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  • Lauded rocker Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging

    05/19/2017 5:35:13 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 05/19/2017 | MESFIN FEKADU and COREY WILLIAMS
    DETROIT — Chris Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city’s medical examiner. He was 52. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said Thursday it completed the preliminary autopsy on Cornell, but that “a full autopsy report has not yet been completed.” A police spokesman told two Detroit newspapers that the singer was found with a band around his neck. Cornell’s death stunned his family and his die-hard fans, who Cornell just performed for hours earlier...
  • The Rock n Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

    04/09/2015 12:37:49 PM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 13 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | July 02, 2013 | Clay Tarver
    He had three drill sergeants, two of whom were sadists. Thank God it was the easygoing one who saw it. He was reading a magazine, when he slowly looked up and stared at Everman. Then the sergeant walked over, pointing to a page in the magazine. Is this you? It was a photo of the biggest band in the world, Nirvana. Kurt Cobain had just killed himself, and this was a story about his suicide. Next to Cobain was the bands onetime second guitarist. A guy with long, strawberry blond curls. Is this you? Everman exhaled. Yes, Drill Sergeant.
  • Courtney Love's Dad Hank Claims He Can Prove His Daughter Was Involved in Kurt Cobain's Death

    05/01/2014 1:47:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mirror ^ | Rebecca Pocklington | May 01, 2014
    Hank reportedly said he could prove Courtney was involved in the singer's death "to a high degree of certainty"Courtney Love's own dad has claimed he can prove his daughter was involved in her late husband Kurt Cobain's death. According to US reports, Hank Harrison - who is estranged from his 49-year-old daughter - said he can't prove she "pulled the trigger" but he CAN prove she was involved. No doubt she was capable, he told Radar Online. I cant prove she pulled the trigger, but I can prove her involvement to a high degree of certainty. Hank made the sensational...
  • Nirvana Steals the Show at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Celebration [President Reagan mocked]

    04/13/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Wiederhorn
    The band was introduced by Stipe, who delivered an eloquent speech that addressed the power and historical importance of the band as part of a counterculture that somehow became mainstream. "Nirvana tapped into a voice that was yearning to be heard," he said. "In the '80s and early '90s, the idea of a hopeful, democratic country had practically been dismantled by Iran Contra, by AIDS, by the Reagan, Bush Sr. administrations. With their music and their attitudes, Nirvana blasted through all that with crystalline, nuclear rage and fury. Nirvana were kicking against the system to show a sweet and beautiful,...
  • The Rock n Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

    07/03/2013 2:19:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | The Rock n Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero | Clay Tarver
    I asked if he ever talked about it. Jason shook his head no. Did they find out anyway? Always. The first time was at Fort Benning in 1994, in the middle of the hell of basic training. The ex-cop recruits in boot camp with him said that prisoners had more freedom than they did. There were guys who faked suicide attempts to get out of basic. But Everman never had any doubts. I was 100 percent, he told me. If I wasnt, there was no way Id get through it. He had three drill sergeants, two of whom were sadists....
  • Advertise on NYTimes.com. The Rock n Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

    07/02/2013 6:31:37 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2,2013 | Clay Tarver
    Jason Everman has the unique distinction of being the guy who was kicked out of Nirvana and Soundgarden, two rock bands that would sell roughly 100 million records combined. At 26, he wasnt just Pete Best, the guy the Beatles left behind. He was Pete Best twice. Then again, he wasnt remotely. What Everman did afterward put him far outside the category of rocknroll footnote. He became an elite member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, one of those bearded guys riding around on horseback in Afghanistan fighting the Taliban.
  • Jobless claims leap 78,000 to 439,000; storm cited [actual headline]

    11/15/2012 5:42:54 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 102 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/15/12 | Obama suck-up
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The damage caused by Hurricane Sandy sent U.S. jobless claims soaring by 78,000 in the week ended Nov. 10 to an 18-month high of 439,000, according to the latest government figures. A Labor Department official on Thursday said claims surged in the eastern parts of the country that laid in the path of the storm....
  • Buddha tree alive and healthy at age 2,500

    07/22/2012 6:21:13 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 07/20/12
    Published: July 20, 2012 at 5:54 PM BODH GAYA, India, July 20 (UPI) -- The 2,500-year-old tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment is alive and healthy, Indian scientists said Thursday. The Bodhi tree, a large Sacred Fig (Ficus religiosa,) is in Bodh Gaya in India's eastern state of Bihar, about 60 miles from the state capital of Patna. "The Bodhi tree is fully healthy," Subhash Nautiyal of the Forest Research Institute in India's northern state of Uttarakhand said. Nautiyal and colleagues examined the tree after removing the cement slabs around its base, China's Xinhua News...
  • Society Twenty Years after Nirvanas Nevermind Release

    09/25/2011 12:17:23 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 62 replies
    Society Twenty Years after Nirvanas Nevermind Release Today - September 24th - is the 20th anniversary of Nirvanas Nevermind album release. To many of our readers one might state So what?? Why the big deal?? Ahh grasshopper Why is it such a big deal? Let me enlighten you... As we as a nation try to comprehend how and why our country has become the home of exponential lawless, violent, decadence, licentiousness, narcissism, abortion, godlessness, relativism, anti - moral absolutes, haters of reality and absolute truths and the out right possessors of the spirit of anti Christ, we need not look...
  • VANITY: Kurt Cobain died 17 years ago today...

    04/05/2011 12:08:25 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 176 replies
    Self ^ | 4/5/11 | Self
    .... and the question remains: Did he ruin Rock, or was he a musical genius?
  • Auto Insider: Green Nirvana Is Not Gonna Happen (Why Green Mandates and Subsidies won't work)

    07/12/2010 8:39:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/12/2010 | Henry Payne
    Auto-industry bigwigs these days are either on government welfare (GMs Whitacre, Chryslers Marchionne) or are former green activists (Fords Bill Ford). But outside the boardroom, industry experts fear Washington green mandates foisted on them by pols who wouldnt know a connecting rod from a valve stem. In a business world where Big Auto and Big Government are increasingly indistinguishable, however, few can speak out. An exception is longtime Detroit insider Peter De Lorenzo. As electric-carmaker Teslas stock plummeted this week after its government-financed IPO, he unloaded on his blog: The suspension of all rational thought in defense of a Green...
  • Premiere: An Unreleased Live Nirvana Song From the Bleach Reissue (20th anniversary)

    10/01/2009 9:14:52 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies · 447+ views
    Pitchfork ^ | Wednesday, September 30 | no byline
    On November 3, Sub Pop will reissue Nirvana's classic 1989 debut Bleach. The 20th anniversary deluxe edition, which will be available on CD and 180 gram white vinyl, will include a complete live recording of a 1990 gig at Portland's Pine Street Theatre. Bleach producer Jack Endino mixed the previously unreleased show from the original tapes. Now, we've got one track from it. Endino really did a hell of a job on "Scoff", which sounds about a million percent crispier than your average live recording. Kurt Cobain's voice here is even more ragged than on the Bleach version, if that's...
  • Nirvana Bassist Thinks WAs Primary Smells Like Teen Spirit

    06/05/2009 12:35:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 576+ views
    Pollstar ^ | Friday June 5, 2009
    Although former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic is chairman of the Wahkiakum County Democratic Party in Washington, hes running for clerk of Wahkiakum County under the Grange Party banner. Why? To prove a point. Novoselic is Master of the Grays River Grange. However, the Grange Party hes running under isnt a political party. Instead, its an organization for American farmers. But that didnt stop him from filing for the one-year unexpired term of county clerk by listing prefers Grange Party and thats what Novoselic has a problem with. He doesnt agree with Washingtons Top Two primary system and Initiative 872...
  • Easy Ways to Go Green (The FINAL dying *gasp* of another leftist rag hitting nirvana. GO NATIVE?)

    03/16/2009 7:33:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1,272+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 3/16/09 | LESLIE BILLERA
    Easy Ways to Go GreenBy LESLIE BILLERA Last updated March 16, 2009 5:30 p.m. PT Save money in the bathroomBuy water-efficient showerheads. With low-flow models, a family of four can cut water usage by as much as 280 gallons a month and yet not feel much difference in water pressure. Two we like: Kohler's Master Shower Eco (kohler.com) and Niagara Conservation's Earth Massage (niagaraconservation.com). Recycle rechargeablesCell phones, digital cameras, and camcorders have made these batteries more popular than ever, but in certain states Florida, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Vermont it's illegal to throw them...
  • Grohl takes Foo Fighters in revealing direction

    01/17/2008 7:58:38 AM PST · by Mr. Blonde · 11 replies · 82+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan 16, 2008
    Even though she's a good few years away from taking stubby pencil to paper herself, Dave Grohl's baby daughter Violet gets full credit for influencing her daddy's writing style. Foo Fighters For the Foo Fighters' founder and frontman, the 2006 birth of his first child added a personal, often confessional tone to his lyrics. "Having a child made me feel like a superman in a way because I had to be," says Grohl, who turns 39 this month. "Just as I can't be afraid to ride the Spiderman roller coaster at Magic Mountain when it's time, I can't be scared...
  • Our MTV Unplugged Poll: Which Show Was The Best? What Band or Person Performed?

    11/02/2006 11:04:38 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 21 replies · 947+ views
    Free Republic ^ | November 2, 2006 | Vanity
    We had an extended debate at the office today....what was the best "MTv Unplugged" performance? Me? Hands down....Alice in Chains! Before any reasons are discussed ..... I was curious as to anyone else's opinions or preferences on the topic?
  • Catholicism and Buddhism: Compatible Beliefs?

    08/29/2006 9:18:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 1,009+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 08.29.06 | Peter Mirus
    Buddhism was introduced to the United States near the beginning of the 20th century, but over the past 30 years or so, Buddhism has crept into our cultural consciousness. For some it is known as having been co-opted into a marketing campaign (such as to promote the Zen Micro MP3 player), for others as a cause for Hollywood celebrities, for still others a trend in architectural design, etc. But for many others approximately one million U.S. believers among 380 million worldwide who profess to be Buddhists rather than merely being spiritually or creatively influenced by its philosophies it...
  • Home where Nirvana played first gig on auction block

    04/05/2006 11:07:24 AM PDT · by llevrok · 15 replies · 516+ views
    The Daily World (Aberdeen WA) ^ | 4/5/06 | Steven Friederich
    Its been 19 years since Nirvana played its first concert at a house party in Raymond, but the homes current owner hopes that grunge fans or speculators will recognize its shrine potential. He has it on the eBay auction block. So far, theres one taker offering $165,000, but that doesnt meet the sellers undisclosed reserve minimum. Its kind of a novelty, said homeowner Gary Aust of Raymond. How often do you end up with a piece of property like this that has a connection to a band as popular as Nirvana? Aust said its just a coincidence that the house...
  • Courtney & Nirvana: Smells Like a Sellout

    04/03/2006 3:41:54 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 5 replies · 246+ views
    Courtney & Nirvana: Smells Like a Sellout Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit"--coming soon to a soap ad near you? So far Courtney Love is ruling that out, but chances are we'll be hearing more of the seminal grunge band's music in unexpected places now that Kurt Cobain's cash-strapped widow has agreed to sell off a 25 percent stake in the Nirvana song catalog in a deal valued at $50 million, per Rolling Stone. On the other end of the deal is Larry Mestel, the former COO of Virgin Records and current head of Primary Wave Music Publishing. To preemptively squelch...
  • Paul Anka Takes on Nirvana

    05/17/2005 3:31:20 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 355+ views
    6 action news ^ | 5-17-05 | ap
    Most people probably don't think Paul Anka would smell a lot like teen spirit. He's out to change all that. Click Here for more WPVI.com Entertainment News Imagine Paul Anka's take on The Cure. Or Nirvana. Or R.E.M. That's what Anka did for an album called "Rock Swings." He remakes songs by modern rock artists and adds a big band arrangement. Among the songs he covers are "Lovecats," "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Everybody Hurts," as well as "Black Hole Sun" and "Wonderwall." The album was released in Germany and debuted in the top ten. It will be released in...