1. Frances Bean Cobain Takes Aim at Courtney Love's 'Twitter Tirade'

    April 12, 2012 7:22 PM EDT Frances Cobain is calling for a Twitter ban on mother Courtney Love after a Wednesday rant that alleged Dave Grohl had made a pass at the 19-year-old. "While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn," Cobain said in a…

  2. Courtney Love Facing Eviction from NYC Townhouse: Report

    December 15, 2011 11:25 AM EST Courtney Love is reportedly facing eviction from her 4-story townhouse in Manhattan's West Village for failing to pay rent and causing a small but damaging fire. According to TMZ , Love repainted and wallpapered the townhouse without owner Donna Lyon's consent. In addition, a fire…

  3. Courtney Love Erupts Over Kurt Cobain Pic, Bashes Foo Fighters: Watch

    November 14, 2011 4:30 PM EST While many are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Nirvana's "Nevermind" this fall, Courtney Love doesn't seem too sentimental. A fan holding a picture of her deceased husband, Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain, caused Love to storm offstage at a Hole show on Saturday (Nov. 12)…

  4. Butch Vig: Garbage's Hiatus Cleared Members' 'Baggage'

    October 19, 2011 3:00 PM EDT People just can't help asking Butch Vig about the past. As the album that elevated Vig's career as a rock producer -- Nirvana's "Nevermind" -- turned 20 last month, the '90s nostalgia questions came out in full force… again. "When I first started Garbage ,…

  5. Courtney Love: If Kurt Cobain Were Alive, 'I'd Have to Kill Him'

    October 06, 2011 12:55 PM EDT With all the '90s grunge revivalism going around, it's hard not to ask Courtney Love what she thinks. To no one's surprise, she has quite a bit to say on the topic of her deceased husband, Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain . Seattle Sounds: A 20th Anniversary Celebration For a story…

  6. Charles Peterson's Iconic 'Grunge' Photos: A Guided Tour

    September 16, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Not every vibrant music scene has that one stalwart photographer whose style, timing, and eye were there from the beginning to both document and shape the visual presence of the bands. Seattle was lucky. Seattle had Charles Peterson. With a camera always at hand and a spot right in the front…

  7. Nirvana's Krist Novoselic Q&A: 'Nevermind' 20 Years Later

    September 16, 2011 11:55 AM EDT Twenty years after Nirvana's 'Nevermind' exploded, the bassist talks about the album, the hype, the lessons learned, the re-issues, and what losing Kurt Cobain meant to him. Born to Croatian immigrants in Compton, Calif., in 1965, Novoselic's family lived in Southern…

  8. Pearl Jam, Cameron Crowe Talk 'Pearl Jam Twenty' Doc At TIFF

    September 11, 2011 6:54 PM EDT Love. Understanding. Commitment. Luck. Ask Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready how the band has managed to thrive for twenty years, and he'll tell you this is the recipe. Less than an hour after the Saturday (Sept. 10 ) premiere of Cameron Crowe's deep-diving doc chronicling the band&…

  9. Pearl Jam Debuts 'Ole', Jimmy Fallon & Vedder Sing 'Balls In Your Mouth'

    September 09, 2011 5:26 PM EDT In the midst of its blitz of 20th anniversary celebrations that include a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary, soundtrack and book, you might have expected Pearl Jam to hit NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" with a classic like "Jeremy" or "Better Man" last…

  10. The Lessons of Grunge Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    September 08, 2011 5:55 PM EDT As grunge celebrates 20 years, Billboard talks to the many players of the Seattle scene, including "Nevermind" producer Butch Vig and artists including Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Krist Novoselic (Nirvana). This week's cover, shot by Charles Peterson, features Kurt Cobain…

  11. Heart Recording New Album, 'Telling the Whole Story' in 2012 Memoir

    August 12, 2011 1:15 PM EDT There was a six-year gap between Heart 's latest album, "Red Velvet Car" in 2010, and its predecessor, "Jupiter's Darling." But Ann and Nancy Wilson aren't planning to take nearly as long again. In fact, Nancy tells Billboard.com, they're already well…

  12. M.I.A. Posts Amy Winehouse Tribute Track, '27'

    July 24, 2011 4:58 PM EDT Hours after the death of Amy Winehouse was announced, M.I.A. posted "27," a demo dedicated to the 27-year-old deceased singer, on her Twitter page. The song was originally going to be included on M.I.A.'s 'Vicki Leekx" mixtape, but finds new resonance in the wake of…

  13. Cortney Love Sued Again for Defamation on Twitter

    May 27, 2011 2:55 PM EDT It's been only a few months since Courtney Love paid to settle that unique lawsuit claiming she defamed a fashion designer via Twitter. Now the rocker has been sued again for comments made online, this time by lawyers who represented her in an effort to pursue money allegedly stolen from…

  14. Miley Cyrus Covers Nirvana: Better Than Casey Abrams?

    May 03, 2011 1:50 PM EDT We've seen Miley Cyrus channel her inner rock goddess before, and on her latest Gypsy Heart Tour, she's at it again. Cyrus covered the Nirvana classic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at the tour's kickoff on Apr. 29 in Quito, Ecuador. Watch below. Before ripping into the…

  15. Thirty Seconds To Mars Unveils 'This is War' Clip, Leto's Kurt Cobain Tribute

    April 07, 2011 5:00 PM EDT Two days after crafting a low-key tribute to Kurt Cobain, Jared Leto and the rest of Thirty Seconds of Mars get bombastic in the music video for "This is War," the title track from their 2009 third album. Video: 30 Seconds To Mars: "This is War" The video opens with a…

  16. Kurt Cobain Guitar Sculpture Unveiled in Washington

    April 06, 2011 8:20 AM EDT A sculpted guitar memorial to Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in a park in the Nirvana frontman's Washington state hometown. The dedication in Aberdeen on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain's suicide in Seattle. A diverse group of fans and Aberdeen residents, many born…

  17. Hole Reunites For Drummer Patty Schemel's Documentary Premiere

    March 28, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Former Hole drummer Patty Schemel is happy that her new documentary is bringing together a Hole reunion of sorts. Her onetime bandmates -- Courtney Love , Eric Erlandson and Melissa Auf Der Mar -- all plan to attend the premiere of "Hit So Hard: The Live & Near Death Story of Patty…

  18. Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Hannah Montana' Show 'Destroyed My Family'

    February 15, 2011 5:13 PM EST The father of teen star Miley Cyrus said the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" that made her a worldwide star, in truth destroyed his family, and he blamed it for sending his daughter out of control. Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus said he was scared for 18 year-old Miley after a…

  19. Fun Fun Fun Fest Saddles Up for a Sell Out

    November 10, 2010 12:00 PM EST Like virtually every American music festival in 2009, last year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX was doused with relentless, mood-stomping rain. A quirky, communal vibe and high-octane headliners including Danzig and the Jesus Lizard made up for it, but organizers and fans rejoiced when…

  20. Billboard Bits: Beastie Boys Possibly In Studio, Madonna Hates Actresses

    October 14, 2010 7:45 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beastie Boys Back in the Studio? The Beastie Boys may have resumed work on "Hot Sauce Committee, Pt 1," the new album that the hip-hop trio was working on before member Adam Yauch (aka MCA) was diagnosed…

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