If you’ve always wanted to own a piece of Nirvana history, here’s your chance. Late frontman Kurt Cobain’s childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington is up for sale, according to BBC News.
The bungalow was purchased in 1969 by Cobain’s parents when he was two years old, and he lived there until his parents separated when he was nine. He also lived there for a time when he was a teenager. While the house was last valued at $67,000, it's currently being listed at $500,000.
Cobain’s sister Kim says it was a difficult decision for her family to sell the bungalow. “We've decided to sell the home to create a legacy for Kurt, and yes, there are some mixed feelings since we have all loved the home and it carries so many great memories,” she explains. “But our family has moved on from Washington, and [we] feel it's time to let go of the home."
Kim notes the family would also be open to a partnership which would turn the building in a museum, since it's located near Kurt Cobain Riverfront Park, a public space dedicated to her brother's memory.
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Kings of Leon’s Mechanical Bull Expected to Debut at Top Spot in UK, #2 in US
It appears that Kings of Leon’s sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull, will make a big splash on both sides of the Atlantic. Mechanical Bull is expected to beat out new albums by Drake and Jessie J for the #1 slot on the country's Official Albums Chart next week. That's according to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company, which keeps track of record sales. If Mechanical Bull claims the top spot, it will be the band’s fourth consecutive album to debut at #1, following 2007’s Because of the Times, 2008’s Only by the Night and 2010’s Come Around Sundown.
As for the U.S., HITS Daily Double reports Mechanical Bull is expected to score the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart next week, with sales estimated to come in somewhere around 115,000 to 125,000 copies. If the predictions pan out, this will be Kings of Leon’s second album in a row to debut at #2, following Come Around Sundown.
The Official Albums Chart will unveil its latest rankings on Monday, while the new Billboard200 chart's top 10 will be revealed on Wednesday.
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Former GN'R Bassist Duff McKagan to Deliver Keynote Speech at 2013 CBGB Festival
Duff McKagan has signed on to participate in the festivities for this year’s CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference. The former Guns N’ Roses bassist will deliver the Music Festival Keynote speech at the event, which will be held October 8-13 at more than 150 locations throughout New York City.
The lineup for the second annual event includes concerts from Atlas Genius, Creamdrummer Ginger Baker and Lisa Loeb, among others. In addition, the CBGB movie will premiere during the opening day of the fest, at 8:20 p.m. ET at Manhattan's Landmark Sunshine Theater. The film will hit theaters nationwide on October 11.
Tickets for the CBGB Music & Film Festival Conference are on sale now at CBGB.com with packages starting at $50.
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Michigan Man Sentenced in Kid Rock Break-In
A 42-year-old unemployed carpenter was sentenced to at least 46 months in prison Wednesday for trying to break into Kid Rock’s Michigan home by crashing his minivan through the singer’s front gate this past summer, the Detroit Free Press reports. Brian Keith pleaded no contest earlier this month to attempted home invasion, malicious destruction of a building and malicious destruction of personal property.
Keith’s attorney asked that his client be sent to a rehab program instead of prison so he could receive help for his alcohol and drug addiction, but Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Wendy Potts noted the defendant’s 28 prior misdemeanor convictions and three felonies and called Keith “a tremendous danger to the public...”
Surveillance video showed Keith using his car to ram through the front gate of Rock’s Clarkston, Michigan, home and getting out on crutches to try his luck on the doors.
Keith didn't get into the house. Rock wasn't home at the time of the incident.
Kid Rock did not attend Wednesday's hearing, but the newspaper reports he made his feelings known to prosecutors that he wanted Keith to receive the maximum penalty.
Prosecutors said Keith caused about $29,000 in damage during the break-in, but Kid Rock isn't seeking restitution.
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Metallica’s Robert Trujillo Says Making Through the Never Was More Stressful Than Recording Albums
Metallica’s 3D film, Through the Never, arrives at IMAX theaters across North America for a full week starting on Friday. Bassist Robert Trujillo says while enjoyed making the film, he found the process to be more difficult than recording albums.
"The stress level in movie production I think definitely exceeds making records," he tellsThe San Jose Mercury News. "There are so many people on a movie set, and you don't even know what half of them are doing. You know they are doing something important."
Trujillo adds that taking on the project of making an epic 3D film was worth the aggravation because it helped to bring the band closer together. "Just really taking on the challenge [of Through the Never] and embracing it seems to keep things really fresh in our camp, especially after all these years,” he explains. “These amazing challenges that we've been taking on these last few years have really invigorated us -- and, in a way, created unity."
After Through the Never has its run in the IMAX theaters, it'll expand into additional theaters starting October 4. The film’s soundtrack, Metallica Through the Never (Music from the Motion Picture), is now available at all the usual outlets.