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KURT COBAIN's Guitar To Be Auctioned Off

The guitar played by Kurt Cobain during NIRVANA's breakthrough "Nevermind" tour is to be auctioned, according to NME.com. The black Stratocaster was used throughout the band's now legendary 1991 world tour, and is expected to go for around £15,000 (approximately $24,000) when it goes under the hammer in London. Cobain's axe is expected to be ...

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Ex-NIRVANA Drummer DAVE GROHL: 'I Won't Read KURT's Diaries'

Not everyone wants to read Kurt Cobain's diaries. Cobain's ex-NIRVANA bandmate Dave Grohl is not interested in ever reading the tome. "Well, I'm just saying that I wouldn't read it," Grohl told VH-1 satellite radio's Maria Chambers. "I might pick up a crazy biography of Little Richard's life or something like that, but a friend, ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: 75% Of KURT's Personal Documents Remain Private

The following item was originally published in today's edition of the New York Daily News: Smells like mean spirit. That's what Courtney Love thinks of critics of her decision to release the journals of her late husband, Kurt Cobain. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview, Love told us she'd protected Cobain's surviving friends and family by ...

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Former ANTHRAX Frontman Announces Release Date For Solo Debut

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin has set Jan. 16, 2003 as the release date through Metal Mayhem Music of his long-awaited solo debut, entitled "Threatcon Delta". According to an official press release, "Threatcon Delta" is "a dynamic metal album that combines ultra-heavy old-school thrash, speed, groove, powerful vocals and melodies that you would expect from ...

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GENE SIMMONS Speaks Out On Marriage, Religion And KISS

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons conducted an interview with Australia's Courier Mail last week in which he offered up the usual number of verbal nuggets that are certain to raise a few eyebrows. The following are some of the highlights of the interview as they appear in the online version of the story: On organized religion: ...

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ACE FREHLEY To Take Part In KISS SYMPHONY Concert

Guitarist Ace Frehley is expected to complete the original KISS lineup at the Kiss Symphony concert, which will feature KISS hits performed with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony. Frehley, who had touring commitments in America, was nowhere to be seen at a media conference to announce the event, which takes place at Melbourne, Australia's Telstra Dome ...

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NIRVANA Best Of CD Track Listing Revealed

NIRVANA's forthcoming "best of" CD, simply titled Nirvana, will be released on October 29th. The disc is already listed on Amazon, complete with a track listing. The list of songs includes the MTV Unplugged performance of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World" and the previously-unreleased track "You Know You're Right", which has currently ...

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NIRVANA's 'History' CD Due In November, Video In The Works

NIRVANA's forthcoming compilation CD will be a "history of the band" and will be released on November 12th in the U.S. through Universal Music Group, according to a statement issued yesterday by NIRVANA's surviving members, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, The disc features the song "You Know You're Right", the last NIRVANA recording, which just ...

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KURT COBAIN's Childhood Home To Be Sold For $210,000

The sellers of the childhood home of late NIRVANA mainman Kurt Cobain have received more than 50 bids for the Montesano, Washington house, the highest for more than $40 million, but eventually narrowed down the most serious offer to $210,000, which is $10,000 over the minimum set by Ed and Jennifer McKee of Oregon City, ...

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NIRVANA's "Greatest Hits" Due In October

NIRVANA's Greatest Hits is set to hit stores on October 22nd, according to a Universal Music release schedule. It's the first greatest hits package by the trio, and it's rumored to feature a previously unreleased track, "You Know You're Right". Although the song's inclusion hasn't been confirmed, it's thought that the track is part of ...

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JIMI HENDRIX Tops Guitar Greats Poll

Rock legend JIMI HENDRIX has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time in a poll of readers of UK music magazine Total Guitar. LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page came in at number two, while former CREAM member-turned-soloist Eric Clapton landed at three. Also appearing in the Top 20 are Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Eddie Van ...

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KURT COBAIN's Diaries To Be Published In November

The late NIRVANA singer Kurt Cobain's diaries will go on sale on November 11th. As previously reported, Cobain kept extensive diaries during his youth and time in NIRVANA, totaling 23 books and 800 pages. Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Putnam, are to publish the replica of the diaries under the title Kurt Cobain: The ...

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VISION OF DISORDER Guitarist Looking For Singer

V.O.D. (VISION OF DISORDER) guitarist Matt Baumbach has placed the following ad in the Musicians Looking for Musicians section at subCreate.com: "V.O.D. guitarist needs singer… Hi, I'm looking for a singer to perform on songs that are already written. All u need is a kick-ass rock voice ala STP, STONES, SKYNYRD, Cobain, Cornell. ...

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WRATH To Perform Reunion Show In August

Chicago thrashers WRATH will reunite for their first live show in three years on August 24th at Cruisers in Beach Park, Illinois. Also appearing on the bill will be STEPCHILD, featuring ex-WRATH/STYGIAN singer Gary Golwitzer. WRATH's line-up for the show will be the one featured on the group's 1990 release Insane Society: Kurt Grayson (vocals), ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Reconsider Break-Up Plans

Despite a previous announcement to the contrary, Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS will carry on with a new line-up, which presently drummer Shannon Boone and bassist Jeff "Hippie". According to Stoner Rock, guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe originally thought a name change would be in order, but decided against it. "I liked the name to much," Kurt ...

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COLD Prepare To Enter Studio To Record "Year Of The Spider"

COLD have completed the songwriting process for their new album, entitled Year Of The Spider, and will enter Bay 7 Studios in Los Angeles, California in July to begin recording the effort with producer Howard Benson (i.e. SEPULTURA, P.O.D., SKINDRED) for a tentative October 29th release through Geffen Records. 13 songs will reportedly be tracked ...

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ELEKTRIK MISTRESS Call It A Day!

Canadian "stoner rockers" ELEKTRIK MISTRESS have called it a day, according to a report posted at www.stonerrock.com. "I have officially fired the guys and will be taking a much needed break for much of this summer doing lots of writing and jamming...," guitarist/vocalist Kurt Kuthe is quoted as saying. "I already have over ...

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GROHL, NOVOSELIC: COURTNEY Must See Psychiatrist

The following article originally appeared in today's edition of The New York Daily News: The surviving members of NIRVANA are fed up with being in limbo. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic's ongoing legal battle with Courtney Love, the widow of their bandmate Kurt Cobain, has held up the release of a NIRVANA boxed set, which ...

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KURT COBAIN's Journals To Be Published?

The following item comes to us courtesy of The New York Post: NIRVANA fans may get a special treat later this year. Sources close to the family of NIRVANA lead singer Kurt Cobain say Cobain's extensive journals, which he kept throughout his life, are making the rounds in New York publishing circles. "Kurt's family is ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: "I Wish I Hadn't Married Kurt"

Quote of the day: HOLE's Courtney Love to Carrie Fisher on her show Conversations From The Edge with Carrie Fisher (speaking about Courtney's daughter from her marriage to Kurt Cobain): "I wish that I hadn't married him (Kurt). It is cool having the last name, but once I was sitting talking to Lisa Marie Presley ...

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HELLION Update From Ann Boleyn

HELLION frontwoman Ann Boleyn recently posted the following update on the reformed band's current activities: "After the [recent HELLION] show in Riverside, CA. I began to feel ill. By the following Saturday evening I was in bed --- and sick! I went to see my doctor and she became very concerned because my lymph nodes ...

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Previously Unreleased KURT COBAIN Track Surfaces On EARTH Reissue

Former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea were two of the celebrities present at the January 30th Hollywood gig of ex-NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic's new band EYES ADRIFT, which is completed by SUBLIME drummer Bud Gaugh and MEAT PUPPETS guitarist/vocalist Curt Kirkwood. In related news, ...

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