Tag: Kurt Cobain

Nirvana enlists Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Lorde, St. Vincent, J Mascis for Rock Hall, secret gig

Nirvana enlists Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Lorde, St. Vincent, J Mascis for Rock Hall, secret gig

There’d been much speculation about who, if anyone, would fill in for the late Kurt Cobain should Nirvana choose to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Last night, the surviving members of the band drafted a quartet of women to do that job.

‘This is not just pop music’: Michael Stipe inducts Nirvana into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

‘This is not just pop music’: Michael Stipe inducts Nirvana into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe inducted Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night at a massive ceremony at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, declaring of the genre-shaping alt rock act that, “This is not just pop music. This is something much greater than that.”

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ box set to feature 70 ‘remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased, live’ tracks

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ box set to feature 70 ‘remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased, live’ tracks

Universal Music today announced that the forthcoming 20th anniversary reissue of Nirvana’s third and final album, 1993’s In Utero, will be released in multiple formats on Sept. 24, including a 3CD/1DVD “Super Deluxe Edition” box set that will feature more than 70 “remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings.”

Kurt Cobain gives birth in vintage promo resurrected for Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ reissue

Kurt Cobain gives birth in vintage promo resurrected for Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ reissue

Following in the footsteps of the 2011 monster reissue of Nirvana’s breakthrough Nevermind, the band’s follow-up record, the Steve Albini-produced In Utero, will receive a similar 20th anniversary reissue this fall — and the surviving bandmembers are teasing the release with a resurrected promo clip.

Video: Paul McCartney, Nirvana members debut new song ‘Cut Me Some Slack’

Video: Paul McCartney, Nirvana members debut new song ‘Cut Me Some Slack’

Paul McCartney closed out Wednesday night’s marathon 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief and had a few special guests up his sleeve: the surviving members of Nirvana, who reunited to back McCartney not on one of Kurt Cobain’s songs or a Beatles classic, but, rather, a sludgy new rocker called “Cut Me Some Slack.”

Dennis Flemion, of The Frogs, 1955-2012

Dennis Flemion, of The Frogs, 1955-2012

Dennis Flemion, who co-founded the cult indie-pop act The Frogs with his younger brother Jimmy in Milwaukee in 1980 and rose to minor alt-rock celebrity in the ’90s, is missing and presumed dead in a Wisconsin lake, Matador Records co-owner Gerard Cosloy announced on the label’s blog tonight.

The Raincoats to follow All Tomorrow’s Parties appearance with 5-date U.S. tour

The Raincoats to follow All Tomorrow’s Parties appearance with 5-date U.S. tour

The Raincoats — who, like The Vaselines, enjoyed a ’90s career renaissance thanks to Kurt Cobain’s fandom — will follow up their appearance at the Jeff Mangum-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival in the U.K. with an appearance at the 35 Denton festival in Texas and a short run of West Coast dates.

Milestones: Nirvana films ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ music video 20 years ago today

Milestones: Nirvana films ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ music video 20 years ago today

Twenty years ago today, first-time director Samuel Bayer gathered several dozen fans and three young musicians on a Culver City, Calif., soundstage to film the video for Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit,’ a soon-to-be iconic clip — the infamous high school pep rally from hell — that ultimately would be as era-defining as the song itself.

Meat Puppets, The Vaselines cover Nirvana for Spin’s free ‘Nevermind’ tribute album

Meat Puppets, The Vaselines cover Nirvana for Spin’s free ‘Nevermind’ tribute album

With its massive 20th anniversary reissue approaching in September, Nirvana’s landmark 1991 album ‘Nevermind’ receives a track-by-track remake courtesy of Spin, which is offering a free download of the project via the magazine’s Facebook page.

Milestones: Nirvana plays ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for 1st time 20 years ago today

Milestones: Nirvana plays ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for 1st time 20 years ago today

Twenty years ago tonight, Nirvana took the stage at the OK Hotel in Seattle, Wash., and played ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ in concert for the first time — debuting a song that would, in just a few months time, alter the course of popular music and drag much of the ’80s indie underground into the mainstream.

Quick Spins: Gary Numan and Trent Reznor, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma

Quick Spins: Gary Numan and Trent Reznor, Pixies, Sonic Youth, Mission of Burma

  Gary Numan’s appearances at Nine Inch Nails’ final live gigs could lead to a studio collaboration with Trent Reznor, the synthpop pioneer told The […]

The Raincoats reissuing 1979 debut on vinyl, playing rare U.S. concerts this fall

The Raincoats reissuing 1979 debut on vinyl, playing rare U.S. concerts this fall

Seminal post-punk combo The Raincoats will commemorate the vinyl-only reissue of its 1979 self-titled debut this October by playing a string of rare U.S. concerts, […]

Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’ receiving 20th anniversary reissue on Sub Pop, with bonus live concert

Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’ receiving 20th anniversary reissue on Sub Pop, with bonus live concert

Nirvana’s 1989 debut Bleach — also known as that record they made before Nevermind — will receive a 20th anniversary reissue this fall that will […]

Sub Pop issuing new Vaselines retrospective

Sub Pop issuing new Vaselines retrospective

One of those bands whose fans — namely a certain Kurt Cobain — are better-known than the group itself, Scotland’s recently reunited Vaselines will receive […]