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Nirvana reunion in the works?

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic recently spoke to Rolling Stone about collaborating with the likes of Paul McCartney and Beck along his former bandmates, and the possibility of a Nirvana reunion with a replacement for their late singer Kurt Cobain. Novoselic comments:

“These things come up. It’s always fun. We’ll see if there’s anything in the future. I don’t know. I haven’t heard of anything.”

Nirvana “reunited” back in December 2012 and again in 2013, with former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney filling in for Cobain.

The Melvins to release another album this year

Seattle legends The Melvins are releasing not one but two new albums this year. Their second album for this year is called Basses Loaded, and it will be released on June 3rd, 2016 via Ipepac Recordings, just two months after Three Men and a Baby. The album features different bassists on separate tracks, including Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic, Redd Kross‘ Steve McDonald, Butthole Surfers’ J.D. Pinkus, Big Business’ Jared Warren, Mr. Bungle/Fantomas’ Trevor Dunn (aka Melvins Lite) and the Melvins drummer Dale Crover.

Along with the track listing, you can check out the album’s new single “Hideous Woman”, which features Steve McDonald on bass, below.

The Melvins’ most recent studio album, Hold It In, was released on October 14th, 2014 through Ipepac Recordings.

BL’AST! stream new two-song EP in full

California punk legends BL’AST! just inked a deal with Rise Records and are streaming their upcoming two-song EP For Those Who’ve Graced the Fire! in its entirety. The two songs are the title track and “The Pulse”, both of which feature former Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski and Dave Grohl from Nirvana, Foo Fighters and many other bands, and you can listen to them below.

For Those Who’ve Graced the Fire! will be released on October 30th, and you can pre-order a copy of it here. The EP will be followed by a new BL’AST! album, which will be their first to contain original material since 1989’s Take the Manic Ride.

Nothing covers Nirvana’s “Something In The Way” on upcoming tribute album “Whatever Nevermind”

Off Robotic Empire’s second Nirvana tribute album, Whatever Nevermind, comes the cover of “Something In The Way” by Nothing. Check it out below along with the full tracklist from the comp as well.

Whatever Nevermind is due out on Record Store Day (April 18th), and will feature Touché AmoréLa Dispute, Torche, Cave In, and more. You can check out the Circa Survive cover of “Drain You” here.

Robotic Empire’s first tribute, In Utero, came out in April of last year and featured contributions from Thursday, Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Mean Jeans, These Arms Are Snakes, and more. You can stream that one in its entirety here.

Upcoming Nirvana tribute album “Whatever Nevermind” features Touche Amore, La Dispute, Cave In, and more

Robotic Empire will be releasing their second Nirvana tribute album on Record Store Day (April 18th) this year.  Whatever Nevermind will feature Los Angeles screamo/hardcore group Touché Amoré along with La Dispute, Torche, Cave In, and more. You can stream Circa Survive’s cover of “Drain You” and view the tracklist from the comp below.

Robotic Empire’s first tribute, In Utero, came out in April of last year and featured contributions from Thursday, Jay Reatard, Ceremony, Mean Jeans, These Arms Are Snakes, and more. You can stream that one in its entirety here.

Video: Six-year-old Tanner Fryman covers Nirvana’s version of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”

We don’t say this very often, but when we do, we mean it. This is hands-down going to be the best thing you see on the internet this week. Take that to the bank.

SoCal six-year-old Tanner Fryman recently performed a cover of the traditional American folk song “In The Pines.” You probably know it by its more popularized name, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” which famously appeared on Nirvana‘s legendary MTV Unplugged set. (Their version was, itself, a cover of Lead Belly’s song of the same name). Check it out below.

Tanner’s performance appeared in a recital put on by The Music Factory (run by Danny Thompson, drummer for Face To Face) in Orange County.  You may Tanner from his previous cover, Social Distortion’s “Ball And Chain.” If not, check it out here. Nice work, kiddo!

Lead Belly’s rendition of “Into The Pines” was recorded sometime between 1944 and 1948. Nirvana’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” was, obviously, recorded in 1993.

“Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington, D.C. (1980-90)” documentary due in December

A new documentary about Washington D.C.’s hardcore scene, titled Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In Washington, D.C. (1980-90), is due for release in December 2014. You can watch the trailer of the documentary, which features Dave Grohl (the singer and guitarist of Foo Fighters and former drummer of Nirvana), below.

Salad Days focuses on the DIY punk scene of the 1980s, featuring acts such as Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Void and Fugazi. A press release for the film states:

“Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry’s subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC’s original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.”

Salad Days was directed and written by music journalist and musician Scott Crawford, who ran hardcore fanzine Metrozine. It also includes interviews with Ian MacKaye, Henry Rollins and Thurston Moore. While a portion of the film will be shown at the CBGB’s Film Festival in New York this Saturday (October 11th), an after-party for the premiere takes place on December 20th at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. and will see a set from a reunited Soulside as well as Moss Icon.

Original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing on possible band reunion

In a recent interview, original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing said that he is willing to reunite with the band’s other surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic. When asked if he was open to a reunion, Channing replied:

“Yeah, if they wanted me to. It’d maybe be something like Dave playing guitar and singing and Krist doing bass. That’d be about the only arrangement I could think of that we cold [sic] pull off.”

Channing was a member of Nirvana from 1988 to 1990, appearing on the band’s 1989 debut album Bleach. He also played on the version of “Polly” that’s taken from the band’s 1991 iconic album Nevermind. Channing was replaced by Dave Grohl, who would remain in Nirvana until their split in 1994.

Nirvana “reunited” in December 2012 and again last year, with former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney filling in for the late Kurt Cobain.

Nirvana to reunite for new music?

It’s been over exactly 20 years since Kurt Cobain’s death put Nirvana to an end. Following a one-off reunion at last week’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony (and one later on that night), its surviving members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic spoke to Rolling Stone about the future of the band, and the possibility of new material. On the possibility of a reunion, Novoselic stated:

“There’s Foo Fighters and Dave has some other projects going on. And I have some commitments. But you never say never now. We did it. I sure won’t say no. Maybe we can even do some new music one day.”

However, Grohl is uncertain about the idea, stating, “We haven’t even talked about it. We looked at that evening as a night that may never happen again. That’s what made it so powerful and beautiful and meaningful. And it may never happen again, so we made the most of it. And it was fucking great.”

Nirvana “reunited” in December 2012 and again last July, with former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain.

Teenage Time Killer in the studio

Teenage Time Killer, the new project featuring Mike Dean and Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity, have been in the studio recording their debut studio release in Northridge, California at Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters)’s Studio 606.

In a brand new interview with Jump Metal (watch here), Mullin revealed some of the names that are going to be involved with the project, such as Dave Grohl, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Tommy Victor (Prong, Danzig), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Keith Morris (Black Flag, Flag, The Circle Jerks), Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (The Misfits) and many others.

No release date has been set for the debut release by Teenage Time Killer, but it’s said to include the track “Hung Out to Dry”, which has been described as “old-school C.O.C.-style thrash punk.”

Surviving members of Nirvana jam with Paul McCartney again

Remember last December when the surviving members of Nirvana “reunited” and performed a new song with Paul McCartney? Well, last Friday, three of the surviving members (Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear) joined Sir Paul on stage in Seattle to play the song “Cut Me Some Slack” and iconic Beatles tunes such as “Helter Skelter”. Videos for the performance can be viewed here.

About the “reunion”, Sir Paul McCartney said to Rolling Stone:

“We hatched that plan a couple of weeks ago. Dave was going to come up to Seattle with his family, and I said to him, ‘Do you think there’s any chance the guys would fancy [a reunion]?’ He said, ‘Well, let me ask.’ And they fancied it. So we thought, ‘Let’s go and flip ’em out.'”

Then he added, “When you’re playing with guys like that, you realize that they’ve been to the heights of fame, so they’re used to it – they’re not gonna freak. And they’re hell of musicians, so we learned everything really quickly. That’s what’s great about playing with guys like that … They’re powerful, you know. It’s a great power to have them on stage with you. I mean, my band’s great – but when you augment it with Nirvana, that’s greater.”

Nirvana broke up after the band’s singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain shot himself in his seattle home in April 1994. Their last studio album, In Utero, was released the year before.

A “reunited” version of Nirvana perform new song

As reported yesterday, the surviving members of Nirvana (Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear) joined Paul McCartney of The Beatles on stage last night and performed a new song called “Cut Me Some Slack”. The show was part of a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sand. You can check out the new song here.

“Cut Me Some Slack” is taken from the soundtrack for Dave Grohl’s Sound City film, and can be pre-ordered now on iTunes.

Nirvana broke up after the band’s singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain shot himself in his seattle home in April 1994. Their last studio album, In Utero, was released the year before.

Full Show Audio: Nirvana in-store from 1991

In honor of the Paul McCartney-fronted pseudo-Nirvana reunion taking place at the 12-12-12 benefit show at Madison Square Garden tonight (and because it’s a slow news night), we’ve stumbled across an audio bootleg of an in-store that the real Nirvana performed at Let It Be Records in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 14th, 1991.

The full set features Nirvana staples “Dumb,” “Negative Creep,” “About A Girl,” and “Been A Son” as well as their cover of the Leadbelly classic “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” and an impromptu cover of the legendary Beatles’ “I Feel Fine.” Click here to check it out.

Nirvana reunion with Sir Paul McCartney

You heard it right.  Nirvana is to “reunite” at tonight’s Hurricane Sandy relief concert in Madison Square Garden with none other than Paul McCartney filling in for Kurt Cobain.  Paul’s even left-handed like Kurt, but he’s a little bit older than Kurt would be.

We’ve listed the channels broadcasting the concert here.