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“I said to the photographer, ‘Let’s do it naked.’"
Scientist explains the "cocktail" he used to come up with his shortlist.
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In the last few years, two high profile youth suicides in the Ottawa region garnered tremendous media attention and, as a new study suggests, resulted in increased emergency room visits by youth for mental health distress. But what at first sounds like an alarming link may serve as an important positive lesson.
Attending a live concert has always been a very special thing. Fans come out in hundreds or thousands to watch their favourite artists perform and share the special bond that is the love of live music...
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With the much-hyped release of Michael Jackson's second posthumous album "Xscape" this week, the spirit of the King of Pop has been coming back to haunt music fans. The new MJ music video for "Love N...
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Police may not have re-opened Kurt Cobain's suicide investigation, but after 20 years there's still new information coming out. First there was a raft of police photos from the death scene and now a n...
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The band was fronted by a guy named Alice who wore women's clothes. They played New York City a month before the Stonewall riots and caused their own riot amongst the fawning drag queens in attendance when Alice started tossing beer bottles in the audience to get a reaction. New York City police should not have messed with a bunch of pissed off drag queens hopped up on testosterone and Alice Cooper!
Kurt Cobain died twenty years ago this week. A couple years after that, Lorde was born, and last night she was one of four women who replaced Nirvana's late singer as the Seattle band reunited for the...
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With Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Wednesday, and a possible musical about the band heading for the stage, it's only a matter of time before Hollywood makes a film about the...
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The question of who might front Nirvana when the legendary Seattle rock band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10 has been on fans' minds for months. Kurt Cobain is not an easy...
As Nirvana fans commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death this month, noted music writer and Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross has called out the mayor and other local bureaucrats...
While Kurt Cobain's suicide — 20 years ago on April 5 — is the biggest thing that many people remember about him, others say that Nirvana frontman's continuing impact on music and far beyond...
Nirvana did what all great bands do: they made everyone else catch up. Mainstream radio accommodated alternative music's idiosyncracies, in the case of Nirvana the confrontation of Cobain's distorted guitar, vocal roughness, sonic dissonance, and deliberately nonsensical lyrics. Whatever one's view of Cobain, it is undeniable that he set pop music on a new course.
Every generation like to rag on the one that follows for having terrible taste, but just because kids today apparently like Imagine Dragons, doesn't mean they can't recognize the good stuff when they...
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Seattle TV station KIRO 7 reports that police have found new photos from the investigation into the death of Kurt Cobain, two decades after the Nirvana singer was found dead in his Seattle home, but t...
Nirvana remains an influence on all subsections of rock, from alternative to metal, but Kurt Cobain, bizarrely, also shows up frequently in modern hip-hop. In the summer of 2013, Jay-Z sampled some of "Teen Spirit" for his hit song "Holy Grail." But it was pointed out to me that Jay-Z's song is just one of at least a dozen times "Teen Spirit" has shown up in hip-hop or dance music.
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It was February 27, 1994 and Nirvana was headed into the fire of the Yugoslav war, no one knowing it would be their second last show. While we waited for our names to be checked at the backstage entrance of a Slovenian arena, we felt a wave of excitement around us as Kurt Cobain and his entourage passed by the glass doors inside.
There's Rock Camp for Girls, getting the next generation of female musicians hooked on writing, playing and recording from a young age. There are female-fronted bands criss-crossing the continent in vans every week -- or tour buses, if you're Beyonce's all-female backing band, The Sugar Mamas.
For a Jewish, middle class, Montrealer, I've spent a lot of my life in the company of the Buddha. I have had an 18-year on-again, off-again relationship with the Buddha. He's been by my side during the ups and downs. I never practiced Buddhism, but I have been a student of the religion for half my life.
Twenty years ago, Nirvana released "In Utero," their most controversial and, sadly, final studio album. After the unlikely mainstream success of 1991's "Nevermind," the band felt like they could do wh...
Nineties alt-rockers Garbage rocked David Letterman's "Late Show" earlier this week, reigniting our love of recycling, er, nostalgia. Late night — and TV in general — has been the launching pad for c...
The speed with which our world now lives could well put an end to the world of iconic brands. Before all of this connectivity, a great brand could stand the test of time. It now seems like insanity. The Beatles were iconic. Do you believe that any of the musicians today that we admire will be able to leave this kind of legacy? What about companies?