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KURT COBAIN Guitar Featured In British Museum Exhibition

A guitar that deceased NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain played at Britain's Reading Festival will be displayed next month at a museum exhibition chronicling the festival's history, according to ABC ePrep. The exhibition will be called "Music, Mud and Mayhem - 30 Years Of The Reading Festival", and it will run August 19 through November 28 ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE 'Most Important Person in Rock'

Sharon Osbourne has topped a list of the most important people in rock compiled by Kerrang! magazine, according to Scotsman.com. The 51-year-old wife/manager Ozzy Osbourne, who beat the likes of Kurt Cobain and Justin Hawkins from THE DARKNESS in the Kerrang! power list, was recently given the all-clear after being diagnosed with cancer. ...

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Original ANTHRAX Singer To Perform In San Bernardino

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing the Inland Empire at the Lyrics Bar and Grill in San Bernadino, CA on Saturday, June 12 at 10:00pm. Lyrics is located at 471 W. 4th Street. Tel: (909) 889-2067. Also ...

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NIRVANA: KURT COBAIN Memorial Planned

Plans are in the early stages to create a memorial for Kurt Cobain in his hometown of Aberdeen, Wash. A committee recently held its first public meeting to discuss possible ways to pay tribute to the late NIRVANA frontman, including renaming a local park in his honor. Another idea is to put up a

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Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN: Upcoming Shows Announced

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at Harry O's in Manhattan Beach, CA on Sunday, June 20. The band will also be performing at South Bay Music Awards at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse in Hermosa Beach, CA ...

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PAUL STANLEY: You Can Be Rich And Still Play Great Rock

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley recently spoke to Australia's Beat magazine about the band's upcoming tour, his much-anticipated new solo album and his interest in Broadway, among other subjects. The following are several excerpts from the interview: On LIMP BIZKIT, who were originally supposed to tour Australia with KISS: Paul Stanley: "With rare exceptions, ...

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WRATH: More Live Appearances Announced

Chicago thrashers WRATH will follow up their Classic Metal Fest 4 appearance on May 13 Lansing, IL with two other dates in the Midwest. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 13 – Lansing, IL @ Classic Metal Fest 4 May 14 - McHenry IL @ Lenny The Legends May 15 – Kenosha, WI @ Hattricks ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces Solo Date

Former ANTHRAX vocalist Neil Turbin and his solo band (Steve Ornest - guitar, Izzy Diaz - drums, Jamie Carter - bass) will be playing at The Joint on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. The Joint is located at 8771 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Phone (310) 275-2619. The band will be performing right after ...

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KURT COBAIN Guitar Brings $117,500 At Auction

A guitar owned by Kurt Cobain during his early days with NIRVANA was purchased for $117,500 in the "Icons of 20th Century Music Auction" conducted Saturday by Heritage Galleries of Dallas. The guitar is a right-handed model that was modified to be played by a left-handed guitarist, according to Billboard.com. It is the only known ...

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NARDWUAR's NIRVANA Interviews Posted Online

Canadian comic interviewer Nardwuar interviewed NIRVANA (mostly Kurt Cobain) and Courtney Love on January 4, 1994, and separately bassist Krist Novoselic back on March 8, 1991 and May 20, 1999. Audio to the interviews has been added to his official web site to mark the 10-year anniversary of Cobain's death. Download and listen to the ...

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'Dateline' To Investigate KURT COBAIN's 'Apparent' Suicide

A special two-hour "Dateline NBC" airing this Friday (April 2) at 8 p.m. ET/PT will reportedly attempt to explore what really happened to NIRVANA singer Kurt Cobain ten years after his apparent suicide. The show is expected to include interviews with Courtney Love's father, Hank Harrison, and Tom Grant, the well-known Los Angeles private investigator ...

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GF93 Sign With [INCENDIARY.RECORDS]

Italian "alternative metal" band GF93 have inked a three-album deal with [incendiary.records]. The group's new album, entitled "OSR", will be recorded at West Link Recorders in June with producers Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE) and Alessandro Paolucci. A September/early October release is expected. (Thanks: Tartarean Desire) ...

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WRATH Plan Live Appearances

Chicago thrashers WRATH will follow up their Classic Metal Fest 4 appearance on May 13 in Lansing, Illinois with a May 15 performance at Hatrick's in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The band are also putting together a "mini metal fest" to be held at a location that is yet to be disclosed. Guitarist Scott Nyquist commented, "With ...

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Report: KURT COBAIN Wanted To Quit NIRVANA And Join HOLE

Reuters is reporting that NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain was considering quitting the band to work with his wife, singer Courtney Love, in the months prior to his death, according to a previously unpublished interview. Cobain reportedly said he had a stronger musical affinity with Love's band HOLE than he had found with any other musicians, ...

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NIRVANA: 'The Chosen Rejects' Book Due In April

The much-anticipated new book "Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects" will be published on April 1 St. via Martin's Press. Dubbed "the ultimate NIRVANA fan book," "Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects" was written and compiled by independent filmmaker Kurt St. Thomas and rock radio veteran Troy Smith. In "Nirvana, the Chosen Rejects", a wealth of sources, including the ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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Probot - PROBOT

For three years, we've been hearing rumors that Dave Grohl — former drummer for NIRVANA, singer and guitarist for his own band, FOO FIGHTERS, as well as sometime drummer for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE — one of the last standing heroes of alternative rock, was compiling an album of thrash metal tunes, with each ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer Announces New Solo Band

Former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin has announced the lineup for his new solo band, which is currently rehearsing for upcoming West Coast live dates. Joining Turbin in the new group are Izzy Diaz on drums, Steve Ornest on lead guitar, Dario Seixas on bass guitar, and Vernon Anderson on lead guitar. Check out a photo ...

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THE HELLACOPTERS Frontman Checks In With Latest Update

THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist/vocalist Nicke Andersson (ex-ENTOMBED drummer) has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "Dear recipients of the rock, "I hope everyone is doing great and that 2004 has treated you good so far! I thought I'd let you know that there are no easychairs around here at camp Hellacopter even ...

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KRIST NOVOSELIC Finds NIRVANA in Grays River Valley

Damian Mulinix of Chinook Observer reports that 2003 was really a transition year for former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic in a lot of ways. The year before, he and the band EYES ADRIFT recorded what he calls "a fantastic record," but found that the climate of today's music industry makes it very hard for independent ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: 'America's Sweetheart' Details Revealed

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has finalized the track listing for her debut solo album, "American Sweetheart", due on February 10 through Virgin Records. "America's Sweetheart" is Love's first full-length release since her band HOLE's 1998 swan song, "Celebrity Skin". That set debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.5 million ...

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VENOM Singer Comments On PROBOT Project: 'This Was Heavy Shit!'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Germany's Visions magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "It was very, very strange," Cronos recalled about the first time he heard from Grohl. "I didn't know what to expect at all. ...

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DAVE GROHL Explains TOM ARAYA's Absence From PROBOT CD

FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about his "metal" side-project PROBOT project and the reason SLAYER vocalist Tom Araya ended up not contributing to the final CD. "I tried to get Tom on the record — he was the last piece of the puzzle," Grohl said. "The list of ...

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Report: Canadian Man Sues Over Alleged Fraud In NIRVANA Guitar Sale

Terri Theodore of Canada.com is reporting that a businessman who thought he had a guitar belonging to late NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain is suing a Washington state man for fraud. The lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court claims Earnest "Guitar" Bailey falsely represented a left-handed Fender Stratocaster guitar as Cobain's. Phil Gross, a resident of ...

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