Robert Pattinson is set to play Kurt Cobain in a Hollywood biopic about the Nirvana frontman. “This is a big money deal for Courtney,” a source told The Sun. “She has agreed to the film on condition that she gets to decide the main aspects of the project including director, casting, screenplay and music. Robert has been calling and emailing her non-stop. She has been a bit wound up by his manners, but he is her number one choice to play Kurt. She is adamant Scarlett will play her.”
News of the World reports that Courtney Love is said to be “suicidal” after finding her late husband Kurt Cobain’s remains missing from her Hollywood home. “I can’t believe anyone would take Kurt’s ashes from me,” the former Hole singer said. “I find it disgusting and right now I’m suicidal. If I don’t get them back I don’t know what I’ll do.” Love said the remains were all she had left of the Nirvana frontman, who committed suicide in 1994.
The entire story at notw.co.uk has since been removed.
Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana alum Dave Grohl offered six principles of a happy, successful life for Esquire magazine, including: “Try to be in two incredibly successful bands. If not, that’s okay.” The 38-year-old said, “When I think of Nirvana, I think of Krist [Novoselic], Kurt [Cobain], and me. I think about us driving through Canadian snowstorms in a van leaking fuel. We reek like guys working in a gas station. I think about us selling equipment for food. I don’t think about number-one records. I think of it like any other band I’ve been in, although that was the one that touched the most people. But I don’t wear it like a badge. For starters, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. And beyond that, it starts sitting like a chip on your shoulder. I was in a huge band at one point of my life and I can’t believe that happened to me, but I’m not looking back.” Read more.
During Kelis’ performance at G-A-Y at the Astoria in London, England on June 16th, the R&B star performed a cover of the Nirvana classic ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Watch it below.
Pepsi Smash’s Cover Art features Flyleaf covering Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ for Yahoo! Music. Watch it via YouTube below.
The New York Post reports that in the upcoming tell all ‘Nirvana – The Biography’, author Everett True describes how the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain and wife Courtney Love both ended up at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles within days of each other in August 1992 – the grunge rocker checking in for a 60-day heroin detox stint and Love, a few days later, for complications arising from her pregnancy. Read more.
Everett True spoke with The New York Daily News about his upcoming book, ‘Nirvana: The Biography’, and how at one point late frontman Kurt Cobain appeared to have made the call to end his marriage to Courtney Love. Michael ‘Cali’ DeWitt, who was serving as the couple’s manny for their daughter Frances Bean, recalled that on the day Nirvana shot the ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ video, a huge fight escalated between Love and Cobain and “in the classic Kurt way of saying fu** you, he put a cigarette out in the middle of his forehead. If you watch the video, there’s a lot of makeup on his forehead because it was a really bad scab.’?” True said soon afterwards, Cobain “phoned Courtney, got into a fight, and immediately called his lawyer, Rosemary Carroll, to tell her he wanted a divorce.” The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.
Courtney Love defended her moves to sell the music of her late husband, Niravana singer Kurt Cobain. “At this point, if my daughter has to live in a crappy condo with no shoes, I will sell Nirvana songs to Coca-Cola and not even think twice about it,” Love told V magazine. “When my kid needs something, what is her dad’s music for?”
Josh Goodman of Channel 93.3 in Denver talked with Director AJ Schnack and Music Composer Steve Fisk about their new movie that is narrated entirely by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, called ‘About A Son’, which is playing at the Denver International Film Festival this weekend. The interview audio, conducted Tuesday (November 7), has since been removed from area93.com.
A trailer for the upcoming Nirvana concert DVD ‘Live! Tonight! Sold Out!’ has been posted online. Watch it at YouTube. ‘Live! Tonight! Sold Out!’ will make its DVD debut November 7th 12 years after it was originally issued on VHS.