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Hear an Alternate Version of Nirvana’s “Marigold”

posted by Oscar February 29, 2016

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From somewhere deep down in the Nirvana vault, the Internet has unearthed a brilliant alternate version of “Marigold.”

The track written by drummer Dave Grohl was first slated for his solo project Pocketwatch, but was then re-recorded in the In Utero sessions. According to Consequence of Sound, Grohl sings and plays guitar and bass on this one, while Krist Novoselic is also on bass, while Cobain contributes the low harmony.

Hear it below. Continue Reading

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Video: Beck and the Surviving Members of Nirvana Perform David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World”

posted by Oscar February 15, 2016

Playing at a Pre-Grammy Party last night, Beck joined forces with the remaining Nirvana members (Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) and covered David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World.”

The performance was a fitting tribute to Bowie shortly after his passing, but it was also a touching nod to Nirvana’s past and their own iconic cover of the song during their MTV Unplugged performance a couple of decades ago. Check that one out below.

See the Nirvana-Beck supergroup performance above. Continue Reading

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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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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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Kevin Abstract – “Something In The Way” (Nirvana Cover)

posted by Oscar February 20, 2015

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Pigeons and Planes has put together a Nirvana covers album, Teenage Angst Has Paid Off Well, and released it today in honor of what would have been lead singer Kurt Cobain’s 48th birthday.

One of the stand-out tracks in this compilation is Kevin Abstract’s cover of the moody “Something In The Way.” The gloomy tune and Abstract made good use of that for his own spacey reimagining. Check that out below and stream the rest of the covers album after the jump. Continue Reading

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Video: Nirvana – Live in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1992)

posted by Oscar January 28, 2015

Nirvana’s infamous Buenos Aires, Argentina concert has been uncovered and now available to see via YouTube. During that 1992 show, Kurt Cobain and co. took the stage of the Estadio José Amalfitani to play before a crowd of 50,000 in the midst of Nevermind‘s success.

During their performance, Cobain mocked the attendees by playing mostly rarities and would tease the intro to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” before switching to another song and never actually playing the hit. They even played the rare “Nobody Knows I’m New Wave,” a Nirvana song that ultimately never saw a release. Check out the newly surfaced concert 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: See Nirvana’s Induction Into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

posted by Oscar June 2, 2014

This weekend the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame finally aired the ceremony that saw the induction of acts like KISS, Hall & Oates and Cat Stevens, but the main act that everyone was excited about was Nirvana. Today the entire footage of their induction, including the intro, the speeches, and the live performances, have appeared online for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Check out that awesome footage, with performances from Kim Gordon Lorde, St. Vincent and Joan Jett below, while still available. Continue Reading