Tag: Kurt

NME Festival blog: Listen to a new version of R.E.M.’s Kurt Cobain tribute song ‘Let Me In’

The track originally featured on the band’s classic 1994 album ‘Monster’ R.E.M. have released a raw new remix of their song ‘Let Me In’ — listen to the unreleased version of the ‘Monster’ track below. ‘Let Me In’, which featured on the band’s ninth studio album in September 1994, was written as a tribute to […]

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NME Festival blog: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s $7.5 million Seattle home is up for sale

The couple purchased the four-bedroom house in 1994 The home owned by Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain in the Denny-Blaine neighbourhood of Seattle, Washington, has just been placed on the market for $7.5 million. The 117-year-old house was purchased by the couple in 1994, and was sold by Love to a trust in 1997, three […]

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NME Festival blog: Kurt Cobain’s iconic Reading Festival hospital gown is up for auction

“It represents the Nirvana frontman at his finest and most sardonic.” The hospital gown worn by Kurt Cobain during Nirvana‘s legendary Reading Festival set is expected to sell for more than £40,000. The singer was memorably pushed on to the stage in a wheelchair at the 1992 headline set, which has gone down in history […]

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NME Festival blog: Barack Obama reveals his favourite songs of the year featuring Tom Misch, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett

There are some surprising picks Barack Obama has revealed his favourite songs, films and books of the year in an extensive new list. Posting the details to his Facebook page in what he calls “a favourite tradition,” the 44th President of the United States has shared his end-of-year list so he can take a moment […]

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NME Festival blog: The National’s Matt Berninger, Kurt Vile, Warpaint, and more to feature on new voting awareness compilation

‘Songs For Swing Left’ aims to raise awareness for voting for Democrats in swing districts in the US The National‘s Matt Berninger, Kurt Vile, Warpaint, and more will all feature on a new voting awareness compilation, it has been confirmed. The artists will come together on ‘Songs For Swing Left‘, which has been created in […]

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NME Festival blog: Kurt Vile announces new album ‘Bottle It In’ and shares ‘Bassackwards’

The LP is Vile’s long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed ‘b’lieve I’m goin down…’ Kurt Vile has announced his new album ‘Bottle It In’, pairing the news with the release of a lengthy new single ‘Bassackwards’ – listen to the laid-back track below. The newly-announced LP is Vile’s first solo effort since 2015’s ‘b’lieve I’m goin down…’, […]

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NME Festival blog: Kurt Cobain’s iconic MTV Unplugged guitar given to Frances Bean’s ex in divorce settlement

The guitar that Kurt Cobain played during Nirvana‘s iconic MTV Unplugged session has been awarded to Frances Bean Cobain‘s ex-husband in a divorce settlement. Frances married Isaiah Silva back in June of 2014. The couple were together for five years and married for less than two when Frances filed for divorce in March 2016. While […]

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NME Festival blog: You can now download David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and John Lennon handwriting as fonts

The handwriting of Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon and other rock stars have been turned into fonts. The Songwriters Font project includes typefaces developed from “original handwritten letters and notes” by Cobain, Bowie and Lennon, as well as Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg. “Songwriting is about inspiration,” say creators Julien Sens and Nicolas Damiens. “Write songs […]

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NME Festival blog: Ex-Marilyn Manson bandmate says Kurt Cobain should “burn in hell” for being a “fucking thief”

Madonna Wayne Gacy posts on social media about similarities between Nirvana hits and Blue Oyster Cult and Killing Joke songs Ex-Marilyn Manson keyboardist Madonna Wayne Gacy recently took to social media to tell late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain to “burn in hell” for alleged song theft. Gacy – aka Pogo, real name Stephen Gregory Bier Jr […]

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NME Festival blog: Here’s how much Frances Bean earns from Kurt Cobain’s publicity rights

The amount that Frances Bean receives from the estate of her father, late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, has reportedly been revealed. As part of her ongoing divorce proceedings against estranged husband Isaiah Silva, court documents are said to show that the 24-year-old Frances earns more than $95,000 a month from her late father’s publicity rights. […]

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