Over 700 artifacts and pieces of memorabilia of Rock ‘n’ Roll history will make their way to auction on October 25 and 26, 2019. A Culver City-based company, Julien’s Auctions, is hosting the event. Two of the items that stand out are those that belonged to the late Kurt Cobain. The olive green sweater he wore during the taping of Nirvana’s iconic 1993 MTV Unplugged recording has an estimated value of $200,000 to $300,000. The sweater is described as missing a button, stained, and having a cigarette hole burned through it. The second item is Cobain’s turquoise left-handed fender built-in… Read more »
The rookie director of the Oscar-nominated drama “The Messenger” is in negotiations to rework the screenplay for Universal Pictures’ untitled Kurt Cobain project.
The remainder of Kurt Cobain’s ashes have been stolen from Courtney Love. Love was storing the ashes in a pink bear-shaped handbag that was hidden in the wardrobe closet of her Hollywood home and believes the bag was taken by a former friend. “I can’t believe anyone would take Kurt’s ashes from me. I find it disgusting and right now I’m suicidal,” Love said. The majority of Cobain’s ashes were spread at a New York Buddhist temple and in Washington’s Wishkah River, but Love said she kept a small amount (as well as a lock of his hair) for herself.… Read more »
The Kurt Cobain documentary which features voiceover from the Nirvana frontman himself is due to be released in the U.S. in October. AJ Schnack’s documentary film Kurt Cobain: About A Son is set to come to cinemas in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle in early October. According to Schnack’s blog: “The film will open in New York at the IFC Centre on Wednesday, October 3 at Landmark’s Nuart in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5 and in Seattle at Landmark’s Varsity on October 12. Additional cities and dates will be announced soon.” The film sets impressionistic images of Washington… Read more »
Courtney Love has confirmed plans to film a dramatic recreation depicting the life of alternative rock figurehead Kurt Cobain are underway. The late rock star’s widow has dished the dirt on the project, which is currently still at the preliminary stages of production, saying the proposed biopic would be based on the noted (and approved) biography ‘Heavier Than Heaven’ by Charles R. Cross. In an Internet posting, Love reveals how producers have two actors in the running to play the grunge legend, who committed suicide in 1994 aged 27, while revealing the actress to play Love herself has already been… Read more »
Eleven years after his death, Kurt Cobain’s hometown has finally embraced the legacy of the late grunge icon. Last week, the title of one of Nirvana’s signature hits, “Come as You Are,” was added to the “Welcome to Aberdeen” sign on the anniversary of Cobain’s April 5, 1994 suicide. “I think it’s a good idea, and it’s about time,” Kurt’s grandfather, Leland Cobain told Aberdeen, Washington’s local newspaper, The Daily World. “I drive by there every day and look for it. I have been waiting for it to go up.” The Cobain tribute was the work of the non-profit Kurt… Read more »
Avoiding what was expected to be an intense bidding war over Kurt Cobain’s journals, a New York imprint snapped up the world publishing rights on Monday for a seven-figure sum. Publishers who got an advance look at the diaries were told to submit their bids by 11 a.m. on Monday, but the auction was called off around 10 a.m. after a deal was struck with Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Putnam. “The journals are an intimate, unadulterated portrait of an artist of great influence,” Riverhead’s Julie Grau, who will be the project’s editor, said in a statement released Tuesday… Read more »
Could this be the punk-rock wedding of the century? Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and Tony Hawk’s son, Riley Hawk, are officially husband and wife! After obtaining their marriage license in September 2023, the couple celebrated their love with a Los Angeles, CA ceremony. And you’ll never guess who their wedding day officiant was… That’s right: Michael Stipe of the 90s’ alternative rock band, R.E.M. While this looks like a random choice at first glance, the “Losing My Religion” singer is Cobain’s godfather and remains an important figure in her life. In a celebratory birthday photo… Read more »
It was probably only a matter of time before Frances Bean Cobain â€” the daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole mastermind Courtney Love â€” dipped her toe into the ocean of the music business.
New York – Rock ‘n’ roll fans with deep pockets can buy a Beatles guitar or a mugshot of the pop star formerly known as Cat Stevens at what Christie’s said on Wednesday was its biggest auction of show business memorabilia. The Gibson SG electric guitar, played by George Harrison from 1966-1969, is the star attraction among over 400 lots, ranging from Britney Spears’ book report to a handwritten 1991 letter from the late Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love. The guitar, expected to fetch around $500,000, was used while recording the Beatles’ “Revolver” album and in two Beatles films “Paperback… Read more »