Kurt Cobain

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‘Kurt was not in a good way’: backstage on Nirvana’s first – and only - Australian tour
Promoter Stephen ‘Pav’ Pavlovic spent weeks on tour with bands like Nirvana and Hole in the 1990s. ‘I hoarded everything,’ he says – and a new exhibition reveals all

Katie Cunningham

26, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Last Days review – Leith’s opera is bleak and beautiful
Oliver Leith’s new work, based on Gus Van Sant’s fictionalised account of the final days of Kurt Cobain, keeps its audience at arm’s length, allowing its dense score to articulate and drive the drama

Andrew Clements

08, Oct, 2022 @1:19 PM

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‘Kurt Cobain was a walking paradox’: inside the opera about the star’s final days
It has little plot, the dialogue is mumbled, cereal bowls are a big theme, and a fast-talking cattle auctioneer plays his manager. We meet the team behind the Royal Opera House’s daring new show

Alexis Petridis

03, Oct, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Nirvana win lawsuit over Nevermind baby album cover
A US judge has dismissed Spencer Elden’s claim that an image of him as a naked baby on the 1991 album constituted child sexual abuse

Laura Snapes

05, Sep, 2022 @9:56 AM

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Cassie Workman: Aberdeen review – a voyage around Kurt Cobain
Exploring the late Nirvana star’s life and death, Workman delivers a darkly beautiful hour of spoken word

Mark Fisher

11, Aug, 2022 @9:44 AM

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Kurt Cobain’s Smells Like Teen Spirit electric guitar to be auctioned
The 1969 Fender Mustang, on display in Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture, is expected to have a starting price of over $600,000

Maya Yang and Chris Michael

20, May, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Kurt Cobain’s final days to be dramatised by Royal Opera House
Last Days, adapted from acclaimed 2005 film, ‘plunges into the torment’ of Nirvana singer before death in 1994

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

06, Apr, 2022 @1:38 PM

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Dave Grohl: The Storyteller review – rock’n’roll raconteur riffs with profanity and positivity
Nirvana and Foo Fighters man’s memoir inspires a sparkling monologue on success, suicide and scrambled-egg sarnies

Ian Gittins

28, Sep, 2021 @10:33 AM

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‘It’s cooler to hang Lennon’s guitar than a Picasso’: pop culture wins out at auctions
Sales of items from celebrities such as Janet Jackson and K-poppers BTS are trending – and reframing what goes under the hammer

Priya Elan

26, May, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Guns N' Roses: how they soundtracked my last gasp of pre-teen freedom
In the first of a new series on the artists who had a formative influence on our writers, Rebecca Nicholson celebrates the hysterical melodrama of Axl Rose and co

Rebecca Nicholson

20, Jan, 2021 @11:12 AM

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From the archive: with Nirvana in New York, August 1993
A poignant interview with Kurt Cobain, less than a year before his death. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

20, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Hole, Reading festival 1994: grieving widow expels the pain
The band’s appearance, months after the deaths of Kurt Cobain and Kristen Pfaff, was freighted with expectation. Courtney Love didn’t disappoint

Jenessa Williams

17, Aug, 2020 @1:30 PM

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