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Kurt Cobain – “Been A Son” (Demo)

posted by Oscar November 5, 2015

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This month will see the release of Montage of Heck: The Home Recordingsthe accompanying album of previously unreleased Kurt Cobain demos that go along with Brett Morgen’s doc Montage of Heck.

This time our latest preview of the album releasing on November 13th is an early, rough demo of the Nirvana track “Been A Son.” What’s most notable about this cut is, in this very short clip we hear Cobain playing the riff on an unplugged electric guitar and blurting out some lines that would later make way for the lyrics we know today.

Check it out below. Continue Reading

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Kurt Cobain – “Sappy” (Demo)

posted by Oscar October 5, 2015

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Following the release of the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck it was then announced that a compilation of home-recordings from the late Nirvana frontman will be released on November 13 as Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings. After arrives we will also see a release of Cobain’s cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” with “Sappy” (early demo), and today get to hear that demo.

Nirvana originally released a version of “Sappy” as a bonus track on the 1993 No Alternative compilation under the name “Verse Chorus Verse.” Hear “Sappy” below. Continue Reading

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Video: Watch an Uncut MTV Interview with Kurt Cobain from 1994

posted by Oscar April 29, 2015

The spotlight is back on the iconic Nirvana lead singer thanks to the forthcoming documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Today MTV delivered the uncut version of an interview that they held with the Rock phenom back in 1994.

In this interview we see Kurt talking about his music videos, his daughter Frances Bean, how he always envisioned Nirvana should sound, and his stomach problems.

Check out the extensive talk above.

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Video: See Kurt Cobain, Wearing a Wedding Dress, Read Hate Mail

posted by Oscar April 27, 2015

Director of the forthcoming HBO documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain, Brett Morgen, has unveiled another home video of the doc’s subject matter. The latest Montage Of Heck clip to surface shows the late Nirvana frontman clad in a wedding dress and donning the infamous “Hitler mustache,” reading some hate mail with wife Courtney Love by his side.

See it above.

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Kurt Cobain – “And I Love Her” (The Beatles Cover)

posted by Oscar April 21, 2015

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Director Brett Morgen’s full access to the personal archives of the late Kurt Cobain for his new documentary Montage of Heck has delivered yet another gem in a newly surfaced cover of a Beatles track. Raw sound footage has been uploaded to YouTube featuring the Nirvana frontman playing a cover of “And I Love Her.”

The new documentary features all sorts of rarities that never previously saw the light of day including home videos, artwork, photography, journals, and unreleased recordings and demos.

Hear Cobain’s acoustic cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” below. Continue Reading

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Video: See Nirvana Play a Show for Two People in a New ‘Montage of Heck’ Clip

posted by Oscar April 15, 2015

A new clip from the  Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage of Heckin which we see an early iteration of the band performing before a crowd of two people. In this shot we Kurt and bassist Krist Novoselic as teenagers playing in a “house show,” and we hear Novoselic reflecting on those early days.

Watch the excerpt above, via a The New York Times. The doc Montage of Heck will premiere on HBO on May 4.

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Kurt Cobain Covers ‘Rolling Stone’; Listen to a Previously Unheard Song of His

posted by Oscar April 8, 2015

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With the pending release of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, the late lead singer of Nirvana is yet again the subject of a cover story for Rolling Stone. In the cover story, issue on stands and available for download on Friday, April 10th, David Fricke talks to Frances Bean Cobain about her father Kurt, the making of the documentary, and her mother Courtney Love’s reaction to finally seeing the film.

In the article previewing the new story, RS also made available for streaming a previously unheard Cobain track. Stream that below. Continue Reading

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Video: See a Clip of Kurt Cobain Doc ‘Montage Of Heck’ On Which He Decides “Nirvana” Band Name

posted by Oscar April 1, 2015

The Brett Morgen-directed documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will premiere on HBO on May 4th, and ahead of its limited theatrical run April 10th, the Guardian has made available a new clip for another look at the critically acclaimed film.

In the minute-long snippet we get a rundown of all the different band names Cobain considered before ultimately landing on “Nirvana.” See the clip above.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will be available as a digital download on April 24 and on DVD and Blu-ray from April 27, and premieres in the US on HBO on May 4th.

(Rolling Stone)

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Video: See the Trailer for Kurt Cobain Documentary, ‘Montage Of Heck’

posted by Oscar March 11, 2015

There is nothing in the music world that I’ve been looking forward to more (just above the new Kanye and Kendrick albums) than this documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and today we finally get the official trailer.

Montage Of Heck was directed by Brett Morgen and it is noted to be “the definitive documentary on Kurt Cobain” and will feature unreleased music, including a 12-minute acoustic Kurt Cobain song. The trailer gives us a look at some behind-the-scenes footage of the band, personal home videos with Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean, plus some clips of Kurt as a child.

See it now above.

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Listen to a Previously Unheard Nirvana Show That’s Turning 25 Years Old Today

posted by Oscar January 12, 2015

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For all my fellow Nirvana fans here’s something “new” for ya. Twenty-five years to the date, now you can listen to a newly-unearthed show that was uploaded to YouTube by user WY97212.

On January 12, 1990 Nirvana (with The Melvins’ Dale Crover on drums) played a 54-minute set at Satyricon in Portland, OR. The user who uploaded this concert bootleg notes:

A show with some minor significance as Dale Crover is playing drums. And because Kurt meets someone named Courtney.
I was there. I recorded their set. And I put it away in a box of tapes…
Today marks the 25th anniversary and it seems like the right time to let people hear this. Enjoy and Play Loud.

Recording is raw in accordance with the equipment and tape used at the time.

Hear the show after the jump. Yes, the sound quality is sub-par, but if you’re a true fan of the iconic band, this is for you. Continue Reading

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Hear a “Mixtape” Put Together by a Pre-Fame Kurt Cobain

posted by Oscar November 2, 2014

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Everyone who knows of Kurt Cobain understands he’s one of the most important figures in music to come out of the last 25 years but not many know of what he did before Nevermind. Back in 1988, before the release of Nirvana’s debut album Bleach, Cobain put together a collage of clips from different songs (and other sounds) with a four-track cassette recorder and called it “Montage Of Heck.”

The mixtape-of-sorts serves as a look into the mind of a young Kurt Cobain and the music in his collection.

Hear the music montage after the jump and see the full list of sound components he used to make it below that. Continue Reading

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Video: St. Vincent, Muse Cover ‘Lithium’ to Pay Tribute to Kurt Cobain

posted by Oscar April 7, 2014

This Saturday, April 5, 2014 marked 20 years since the world lost a legend in Kurt Cobain. To pay tribute to the Nirvana leader, St. Vincent and Muse coincidentally both covered the Nevermind track, “Lithium.”

St. Vincent, who was playing in our town at The Riviera, played a straight-on cover of the original with that same aggression and snarl that did Cobain justice (above). Muse was headlining down in Sao Paulo for this year’s Lollapalooza Brazil when they did their rendition, which was less grungry and modified/adapted, appropriately, for a festival setting that led to a big sing-along between fans and the band. See that below. Continue Reading