Legendary Nirvana set to be screened at Reading And Leeds Festivals!
Nirvana’s legendary headlining performance at Reading Festival in 1992 is to be screened at this year’s Reading And Leeds Festivals.
Kurt Cobain and co will get the big screen treatment on the Alternative Stage on the opening night at Leeds and the closing evening at Reading at the August 26-28 event.
The gig, which was considered one of the grunge band’s best, was notorious due to Cobain coming onstage in a wheelchair and wearing a white hospital robe for the duration of the set.
The 27-song set included covers of Boston’s ‘More Than A Feeling’, Fang’s ‘The Money Will Roll Right In’ and ‘The Star Spangled Banner’.
Confirming the screening plans to NME, Arts Booker at organiser Festival Republic, Tania Harrison, explained that the original plan was to screen the gig in 3D. Although this idea has now been shelved she suggested it could be looked at again for the 20th anniversary of the set at next year’s festival.
"It was such a legendary performance that so many people haven’t seen - so we had to do it. It was one of those seminal moments that changed everything - which is what Reading’s all about," she commented.
The gig was released on an official DVD titled ‘Live At Reading’ in 2009. The release was sanctioned by the remaining members of the band after an unofficial DVD of the show entitled ‘Life Takes No Prisoners’ was released in the same year.
If you missed the news yesterday, here it is again!
Universal Music Enterprises is pleased to announce the 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition of Nirvana’s Nevermind available September 19, 2011, in the U.K. and September 20, 2011, in North America. The CDs will include previously unreleased recordings, rarities, b-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes, rare live recordings and an unreleased concert in its entirety on DVD. The 20th anniversary of Nirvana will be marked throughout the year, with various events and release.
Dave Grohl talks about the 20th Anniversary of "Nevermind."
"I mean, as far as content and releases and stuff like that, honestly, it’s like I’m the drummer again. I’m the last one to know anything," Grohl told Rolling Stone. "It’s almost like a wedding anniversary – something that someone reminds you of about a week beforehand, and then you panic and buy flowers."
"I wouldn’t doubt it if something very special happens – we have a few things up our sleeves. I can’t really say anything yet. But you’ll see. It’ll be fun."
Nirvana, the trio comprised of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl, hailed originally from a coastal fishing town in Washington and rose to become one of the most influential rock bands in history with irreverence, intense honesty and an overriding passion. The cultural shift Nirvana’s Nevermind initiated was felt instantly on release — and the profundity and depth of that shift becomes even more apparent when seen through the prism of the two decades of art and music created in its wake.
Released in September of 1991, Nirvana’s Nevermind garnered near-unanimous praise and rose within a few months to the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s U.S. sales chart. Nevermind was propelled to No. 1 across the globe by their young fans worldwide that identified with the band and embraced their anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and its landmark music video. Since then, it has sold more than 30 million albums.
Nirvana changed the course of popular music forever and remains an inspiration to those who have followed.
Today, Universal Music Enterprises is pleased to announce the 4-CD/1-DVD Super Deluxe Edition of Nirvana’s Nevermind available September 19, 2011, in the U.K. and September 20, 2011, in North America. The CDs will include previously unreleased recordings, rarities, b-sides, BBC radio appearances, alternative mixes, rare live recordings and an unreleased concert in its entirety on DVD.
The 20th anniversary of Nirvana will be marked throughout the year, with various events and release.