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  • 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 band’s 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 can’t 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 wasn’t, there was no way I’d get through it.” He had three drill sergeants, two of whom were sadists....
  • Advertise on 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 wasn’t just Pete Best, the guy the Beatles left behind. He was Pete Best twice. Then again, he wasn’t remotely. What Everman did afterward put him far outside the category of rock’n’roll 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 Nirvana’s Nevermind Release

    09/25/2011 12:17:23 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 62 replies
    Society Twenty Years after Nirvana’s Nevermind Release Today - September 24th - is the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s “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 (GM’s Whitacre, Chrysler’s Marchionne) or are former green activists (Ford’s Bill Ford). But outside the boardroom, industry experts fear Washington green mandates foisted on them by pols who wouldn’t 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 Tesla’s 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 WA’s 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, he’s 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” he’s running under isn’t a political party. Instead, it’s an organization for American farmers. But that didn’t stop him from filing for the one-year unexpired term of county clerk by listing “prefers Grange Party” – and that’s what Novoselic has a problem with. He doesn’t agree with Washington’s 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 ( and Niagara Conservation's Earth Massage ( 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
    It’s been 19 years since Nirvana played its first concert at a house party in Raymond, but the home’s current owner hopes that grunge fans or speculators will recognize its shrine potential. He has it on the eBay auction block. So far, there’s one taker offering $165,000, but that doesn’t meet the seller’s undisclosed “reserve” minimum. “It’s 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 it’s 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 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...
  • Politics reunites Nirvana (no it is not about gun safety)

    10/19/2004 10:03:07 AM PDT · by weegee · 15 replies · 609+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, October 19, 2004 | By Dave Wedge
    Win or lose, Sen. John F. Kerry [related, bio] has pulled off something people have tried to do for more than a decade: reuniting the surviving members of Nirvana. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, who made rock history in Seattle with the late Kurt Cobain, will appear today at a Kerry rally at the Stardust Casino in Las Vegas. Grohl will perform with his band, Foo Fighters. Novoselic, an activist who authored ``Of Grunge and Government,'' will speak. Also expected are Kerry's daughter, Alexandra, stepson, Chris Heinz, and Tom DeLonge of punk band Blink 182.
  • Granted, Nirvana revived rock, but the band has Britney to answer for too

    04/05/2004 6:36:54 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 57 replies · 2,536+ views
    SF chronicle ^ | Monday, April 5, 2004 | Aidin Vaziri
    Everyone thinks Nirvana was the best thing to happen to pop music since Gerry & the Pacemakers. Well, what about the part where they were responsible for Britney Spears and the return of teen-pop because they made everyone so miserable? And who do you think is responsible for the Backstreet Boys, Bush, the Iraq war, gonorrhea, Avril Lavigne and everything else bad? Looking back, Nirvana was just as useless as Adam and the Ants. So here's how Kurt and Co. ruined the world ... ... For Britney Spears: Before Nirvana, the battle lines were clearly drawn. The cool people liked...
  • Of Hippies and Hipsters (Berkeley w/photo to caption)

    02/10/2004 5:55:37 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 26 replies · 342+ views
    Of Hippies and Hipsters Ashkenaz Center Has Gone From Activists’ Mecca to Hot Spot for Multicultural Music Groundation’s lead singer Harrison Stafford, wearing a turban, says the band has played at the Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center six times By ARLET ABRAHAMIAN Contributing Writer Tuesday, February 10, 2004 A wall of smoke and relaxed faces greet you as you enter the West Berkeley theater. The band lounges around the back room with their friends, smoking joints while preparing to go on stage, and the smell of burning incense sticks protruding from the walls blends with the marijuana smoke....
  • Founding Member of Nirvana Eyes Political Career

    11/21/2003 11:08:11 AM PST · by steppenwolffe · 8 replies · 138+ views
    SEATTLE - Grunge-rock pioneer Krist Novoselic says he may run for lieutenant governor of Washington state in what would be the next step of a transition from rock star to politician. Novoselic, a founder and bass player of the seminal band Nirvana and more recently an activist Democrat, is enough of a politician already to be wary about facing off against fellow Democrat Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, a two-term incumbent. But he's thinking seriously about the intra-party challenge, is talking to party leaders and says he does not want to go through 2004 as a spectator. "I've been really contemplating...
  • Nirvana Bassist Considering Run for Lt. Gov of Washington State

    11/20/2003 1:54:25 PM PST · by byrony · 40 replies · 223+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/20/2003 | Associated Press
    Bassist Novoselic May Run for Lt. Gov. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 3:02 p.m. ET SEATTLE (AP) -- Nirvana co-founder and bassist Krist Novoselic, who announced in August that he was fed up with the music industry, says he may run for Washington state lieutenant governor. Already active in Democratic party circles, Novoselic indicated he was wary about challenging two-term Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, also a Democrat and occasional rock musician, but doesn't want to remain on the sidelines in 2004 and has been talking to party leaders. ``I've been really contemplating how I want to get involved next...
  • Marlon Brando Is Courtney Love's Grandfather?

    08/13/2003 10:40:27 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 31 replies · 635+ views ^ | 8-13-03
    Veteran actor Marlon Brando has been revealed as the unexpected grandfather of wild rocker Courtney Love in a new book. The singer's mother, psychologist Linda Carroll, claims she has taken DNA tests to confirm she is the Godfather star's daughter. Love, former wife of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, says, "I am incredibly shocked by this news. I have heard Mr. Brando has more than 30 children so I can't imagine how many cousins I have." The link is Linda's mother, novelist Paula Fox. She met Brando in the 1940's through famed drama teacher Stella Adler, and the two enjoyed a...
  • Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years

    06/10/2003 5:14:42 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 234 replies · 1,315+ views
    AP (Via Yahoo) ^ | 06/10/03 | Christy Lemire
    Nirvana Song Called Best of Past 25 Years BY CHRISTY LEMIRE, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK - Here they are now, entertaining us — or at least entertaining VH1, which named Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" the greatest song of the past quarter-century. The Seattle band's groundbreaking grunge anthem is No. 1 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years." The whole countdown will air over five nights, starting at 10 p.m. EDT Monday on the video music channel. The series will feature clips of videos and performances by the artists along with interviews from...
  • Japanese Masters Get Closer to the Toilet Nirvana

    10/10/2002 4:37:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 62 replies · 1,088+ views
    NY TIMES ^ | October 8, 2002 | JAMES BROOKE
    NARA JOURNALJapanese Masters Get Closer to the Toilet NirvanaBy JAMES BROOKE ARA, Japan — Japan's toilet wars started in February, when Matsushita engineers here unveiled a toilet seat equipped with electrodes that send a mild electric charge through the user's buttocks, yielding a digital measurement of body-fat ratio.Unimpressed, engineers from a rival company, Inax, counterattacked in April with a toilet that glows in the dark and whirs up its lid after an infrared sensor detects a human being. When in use, the toilet plays any of six soundtracks, including chirping birds, rushing water, tinkling wind chimes, or the strumming...
  • CNN Effused Over Cuba s Great Schools & Health Care

    05/14/2002 3:33:57 PM PDT · by What Is Ain't · 8 replies · 397+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | 05/14/02 | Brent Baker
    CNN allowed Kate Snow to use its hour-long “Live from Havana” show on Monday night at 8pm EDT to fret about the “hard line” policies and views of President Bush and exiled Cubans in Miami, as she hoped Jimmy Carter’s visit might “moderate” the Cuban-Americans, before touting the “successes” of Cuban life under Fidel Castro. She admired how, “according to a United Nations study, Cuba’s regular schools rank at the top in Latin America” and how “every Cuban has a primary care physician” who gets “to know their patients and even make house calls.” She conceded that “Cuba may not...
  • Nirvana Arrives -- But will McCain & Co. take credit for the consequences?

    03/24/2002 7:43:30 PM PST · by B-bone · 15 replies · 202+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | Sunday, March 24, 2002 12:01 a.m. | Editorial
    <p>Congratulations to John McCain, the folks at Common Cause and 99.9% of the American media. With Wednesday's victory in the Senate, they are all going to get the campaign-finance system they've long demanded. We hope they're now willing to take credit for the consequences. Certainly we will give them full marks if this reform yields a more perfect politics. But if Nirvana doesn't arrive, the least the reformers can do is admit that the electoral system we will soon be living with is their handiwork.</p>