of the revered and deeply troubled singer.

Fans of Nirvana’s music will recognize quite a few band names on there, including artists that Nirvana covered on their critically acclaimed ‘Unplugged In New York’ Album; there is Leadbelly (Where Did You Sleep Last Night) The Vaselines (Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam) and David Bowie (The Man Who Sold The World).

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Kurt Cobain Reincarnated?

Forget the crap about Justin Bieber being Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain’s reincarnation, we have recently stumbled across someone who sounds uncannily like the infamous front man.

I reckon that if Kurt Cobain was to come back from the dead, it would be much more his style to return as a subway busker, rather than as some sort of pansy pop princess anyway!

Listen to this rendition of Pennyroyal Tea as performed by this mystery Russian busker on a subway – you’d be hard pushed not to admit that he sounds eerily similar to the tragic grunge icon. The intonation of the words in the song is almost identical and I got shivers down my spine when I watched the video!

The music industry needs to find this guy and sign him up!! Continue Reading

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“Mrs Bieber” Starts Kurt Cobain vs Justin Bieber Twitter War

A sprightly teenage Twitter user who calls herself ‘Amanda Bieber’ (don’t worry young girls, we have it on good authority that she isn’t actually married to Justin), has started a Twitter war after comparing her idol to legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain!

It all started when ‘Amanda Bieber’ tweeted the following load of nonsense…

“Kurt Cobain (some rock singer) died in 1994, the same year Justin Bieber was born. RT if you think Bieber is Kurt reincarnated,”

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Love Loses Kurt Cobain’s Image Rights To Daughter

According to recent reports, Courtney Love, the controversial widow of the revered Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, has lost the publicity rights to his image to her 19-year old daughter Frances Bean Cobain in exchange for $2.75m loan.

The Fix, an online magazine which deals with addiction and recovery issues obtained documents that allege that Love stepped down as the manager of The End of Music – the company which presides over Cobain’s publicity rights in exchange for this huge loan from her daughter’s trust fund. She will not have access to any new deals relating to Cobain’s image until she has repaid the loan.

Love and Frances Bean have always had a troubled relationship, when she was just a few weeks old Love admitted in a magazine interview that she had taken heroin even though she knew she was pregnant. After this child services intervened and a long investigation was carried out, Frances Bean was even removed from her parents care for a short while. A few months later Kurt Cobain took his own life, aged just 27 years old.

Since then there have been several arguments between mother and daughter, Love was never far from the headlines because of her drug and alcohol addictions and there were dozens of allegations of negligence and unfit parenting. In 2009 Kurt Cobain’s sister Kimberly and paternal grandmother were named legal guardians of Frances Bean.

Frances Bean turned 18 in August 2010 and took over ownership of the majority of her trust fund, reports state that her and Love are currently involved in a fight over some of Cobain’s belongings which include musical equipment, artwork and items of clothing. Love is also well known for ranting about her daughter online in social media platforms like Twitter.

Ardent Nirvana and Kurt Cobain fans will be pleased to hear that Love’s involvement in his image rights has been reduced. Lots of fans feel a great deal of resentment towards Hole singer Love, with many blaming her for Cobain’s suicide.

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