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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 11/19/2013 02:00PM
What would Kurt Cobain look like today? How about Jimi Hendrix? That was the question Sachs Media Group recently asked of photo restoration and manipulation company PhoJoe: The end result is this series of hypothetically-aged portraits of deceased musicians. Enjoy the twinge of nostalgia, then tell us – what do you speculate each of these musicians would be doing right now? Elvis PresleyElvis Presely in the Rocker Heaven Series Photo by: Courtesy Sachs Media GroupIn 2013, Elvis Presley presides over the largest musician-owned eatery chain in the United States, an all-you-can-eat buffet called Hunks & Hunks O' Burnin' Love. Kenny Rogers cries himself to sleep every night, lamenting Kenny Roger's Roasters perennial #2 slot. Also, in this alternate universe, Lisa Marie never married Michael Jackson.
Originally posted 11/03/2013 05:00PM
Courtney Love is back – and she's letting loose in a new interview, riffing on everything from facelifts to failed love affairs and fashion.
The 49-year-old, who's currently writing her autobiography and recording a new album, is featured on the cover of FASHION magazine and admits that while the past few years have been turbulent, she's hoping Hollywood can forgive her.
"Listen, if [Orange is the New Black star] Natasha Lyonne can burn down a house and Robert [Downey Jr.] can go to prison for two years, I deserve a second chance. I know there is hope for me."
Originally posted 10/16/2013 09:35AM
Grunge, old-school rap and pyro-infused '70s rock are well represented in the latest list of nominations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nirvana, Kiss, N.W.A. and solo artists Peter Gabriel, LL Cool J, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens are among the 16 nominees for 2014, Cleveland's Rock Hall announced Wednesday.
They are joined as nominees by Hall and Oates, the Replacements, Deep Purple, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Link Wray, the Meters, Chic, Yes and the Zombies.
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 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 04/12/2012 06:40PM
Oh, mom, not again.
Frances Bean Cobain lashed out at her mother Courtney Love for claiming on Twitter than her late husband Kurt Cobain's bandmate Dave Grohl had "hit on" Frances and that "she was curious."
"While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn," says Frances. "I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way. I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy."
Frances adds: "Twitter should ban my mother."
Originally posted 10/29/2011 05:10PM
The 19-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain is reportedly engaged to Isaiah Silva, a 26-year-old who hails from Yorba Linda, Calif.
In a Facebook update, Frances Bean Cobain wrote recently that she feels lucky to "spend the rest of my life loving my best friend." Here a five things to know about her BFF:
Originally posted 10/27/2011 10:30AM
Is one of rock 'n' roll's most famous daughters ready to tie the knot?
Frances Bean Cobain, 19, the daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, has been dating Isaiah Silva of L.A. band the Rambles for more than a year – and they may have taken the next step, reports the OC Weekly.
They each quietly changed their Facebook relationship status to engaged a few weeks ago, the paper says, and a source confirms their happy news of Cobain's engagement to PEOPLE. However, they have since changed their statuses back.
According to the report, the couple use fake names on Facebook – she goes by Frances Rachel Leigh Cook, he uses Isaiah David Berkowitz-Cusack. Screen shots of their Facebook pages also show comments that hint at an engagement.
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."
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