1. 10 Insights Learned From 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Documentary Premiere at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 12:12 PM EST Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic had a single-word opinion on Brett Morgen's film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck : "Terrific." The musician attended the Jan. 24 world premiere at Sundance Film Festival and the after party at the Social House, which featured a post-midnight…

  2. Kurt Cobain Documentary Director Explains Dave Grohl's Absence From Film at Sundance

    January 25, 2015 11:10 AM EST Brett Morgen's Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck has all the subjects you'd expect: Cobain's widow Courtney Love , Cobain's parents and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic -- everyone except Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl . Turns out Grohl was interviewed for the film, but not soon…

  3. Sundance: Hollywood Reporter to Host Exclusive Photo, Video Studio With A-List Talent

    January 22, 2015 6:00 PM EST Stars set to attend include Lena Dunham, Lisa Kudrow, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Segel, Jack Black, Ethan Hawke, Kristen Wiig, Toni Collette, Michael Fassbender, Keanu Reeves, James Franco, Spike Lee & Lily Tomlin. The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday that it will host…

  4. Billboard at Sundance: Here's What to Expect

    January 22, 2015 1:30 PM EST Sundance isn't just about movies anymore. Yes, Robert Redford 's festival still features plenty of films, but now there's so much more. Billboard at Sundance: See All Of Our Coverage! Billboard will be attending, teaming up with The Hollywood Reporter, bringing you interviews…

  5. Iggy Azalea Talks Haters, Career Longevity & Taking Inspiration From Madonna

    January 22, 2015 11:41 AM EST Iggy Azalea  knows that regardless of how much you work, extended fame is never a guarantee. The rapper  recently spoke with  GQ , and in the Q&A Azalea discussed that while she had an incredible 2014, she's cognizant of the fact it may not last forever. "You never know how…

  6. Sundance Film Festival: Kurt Cobain Doc, Iggy Azalea & Scott Weiland Top Music Events

    January 22, 2015 10:00 AM EST This year's Sundance Film Festival is short on musical film premieres compared to recent editions, but there are still a good number of significant musical events in Park City, Utah. Here are seven highlights during the festival's run, starting Thursday (Jan. 22) and going through…

  7. Slash Talks Dave Grohl's Star-Studded Birthday Bash & More Insider Scoop

    January 20, 2015 3:35 PM EST Grohl-ing Older With Slash Slash   says Dave Grohl 's 46th birthday celebration at the Los Angeles Forum was "one of the coolest ... I've witnessed in my time" -- and the former Guns N' Roses   guitarist almost missed it. Slash tells Overheard he was unaware of the…

  8. Kurt Cobain's Suicide Note Has Become a T-Shirt

    January 13, 2015 12:30 PM EST Last year marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, but we had to wait until 2015 for the most tasteless memorial to the Nirvana frontman's life. Kurt Cobain's suicide note has now been replicated in its entirety into a baseball shirt that can be purchased on eBay .…

  9. Courtney Love Talks Kurt Cobain, Trent Reznor and Rocking the Opera: 'I Wanted to Do Something Different'

    January 08, 2015 6:21 PM EST "I'm wearing my jammies 'cause mommy's got a cold," quips Courtney Love , holed up in New York's Gramercy Park Hotel in Anna Sui silk pajamas and a sweater, sipping from an array of green juices that her latest collaborator, playwright-composer Todd Almond,…

  10. Quotes of the Week: Madonna Prefers Recording in 'Prison,' Ariana Grande Gets Smacked By an Angel and More

    December 05, 2014 5:52 PM EST "You are my favorite rapper, but dude ShadyXV is f---ing ASS...why won't someone who loves him tell him NO." -- Tyler, The Creator The rapper, in tweets he has since deleted, dissing the new compilation from Eminem 's Shady Records. "Kurt heard that, and kissed me…

  11. Why Courtney Love Isn't a Producer on Kurt Cobain Documentary

    December 03, 2014 5:34 PM EST Frances Bean Cobain, the couple's daughter, has worked closely with director Brett Morgen on the HBO/Universal Pictures doc, but Love has no editorial control. When HBO and Universal Pictures bring the first authorized documentary about Kurt Cobain to the screen, don't…

  12. Foo Fighters Team With Citi for Select Presale on 'Sonic Highways' Tour

    December 02, 2014 9:20 AM EST The North American leg of the Foo Fighters ' recently announced 2015 Sonic Highways World Tour features a box office-only pre-order program called "Beat The Bots." But for three select dates, Citi will be offering cardholders an exclusive presale through its Private Pass…

  13. Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain Kissed Dave Grohl After Hearing Foo Fighters Demo

    November 30, 2014 3:31 PM EST Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was pretty excited after hearing some early Foo Fighters demos, Dave Grohl recently revealed in an episode of HBO’s Sonic Highways . Cobain gave Grohl a kiss after listening to the early Foo Fighters song “Alone + Easy Target” while Nirvana was on tour in 1992,…

  14. Frances Bean Cobain-Produced Kurt Cobain Documentary to Debut on HBO in 2015

    November 25, 2014 11:45 AM EST Director Brett Morgen 's long-gestating documentary on Kurt Cobain has found a home at HBO. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck , which Morgen has been working on since 2007, will debut on HBO in 2015 in addition to receiving an international release. HBO Documentary Films and Universal…

  15. Pearl Jam’s ‘Vitalogy’ at 20: Classic Track-By-Track Album Review

    November 22, 2014 11:52 AM EST It was an undeniably tumultuous year for Pearl Jam in 1994. A time of great flux during which the spotlight of fame glared ever more strongly on the Seattle band as it faced the suicide of Nirvana ’s Kurt Cobain , opted to battle Ticketmaster and changed drummers. It was into this…

  16. Banks Wants to Perform for Aliens and Other Inside Scoop

    November 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST Banks Opens Up Corpse Bride  director  Tim Burton  might want to take a meeting with  Banks . The Goddess singer-songwriter (born  Jillian Banks ), 26, tells Overheard that she and her best friend have written a number of short stories based upon a character they call “Inside-Out Girl”…

  17. Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged' 20 Years Later: Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood Looks Back

    November 18, 2014 12:15 PM EST Twenty years ago, Nirvana released MTV Unplugged in New York , an unintentionally posthumous album recorded on this day (Nov. 18) in 1993. Kurt Cobain died five months after its taping, so its place in rock star lore was all but assured by the time it hit shelves. Nirvana played almost none…

  18. Listen to Kurt Cobain's Unearthed 'Montage of Heck' Mixtape

    November 03, 2014 9:43 PM EST A mixtape Kurt Cobain created in 1988 has been given some new life online, offering fans another glimpse into the Nirvana frontman's psyche with a strange but enjoyable collection of music and sounds.  Courtney Love on Kurt Cobain 'Doping' Note: 'Obviously I Wrote It&…

  19. Billboard Cover: Lorde on Her ‘Hero’ Kanye West, the ‘Hunger Games’ Soundtrack and Hype-Proofing Her Career

    October 31, 2014 9:00 AM EDT On this mid-October Friday, San Diego State University's campus looks like a certain kind of college-goer's paradise: guys in flip-flops and their tanned female counterparts lounge in the sunbaked quad, chatting about weekend plans, while dudes practice mixed martial arts…

  20. Here's Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Sung in 20 Different Styles in 5 Minutes

    October 27, 2014 4:04 PM EDT What if we told you someone could perform Michael Jackson 's "Thriller" in 20 different styles in less than 5 minutes? Would you scoff and say, "It can't be done"? Probably not, because you've likely encountered the viral sensation 10 Second Songs aka…

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