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Come as You Are: Unwashed Cobain Cardigan Fetches $334K

Late singer wore the sweater when Nirvana recorded 'Unplugged' album

(Newser) - 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... More »

Cobain's Iconic Sweater, Never Washed, Is Up for Auction

Nirvana frontman wore the cardigan during MTV Unplugged performance

(Newser) - The iconic cardigan Kurt Cobain wore during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged 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... More »

Uncashed Royalty Check to Kurt Cobain Is Smaller Than You Think

It was for $26, just before the Nirvana made it big

(Newser) - 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... More »

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'

(Newser) - 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... More »

Proof Cobain Was Ahead of His Time: Read His Liner Notes

He instructed racists, homophobes, and sexists not to be Nirvana fans

(Newser) - 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,... More »

Release of Graphic Cobain Death Photos Blocked

Appeals court rules against conspiracy theorist

(Newser) - 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... More »

Frances Bean Leads Tributes on Cobain's 50th

Daughter left Nirvana frontman a handwritten note on Instagram

(Newser) - 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... More »

Cobain's Kid Fights Ex to Get Kurt's Guitar Back

He says it was a wedding present and is rightfully his now

(Newser) - 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... More »

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 »

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