Every year, when Kurt’s birthday or date of death comes around, I would post about it for a few reasons. First of all, I’m a huge fan of Nirvana’s music. Secondly, I respected Kurt as a musician, singer/songwriter and live performer. Every year when ever his birthday or date of death is here, Kurt and Nirvana would get so much negativity from the fans. They would talk a lot of negative shit about his personal life and problems. They would also criticize the music of Nirvana. I like to treat Nirvana positively. That’s why I refuse to post in music forums and music posts in facebook ’cause so many music fans are assholes, and a lot of them are so misinformed about the music business.
Why does the media and the press get all over Kurt’s birthday/date of death when it comes around? It’s because the man is a legend and was an icon in music. They don’t do it for no reason.
Nirvana’s music has always meant so much to me. I remember when I was a kid in high school, I just couldn’t wait to go home, flip on the TV to wait for a Nirvana video to come on MTV. Then the album, “Nevermind”, came and I went right out and bought that. I’ve been hooked to that album ever since and still LOVE it to death. I still have the same copy I bought years ago too. Never got rid of it. Nobody stole it from me. It’s still sitting on my CD shelf.
Kurt was a genius songwriter, and live performer. While he was a great studio musician, it was his live performing that mattered. Kurt was a showman on the stage, and Nirvana shows were pretty intense. People like to pay tribute to Kurt whenever his birthday/date of death comes, ’cause it’s about celebrating the music of Nirvana. It was never about his problems with drugs and his suicide. It was about the music.
Nirvana was a big part of that made me want to become a musician and songwriter myself. Oddly enough, I was just a teenager myself, when “Nevermind” first came out, and that was the time that hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, was everywhere. The song is only 4 chords all the way through, but that’s all you need to make a hit song.
Today marks, Kurt’s 46th Birthday. I have always been a huge Nirvana fan. Have been during my high school years, and still am a big Nirvana fan now. I love all of their albums. Every song they did was great.
In facebook and other social networking sites, there have been all kinds of shit talk and hate toward Kurt & Nirvana all day. Of course, the Kurt & Nirvana bashing usually starts whenever the day lands on Kurt’s birthday or his date of death in April. I don’t see how you can hate Nirvana. To me, they were an important part of the music industry. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they were a huge part of our lives and they inspired all of us. MTV were largely responsible for making them huge & mainstream, thanks to their “Teen Spirit” video. Their videos is what made them for who they were. It’s too early for Nirvana to be eligible enough to make a Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame nomination, but they are getting pretty close to it though. They have a few more years left, I think.
I remember back in the day during my high school years, I just couldn’t wait to get home. Turn on the TV, and immediately switch it to MTV, hoping for the next Nirvana video to air. Whether it would be “Teen Spirit”, “Come As You Are”, “Lithium”, “Rape Me”, “All Apologies”, etc. I’m a big Nirvana fanatic. I just loved Kurt’s songwriting. While their music was really great, it was their live performances that mattered. They were the best live band, that would put on an incredible show. Just three guys rockin’ out on stage.
I can’t stand it when people hate Nirvana and bash their music. Why? Sure, most Nirvana songs were easy & simple chords, and Kurt wasn’t an opera singer, but he didn’t need to be. I love those kind of songwriters, who never took themselves too serious. They just wanted to write and play, regardless of the technical skills. Nirvana’s music was the Led Zeppelin of the 90′s to me. In high school, I would listen to “Nevermind” and “In Utero”, obsessively. Still listen to those two albums.
Kurt was a great talent. He maybe gone but his music is certainly never forgotten.
This never ending feud between Dave Grohl and Courtney Love, has gotten much worse. Courtney Love accused Grohl of having an affair with, Frances Bean Cobain. She says Dave Grohl never hit on her, and says Courtney should be banned from twitter.
More on the story, here.
I don’t believe it’s true either. Dave Grohl is a married man himself and has children too, I believe. Plus, Dave is way too busy with the Foo Fighters that he won’t even have the time to get into this drama. I’m pretty sure Dave and Frances Bean are close friends, but not lovers.
Courtney is delusional and she needs to shut her mouth. She’s just a jealous woman that the Foo Fighters career is going somewhere with their music, while her career fails. I give kudos to Dave for staying out of her drama though. He should give her a big fat lawsuit and shut her up for good.
The Grunge era back in the 90′s, was a huge part of my life. I believe I was a young kid back then during my high school days. I listened to all the Grunge bands: Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc. That era was part of what made me want to become a guitar player.
I’ll always love the music of Nirvana and AIC. RIP, both Kurt and Layne.
In celebration of Nirvana’s iconic album, “Nevermind” being re-released as a 20th Anniversary deluxe edition, Butch describes Kurt’s work ethic in the studio while making the album. What a lot of people may wonder, was Kurt good to work with in the studio? Butch Vig, the band’s producer, said Kurt was very difficult to work with. Butch says Kurt was a pain in the ass and had mood swings.
Read more on the story, here.
Kurt may have been a pain in the ass, but that’s what you must do if you want your songs the way you want them to be. Kurt had a vision of what his songs would wanted to sound like in his head and he was just trying to put it out on recording. So to do that, he must harass and annoy Butch to get the sound that he wanted. It’s about the artistic direction, the music.
Actually, Kurt was doing nothing wrong, it’s Butch that’s actually being the pain in the ass. Butch should have done what Kurt wanted.
When Nirvana was going to promote their “Deluxe Edition” of “Nevermind”, facebook staff pulled the album cover you see above because of the naked baby on the photo. Facebook said it was against the TOS because nudity wasn’t allowed.
Read more on the story, here.
That is pretty silly and wrong for facebook to do that. Nirvana has been around way before facebook was launched.
It seems the team behind Nirvana negotiated with facebook to have the picture back on their page because it looks like Nirvana has it back up, here.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to the Nevermind “20th Anniversary Delux edition”. I love Nirvana. Yep, facebook enforces the TOS on everybody, doesn’t matter if you’re a famous band or celebrity. They take action on everybody no matter who breaks the rules.
Nirvana’s music means so much to me. I remember the day I heard “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on MTV, I went out and bought “Nevermind” right away. I was a teenager in high school back in those days. I played “Nevermind” to death, I never got tired of that album. I still have that same album in my CD collection today. Never got rid of it. Never let anybody borrowed it. I kept it to this day. I love Nirvana.
The question you have to ask is, would Nirvana still be around, if Kurt was alive? Nah, I don’t think so. They’re just like every other band, they would have split up anyway for other projects. If Kurt was still alive, I’m sure he would have moved on to a different musical genre.
I love all of Nirvana’s album, but “Nevermind” will always stand up to me the most. I can listen to that album 20 times a day, and I would never get tired of it.
Happy Birthday Kurt, and RIP. I’m pretty sure Dave and Krist, Courtney and Francis are celebrating your birthday while you smile up in heaven.
Nobody ever thought a Nirvana reunion would ever happen, but it did just earlier this week. Dave Grohl decided to give Nirvana/Foo Fighter fans a gift by reuniting the surviving members of Nirvana at a secret Foo Fighters show in Los Angeles. Yes, Krist Novoselic was there to play bass, and the former Nirvana touring guitarist, Pat Smear, was there to play guitar, while Dave Grohl played the drums and sang.
The Foo Fighters were mainly there to perform songs from their upcoming new album they’re recording with legendary producer, Butch Vig, but the reunited Nirvana did perform one Nirvana song which is “Marigold”, a b-side from the “In Utero” sessions. Nirvana didn’t play any of their big hits or anything like that.
More on it, here.
Is this a tease that Dave plans on reuniting Nirvana full time for a tour, so the band can play all their big hits? Who knows, maybe that will happen. Of course, it isn’t really a real Nirvana reunion without Kurt Cobain. I think everyone knows that. It’s a good thing Dave did this, ’cause I’m sure that is what Kurt would have wanted.
The band played, “Marigold”, because that was the only Nirvana song which Dave Grohl sang the lead vocals on, and not Kurt.
Here’s hoping for more Nirvana shows if Dave and Krist agrees with it!
Courtney Love is dead, according to the Hole rocker. Courtney recently dropped her “Love” nickname, and went back to her real birth name, Courtney Michelle Harrison. The reason she changed it? Well because she is sick of talking about Kurt Cobain and claims she doesn’t need that name for the rest of her life.
More on it here:
Well, people can change their name all they want but it doesn’t stop the fact that they will always be the same person. Just like Courtney will always be the same bitch she always has been. She’s a stupid bitch who suffers delusions of grandeur big time.
So the Kurt Cobain biopic movie is finally moving forward. They have tapped, Oren Moverman, to write and direct the Kurt Cobain movie. To those who don’t know who Oren Moverman is, he did that movie, “The Messenger”. I know the Kurt Cobain biopic is getting a lot of hate, saying it should have never been done out of respect for Kurt, but I actually want the Kurt Cobain biopic to happen. He really deserves one.
With music biopics like “La Bamba”, “Walk the Line”, “Great Balls of Fire” and “Ray”…those films are really amazing and successful.
I think a Kurt Cobain film would be very dark, moving and powerful if the script is good and the acting is good. Just imagine the film concentrates on Kurt’s dark past with drugs, marriage with Courtney, being suicidal, depressed, etc. Could the end of the Kurt Cobain movie actually show his suicide where he locks himself in a room and shoots himself in the head? That’s probably gonna happen. With the right actor, I think it could be a moving and powerful performance that could have Oscar potential.
The Kurt Cobain biopic could be something very special.
I’m sure there are more music biopics film coming in the future like there’s a Bob Marley biopic in the works. Also there’s a Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson biopic in the planning stages too.
Who do I think should play Kurt Cobain? Probably Taylor Kitsch from “Friday Night Lights” would be my pick. If you look at Taylor both are very similar. This would be a good acting opportunity for Taylor so I hope they consider him. While Taylor is known as a TV star, he sometimes appears in big screen movies. Taylor Kitsch last appeared in, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” where he played the Bandit villain.
As for who to play Courtney Love, Drew Barrymore maybe? As for who to play Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, I don’t know yet. Maybe unknown actors for them?