1. Lorde Responds to Iggy Azalea’s Criticism of Her Nirvana Rock Hall Tribute

    June 21, 2014 3:35 PM EDT Lorde has responded to critical comments made by Iggy Azalea to Billboard about her performance with the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in April. Iggy Azalea On Lorde's Nirvana Rock Hall Trib ...

  2. Olympia's Music Scene Worth $88.3 Million a Year (Report)

    June 09, 2014 1:36 PM EDT Olympia, the capital city of Washington, the birthplace of riot grrl, K Records and a pit stop for Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, generates a pretty staggering amount of money via its historic and historically avant-garde music scene, according to a new ...

  3. Iggy Azalea On Lorde's Nirvana Rock Hall Tribute: 'She Is Not Kurt Cobain's Peer'

    June 06, 2014 1:02 PM EDT 3 1 0 In this week's Billboard cover story, reigning Hot 100 No. 1 artist Iggy Azalea had some critical words for another young superstar who's no stranger to controversy. The target was Lorde and the topic was her recent collaborative performan ...

  4. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Ceremony Debuts on HBO

    June 01, 2014 12:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 The hullabaloo Kiss raised over the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony gave HBO an added bonus to promote its three-hour, 15-minute edited version of last month’s ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROC ...

  5. Rock Hall of Fame: Dave Grohl on Nirvana Honors, Reuniting with Courtney Love: 'It Was Beautiful'

    June 01, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On a chilly night in April, 20 years to the month since the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl did what many people thought was unimaginable. Taking the stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at New York's Barclays Cent ...

  6. Courtney Love on Kurt Cobain 'Doping' Note: 'Obviously I Wrote It'

    May 08, 2014 6:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The sarcastic note refers to Love as 'a bitch with zits' Last month the Seattle Police Department  released a note  thought to be written by Kurt Cobain, mocking his wedding vows to Courtney Love. In an interview with The Guardian , Love c ...

  7. Wedding Vows Note In Kurt Cobain’s Wallet Written by Courtney Love, Author Says

    May 03, 2014 2:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 One of the foremost experts on Kurt Cobain says late grunge rocker did not pen a note mocking his wedding vows to fellow musician Courtney Love. Love herself wrote it. Note From Kurt Cobain's Wallet Scorning Courtney Love Released by Seattle Po ...

  8. Note From Kurt Cobain's Wallet Scorning Courtney Love Released by Seattle Police

    April 29, 2014 7:28 PM EDT 1.291 k 161 0 Twenty years after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was discovered dead in his Seattle home, police have released a note found in his wallet that was kept private until now.  The note, which was obtained by CBS , mocks the rock idol’s vows with ...

  9. Cobain's Catalog Rights to Stay with BMI Through Q1 2015

    April 14, 2014 2:53 PM EDT While SESAC has cut a deal to represent the complete Kurt Cobain catalog -- as the organization announced on April 7 -- for the remainder of this year, a good portion of the late songwriter's catalog rights will remain with BMI. Related Nirva ...

  10. Nirvana & Friends Fill It Up at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar

    April 11, 2014 6:16 AM EDT Not content with induction at the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana have called on some girl-power for a hits-filled post-Hall set. Brooklyn's 350-capacity Saint Vitus venue hosted a secret show soon after t ...

  11. Nirvana Joined By Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, St. Vincent, Lorde at Rock Hall Ceremony

    April 11, 2014 3:30 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame audience had to wait a long time for Nirvana to hit the Barclays Center stage on Thursday night. More than four hours into a show that veered between galvanizing and grueling, the band's surviving members, Dave ...

  12. Nirvana on 'Fallon': Grohl & Novoselic Talk Cobain Ahead of Rock Hall Induction

    April 10, 2014 8:40 AM EDT 8 6 1 On the eve of Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, surviving membersDave Grohl and Krist Novoselic took the couch on NBC's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's dea ...

  13. Muse, St. Vincent Cover Nirvana's 'Lithium' on 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain's Death

    April 06, 2014 3:45 PM EDT On Saturday evening (April 5), which marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, fans in attendance at Lollapalooza Brazil were treated to an excellent cover by Muse of Nirvana's classic 1991 track "Lithium."   How Kurt ...

  14. Courtney Love: Kurt Cobain Broadway Musical 'Very Likely' to Happen

    April 02, 2014 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Love says the decision hinges on finding an A-list team of collaborators to drive the project The 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death (April 5) is almost here and if Courtney Love has her way, the Nirvana frontman's life story could be ...

  15. Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos Released

    March 28, 2014 2:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 The images show Cobain's heroin kit, suicide note and more New photos have surfaced depicting the death scene police found when they discovered the body of Kurt Cobain on April 8, 1994. The green-tinted, 35mm photos show Cobain's suicide n ...

  16. New Clue Hints At Origins of Kurt Cobain's 'Come As You Are' Lyric

    March 27, 2014 4:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Charles R. Cross, author of the new book "Here We Are Now: The Legacy of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana," made an eye-opening discovery at his March 20 reading in Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash.: the possible origin of a famous Cobain t ...

  17. Kurt Cobain Subject of Comic Book Biography

    March 26, 2014 7:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kurt Cobain might just appreciate this latest addition to his legend. The iconic Nirvana frontman, who died from an alleged suicide in April 1994, is the subject of the latest comic book from Bluewater Productions, who has previously featured the li ...

  18. Kurt Cobain Death Case Still Closed: Police

    March 20, 2014 5:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Seattle Police Department refutes claims made today by a local television station With the 20-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death approaching, news that the Seattle Police Department had reopened the case began to circulate today. Intri ...

  19. Supposed Former Roommate of Kurt Cobain Selling Singer's Skis, Phone

    March 03, 2014 8:54 PM EST 0 0 0 Ever wanted to own skis, a video game and a telephone previously possessed by your favorite rock star? With the power of Craigslist, you can. Related Articles Washington City to Celebrate Nirvana Day This April Nirvana, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt Selected ...

  20. Sub Pop and Seattle Rock to Conquer Sea-Tac Airport With Retail Store

    February 24, 2014 5:11 PM EST Sub Pop Records, noted for hits by Nirvana, The Shins, and the Postal Service, will open a retail store in April 2014 at Sea-Tac International Airport. The location is auditioning managers for the store, which will be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (send ...

  21. Jury: Courtney Love Tweet Not Defamatory

    January 24, 2014 9:49 PM EST 0 0 0 A Twitter posting by Courtney Love suggesting that one of her attorneys had been "bought off" wasn't defamatory, a jury decided Friday. The verdict came after roughly three hours of deliberation in a case that spanned eight days and f ...

  22. 'Kurt Cobain Day' Set for Feb. 20 in Singer's Hometown

    January 23, 2014 8:39 PM EST 0 0 0 Not to be outdone by nearby Hoquiam, Wash., which announced an official "Nirvana Day" for this upcoming April, Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Wash., will celebrate "Kurt Cobain Day" this Feb. 20. According to Rolling St ...

  23. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST 0 0 0 This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontroll ...

  24. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontro ...

  25. Washington City to Celebrate Nirvana Day This April

    December 26, 2013 4:28 PM EST 0 0 0 Nirvana Day will be held April 10, the same day as the band's Rock Hall induction Kurt Cobain was born and raised in Aberdeen, Wash., and four miles away, another city in Washington state will honor the musician's legacy with a day in his ...

  26. Jury Will Decide If Courtney Love's Tweet Was Defamatory

    December 23, 2013 1:58 PM EST In a summary judgment ruling, a judge denies the singer's argument that the hyperbolic nature of Twitter means that personal views expressed there are opinions instead of statements of fact. At a hearing on Friday morning, a Los Angeles judge ...

  27. Jury Deciding If Courtney Love Tweet is Defamatory

    December 21, 2013 6:24 PM EST 0 0 0 At a hearing on Friday morning, a Los Angeles judge decided that a jury should decide next month whether Courtney Love defamed her ex-attorney in a tweet and news interview. The ruling means that unless there is an unexpected settlement in the next ...

  28. Courtney Love Telling Her 'Story' in New Autobiography

    October 21, 2013 8:18 PM EDT Morrissey isn't the only rocker getting in the autobiography game; add Courtney Love to that mix. The former Hole frontwoman and wife of Kurt Cobain will release her own memoir, published through Macmillan Publishers, later this year, Consequ ...

  29. Kurt Cobain's Childhood Home Goes on the Market

    September 26, 2013 1:18 AM EDT This month marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, and fans aren't just able to buy a new "super deluxe" box set to celebrate the occasion. They also can buy the childhood home of late frontman Kurt Cobain, ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 singer ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Sub Pop and Nirvana's First Record Contract: Simplicity Ahead of a Squall

    August 22, 2013 1:04 PM EDT Six hundred bucks well spent—not that we had it at the time. That what Sub Pop had to say when it posted the first page of its original, starkly simple, contract between Nirvana and the still-fledgling Seattle label. The document dates to when N ...

  34. Weekly Chart Notes: Jay-Z's 'Magna'-ificent Week On The Hot 100

    July 19, 2013 2:35 PM EDT With seven debuts, including his 20th top 10, the rapper solidifies his standing among the most elite performers in the chart's history. Plus, Lorde is the first lead female soloist to reach the Alternative Songs top 10 since 1997 As Jay-Z s ...

  35. 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': 10 Things We Learned About Jay-Z

    July 09, 2013 4:28 PM EDT After roughly three weeks of unprecedented hype, Jay-Z’s new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail” is available nationwide today (July 9). His 12th studio solo effort is a personal one. From jump, the usually guarded rap mogul mentions his daught ...

  36. Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail': Track-By-Track Review

    July 04, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail," which became available thrugh the Samsung app (but also leaked elsewhere) late last night, is a lot to get through on a holiday... and not just if you have a Samsung phone. (Samsung users face ...

  37. Jay-Z Reveals Lyrics to Justin Timberlake-Assisted, 'Holy Grail'

    June 24, 2013 12:28 PM EDT The song references Nirvana's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' lyrics. Jay-Z is surely not the first rapper to name drop Kurt Cobain in his music, but he may be the first to use the iconic rocker's lyrics. Courtney Love told Huffingto ...

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  39. Business Matters: Hurricane Sandy Concert Generates Underwhelming Social Activity

    December 13, 2012 2:39 PM EST Wednesday night's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden may have been a middle-aged rock fan's dream concert, but their kids -- and many other segments of the country -- appeared to have tuned out. Social media numbers ...

  40. Paul McCartney 'Joins' Nirvana for Sandy Concert, New Song

    December 12, 2012 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Eighteen years after Kurt Cobain took his own life, putting an end to the most influential rock band of the '90s, Nirvana has found its new lead singer in former Beatle Paul McCartney. Well, for one night at least. CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF • St ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  43. Kanye West's 'White Dress': Hear The Full Song

    October 12, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a one-minute snippet of Kanye West 's new track "White Dress" was released on Wednesday night (Oct. 10), the full song, from the soundtrack to "The Man With The Iron Fists," hit the Web on Friday. Produced by West and ...

  44. Courtney Love Delivers Personal Message to Lana Del Rey

    July 30, 2012 11:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 Courtney Love wants to make sure Lana Del Rey knows what she's singing about. After the young singer covered Nirvana 's "Heart-Shaped Box" -- a track by Love's late husband Kurt Cobain's band, Nirvana -- Love tweeted at ...

  45. Splendour 2012: Smashing Pumpkins, Jack White Rock Down Under

    July 30, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Newcomers Azealia Banks & Lana Del Rey Hit Rough Spots During Three-Day Festival The Smashing Pumpkins , Jack White and Bloc Party delivered in a big way during their headline slots at Australia's Splendour in the Grass, which returned this ...

  46. Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

    July 12, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Vevo's future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company's deal terms with Google are again in play , and that Universal is re-examining its stake in the company in the relation to UMG&# ...

  47. Fender Guitar Makers Prepare To Go Public

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT For Sergio Vallin of popular Mexican rock band Maná, Fender guitars are the only way to go. "It's the Rolls-Royce of guitars," Vallin says. "It's versatile, and so easy on the fingers." A fan of Fender products since ...

  48. Courtney Love Forfeits Rights To Cobain's Image To Daughter

    May 03, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, has obtained the rights to her late father's name, likeness and appearance from Love. The 19-year-old's mother has stepped down as Acting Manager of End of Music LLC, the ...

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