Nirvana

10 Songs About Classic Hollywood Icons

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An international star who excelled in Hollywood roles as well as those in her native Sweden, actress Ingrid Bergman would have turned 100 years old today. Bergman was recently honored during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, an image of the Notorious star (photographed by David Seymour) used for the poster.
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Why Courtney Love Lawyered Up Over Kurt Cobain Doc ‘Soaked in Bleach’

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In the last year or so, Kurt Cobain’s suicide and legacy have been discussed even more than usual. Last April marked the 20th anniversary of his death, while this spring saw the release of Brett Morgen’s well-regarded Cobain documentary, Montage of Heck. Morgen’s doc was notable for its unprecedented access to Cobain’s personal archives, as well as family members including Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain, and his parents. Though the Love-approved Montage of Heck doesn’t always paint Courtney in the most flattering light, it does honor her relationship with Kurt as something deeply loving yet deeply complicated. It also stands in firm opposition to another recently released documentary about Kurt and Courtney, Soaked in Bleach, which Love is now trying to legally prevent from screening by claiming defamation of character.
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Nirvana Goes Swimming in Rarely Seen Outtakes From Kirk Weddle’s ‘Nevermind’ Photo Shoot

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Will it surprise anyone to learn that Kurt Cobain was, in the words of photographer Kirk Weddle, “not a water guy at all”? Weddle, who had previously shot Nevermind‘s iconic naked-swimming-baby cover, gathered the members of Nirvana together in Los Angeles a month after the album’s release for another underwater photo series. This time, it was Kurt, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl themselves who ended up in the pool. Despite the cold temperatures and early-morning call time (10 AM!), the pictures turned out great — and, like the Nevermind cover, the session has since become a classic. Now, Austin’s Modern Rocks Gallery is displaying a generous selection of outtakes from the shoot. While some have previously been published online or appeared in the recent Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, others will be entirely new to …Read More

‘Montage of Heck’ Destroys All the Myths About Kurt and Courtney — and Replaces Them With Empathy

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The marriage of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love has always looked to most people like one of two nightmares: To the adults of Middle America, they were just a tragic junky couple hurtling towards, and ultimately arriving at, disaster. Meanwhile, a substantial portion of Nirvana’s audience saw (and continues to see) Love as the social-climbing harpy who latched on to a delicate genius, plied him with a needle, sealed their union with a heroin-ravaged pregnancy, and then, maybe, had him killed.
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Courtney Love on Spending Time With Kurt Cobain Through ‘Montage of Heck,’ His Mystery Illness, and Their Sex Tape

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Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest music documentaries, and Sunday night the film finally made its New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Fest. With it came Courtney Love. In a candid conversation following the film, Love, Morgen, and Rolling Stone contributing editor Neil Strauss discussed the film’s unprecedented access, unconventional use of mixed media from Cobain’s personal archives, and intimacy… in the form of a long-lost Kurt and Courtney sex tape the couple tried to record …Read More