10:40 PM EDT 12/21/2014
Smells Like Ski Spirit: Man Who Claims He's Kurt Cobain's Old Roommate Selling Singer's Stuff on Craigslist (UPDATED)
Originally posted 03/04/2014 01:00PM
Michael Jackson's white glove, Freddie Mercury's jumpsuit, Eric Clapton's guitar – all priceless rock artifacts, and all financially out of reach for the vast majority of music fans.
But there's good news for collectors with more modest incomes: A Seattle man claiming to be Kurt Cobain's old roommate is selling the late musician's skis on Craigslist, all for the slightly low price of $800. (The poles are not included.)
Originally posted 01/27/2014 01:00PM
When Lorde won two awards (song of the year and best pop solo performance) at the 2014 Grammys, she didn't just become the third-youngest winner in the ceremony's history. Barely a year into her career, the 17-year-old Kiwi also surpassed dozens of industry legends in the great list of Grammy winners in the sky.
Whether they've only won one Grammy, or are still waiting for their first golden gramophone entirely, here are some of the musical superstars who have taken home fewer Grammys than Lorde. (A note: We're only counting competition Grammys. Lifetime achievement awards don't count, nor do inductions into the Grammy Hall of Fame.)
Originally posted 12/17/2013 08:25AM
Nirvana, Kiss and Peter Gabriel will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
The Rock Hall announced Tuesday that Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens also will be inducted April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after their first release. Nirvana received a nomination in its first year of eligibility and next year the band will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its debut, Bleach.
The induction comes 20 years after frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide at age 27.
Originally posted 09/26/2013 10:15AM
This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They can also buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, complete with his mattress.
Cobain's mother, Wendy O'Connor, is putting the tired, 1.5-story bungalow two hours southwest of Seattle on the market this week.
To help sell it, the family is offering a glimpse into the early life of its tortured and talented son through photos shot at the house, including one of a chocolate-frosted birthday cake for the then youngster and a shot of a teenage Cobain smiling, guitar in hand, in his messy room.
Originally posted 07/26/2013 01:00PM
As anyone who isn't Nell knows, this week Prince William and Duchess Catherine welcomed their son, Prince George Alexander Louis, in an event that nearly took over the internet with second-by-second commentary on everything from Kate's hair (she looked like she just stepped out of a salon, not the delivery room) to the baby's Seinfeldian name (George Costanza, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus). But more happened this week than just the birth of a babe who may or may not celebrate Festivus. So read on for your Internet fix:
Originally posted 12/13/2012 11:00AM
Let's hear it for New York!
On Wednesday night, some of music's biggest stars came together for the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden.
The concert – which included performances from Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and more – raised money to benefit those affected by the superstorm in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Originally posted 12/12/2012 01:50PM
Smells like The Beatles?
Sir Paul McCartney will front a Nirvana reunion as part of Wednesday night's 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
The performance comes 18 years after lead singer Kurt Cobain took his own life at just 27 in 1994.
Originally posted 09/26/2011 02:30PM
When Kurt Cobain killed himself on April 5, 1994, he left behind two shell-shocked musicians who suddenly lost a close friend – but not their desire to make music.
"I remember the day after Kurt died, waking up and thinking, 'Wow, I get to wake up again. Okay. Make good with what you've got,' " Dave Grohl said Saturday in a radio interview with Jon Stewart to mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind.
Asked if he thought he wouldn't be able to enjoy music again, Krist Novoselic said he had felt the opposite. "It was so much reality," Novoselic said, and he recalled thinking to himself: "No, I'm going to live."
Originally posted 08/15/2007 02:20PM
Being the naked swimming baby on the cover of Nirvana's iconic Nevermind album has advantages and disadvantages, according to Spencer Elden, who at 17 is still famous for the photo.
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