NEWS: Weekly recap – Cobain again, Courtney Love opens Hole, and Glastonbury 2014

Kurt Cobain: more prolific than ever before

Kurt Cobain has had such an impact on the world of music that no introduction is needed. His life and his mythos speak loudly enough on their own. With the 20th anniversary of the grunge pioneer’s death has come a bombardment of tributes from artists, the dusting off of old (and sometimes awkward) interviews, and the poignant yet morbid decision of Seattle Police Department to release new photos taken at the death scene.

Cobain’s band Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (not you Chad Channing) on Thursday April 10, with the hope that Dave Grohl will for once renege his stance of not performing Nirvana songs. They will be joined by a range of artists, including KISSThe E Street Band and Cat Stevens (Yusef Islam).

 

Courtney Love reforms Hole?

Courtney Love had last week raised hopes (fears?) of a reunion with former Hole bandmates Patty Schemel and Eric Erlandson. A contemporary of Nirvana, Hole split in 2002 after a solid decade of feminism inspired songs and huge live energy shows. Despite a brief attempt by Love to reform Hole with a new lineup in 2010, this is the closest the original lineup has come to getting back together.

Unfortunately, Love may have jumped the gun, claiming that nothing has been set in stone and that the band are “all flipping out” over the singer’s revelations. Who knows? It may still happen.

 

Glastonbury Festival 2014 lineup

One of the most iconic festivals in the world, Glastonbury promises much for 2014, with the likes of Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Jack White, Lily Allen and The Black Keys confirmed. Festival founder Michael Eavis recently stated that he believes that Led Zeppelin will headline a future festival. Whilst missing from the 2014 lineup, frontman Robert Plant will be around at least, performing with his band Sensational Space Shifters. Anyone up for a flight to the UK?

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New live music venue for Brisbane

Brisbane is getting a brand new music venue in Fortitude Valley and it promises to deliver a fantastic live music experience. Taking over from where Electric Playground now sits, The Brightside will feature a refurbished beer garden, and promises weekend DJs alongside a slew of talented bands.

The new venue opens on Thursday May 1 and will celebrate its launch on Saturday May 3 with a night of festivities headlined by The Acacia Strain.

 

Northeast Party House LP tour

In June and August, the astounding dance-rock group Northeast Party House will embark on their Any Given Weekend Tour. Tickets are available from Wednesday April 9 – full details here. While you wait, check out the band’s latest single, “The Haunted”.

They are not the only ones with a massive tour coming up of course – in case you missed it, Violent Soho and The Smith Street Band are taking off on a national tour this July.

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