22 Jun

Lawsuit Against UMB For Master Recordings

Universal Music Group is being sued by the estates of Tom Petty, Tupac, Soundgarden, Steve Earle and Hole.  Back in 2008 there was a huge fire that destroyed an estimated 500,000 master recordings by artists ranging from Nirvana to Billie Holiday.  They were held in a facility that UMG had rented from NBC and value the losses from the fire at $150 million.

According to the lawsuit its looking for:

“50% of any settlement proceeds and insurance payments received by UMG for the loss of the Master Recordings, and 50% of any remaining loss of value not compensated by such settlement proceeds and insurance payments.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock (766815b)
Plume of black smoke rising from the back lot
Fire at Universal Film Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, America – 01 Jun 2008
Fire erupted early Sunday morning June 1, 2008

21 May

Kurt Cobains Expensive Sweater

For Kurt Cobains last photo shoot with Nirvana, he wore a black sweater that recently went to an auction. It was the summer of 1993 and can be seen in the photobook ‘Kurt Cobain: The Last Session.’ Some lucky person paid $75,000 to obtain this sweater. It was estimated to sell at $10,000 to $20,000 but jumped all the way to $75,000.

The last auction item of Kurts sold back in 2015. It was his green cardigan from Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance and it sold for $137,000!

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
28 Mar

Nirvana Exhibit Coming In April

Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses will open in Seattle and run from April 16-22 at the Experience Music Project. Some of the stuff shown will be handwritten lyrics and some clothes Kurt Cobain wore plus a couple hundred other stuff from Nirvana.

I didn’t know Nirvana was punk but….OK!

14 Oct

Nirvana Exhibit Coming

It’s called “Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses” and it will be the most extensive exhibit of Nirvana memorabilia in Seattle. The Experience Music Project will be putting it on from April 16, 2011 to April 22, 2013 and it will include many rare items such as demos, hand written notes and photos. You can check their site HERE<

27 Jul

Classical Nirvana & Radiohead?

Christopher O’Riley, the highly acclaimed concert pianist, has released a new album titled ‘Out of My Hands’.  But this album isn’t just classical music, its interpretations of songs by Nirvana, Radiohead, Portishead and many others.  I guess this could be interesting.  The release date for it is August 18th.


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