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Cobain-Inspired Converses Court Controversy

E! Online, May 30, 2008 11:00 am PDT
Kurt Cobain boots bad; Converse-inspired ones rad.

A year ago, the Nirvana frontman's widow, Courtney Love, kicked to the curb print ads in the U.K. that featured her late husband modelingDoc Marten boots in heaven.

How things change.

Now, the ex-Hole singer is giving thumbs up to a line of Converse sneakers paying tribute to the grunge icon, who committed suicide in 1994. The shoes will hit stores this fall, along with footwear inspired by the Grateful Dead, to help mark the manufacturer's 100th anniversary.

"They are the renegades of sound, the league-changers, champions of underachievement, the paint drippers and those with flawless style," Scott Patt, Converse Global Footwear's creative director, touted in a press release Friday.

"These pioneers follow what's inside and do what they believe to be right."

And that apparently includes making the most of commercial endorsements.

The Cobain collection comes in three different styles—Chuck Taylor All Stars, Jack Purcell and One Star—and sports artwork and scribbles taken from his personal notebooks and lyrics from such seminal songs as "Come As You Are."

As for the Dead's line, they ain't Birkenstocks. Instead, the shoe company is selling designs sporting some of the legendary jam band's artwork from the '60s and '70s, including the red-and-blue skull logo and those famous dancing bears.

Both sneaker lines will retail between $50 and $65.

While Cobain did wear Converse when he was alive, to some Nirvana faithful the deal smells like a sellout by his estate, and many are ridiculing the shoemaker's claim to honor him. Here's a quick sampling:

• "They're my favorite brand of sneakers. I've also worshiped Nirvana since I was 13. That being said, this is disgusting. Courtney Love is disgusting! The whole thing makes me ill," wrote a fan • "Kurt would had of hated this filth...I am disgusted with Courtney he would have never wanted it to be like this," an anonymous commenter wrote at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's reader blog. • "I just threw up in my mouth. This is repulsive," opined another. • Another simply quoted lyrics from Nirvana's "Rape Me." This isn't the first time Love's been called out for cashing in on Kurt's legacy.

A year ago, Love put up for auction the bulk of the rocker's belongings, including many of his flannel shirts. That came a year after the cash-strapped "Doll Parts" singer struck a $50 million deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing to sell off a 25 percent stake in the Nirvana catalog.

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Smashed Kurt Cobain guitar sold for $100,000

AP, Dec 24, 2008 7:00 am PST
A smashed guitar from the late grunge rocker Kurt Cobain has been sold to an unidentified private collector for $100,000.

Helen Hall, a broker in England, says it's the second-highest known price for an item of Cobain memorabilia. The seller was punk rockerSluggo of The Grannies and Hullabaloo.

The sale was confirmed Tuesday by Jacob McMurray, senior curator at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, where the taped-up Fender Mustang guitar in sunburst finish was displayed for a time.

"It's a really cool-looking guitar because it's smashed and held together with duct tape and Kurt Cobain wrote on it," McMurray said.

Sluggo said he traded a working guitar for the smashed one during the first U.S. tour of Cobain's band, Nirvana.

McMurray said Nirvana, living hand-to-mouth, was on a tour in New Jersey when Cobain smashed the guitar on stage and went looking for one to play at his next gig.

The swap was made while Cobain was staying at the apartment of Sluggo, who goes only by that name, and Sluggo's girlfriend, McMurray said.

He said he hoped the buyer would allow the instrument to return to Seattle for a Cobain exhibit he is preparing for 2010.

"There's not a huge amount of broken Nirvana guitars out there," McMurray said, adding that most amount to "little slivers and fragments."

A news release from Hall said the highest price paid for a piece of Cobain memorabilia was $131,000 at a 2006 auction for his Mosrite Gospel Mark IV guitar.

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Kurt Cobain's daughter to make singing debut with My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Yahoo! Music, Feb 4, 2010 4:00 pm PST
Courtesy of NME -- Frances Bean Cobain sings as part of a "gang" on Dresden Dolls side-project

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter Frances Bean is to make her singing debut on a track also featuring My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way, Andrew WK, and Weird Al Yankovic.

Seventeen-year-old Cobain sings on "My Space," which will appear on the eponymous debut album by Evelyn Evelyn, who are made up of Dresden Dolls frontwoman Amanda Palmer and Seattle musician Jason Webley.

Other acts on the track include Tegan & Sara, ex-Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay, Margaret Cho, Eugene Mirman, and various members of Mindless Self-Indulgence, reports

The album Evelyn Evelyn is due to be released on March 30.

In December, Courtney Love lost custody of Frances Bean Cobain.

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