Fun Fact: Kurt Cobain told MTV, "make sure you get shots of me smiling for the Unplugged show because people say that I don’t smile enough."
I loved the documentary! It was especially nice hearing and seeing Eddie speak about Kurt. There was always a silly Nirvana vs Pearl Jam feud that the mainstream media blew up into something major when it wasn’t. That’s journalist for ya.. Kurt never hated Eddie, he just strongly disliked Pearl Jam’s music.
Kurt would flip through magazines and browse the chart listings (even though he says he didn’t, he was obviously aware) and realize that Pearl Jam’s ‘Vs’ was ranked higher (and sold more copies) than ‘In Utero’ and he totally didn’t get it, he did not understand why, it basically made him slightly irritated. Of course, there will always be competition within the music industry. That’s just how it is. So that film sort of finally put everything to a close when you saw Kurt dancing with Eddie at the ‘92 MTV Awards and the ‘93 interview footage with Nirvana where Kurt says "Eddie is a real nice guy." It helped show that yes, Kurt disliked Pearl Jam, but him and Eddie were okay.
“Eddie Vedder is nominated number-one songwriter in some magazine, and I’m not even listed. I slagged them off because I didn’t like their band. I hadn’t met Eddie at the time. It was my fault; I should have been slagging off the record company instead of them. They were marketed, not probably against their will, but without them realizing they were being pushed into the grunge bandwagon.” - Kurt Cobain.
"I don’t think Kurt understood us at the time, but we became friends and I’m glad we had some of the great conversations we had. if Kurt were around today, I know he’d say to me, ‘Well, you turned out OK’." - Eddie Vedder.
Twenty years later, Kurt Cobain still sings for the underdogs.
Krist Novoselic live at MTV’s ‘Live and Loud’ in Seattle, 1993.
Yes! Professional footage was captured by a few guys from MTV Europe. The only problem with it is that they filmed from the very back of the audience. It isn’t the best footage. David Markey had the better footage, upclose and personal with everyone. That’s the footage you saw on ‘1991: The Year Punk Broke.’
September 9th, 1992 - After debating over performing ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ and ‘Rape Me.’ Nirvana plays ‘Lithium’ at the MTV Video Music Awards in California.
Dave Grohl live and loud in Seattle, 1993. [x]
September 2nd, 1993 - Kurt Cobain at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Recent Nirvana releases for 2013/2014:
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In Utero 2013 Mix - vinyl.
In Utero 20th Anniversary - 2CD Edition / Super Deluxe Edition.
Live and Loud - DVD.
Men’s Seahorse T-Shirt.
Women’s Flower T-Shirt.
Kurt Cobain: The Last Session. (brand new book)
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December 13th, 1993 - Nirvana in Seattle at the Pier.
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Kurt Cobain at MTV’s ‘Live and Loud’ in 1993. Also pictured is the ‘In Utero’ angel (currently on display at the EMP Musueum in Seattle) and an MTV camera operator filming Dave Grohl. [via:Instagram]