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Nirvana Celebrates HoF Induction With Surprise Club Performance

nirvanaThe remaining members of Nirvana bolted the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction as soon as it ended, heading over to Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus to play a 16-song set. Standing in for departed frontman Kurt Cobain was a cavalcade of friends and fans, including Joan Jett, St. Vincent, and Kim Gordon, all of whom performed with the band at the ceremony, plus Dinosaur Jr.‘s J Mascis and Deer Tick‘s John McCauley.

Below is the set list and a couple of clips from the 230-person audience. (And a bonus video at the bottom for old time’s sake, of Kim Gordon applying makeup to Dave Grohl while Krist Novoselic decorates Cobain’s medical coat before a performance, from the great film 1991: The Year That Punk Broke).

Setlist:
Smells Like Teen Spirit (with Joan Jett)
Breed (with Joan Jett)
In Bloom (with Joan Jett)
Territorial Pissings (with Joan Jett)
Drain You (with J. Mascis)
Penny Royal Tea (with J. Mascis)
School (with J. Mascis)
Lithium (with Annie Clark)
About A Girl (with Annie Clark)
Heart Shaped Box (with Annie Clark)
Serve the Servants (with John McCauley)
Scentless Apprentice (with John McCauley)
Tourette’s (with John McCauley)
Aneurysm (with Kim Gordon)
Negative Creep (with Kim Gordon)
Moist Vagina (with Kim Gordon)

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Grohl And Novoselic On The Tonight Show

145651__nirvana_lA confluence of events, including the impending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has put Kurt Cobain and Nirvana in the forefront of our pop culture consciousness lately. Susceptible as anyone else, I threw on Nevermind last night and, holy shit, did it sound great. Can you imagine a record like that becoming the biggest thing in the world today? I burned out on listening to it years ago, but now it sounds totally fresh again. Anyway, remaining core Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, talking about how quickly the band got huge, destroying their instruments, as well as what it was like when Paul McCartney joined them in the studio.

R.E.M.‘s Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana into the Hall of Fame tonight. Word is that Joan Jett will be on hand to help them celebrate with a performance. Watch the Tonight Show interview below.

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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Presenters Announced

Rock-and-Roll-Hall-of-Fame-LogoWe already knew the artists who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2014, but now we know who will be inducting them.

Michael Stipe will induct Nirvana. Makes sense. Kurt Cobain expressed his deep admiration for close friend Stipe on more than one occasion.

Bruce Springsteen will induct his E Street Band. The Boss is already in the Hall solo. No-brainer.

Tom Morello will induct KISS, because someone has to do it.

Chris Martin will consciously couple the Hall of Fame with Peter Gabriel. OK?

Glenn Frey will induct Linda Ronstadt. That’s a good one – the Eagles started out as her backing band.

Questlove will induct Hall and Oates, which is pretty cool. The Roots’ mainman and walking music encyclopedia will hopefully shine a nice light on the often overlooked rock and soul duo.

Peter Asher, of ’60s duo Peter and Gordon, as well as a noted producer (of James Taylor, among others), will induct Beatles manager Brian Epstein and Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham.

Salman Rushdie will induct Cat Stevens. No, I’m kidding, no word yet on who has that honor.

The ceremony will take place on April 10th and will be aired on HBO on May 31st. (h/t CoS)

Dave Grohl, Jello Biafra, Keith Morris & More Form Supergroup

dave grohlThere’s been a few so-called supergroups over the years, and we all know they can be hit-and-miss… maybe more miss than hit. But putting musicians like Dave Grohl, Jello Biafra, Keith Morris, and (if you can believe it) eight other legendary artists together for one album definitely warrants a little extra attention. Mike Dean and Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity recently partnered up with these well-known music industry vets for their project, Teenage Time Killer. Instrumental parts for Teenage Time Killer’s debut release were recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606, and will include appearances from the following musicians:  Continue reading ‘Dave Grohl, Jello Biafra, Keith Morris & More Form Supergroup’

February 20th Declared Kurt Cobain Day

145651__nirvana_lBack in December we brought you the news that Hoquiam, Washington would be celebrating Nirvana Day on April 10th this year. Although Hoquiam was not Kurt Cobain‘s hometown, he did live there for a brief time, as explained by the town’s mayor. Picking up on the trend, Cobain’s actual hometown, Aberdeen, Washington has announced that February 20th will become Kurt Cobain Day. And this isn’t just a one time deal, folks. February 20th will be Kurt Cobain Day in Aberdeen….forever.

“Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements.” reads a city proclamation.

Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10th.

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Washington Celebrating Nirvana Day This April

145651__nirvana_lIt was bound to happen eventually. On April 10th, Hoquiam, Washington will honor the late great Seattle-based Nirvana in the only way it can: by declaring it Nirvana Day. Although the city’s mayor, Jack Durneytold radio station KXRO that the city isn’t associated with the rock band, Kurt Cobain did live in Hoquiam for a while.

“They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community,” explained Durney, “And I think that it’s good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it’s good to honor our sons and their great accomplishments.”

In addition to Nirvana Day on April 10, the band will also receive their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction, alongside bands such as the E Street Band and Kiss.

What will you be doing to celebrate Nirvana Day? We’re already putting up our Nirvana tree.

 

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OurStage’s 2013 Gift Guide

Are you one of those foolish people who thinks the holidays are about getting together with loved ones to share some laughs, eat a delicious meal, and make memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of your lives? HA. Sucker. The holidays exist for one reason: proving to your friends and family that you love them more than they love you with over the top spending on extravagant gifts. And with less than three weeks until Christmas day, time is running out to empty your bank account in the hopes of impressing the people in your life.

Luckily, we’re here to help. Welcome to OurStage’s 2013 gift-giving guide. If you have a music lover on your list this year, any of these items will be sure to impress, proving once and for all that you are the better friend/family member/lover. Merry merry, y’all.

1. Tickets

When it comes to buying presents for the music fan in your life, nothing is better than a pair of tickets to see their favorite band live. They get an unforgettable night of music with an artist they love, you get the joy of giving them a gift that’s also kind of for yourself. (“Oh my god, you want me to take the other ticket to the Neutral Milk Hotel show? It’s totally fine if you want to take someone else. Well, if you’re sure…”)

2. A record player

Sure, this whole vinyl revival has been going on for a few years now, but I’m pretty sure we all have that friend who has yet to give up their mp3 player because they think it’s just a fad. For as little as $50.oo you can get that uninformed goon a record player so that they, too, can become a pretentious pseudo-audiophile who gushes over how much warmer everything sounds on vinyl. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
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Nirvana Reissuing ‘In Utero’ With Dozens Of Bonus Tracks

Nirvana may forever be a decidedly ’90s rock band, but that isn’t stopping the kings of grunge from reissuing their mega-selling album In Utero later this year.

Officially announced this week, Nirvana’s final studio album, In Utero, is being reissued on September 24. The ‘Super Deluxe Edition’ will feature a remastered cut of the album, along with 70 remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased, and live recordings spread over a four-disc package. No word yet on a tracklist, but we expect one to surface in the weeks ahead.

Those interested in celebrating In Utero without all of the added flair will be able to pick up a two CD and a three LP version version of the reissue as well. No additional information regarding either of those pressings has been released at this time.

Featured Artist: Alex da Ponte

Straight out of Memphis, TN and citing influences like Tegan and Sara, Nirvana, Johnny Cash, and Muse, this week’s featured artist, Alex da Ponte is about as diverse as they come. In addition to a range of musical influences, there’s no shortage of literary and historical references within da Ponte’s lyrical library. With a voice both feminine and strong, backed by engaging instrumentals, you’ll be playing her OurStage chart topper, “Leaves” on repeat.

You can check out “Leaves“ off her 2012 debut full-length, NIGHTMARES below.

The Airborne Toxic Event Release “Timeless”

Three album’s into their career, The Airborne Toxic Event are still proving they’ve got what it takes to turn an audience on their heads. Their latest single, “Timeless” is just that. Delivering a moving and anthemic chorus, “Timeless” holds its own in a sea of predecessors that The Airborne Toxic Event has made their norm.

“I remember thinking, ‘Don’t write like you’re an indie rock artist or an art-rock band, don’t write like you’re trying to write an Airborne song, don’t try to be you — just write what’s in your heart,’” Frontman Mikel Jollett explained. “It’s cheesy and it’s very Hallmark-y and I want to be like Kurt Cobain and say my whole life’s twisted and darker than that, but my deepest wish really is that.”

You can listen to the song right here and view the band’s tour dates after the jump. Continue reading ‘The Airborne Toxic Event Release “Timeless”’

 


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