Kurt Cobain

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Old Reel on eBay Yields 2 New Nirvana Recordings

One might feature Kurt Cobain on drums

(Newser) - 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, In Utero. The label on the reel includes the date and "Pachyderm Studios," where it was recorded, reports Alternative Nation , which notes that... More »

Police Release New Photos of Kurt Cobain's Gun

They seem to refute a popular conspiracy theory

(Newser) - 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... More »

Cobain Kid Got Married, But No Love

Frances Bean got hitched secretly—really secretly: Report

(Newser) - 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'... More »

Lawsuit Seeking Kurt Cobain Death Photos Is Tossed Out

Conspiracy theorist vows to try again

(Newser) - Graphic photos of Kurt Cobain's death won't be released to the public, at least for now. A judge yesterday dismissed the lawsuit of a conspiracy theorist who insists that the images should be released because they'll prove Cobain was murdered, reports Reuters . Cobain's widow and daughter,... More »

Epic Find: Photos of Nirvana's First Concert

Pictures from nearly 30 years ago surface on Twitter

(Newser) - Most teens don't find music history in their dad's stuff, but Maggie Poukkula's dad is Seattle musician Tony Poukkula, who was a friend of Kurt Cobain. Her find? Photos of Nirvana's first concert, performed by then 20-year-old Cobain and his new band in March 1987 in... More »

Ex-Cop: I'd Reopen Case to See If Love Killed Cobain

Former Seattle chief thinks new movie's conspiracy theory should be fleshed out

(Newser) - Conspiracy theories have long swirled around the 1994 death of Kurt Cobain, but the latest film documentary about the Nirvana frontman has Courtney Love filing cease-and-desist letters and the ex-police chief of Seattle saying he'd reopen the case if he were still in charge, Spin reports. In Soaked in ... More »

Cobain Documentary 'Brilliant,' 'Uncomfortable'

Director Brett Morgen probes the man behind the myth

(Newser) - It's pretty much unanimous: Critics are in love with Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the documentary produced by Cobain's daughter , which hits theaters today before premiering on HBO next month. With interviews from his parents, Courtney Love, and more, it offers an intimate look at the star who... More »

Cobain's Kid Prefers Oasis Over Nirvana

Frances Bean Cobain speaks out

(Newser) - Frances Bean Cobain made it to 22 years of age without speaking publicly about her famous father, but that changes now with a new Rolling Stone interview. Four of the best quotes from Cobain, who's the executive producer of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck:
  • "I
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Kurt Cobain's Daughter Producing Documentary of Him

Filmmaker Brett Morgen's work will air next year on HBO

(Newser) - A new documentary about Kurt Cobain will debut next year on HBO, and this one has a twist—the singer's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, will be executive producer, reports Entertainment Weekly . The documentary by Brett Morgen is billed as the first film about Cobain authorized by his family, though... More »

Here's the Mix Tape Kurt Cobain Made at 21

'Montage of Heck' is not your average mix tape

(Newser) - Back in 1988, Kurt Cobain did what all the other cool kids were doing at the time: He made a mix tape. But instead of songs like "Never Gonna Give You Up," the tape the 21-year-old put together on a home four-track recorder features weird sound effects and... More »

3 Crazy Celebrity Love Triangles

Or, in some cases, a shape that has more than 3 sides

(Newser) - The love triangle: a classic dilemma, and Hollywood has seen its fair share of them. Biography.com rounds up five notable stories:
  • Elizabeth Taylor had already broken up one marriage (Eddie Fisher's) when she met Richard Burton. Seeing as Liz and Dick were both married to other people at
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Courtney Love, Not Cobain, Wrote Cruel Note: Author

'The handwriting is absolutely Courtney's': expert

(Newser) - One of the foremost experts on Kurt Cobain says the late grunge rocker did not pen a note mocking his wedding vows to fellow musician Courtney Love. Love herself wrote it, says Seattle author Charles Cross, who has written several books on Cobain. Cross says Love emailed him to say... More »

Dad: Courtney Love Was Involved in Cobain's Death

Love's estranged father is publishing a book about his theory

(Newser) - Kurt Cobain might have had good reason for writing a nasty note about Courtney Love around the time of his death, at least if Love's dad is to be believed. Hank Harrison—who, it should be noted, is estranged from Love—tells Radar , "No doubt she was capable.... More »

Cobain's Wallet Held Cruel Note to Courtney Love

It accused her of 'siphoning' his money for drugs

(Newser) - A handwritten note police discovered in Kurt Cobain's wallet after his suicide disparages Courtney Love, the late Nirvana front man's wife. CBS News reports that the note was taken from Cobain's wallet when police arrived at his home on April 8, 1994, after Cobain fatally shot himself.... More »

New Photos From Cobain Suicide Scene Released

But they're not 'earth-shattering,' police rep says

(Newser) - As promised , Seattle police released two previously photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide late yesterday. The images were unearthed by a detective who found four rolls of undeveloped film from the scene. One shows a box containing drug paraphernalia, a spoon, and what look like needles... More »

Cops Take New Look at Cobain Death, Find Zilch

But police will release some previously unseen photos

(Newser) - Are police reopening the case of Kurt Cobain's death? Media reports out of Seattle this morning indicated as much, as KIRO 7 reported that police had developed four previously unseen rolls of film that had been sitting in the evidence vault since the Nirvana frontman's death. Police said... More »

April 10 Is Nirvana Day

At least in Hoquiam, Washington

(Newser) - Nirvana fans now have two choices of pilgrimage for April 10: They can trek to Cleveland to see surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic as the band gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Or they can head to little Hoquiam, Washington, which has declared the... More »

Joining Rock Hall of Fame: Nirvana, Kiss, Peter Gabriel

Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt also enter

(Newser) - Nirvana was nominated to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the band's first year of eligibility—and now its place has been cemented. Nirvana, along with Kiss, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens will join the Hall of Fame on April 10... More »

10 Eerie Hollywood Deaths

Mysterious circumstances surround these celebrities

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's sudden death has always been mysterious, especially when it was followed by the death of her husband, months later, apparently from the same cause. Now her dad wants the investigation into Murphy's death re-opened, because he thinks she was poisoned. The Huffington Post rounds up 30... More »

For Sale: Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home, Mattress

Washington bungalow hitting market for $500K

(Newser) - For just $500,000, you can buy the home in Aberdeen, Wash., where Kurt Cobain spent his formative years—complete with the markings and holes he made on the walls of his childhood bedroom, and even the mattress he slept on. Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, is selling the... More »

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