Kurt Cobain

Nirvana: In Utero – 20th Anniversary Multi Format Reissue – September 23rd 2013

To say that Nirvana’s third and ultimately final studio album In Utero was 1993’s most polarizing record would be the understatement of a decade. The unadorned sonic rawness of Steve Albini’s recording laid bare every primal nuance of the most confrontational yet vulnerable material Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl would ever record. And with its 1991 predecessor Nevermind having sold some 30 million copies, singlehandedly returning honest rock ‘n’ roll to the top of the pop charts, In Utero was essentially the first record Nirvana would make with any expectations from the public. So from the opening quasi-shamble melodics of “Serve The Servants” through the bittersweet closing strains of “All Apologies,” In Utero was the sound of the most incredible yet conflicted rock ‘n’ roll band of the era at the peak of its powers coming to terms with a generational spokes-band mantle they’d never seen coming-and ultimately surmounting these struggles to make the record they needed to make. As Rolling Stone’s David Fricke said in his review at the time, “In Utero is a lot of things-brilliant, corrosive, enraged and thoughtful, most of them all at once. But more than anything, it’s a triumph of the will.”


Courtney Love Loses Legal Rights to Kurt Cobain’s Image to Teen Daughter

Kurt Cobain‘s teenage daughter wrested control of the late rocker’s image, likeness and publicity, after making a multi-million-dollar loan to her cash-strapped mom, Courtney Love, according to a published report.

Love relinquished her spot as acting manager of End of Music LLC — the business entity that generates cash from Cobain’s publicity rights — after she got a $2.75 million handout from daughter Frances Bean Cobain’s trust fund in 2010, according to court documents cited by The Fix website.

Until the loan is repaid, Love won’t profit at all from Cobain, and 19-year-old Frances Bean will run the show.

It is the latest odd twist in the sad family chronicle, marked by the Nirvana frontman’s suicide in 1994.

The erratic Love, plagued by substance abuse, lost legal custody of Frances Bean in 2009. The Hole front woman was also ousted from her role as an adviser to Frances Bean’s trust fund.

Reps for Love didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

Nirvana: Nevermind 20th Anniversary To Be Released

Released in September 1991, Nirvana’s sophomore album and major label debut elevated Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl from a critically acclaimed Aberdeen, Washington, cult band to generational spokesmen who’d unwittingly created a cultural shift and musical touchstone. Rising to No. 1 the world over by year’s end and ultimately selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind would come to be much more than one of the most successful and influential albums of its or any era.  As the album that returned unaffected rock ’n’ roll integrity and passion to the top of the charts, Nevermind would prove a singular inspiration to fans and musicians alike over the last two decades–and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come.
Now on the occasion of Nevermind‘s 20th anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises presents a full spectrum re-release worthy of such a pivotal classic. With configurations ranging from a 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition to a standard digital/CD remaster of the original album, the 20th anniversary reissue of Nevermind makes the most of the occasion, unearthing literally dozens of previously unreleased recordings, obscure B-sides, alternate mixes, radio sessions, studio rarities and live recordings, including a 1991 Halloween concert at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre in its entirety.
The limited, numbered Super Deluxe Edition more than lives up to its name as one of the most expansive and ambitious collections of its kind with only 10,000 copies available in North America, and another 30,000 for the rest of the world. The Super Deluxe features not only the original remastered album and accompanying studio and live B-sides, but the first full official release of the pre-Nevermind demos recorded at producer Butch Vig’s Smart Studios, as well as boombox recordings of subsequent rehearsals through which the listener can actually experience “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come As You Are,” “On A Plain” and others that take shape before his or her very ears. The Super Deluxe also offers an altogether new perspective on the finished Nevermind album exclusive to this format in the form of the Devonshire Mixes: the album as produced and mixed by Vig as opposed to the commercially released final version produced by Vig and mixed by Andy Wallace. Rounding out the Super Deluxe are a pair of previously unreleased BBC recordings and the aforementioned 1991 Paramount show available for the first time and exclusive to this format on CD and DVD (which also features all four music videos from Nevermind), as well as a stunning 90-page bound book full of rarely and never- before-seen photos, documents and various other visual artifacts of the Nevermind era.

Courtney Love Sobs About Cobain’s Memories

Courtney Love teared up in a new documentary about her life as she recall ed the start of her romance with late husband Kurt Kobain.
But it wasn’t out of fondness for the tragic Nirvana frontman – she was recalling the pain of their courtship.
In the Behind The Music special, which debuted in America on Monday (21 Jun10), Love confessed she struggled to cope with criticism levelled at h er and her lover’s wild ways.
Love explains, “It’s really hard sometimes when everyone in the world i s picking on you and that’s what started happening… That really, really hurt my feelings; it was horrible. It took a long time to adapt to it an d that was trauma… I didn’t ask to be hated.” And she started sobbing again when she recalled the extent of her suici dal husband’s drug use: “He’d pass out and seek oblivion and I’d have to f**king slap him and put pins in his balls and put ice cubes everywhere a nd it started to p**s me off… I started resenting that; I didn’t like b eing a nursemaid.” And she didn’t get a lot of help: “He once overdosed on the floor in front of his mother and sister and I went to do all the s**t you do when so meone overdoses and I look up and they’d taken off.”