Before Bleach, and Nevermind, and the grunge explosion and Courtney Love and Frances Bean and the shotgun and the tributes, there was just Kurt Cobain with a tape recorder and a bunch of weird sounds, song excerpts and beats he collected in this newly re-found 1988 cassette-tape mix, "Montage of Heck."
The living members of Nirvana reunited Thursday night when the band was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in a Brooklyn ceremony, just 4 days after the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. New Zealand singer Lorde took over vocal duties on "All Apologies," a song released 3 years before she was (allegedly) born.
Nirvana, the "alternative" rockers who recently reunited to shoot a very special homecoming video message for Virginia Tech's "Hoagies," first signed to Sub Pop Records in 1989. Fortunately, the Pacific Northwest label has kept the original paperwork around all these years and published that initial contract to Tumblr yesterday, which we've reposted below:
Believe it or not, five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte is still a thing. The swimmer, who took America by storm last year after winning five overall medals in the London Olympics despite barely being able to form complete sentences, is still hanging around the edges of pop culture before Dancing With the Stars or whatever inevitably comes calling. What does this month bring? Well, a magazine cover, of course.
Not since 1994—the year Kurt Cobain committed suicide—have Nirvana fans experienced the amount of tragedy that Paul McCartney is about to cause by appearing on stage tonight with "Dave Grohl and Friends," AKA the remaining members of Nirvana. The news broke this morning when The Sun reported that McCartney was not only too British to know who Nirvana was, but also too old to remember who he was sharing the stage with:
Two siblings subject their three-year-old brother to the Rise And Shine Test by blasting Nirvana's "Breed" at full volume on the car's stereo while he's fast asleep in the backseat.
Last night on her private Twitter account @cbabymichelle, Courtney Love accused 43-year-old Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of putting the moves on 19-year-old Frances Bean Cobain, whom she claims went home with Grohl. "He had that romney rape thing about him," she mysteriously concludes about the "gross old man macking on Kurt Cobain's only child."
Here we see a man named Richard Lee (not Rick, but Richard) raising a ruckus at a recent Seattle University event starring financial analyst/sports writer/columnist/former Guns n' Roses bass player/current Velvet Revolver+Loaded member/memoirist Duff McKagan. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer tells us that Lee is a local personality of sorts who espouses the theory that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain did not commit suicide but was murdered by, like, everyone he knew. One of his pastimes is to ambush Courtney Love, Crisco Twister master/Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, and other famous people who were close to Cobain and inspire them to seek restraining orders against him.