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Kurt Cobain Album Coming This Summer


Filmmaker Brett Morgen, director of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, has revealed that an album collecting previously unheard music from late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s personal tapes will be released this summer. Morgen told Bedford + Bowery, “We’re going to be putting out an amazing album this summer,” adding that the record “will feel like you’re kind of hanging out with Kurt Cobain on a hot summer day in Olympia, Washington as he fiddles about. It’s going to really surprise people.”


Morgen said, “Just to be clear, it’s not a Nirvana album, it’s just Kurt and you’re going to hear him do things you never expected to come out of him.”


According to the director, the tapes contain jam sessions with Courtney Love, jam sessions with friends and Nirvana, demo tapes, demo tapes with his punk band Fecal Matter, spoken word material, covers of the Beatles, sound effects, sound design, and more.



BB King Receiving Hospice Care


Blues legend B.B. King is receiving hospice care at home. The 89-year-old King posted a message on his official website, BBKing.com, writing: “I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas. Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers.” Vintage Vinyl News posted the message comes on the heels of his daughter, Patty King, calling the police on B.B.’s manager Laverne Toney — who holds B.B.’s power of attorney — citing elder abuse. The blues legend had been hospitalized last month for what was is believed to be dehydration, due to his ongoing battle with diabetes.


According to the TMZ article, Patty King said that “his urine was orange and he wasn’t eating” as well as stating that B.B. also suffered a minor heart attack. Patty and her boyfriend filed charges with authorities against Toney for a second time. Authorities had reportedly refused to file charges for their initial effort.



Let A Bear Sh!t In The Woods

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, bassist Duff McKagan and others are among the musicians and celebrities that have joined a campaign this month to make sure bears can still poop in the forest. The campaign, which is actually called “Let a Bear S**t in the Woods,” is aimed at ending the painful and invasive technique of extracting bile from bears on the numerous bear bile farms in China and Vietnam.


Kiedis, the Osbournes have all filmed clips to help spread the word about the bile extraction practices.

Jimmy Page, Ricky Gervais and Olivia Newton-John are also among those supporting the campaign, which will post videos and photos from everyone involved on May 13th.



Pearl Jam Not Into Crowdfunded Concerts


(Radio.com) Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters now have one less thing in common: their reaction to crowdfunded concerts.

While the Foos embraced the post-millennial show approach, playing a show in Richmond last summer after it was crowdfunded, Pearl Jam have decided against going down the same route.

After one Pearl Jam fan pushed to get the band to play the newly renovated Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, locking down 578 backers and raising over $140,000 in the process, management responded with a soft but firm no.

“We love the passion and enthusiasm of the fans who have spearheaded Pearl Jam crowdfund efforts,” Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis told the Village Voice. “However, with more and more of these crowdfunded show proposals cropping up, we want to be clear before fans invest their hard-earned money into these efforts that they are unlikely to happen.”



Van Halen To Play Billboard Music Awards


Van Halen will play the 2015 Billboard Music Awards later this month, marking the first time that the current lineup of the band — which includes original singer David Lee Roth and guitarist Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang on bass — has performed at an awards show. Billboard reported the event will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas via ABC on Sunday, May 17th at 8:00 p.m. ET.


Out now is Tokyo Dome In Concert, Van Halen’s first ever live collection featuring David Lee Roth, despite numerous pro-shot concerts from the band’s original heyday being heavily booted for years — including film and videotaped-sourced shows from 1981 in Oakland, California; 1982 in Largo, Maryland; 1983 in San Paolo, Brazil and the US Festival in San Bernadino, California; and 1984 in Leicestershire, England — among others.