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.
Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana performed twice together on TV. One at the Sandy Relief show in NYC and then on SNL last night, (which I did stay up to watch on TV). Last year, Paul McCartney expressed interest in working with Dave Grohl to make a hard rock album with original songs. See an old article, here, about it.
Look like a Foo Fighters/Led Zeppelin supergroup is not gonna happen anytime soon. It looks like we’ll be getting a McCartney/Nirvana supergroup next year instead. Still cool though! And it’s pretty badass these two are collaborating.
It may seem pretty odd that Paul McCartney sings hard rock and heavy music, but like I said before, Paul McCartney can sing any genre. He can do everything well. A new hard rock album haven’t been confirmed by McCartney yet, but it’s getting close to it. I think those two performances he did with Nirvana was just a small preview of what’s coming up ahead. It’s a just a test. They want to get feedback from the people, before they go ahead and do it. Paul’s a pretty versatile musician, he can do it all!
Just announced today, as a surprise for 12-12-12, Paul McCartney will be fronting the re-formed Nirvana, with Dave Grohl on drums, Krist Noveselic on bass, and Pat Smear on guitar. They will back Paul McCartney on vocals tonight for the Sandy Benefit at MSG in NYC. This performance is not what you think it is though. I don’t think they will be performing any of Nirvana’s hits. You won’t hear Paul sing, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” or “Come As You Are”, they will be doing a brand new, Nirvana song.
This maybe an odd collaboration but keep in mind, people, that Kurt was a huge Beatles fan. You can hear a lot of Beatles influence in Nirvana songs. I’m 100% sure, Kurt would have wanted this to happen, a Beatle to front Nirvana. If Kurt was still alive to see this, I’m sure he would have loved it. It would have been a dream come true for Kurt, and this is why they’re doing this. Honoring a late rock star.
I can’t wait for this performance to land on youtube. It’ll be interesting!
More on the story, here.
If they do end up playing a few Nirvana hits, anyway, that wouldn’t surprise me.
Dave Grohl, most famous as the frontman for the Foo Fighters, and former drummer of Nirvana, may have years of musical experience, but he has been on and off in the movie industry as well. He’s got some acting experience through his own music videos, and he made cameos in a few movies/TV shows as well. I think he even directed a few videos for the Foo Fighters himself. Well, Dave is finally making his own film. He’s doing a documentary about Sound City Studios, a legendary studio that Dave owns himself. Many rock legends over the years have recorded in it.
See the website for his film, here.
I’m sure it won’t be a world wide release, it’s probably going to be released independently, but the film sounds cool.
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.
Well since today officially marks the 20th Anniversary of Nirvna’s iconic album, “Nevermind”, which is an album I love dearly, I thought it would be cool to post 5 of my favorite songs off the album. I love the whole album really, but these 5 songs are my absolute favorite. Enjoy the list…
(I would say this is the heaviest song off the whole album. The riff is tight and Kurt’s vocals are angry. I think this is one of the best songs off the album)
(This is almost like a thrash metal song, it’s a fast, couple of minutes tune, just wish it could have been a little longer…)
“Something In the Way”
(This song is very powerful, a lot of emotion here. Kurt’s been accused of not having any feeling in his music but you’re wrong. Kurt doesn’t write songs for no reason, he had to be feeling something here…)
(Starts off kind of mellow and the chorus is all pissed off and in your face, love it.)
(Kurt’s music maybe very simple, but that’s what I liked about him. This is a pretty catch tune. I’ll never get tired of this tune even if I had to get forced to listen to it all day long. I think this is the best single off the album.)
Nirvana is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their iconic album, “Nevermind” this year, and three unreleased tracks hit the web. Be aware that these tracks are just demos, so the sound quality is not going to be that great…but they still rock.
Enjoy them, here.
I love Nirvana. Nirvana’s, “Nervmind”, was released on Sept. 24th, 1991, so that day will officially mark the 20th.
“Nevermind”, means so much to me. That was the album that first got me into Nirvana, of course. I first saw, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, video on MTV for the first time when I was a kid and I was blown away. I just had to buy that album. I probably played that album to death. I still have that album to this day and still listen to it. I’ll never get tired of that album. It was the best rock album of the 90′s for sure.
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.