Entries in Nirvana (3)


Courtney Love: ‘If Kurt Came Back Right Now I’d Have to Kill Him’

Miranda Shen/Fotos International/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- With all the celebrations going on for the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind recently, it was only a matter of time before Hole frontwoman Courtney Love would weigh in on her late husband, Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain.

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Love exclaimed that she’s still extremely angry about Cobain’s 1994 suicide.

“If [Cobain] came back right now I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d f***ing kill him. I’d f*** him, and then I’d kill him,” said Love. “He tried to kill himself three times! He OD’d at least five times.”

Two years ago, their daughter Frances Bean emancipated herself from her mother, which is something that continues to be a source of frustration for Love.

“All I can feel is how much I love her,” notes Love. “I’d give anything to hear the sound of her heels walking down the hall past my bedroom.”

Love also claims that she’s owed more than $250 million in revenue from Nirvana, explaining that she and Cobain had money problems even when he was alive.

“We could never find our money!” said Love. “We had $135,000 in our bank account. They said that if he would go do Lollapalooza he would make $11 million....Do you think Kurt would have killed himself if he had known he had $54 million?”

Love’s interview will be featured in the November issue of Vanity Fair, available on newsstands in New York and Los Angeles on October 6 and nationally October 11.

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Nirvana’s 'Nevermind' Getting Reissued

Universal Music Group/Interscope/Geffen(NEW YORK) -- It's been 20 years since Nirvana unleashed its masterpiece Nevermind, and Universal Records will be celebrating the anniversary with a deluxe five-disk edition, according to Spin.

The set, which drops Sept. 19, will contain four CDs of music -- including B-sides, rarities and unreleased material -- as well as a DVD with footage from some of the band's BBC radio appearances and a previously-unreleased full-length concert video.

While fans got a good chunk of rare Nirvana on the 2004 With The Lights Out box set, the new Nevermind deluxe edition goes deeper into the archives. There is some speculation on the BBC radio performances, but Spin guesses that they are "most likely from four in-studio sessions recorded between 1989 and 1991," including segments from John Peel and Mark Goodier's radio shows.

This reissue isn't the only new material fans will get from the band this year.  According to a statement, Universal is also planning a number of "various events and releases" celebrating the groundbreaking group.

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First-Ever Nirvana Song to Be Performed Wed. Night on 'American Idol'

PRNewsFoto/Zumobi(LOS ANGELES) -- Spoiler alert -- American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe just told Ryan Seacrest that Wednesday night's show will feature the first-ever performance of a Nirvana song on Idol.  Lythgoe said that Casey Abrams, who missed last week's results show due to illness, will perform the band's signature hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit."  The theme for the show Wednesday night is "Songs from the Year You Were Born," and Casey was born in 1991, the year Nirvana became superstars.

Other spoilers for Wednesday's show: Lythgoe revealed that Thia Megia will sing Colors of the Wind from the 1995 movie Pocahontas.  

And on Tuesday, Melissa Etheridge tweeted that one of her songs would also be performed, but she didn't say who would be singing what.

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