News featuring Nirvana

The following news stories mention Nirvana. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 5 hours ago.

’14 Dec 15 Mon

Monday 15th December

  • Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell & Duff McKagan To Perform With Mad Season At ‘Sonic Evolution’

    Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell will perform with Mad Season (feat. Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready and Duff McKagan of Guns N’ Roses fame) at the fourth annual ‘Sonic Evolution‘ concert. The Seattle Symphony will also be performing at the event, playing a number of compositions inspired by various grunge outfits, including Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The Symphony will also be sitting in on some orchestral renditions of Mad Season tracks. The whole event will take place at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, … Continue reading →

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’14 Dec 11 Thu

Thursday 11th December

’14 Dec 9 Tue

Tuesday 9th December

  • Caught in the Machine: Nine Inch Nails - "Physical (You're So)"

    The first of two hidden tracks on the Broken EP delves into the dark past of some New Wave heroes.

    Anger and frustration distilled into EP form, Broken certainly has no contenders for the title of the most direct Nine Inch Nails record. Yet the trim tracklist on the back cover doesn’t tell the whole story. Like Nirvana’s Nevermind, Broken is another early 1990s release that updates the oddball surprises that could be found on vinyl runout grooves for the CD age. In the case of Broken, simply refrain from pressing the “Stop” button once…

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’14 Dec 8 Mon

Monday 8th December

  • Foo Fighters concluded their 'Sonic Highways' rollout w/ NYC episode & intimate Irving Plaza show (pics, setlist)

    photos by P Squared Photography

    Foo Fighters put out a new album and an HBO series about it, both called Sonic Highways, this year. The premise of the show was it had Dave Grohl & co. traveling to eight different US cities -- Chicago, Washington DC, Nashville, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, and New York City -- and discussing those cites' musical histories while also showing clips of them recording parts of their album in each. A.V. Club gave the show a B+, sounding mixed on the Chicago episode but more positive about the DC one (the two episodes they had watched for review before it premiered). An excerpt from their review reads:

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’14 Dec 4 Thu

Thursday 4th December

  • Forgotten Native American musicians: 'We could have been the next Nirvana'

    Native American artists rocked as hard as their 60s and 70s musical heroes but we’re only getting to hear them now thanks to a new compilation of buried treasures. The stars explain how music gave them a voice

    • Native North America (vol 1) reviewed

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  • Courtney Love to have 'no editorial control' of Kurt Cobain documentary

    As the singer is a subject in the film, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck director explains that Love handed over ‘the keys to this kingdom and final cut of the film’

    • Find out more about documentary on late Nirvana frontman

    The makers of a new documentary about Kurt Cobain have confirmed that although Courtney Love helped launch the project, she will have no say over its final cut. Because the singer “[is] a subject in the film”, the director explained, “we agreed ... it would be best if she wasn’t given editorial control”.

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’14 Dec 3 Wed

Wednesday 3rd December

  • Courtney Love Forced Out of HBO's Kurt Cobain Documentary

    For years, Courtney Love has been talking about making a documentary about her late husband Kurt Cobain. This film finally came to light with the recent announcement of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, but it turns out that Love was squeezed out of the project and ultimately had no editorial control. Recent announcements about the film have noted that the Nirvana frontman's 22-year-old daughter Frances Bean Cobain is serving as an executive producer, making this the first properly authorized documentary about the late grunge star. The announcements didn't mention Love, however. ...Read More

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’14 Dec 1 Mon

Monday 1st December

’14 Nov 26 Wed

Wednesday 26th November

  • Kurt Cobain documentary 'Montage of Heck' coming to HBO

    An unseen image of Kurt Cobain at home featured in the film KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK © The End of Music, LLC/ courtesy HBO

    Not only does Dave Grohl have an HBO series, but his former bandmate Kurt Cobain will now be the subject of a new documentary on HBO called Montage of Heck, coming in 2015. They're calling the film, made by filmmaker Brett Morgen (who also did a Rolling Stones documentary for HBO), the "first authorized documentary" on Kurt Cobain. Of course there are several other films on Nirvana and Kurt, but this was the first made with the cooperation of his family, and was also executive produced by his daughter Frances Bean Cobain. The name comes from a mixtape of the same name Kurt made with a cassette recorder around 1988. Here's more info via press release:

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  • Kurt Cobain's daughter to produce documentary on late Nirvana frontman

    The making of HBO documentary, out in 2015 and entitled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, unearthed ‘200 hours of unreleased music and audio’

    • Kurt Cobain: an icon of alienation
    • Montage of Heck tape: Cobain’s ex sets record straight

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