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12 Years Later,
Jul 29, 2023 8:30 AM CDT
12 Years Later, We're Still Dishonoring Amy Winehouse
Lisa Whittington-Hill at the Walrus contrasts Winehouse's reputation with that of Kurt Cobain
- Amy Winehouse died 12 years ago this month at 27, done in by her addictions. The same was true of Kurt Cobain. But in a piece at the Walrus comparing the way the two are remembered, Lisa Whittington-Hill makes the case that we have done a disservice to Winehouse. To...
Smashed Cobain Guitar Sells
for Way Higher Than Expected
May 21, 2023 9:24 AM CDT
Smashed Cobain Guitar Sells for Way Higher Than Expected
Stratocaster, an unplayable showpiece, goes for nearly $600K, 10 times higher than expected
- It’s tough to be a guitar in the hands of a rocker ready to leave everything they have on stage. A good example is Kurt Cobain’s smashed Fender Stratocaster, which the AFP reports just sold at auction for $595,000—a good deal more than the expected...
Iconic Kurt Cobain Guitar
Sells for Staggering Price
May 23, 2022 1:27 AM CDT
Iconic Kurt Cobain Guitar Sells for Staggering Price
Electric guitar from 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video went for $4.5M
- The electric guitar Kurt Cobain used in the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" music video was auctioned Sunday, and the iconic instrument sold for the staggering sum of $4.5 million. That's quite a bit more than the pre-auction estimate of $600,000,
reports. After a bidding war,...
We Might Change Cover of
Oct 6, 2021 1:50 AM CDT
We Might Change Cover of Nirvana's
Spencer Elden sued, leading to drummer's statement
The 30-year-old who was once the baby that appears on the iconic cover for Nirvana's
album says the naked image of him is "child porn," and now Dave Grohl says the cover might change as a result. "I have many ideas of how we...
The Moment I Met
Kurt Cobain, I Knew
Oct 2, 2021 5:00 PM CDT
The Moment I Met Kurt Cobain, I Knew
Writer Michael Azerrad remembers their friendship, his sense the singer would die young
- There's no shortage of adjectives that could be used to describe Michael Azerrad's deep dive into his friendship with Kurt Cobain for the
: insightful, tender, moving, painful, eye-opening, honest. Azerrad met the singer and Courtney Love in 1992 while on assignment for
, and he...
Then It 'Shook
Sep 24, 2021 11:18 AM CDT
Changed Seattle. Then It 'Shook the World'
Kurt Cobain widow Courtney Love, Dave Grohl, others mark 30th anniversary of Nirvana's hit album
- It was the album that helped catapult grunge and the Seattle music scene onto the national stage. Now, on the 30th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's
, the band's second studio album, frontman Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, talks to the
Los Angeles Times
FBI Quietly Releases
File on Kurt Cobain
May 9, 2021 4:45 PM CDT
FBI Quietly Releases File on Kurt Cobain
The slim file, only 10 pages, is available online
- Kurt Cobain has now been gone for as long as he was alive. The rock legend was 27 when he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound 27 years ago, on April 5, 1994. And for almost all 27 of those years, conspiracy theories have circulated around his death. Get ready...
Smashes World Record
Jun 21, 2020 5:10 AM CDT
Guitar Smashes World Record
It fetched $6M at Beverly Hills auction
- The guitar Kurt Cobain played during Nirvana's legendary
performance less than five months before his death sold for $6 million Saturday, obliterating the record set last year by the sale of Pink Floyd member David Gilmour's iconic black Stratocaster. Gilmour's guitar went for $3.95...
An Iconic Guitar
Is Going Up for Auction
May 12, 2020 3:33 AM CDT
An Iconic Guitar Is Going Up for Auction
Kurt Cobain's guitar from 'MTV Unplugged' performance has a starting estimate of $1M
- The cardigan Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's iconic performance on MTV's
sold for $334,000 . Now the guitar he played during the New York show, which took place just five months before his 1994 death, is going up for auction. The
reports the rare 1959 Martin...
Come as You Are: Unwashed
Cobain Cardigan Fetches $334K
Oct 27, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Come as You Are: Unwashed Cobain Cardigan Fetches $334K
Late singer wore the sweater when Nirvana recorded 'Unplugged' album
- It is, as the BBC puts it, a "stained, cigarette-burned cardigan unwashed in nearly three decades," and had you been a little more on top of the situation, it could have been yours for $334,000 on Saturday. The olive green, mohair cardigan in question commanded such a...
Washed, Is Up
Oct 9, 2019 2:26 PM CDT
Cobain's Iconic Sweater, Never Washed, Is Up for Auction
Nirvana frontman wore the cardigan during MTV Unplugged performance
- The iconic cardigan Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's
performance is going up for auction again. The green sweater already sold for $137,500 through Julien’s Auctions in 2015, and is going back on the auction block Oct. 25—when it's expected to fetch up to...
Check to Kurt Cobain
Is Smaller Than You Think
Sep 6, 2019 11:01 AM CDT
Uncashed Royalty Check to Kurt Cobain Is Smaller Than You Think
It was for $26, just before the Nirvana made it big
- A record store owner in Seattle has stumbled on papers that belonged to the late Kurt Cobain before he became a household name. Matt Vaughan of Easy Street Records bought a collection of Nirvana's tour itineraries back in 1993 but it wasn't until last week that he found...
Paper Plate That
Once Held Kurt
Sells for $22K
May 24, 2019 7:15 AM CDT
Paper Plate That Once Held Kurt Cobain's Pizza Sells for $22K
Plate with Nirvana set list that Cobain scrawled on the back is 'a piece of history'
- On April 23, 1990, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain enjoyed a slice of pre-show pizza, then scribbled a set list on the back of the paper plate the pizza once sat on. Someone has now purchased that plate, its black-marker scrawl intact, for a whole lot of money. Julien's Auctions...
Proof Cobain Was Ahead of His
Time: Read His Liner Notes
Apr 5, 2019 9:33 AM CDT
Proof Cobain Was Ahead of His Time: Read His Liner Notes
He instructed racists, homophobes, and sexists not to be Nirvana fans
- The last time Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg saw Kurt Cobain, the musician was "really stoned"—as might be expected at an intervention. Seven or eight people had gathered to plead with the Nirvana frontman to enter treatment for heroin addiction. Cobain was "not happy, and feeling invaded,...
Release of Graphic
Cobain Death Photos Blocked
May 17, 2018 4:11 AM CDT
Release of Graphic Cobain Death Photos Blocked
Appeals court rules against conspiracy theorist
- A conspiracy theorist who thinks the government killed Kurt Cobain has once again failed to persuade judges that graphic photos of the Nirvana frontman's death should be released. A Seattle court of appeals ruled against Richard Lee this week, saying the photos were exempt from Washington state's Public...
on Cobain's 50th
Feb 21, 2017 8:59 AM CST
Frances Bean Leads Tributes on Cobain's 50th
Daughter left Nirvana frontman a handwritten note on Instagram
- It's hard to reconcile the image of grunge rocker with AARP membership eligibility, but what would've been Kurt Cobain's 50th birthday arrived Monday, and the internet proved it hadn't forgotten about the Nirvana frontman. The Washington state native—who once called his sleepy hometown of Aberdeen...
Cobain's Kid Fights Ex
to Get Kurt's Guitar Back
Jan 3, 2017 10:23 AM CST
Cobain's Kid Fights Ex to Get Kurt's Guitar Back
He says it was a wedding present and is rightfully his now
- A guitar that once belonged to Kurt Cobain, which is likely worth millions, is now in the hands of Eeries frontman Isaiah Silva, and Cobain's daughter is fighting to get it back in the family. Frances Bean Cobain was married to Silva for 21 months , and she's been...
Old Reel on eBay Yields
2 New Nirvana Recordings
Jun 24, 2016 9:12 AM CDT
Old Reel on eBay Yields 2 New Nirvana Recordings
One might feature Kurt Cobain on drums
- A Nirvana fan has unearthed a previously unreleased seven-track recording on eBay from 1993, just before the band recorded its third and final studio album,
. The label on the reel includes the date and "Pachyderm Studios," where it was recorded, reports Alternative Nation , which notes that...
New Photos of
Kurt Cobain's Gun
Mar 17, 2016 3:31 PM CDT
Police Release New Photos of Kurt Cobain's Gun
They seem to refute a popular conspiracy theory
- In response to a public records request by CBS News , the Seattle Police Department released new photographs Thursday of the shotgun Kurt Cobain used to kill himself in 1994. Prior to the release, the gun had never been seen publicly, with the exception of some crime scene photos that offered...
Cobain Kid Got
Married, But No Love
Sep 27, 2015 11:50 AM CDT
Cobain Kid Got Married, But No Love
Frances Bean got hitched secretly—really secretly: Report
- Frances Bean Cobain apparently married boyfriend Isaiah Silva, a development that's apparently news to the mother of the bride. As E! Online reports, the 23-year-old daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love quietly married her beau of five years, and dear old mom wasn'...
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