darkglobe76 inquired:

I'm certain I've heard a fairly different and more gritty version of You Know You're Right as leaked on radio stations prior to the tracks official release. Is this available anywhere? I have been looking the last few years, but without success. I seem to remember the vocals being much more unhinged, particularly at the end of the song. Thank you in advance for any information you may have and thank you for doing such a fantastic job on this blog. It is always exciting to see your posts.

I have a few different versions of the song somewhere. There were a couple promo releases that version was featured on in 2001 and the radio stations grabbed them up.. sort of a “raw mix” or “rough mix” if you would. You can hear everything much more clearer, especially the drums and bass. I think there is a full version up on Youtube. Then the final mix was released, cleaned up a bit. There have been several mixes later on after 2002 for a few video games. Thanks!

Kurt Cobain live in Milan, Italy, 1994.

Interviewer: "You’re a very passionate performer. Do you have to feel the tenderness and rage in your songs in order to perform them?"

Kurt Cobain: "That’s tough because the real core of any tenderness or rage is tapped the very second that a song is written. In a sense, I’m only recreating the purity of that particular emotion every time I play that particular song. While it gets easier to summon those emotions with experience, it’s a sort of dishonesty that you can never recapture the emotion of a song completely each time you play it."

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fuckoff-nicely inquired:

hey! i was wondering, do you have any info about nirvana playing in italy? if so, do you know where/what venues? thank you so much, i love your blog!! :)

November 26th, 1989 - Bloom in Mezzago.
November 27th, 1989 - The Piper Club in Rome.

November 16th, 1991 - Teatro Verdi Theatre in Muggia.
November 17th, 1991 - Bloom in Mezzago.
November 19th, 1991 - Teatro Castello (Castle) in Rome.
November 20th, 1991 - Kryptonight in Baricella.

February 21st, 1994 - The Palasport Arena in Modena.
February 22nd, 1994 - The Palaghiaccio in Marino.
February 23rd, 1994 - Tunnel in Rome. (Watch a performance here)
February 24th, 1994 - Palatrussardi Arena in Milan.
February 25th, 1994 - Palatrussardi Arena in Milan.

Kurt Cobain featured on the cover of this 2004 issue of ‘Spin’ magazine. [x]

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Twenty years later, Kurt Cobain still sings for the underdogs.

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10 years ago (2004) - ‘Spin’ magazine releases this special collector’s issue featuring Kurt Cobain, 10 years after his passing in 1994.

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entheozen inquired:

do you like hole?

I do! I’ve always enjoyed Hole’s music dating back to 1989. The 2010 album even had a couple of alright tracks that I enjoyed. I don’t look at it as the same Hole. I look at it as a reversed Alice In Chains. Eric is a great lyricists. Courtney’s voice was perfect for the music they had written and created together.

I really miss and favorited Kristen the most. She was one of my favorite bassists from around that time period. I have always had a thing for female bassists. From Juliana Hatfield, Lori Black and Jennifer Finch to Kim Gordon, Kim Deal and especially DD Wretzky. Truly, a beautiful soul that was battling an addiction like many at the time. I mean, the headlines the next day after she was found read: "drugs has claimed another member of Seattle’s well-known Rock scene." Great era of music but we were sadly losing many of those that were making it great and doing nothing about it.

20 years today - Nirvana were scheduled to perform at the Shoreline Theatre in California. It was cancelled two days before Kurt’s passing in April.

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what a nice face.

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Kurt Cobain, 1994. [x]

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Seattle, 1994.

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'yoyo a gogo' festival featuring The Stinkypuffs with Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, July, 1994.

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July, 1994 - Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic (bass) and Dave Grohl (drums) play with the band ‘Stinkypuffs’ which would be their first performance together since the death of Kurt Cobain earlier that year. The performance took place in Olympia, Washington at the Capitol Theatre for the ‘Yo-Yo a Go-Go’ festival featuring Jad Fair, Girl Trouble, Mary Lou Lord, Beck and others.

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"I’m extremely proud of what we’ve (Krist and Dave) accomplished together. Having said that however, I don’t know how long we can continue as Nirvana without a radical shift in direction. I have lots of ideas and ambitions that have nothing to do with the mass conception of ‘Grunge’ that has been force-fed to the record buying public for the last few years. Whether I will be able to do everything I want to do as part of Nirvana remains to be seen. To be fair, I also know that both Krist and Dave have musical ideas that may not work in the context of Nirvana. We’re all tired of being labeled. You can’t imagine how stifling it is." - Kurt Cobain’s last interview, 1994 (via: NirvanaNews Instagram)

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Sonic Youth - Bull in the Heather. (Live on David Letterman, 1994)

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