Kurt Cobain

  1. Rock Hall Fame Ceremony Wraps with Worthy Performances, Hatchets Buried

    April 11, 2014 4:25 AM EDT The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held Thursday night at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, honored Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), Peter Gabriel, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, KISS and Hall and Oates. It would b ...

  2. Kurt Cobain Catalog to SESAC (Exclusive)

    April 07, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Related Articles When Kurt Cobain Died: Former Billboard Editor Recalls Being On the Scene When It All Happened SESAC Facing New Anti-Trust Legal Challenge Kiss' Rock Hall and Roll Hall of Fame Kissoff: Long-Simmering Tensions Surface In a ...

  3. Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Turns 20: Ex-Geffen Execs' Remembrances, Anecdotes, Marketing Strategy (How 'Rape Me' Became 'Waif Me')

    September 24, 2013 12:43 PM EDT Nirvana had much to live up to following the release of its groundbreaking 1991 album, “Nevermind.” But, with the weight of the world on them, the grunge trio surprised (and perhaps alienated) many with its raucous and emotionally raw follow-u ...

  4. Courtney Love Looks to Sue Ex-Attorney Over Bizarre Kurt Cobain Estate Fraud Claims

    September 18, 2013 2:07 AM EDT Courtney Love's unfettered love of social media has gotten her into much legal trouble over the years. In January, she is scheduled to go to trial for allegedly defaming her ex-attorney Rhonda Holmes in tweets and press interviews. The sing ...

  5. Morning Fix: Ravi Shankar RIP: Facebook's 2012 Trends; Paul McCartney Playing With Nirvana at 12.12.12

    December 12, 2012 8:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters RAVI SHANKAR DEAD AT 92: Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died. Labeled "the godfather of world music" by George Harrison, S ...

  6. Primary Wave Music Opens U.K. Office

    April 19, 2012 9:19 PM EDT Primary Wave Music is heading overseas. The publishing, marketing and talent management company announced Thursday it is expanding from offices in New York and Los Angeles and opening up shop in the United Kingdom. Industry veteran Clive Black wil ...

  7. Jon Stewart To Interview Nirvana's Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Producer Butch Vig on SiriusXM

    August 25, 2011 1:37 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Comedy Central's Jon Stewart will host a Q&A session with the surviving members of rock band Nirvana to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album "Nevermind." Stewart will host the event on SiriusXM for two ho ...

  8. Nirvana Lawsuit Settled Between Courtney Love, Management

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Court records show a management firm and Courtney Love have settled a $1 million lawsuit over the profits of the sale of Nirvana's publishing catalog. Love is the widow of former Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain. London & Co. sued Love two year ...

  9. Report: New 'Guitar Hero' Details Leak

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Details on the next "Guitar Hero" game are leaking. Joystiq reports that Gene Simmons will act as a sort of emcee for the game, with other appearances by Queen, Black Sabbath and Metallica's Lars Ulrich included as recruitable chara ...

  10. Nirvana Members Dismayed By 'Guitar Hero 5'

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kurt Cobain's appearance in the latest "Guitar Hero" video game is not hitting the right notes with the surviving members of Nirvana. Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl said in a joint statement that they were "dismayed and very di ...

  11. Raincoats Re-Issues Debut, Plots U.S. Tour

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Thirty years after its original release, U.K. alternative act the Raincoats' self-titled debut is being reissued following a 10-year period when it was commercially unavailable. The all-female post-punk group was a favorite of the late Kurt C ...

  12. Sony, Retailers Make Push On Jackson Inventory

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is the biggest star to die during the SoundScan era and it's expected that his physical catalog, much like his digital sales , will receive a huge boost from his untimely death. Retailers and Sony Music are anticipating the ru ...

  13. Primary Wave Names Key Execs

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has appointed Aimee Berger to the position of executive director of brand partnerships. Previously, Berger was an attorney for Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Island Records and Arista. She also founded the tour pro ...

  14. Courtney Love Sued By Management Firm

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Courtney Love has been sued by a management firm for allegedly failing to pay commissions for the partial sale of her share of the Nirvana publishing catalogue. The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday by the management firm London ...

  15. Two Case Studies: Primary Wave, Bug Music

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Two independent publishers are finding opportunities by exploiting areas that the major publishing companies are neglecting. In fact, those holes were big enough to inspire Larry Mestel and his partners to form Primary Wave Music Publishing in Jan ...

  16. Report: Rock Stars Die Earlier

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A U.K. academic study has found that musicians were two to three times more likely to die prematurely than the general population. Between 1956 and 2005 there were 100 deaths among the 1,064 artists scrutinized by researchers at the Centre for Pub ...

  17. R.E.M., Bowie Set For Cobain Film Soundtrack

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by R.E.M., David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains and Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard will be found on the soundtrack to "Kurt Cobain -- About a Son," due Sept. 11 via Barsuk. The film is told in Cobain's voice from audiota ...

  18. Primary Wave Lands Lennon Share

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired a significant share of Julian Lennon's economic interest in the Beatles songs co-written by his father, John Lennon. The share comes from the so-called writer's share of the songs rather than an ...

  19. Courtney Love Rules BBC Radio Waves For A Day

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love is being made an honorary music controller for the day of Dec. 11 on BBC 6 Music, the digital radio station operated by the United Kingdom's public broadcaster the BBC. As the "6 Music Selector," as the all-day program ...

  20. Nirvana Concert Film Making DVD Debut

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will hit stores Nov. 7. The Nirvana concert film "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!" will make its DVD debut Nov. 7 via Geffen. Originally issued on VHS in 1994, the release was conceived by Kurt Cobain as a way to anthologize Nirvana's quic ...

  21. EMI Adminstering Cobain Catalog

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pub giant handling Primary Wave's interest. EMI Music Publishing will be handling worldwide administration of Primary Wave Music Publishing's recently acquired interest in the Kurt Cobain catalog. EMI has been the exclusive administrator ...

  22. Report: Love Sells 25% Of Nirvana Songs

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acquired by former Virgin Records COO. The rumors that Courtney Love was going to sell the rights to the Nirvana songs have come true. Rolling Stone reports Love has sold 25 percent of the publishing catalog to Larry Mestel of Primary Wave Music P ...

  23. Meat Puppet Signs To Little Dog

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kirkwood to release first solo album. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Curt Kirkwood, best known for his work as leader of the Meat Puppets, has signed to Little Dog Records. Kirkwood has recently been in the studio working with Grammy Award-winning pr ...

  24. Courtney Love to Stand Trial in Calif. Drug Case

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Beverly Hills judge ruled today (April 15) that rocker Courtney Love must stand trial on two felony drug possession charges despite claims by her lawyers that she had prescriptions for the painkille A Beverly Hills judge ruled today (April 15) t ...

  25. Kurt Cobain's Guitar To Go Up For Auction

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The late Kurt Cobain's Mosrite Gospel Mark IV electric guitar will be offered for auction beginning April 17. The auction, by Dallas-based Heritage Galleries and Auctioneers, will take place in associ The late Kurt Cobain's Mosrite Gospe ...

  26. Courtney Love Arrested In New York

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love was arrested early this morning (March 18) in New York after allegedly throwing a microphone stand at East Village nightclub Plaid, striking a man in the head, police said. The 24-year-o Courtney Love was arrested early this morning ...

  27. California Judge Issues Warrant for Courtney Love

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Beverly Hills judge issued a bench warrant on Wednesday for singer-actress Courtney Love after she failed to show up for a hearing on felony drug possession charges. A Beverly Hills judge issued a bench warrant on Wednesday for singer-actress Co ...