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Report: KURT COBAIN Wanted To Quit NIRVANA And Join HOLE

Reuters is reporting that NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain was considering quitting the band to work with his wife, singer Courtney Love, in the months prior to his death, according to a previously unpublished interview. Cobain reportedly said he had a stronger musical affinity with Love's band HOLE than he had found with any other musicians, ...

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NIRVANA: 'The Chosen Rejects' Book Due In April

The much-anticipated new book "Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects" will be published on April 1 St. via Martin's Press. Dubbed "the ultimate NIRVANA fan book," "Nirvana: The Chosen Rejects" was written and compiled by independent filmmaker Kurt St. Thomas and rock radio veteran Troy Smith. In "Nirvana, the Chosen Rejects", a wealth of sources, including the ...

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MASTODON Begin Recording New Album

MASTODON have commenced the recording process for their new album, "Leviathan", at Robert Lang Studios (NIRVANA, PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES, FOO FIGHTERS) and Litho Studios (DEFTONES, SOUNDGARDEN, BOTCH) in Seattle with producer Matt Bayles. Bayles had previously worked with MASTODON on their acclaimed "Remission" album in addition to doing studio work with such groups as ...

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Former HALFORD Guitarist Offers PAINMUSEUM Update

Former HALFORD/current PAINMUSEUM guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak has issued the following update on his recent and upcoming activities: "Greetings everyone .... some news from the PAINMUSEUM enemy lines. "Wanted to confirm that PAINMUSEUM will be performing Saturday, March 13th at the NJ March Metal Meltdown VI. The official site for this event www.metalfest.com had the ...

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PROBOT Enters German Media Control Chart At No. 36!

PROBOT, the metal side-project of former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, entered the German Media Control Album chart at position No. 36. As previously reported, PROBOT's self-titled debut sold 27,380 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. to land at position No. 68 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart. ...

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Report: Ex-NIRVANA Bassist Decides Against Running For Office

David Postman of The Seattle Times is reporting that former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic has decided against running for lieutenant governor, saying he wants to stay involved in progressive politics but "the whole thing about running a campaign and being a public servant isn't the way to do it." Instead, Novoselic will concentrate on ...

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DAVE GROHL To Guest On New GARBAGE Album

Former NIRVANA/QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE drummer Dave Grohl has recorded a guest appearance on the track "Bad Boyfriend" for the forthcoming GARBAGE album, tentatively due later in the year, according to NME.com. The collaboration also meant a reunion for Grohl and GARBAGE sticksman Butch Vig, who produced NIRVANA's legendary "Nevermind". In a posting on ...

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DAVE GROHL Responds To ZAKK WYLDE's Threat

Former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has responded to Zakk Wylde's infamous 2001 quote in which the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist threatened to "kick [Grohl's] ass" because he wrote this cheese-dick song for OZZ that Zakk had to play on during the recording sessions for OSBOURNE's "Down To Earth" CD. In the November 2001 ...

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NEUROSIS Name New CD

NEUROSIS have set "The Eye Of Every Storm" as the title of their new album, due in June through Neurot Recordings in North America and Relapse Records in other parts of the world. "The Eye Of Every Storm" was mixed at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, BUSH, SOIL). An advance ...

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Probot - PROBOT

For three years, we've been hearing rumors that Dave Grohl — former drummer for NIRVANA, singer and guitarist for his own band, FOO FIGHTERS, as well as sometime drummer for QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE — one of the last standing heroes of alternative rock, was compiling an album of thrash metal tunes, with each ...

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VENOM's CRONOS: 'DAVE GROHL's Not A Rock-Star Dick'

VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently spoke to Rock Sound magazine about his involvement with the PROBOT project, the one-off metal album put together by ex-NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS guitarist/vocalist Dave Grohl. "Fuck, [Dave] is a totally down-to-earth guy, not a rock-star dick or nothing!" Cronos said. "We were hanging out an and having beers ...

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DAVE GROHL: JANET, BRITNEY, CHRISTINA Belong On PLAYBOY CHANNEL

Janet Jackson's breast-bearing stunt at the Super Bowl was nothing more than self-promotion and "blatant exhibitionism," FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl told the Associated Press. Grohl, 35, a former drummer for NIRVANA, believes the music industry has been harmed by the recent skin-revealing exploits of Jackson, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. "Get them on the ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Weighs In On The State Of The Music Business

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen recently spoke to Rock Confidential about the long-overdue U.S. release of his latest album, "Attack!!", and his enduring popularity around the world. Asked if his perception of the music business changed for the better or worse after years of playing and recording as a solo artist, Yngwie said, "That's a ...

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KRIST NOVOSELIC Finds NIRVANA in Grays River Valley

Damian Mulinix of Chinook Observer reports that 2003 was really a transition year for former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic in a lot of ways. The year before, he and the band EYES ADRIFT recorded what he calls "a fantastic record," but found that the climate of today's music industry makes it very hard for independent ...

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DAVE GROHL To Guest On New TROUBLE Album?

Former NIRVANA drummer (and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman) Dave Grohl will reportedly be making a guest appearance behind the kit on the forthcoming TROUBLE album, "Seven", tentatively due later in the year. Grohl, a longtime TROUBLE fan, will be returning the favor to TROUBLE frontman Eric Wagner, who recently recorded a guest appearance on one ...

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PROBOT Video Stars In High Demand

The co-founder of SuicideGirls.com, a popular web site that features "goth-punk ladies in sexy, skimpy photos and videos," recently spoke to AVN.com about being handpicked by Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) to appear in the video for "Shake Your Blood" by Grohl's metal side-project PROBOT. "Dave came over to pick up some Suicide Girls swag ...

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ZEKE Complete Work On New Album

Relapse Records recording artists ZEKE have completed work on their forthcoming album, entitled "'Til the Livin' End". Recorded at Seattle's Sound House Studios with producer Jack Endino (NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, MUDHONEY) and mixed at Hanzek Studios, "'Til the Livin' End" is set for an April 6 U.S. release date via Relapse Records and Ryko Distribution and ...

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COURTNEY LOVE: 'America's Sweetheart' Details Revealed

Former HOLE frontwoman Courtney Love has finalized the track listing for her debut solo album, "American Sweetheart", due on February 10 through Virgin Records. "America's Sweetheart" is Love's first full-length release since her band HOLE's 1998 swan song, "Celebrity Skin". That set debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.5 million ...

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PROBOT To Perform Live At MTV Studios!

PROBOT, the metal side-project of former NIRVANA drummer/current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will be taping a live performance at the MTV studios in New York City on Wednesday, January 28. Grohl will be joined for the occasion by a one-off band featuring Eric Wagner (TROUBLE), Wino (ex-THE OBSESSED, ST. VITUS, SPIRIT CARAVAN), Greg Anderson ...

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NEUROSIS Complete Work On New Album

NEUROSIS have finished mixing their new album at Electrical Audio studio in Chicago with producer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, BUSH, SOIL). The yet-untitled album will be released in early summer 2004 on Relapse Records Europe and on Neurot Recordings in other parts of the world. An advance track from the CD will appear on an upcoming ...

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