nirvananews:

Previously unseen photo of Kurt Cobain in Canada, 1991.

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"Early on in the evening I just tapped her on the shoulder, she turned around and I just said, ‘Hey.’ She said, ‘Hey.’ Then we gave each other a big hug. I said, ‘How are you?’ She goes, ‘Good, how are you?’ I said, ‘All right.’ And she said, ‘Let’s do this. Let’s rock this tonight.’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ That was it."
Dave Grohl on Courtney Love (Rolling Stone 2014)

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nirvananews:

"She took it on like it was her calling, she got really excited and sent me this flurry of emails. She learned every song on Nevermind. She’s everything that Nirvana stood for, she’s powerful, rebellious, musical force of nature. We couldn’t think of anyone better to join us." - Dave Grohl on Joan Jett for Nirvana’s Rock Hall Performance, 2014.

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nirvananews:

"The first time we played together, it was like seeing a ghost. The second time, it was a little more reserved. And the last time we played it was like that fucking Demi Moore/Patrick Swayze pottery wheel scene from Ghost. We usually got the song by the third take. It started to sound like Nirvana. Our road crew and some friends were in the room when we launched into ‘Scentless Apprentice’ for the first time. There were jaws on the floor. I hadn’t played in that band in 20 years, and hearing what it sounded like when we played ‘Scentless Apprentice’ legitimized it for me. I’d almost forgotten what it was like to be in a room full of Nirvana. That first day back really legitimized it. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s right! We sounded like this, and that’s why people paid attention. Oh, okay!’ It wasn’t just the book and the movie and the Behind The Music. It was the sound in a room, like this, that makes people go, ‘What the fuck?’ It was pretty fuckin’ great. We began with Krist, Pat and I just getting our stuff together, and then Kim came by and then Joan." - Dave Grohl on the Nirvana rehearsals for Rock Hall, 2014.

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What’s your favourite memory of kurt?
Probably on the first tour I did with Nirvana in England in 1990. I’d only been in the band for about a month and we went out drinking at some bar where they were playing Ride and My Bloody Valentine, shit like that. Kurt was drunk and he came up to me and said “man, i’m so glad you’re in this band, you have no idea. We really feel like you’re a brother to us and we’re so happy and thankful that you joined the band and made us what we are.” That was great. It was the only time he ever said anything like that [laughs]. 
- Dave Grohl.

What’s your favourite memory of kurt?

Probably on the first tour I did with Nirvana in England in 1990. I’d only been in the band for about a month and we went out drinking at some bar where they were playing Ride and My Bloody Valentine, shit like that. Kurt was drunk and he came up to me and said “man, i’m so glad you’re in this band, you have no idea. We really feel like you’re a brother to us and we’re so happy and thankful that you joined the band and made us what we are.” That was great. It was the only time he ever said anything like that [laughs]. 

- Dave Grohl.

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I am so happy about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame event and how it went so well. Earlier that week there were three long days of rehearsals in NYC. I feel we conjured the spirit of the band, and we could not have done that alone. This, for me, is a bittersweet notion as we all miss Kurt so much. But considering we were inducted, the show had to go on. Joan Jett was first on my list to be out front. I spoke to Dave about it and he ran with the idea of having all women lead. We felt that would be a good tribute to Kurt and what Nirvana was about.

It was a good balance of females as Joan Jett and Kim Gordon are matriarchs of Punk Rock, while St. Vincent and Lorde represent the powerful up-and-coming women in Rock. Every one of these performances nailed a Nirvana tune in their own way. Joan - Smells Like Teem Spirit, Kim - Aneurism, St. Vincent - Lithium and Lorde - All Apologies. I had fun on the last song because I got to play accordion and all of our guests were on stage for a gala closing! Our set will be broadcast in high quality television in May so check it out.

We also did a club gig afterward that was a lot of fun. I will have more on that soon but thank you to J Mascis and John McCauley for your great contributions!!!!

Our “all female” Hall of Fame set also had me thinking about the political realm (Imagine that!) At FairVote we have done a report regarding the state of women’s representation. I will have more to say about this, especially how at-large districts tend to put more women in office, at another time.

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Krist Novoselic, blog post today (via moochingwarwidows)

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I bought this one yesterday. What a great read! I recommend to buy it, even though it’s pretty expensive.

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nirvananews:

Interviewer from MTV: "Were you surprised at winning?"

Dave Grohl: "No! They tell you beforehand."

Interviewer from MTV: "But you looked surprise when you came down there!"

Krist Novoselic: "We are, after all, professionals."

Kurt Cobain: "Method acting, ya’ know."

Interviewer from MTV: "I noticed when you were onstage, Kurt, they just cut away from you when you were about to drop your flies."

Kurt Cobain: "I just realized that my fly is open, so, I’m auditioning for a Levis commercial."

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carokunz:

Sweaty hug after the show, via Joan Jett

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Krist and Dave at the Rock ‘N Roll Hall Of Fame, 2014

As soon as he reached the podium, Dave Grohl was quick to shout out those who came before him: “Not a lot of people know this, but I was the fifth drummer of Nirvana," he told the crowd, taking a moment to list the previous four and pointing to the camera to thank Chad Channing for writing the riffs that he got to play after he took over. Turning his attention to his musical upbringing, Grohl then shouted out some of the most important D.C. punk bands of his youth, and thanked his mom because "I listened to some really fucked up shit and my parents never told me not to.”

Novoselic, meanwhile, focused on Washington, remembering how, “Kurt was an intense artist, and he really connected with a lot of people." He went on to thank people and organizations like Buzz Osborne of the Melvins and Sub Pop Records, the label that released Nirvana’s first single.

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