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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Reflects on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Performances

At the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana put on a performance for the ages. Drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear pounded out a four-song set of Nirvana tunes with a rotation of female vocalists taking on each song. Joan Jett, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon, St. Vincent and pop superstar Lorde all took part, and in a new blog post by Novoselic, the musician reminisces about the hallmark night.

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KISS’ Paul Stanley Accuses Former Bandmates Ace Frehley + Peter Criss of Being Anti-Semitic

The KISS drama continues as Paul Stanley's long-awaited autobiography, 'Face the Music: A Life Exposed,' which hits shelves on April 8, reportedly contains some serious accusations towards former KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. According to Stanley, he believes the two are anti-Semitic, drawing from "years and years of interactions" as proof.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO Talks KISS Drama, Keeps Potential Nirvana Performance Quiet

With the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony coming up on April 10, there has been a whirlwind of controversy and speculation. From the inner turmoil involving the current and former members of KISS, to a potential performance from surviving members of Nirvana, many questions were recently asked to Rock Hall CEO Joel Peresman.

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Kurt Cobain
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Seattle Police Face Lawsuit After Releasing Kurt Cobain Death Scene Photos

In anticipation for the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, Seattle police have been revealing never-before-seen photos of the Nirvana frontman's death scene. A total of 18 pictures have been released to-date, the most recent of which showcase parts of Cobain's actual body. In a strange twist, Seattle police are now being hit with a lawsuit by self-described investigative journalist Richard Lee.

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Current and Classic KISS Members to Share Table at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Update (11:40am): Sources claim that Vinnie Vincent will, in fact, attend the Hall of Fame ceremony as well.

With the tremendous amount of drama surrounding the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction of KISS, there are many questions being asked. One of these questions, however, has just been answered. According to a new report, the full current KISS lineup will attend the induction ceremony, as will founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, along with former guitarist Bruce Kulick.

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Seattle Police Reveal New Photos of Kurt Cobain’s Death Scene

Last week, news broke that Seattle police were reviewing the case of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death. Part of the review included developing 35mm film that had been sitting in a police station vault for 20 years, and although it was reported that photos of Cobain dead would not be released, the Seattle police have reportedly published nine new pictures of Cobain's death scene.

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KISS Bassist Gene Simmons: Ace Frehley + Peter Criss ‘No Longer Deserve to Wear the Paint’

How much uglier could it get between current and former members of KISS? The iconic act will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, choosing not to perform at the ceremony after various conflicts. However, Gene Simmons just launched perhaps the most insulting comment to date in the direction of classic members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

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Nirvana Fan Aims to Turn Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Into Memorial Museum

An incredibly ambitious project has been undertaken by a Nirvana fan from Portland, Oregon. Journalist Jaime Dunkle recently discovered that late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's childhood home was on the market, and with this discovery, Dunkle began an effort to purchase the house and turn it into a museum.

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Former Nirvana Drummer Chad Channing Will Not Be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Over the weekend, it was reported that former Nirvana drummer Chad Channing, who manned the kit for the band's debut album, 'Bleach,' would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. However, according to a new message sent by the Rock Hall, Channing will not be included in Nirvana's induction.

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Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Tribute Album to Feature Thursday, Circa Survive, Daughters + More

On Sept. 13, 1993, Nirvana released what would become their final studio album, 'In Utero.' The influence of 'In Utero' and the rest of Nirvana's discography are still very present, and many celebrated rock and metal acts have teamed up to record 'In Utero: In Tribute' just in time for Record Store Day.

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