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Kurt Coabain: Montage of Heck is being labeled the first fully authorized documentary about the life of the iconic musician and is being executive produced by Cobain's daughter Frances Bean Cobain. The Documentary which is being scheduled to air on HBO in  2015. The Film is promising to feature never before seen footage including home movies, photography, artwork and recordings as well as many Nirvana performances and even unheard original Cobain songs. The announcement of "Montage of Heck" follows the release of Cobain's 80's mix tape of the same name earlier this month.

Read more on the Cobain documentary at Wondering Sound.

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In a recent interview with The Guardian Lana Del Ray offered comments about her idols in music, but is now getting backlash from the daughter of one of those idols. Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of late Kurt Cobain, took to Twitter yesterday to respond to Del Ray’s “I wish I was dead already” comment from a recent interview in which she discussed Cobain and late singer Amy Winehouse.

Frances Bean wrote last night in a series of tweets at Del Ray, "I'll never know my father because he died young, and it becomes a desirable feat because people like you think it's 'cool.' Well, it's [deleted] not. Embrace life, because you only get one life. The people you mentioned wasted that life. Don't be one of those people. You're too talented to waste it away." She later clarified she wasn’t attacking anyone by tweeting "I have no animosity towards Lana. I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience."

In other Cobain family news, Courtney Love is still trying to diminish her late husband’s reputation, but this time saying Cobain "wanted [fame] bad," and his attitude against being in the spotlight was all a sham. "I’m too stubborn to allow myself to ever compromise our music or turn us into big rock stars," Cobain said in an interview to be aired in National Geographic's upcoming documentary on the Nineties, The '90s: The Last Great Decade?

However, Love says Cobain was desperate to be the world’s biggest rock star saying “He wrote to every major [and] minor label, 'We’ll pay. Let us be on your label.'” Love also discussed Cobain’s life and death in a recent Vanity Fair profile pretty much solidifying how mad she still is at him. “If he came back right now I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d [deleted] kill him. I’d [deleted] him, and then I’d kill him,” she said.

 

In lighter news, Foo Fighters are getting more concerts as the band recently booked two gigs in South Africa, a country the band has never toured in its twenty years. Dave Grohl and the rest of his band will play December 10 at Cape Town stadium and Johannesburg's FNB Stadium the 13th with Kaiser Chiefs and BLK JKS providing support on both dates.

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Saturday, April 5th marked the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death. On April 5th, 1994 Nirvana's front man took his life at 27 years old in his Seattle home. Had Cobain not taken his life, he would be 46 years old today. Sachs Media Group commissioned an age progression for Kurt Cobain of what he would look like:

This past weekend, various artists paid tribute to Cobain's death, performing live covers of Nirvana songs.

At Lollapalooza Brazil in Sao Paolo, Muse covered one of Nirvana's classic songs, "Lithium".

Coincidentally, this same night St. Vincent performed "Lithium" in Chicago

 

Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 10 in New York City, an event that is open to the general public for the first time. Nirvana bassist, Krist Novoselic has brought up the fact that the remaining members of Nirvana may be performing at the ceremony.

 

Whether or not Nirvana plays together at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl will be interviewed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, April 8th. This week The Tonight Show will also include guests such as Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens), Stevie Nicks, Kiss, and John Oates of Hall and Oates.

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On what would have been Kurt Cobain's 46th birthday today, we reflect on Nirvana's one and only Pittsburgh appearances. In the fall of 1991, Kurt, Dave and Krist performed at Graffiti in Oakland. It was right before Nirvana became the biggest rock band of the 1990's with Nevermind having only been released six days prior on September 24, 1991. What went down at the Pittsburgh club, however, was one of the more infamous nights in Graffiti history. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Scott Mervis recapped the evening's events in his article: Here's to the Memories, which recounts memories of Graffiti, including Nirvana's historical appearance.

After the band got into a confrontation with the club, it was recorded that:

"The band was outnumbered and not up to a fight so Cobain took his frustration out on the couch by sparking it with a pack of matches. The couch either just smoldered or flamed up and caught other things on fire, depending on whom you ask. It was big enough for the fire marshal to arrive and arrest the road manager. DiNardo decided not to press charges, allowing the band to go on to bigger and (temporarily) better things. Unfortunately, the couch, which could probably be sold at auction today, didn't survive."

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain at Graffiti on 9/30/1991:


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Check out the rest of the pictures from the night of the show here

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