As previously reported, Nirvana filed a lawsuit against Marc Jacobs for ripping off their “smiley face” logo and now the fashion brand has officially responded. According to Billboard, the designer’s lawyers are arguing that the band does not own the copyright for the logo and that there are pronounced differences between the designs. The suit was originally filed in response to a shirt in Marc Jacobs’ “Bootleg Redux Grunge” product line, which features the squiggly face with the X’s switched out for the letters “M” and “J.” The band’s camp says they have had a trademark for the logo since 1992 and and that the shirt is a “blatant ripoff.”
Nirvana‘s “Live At The Paramount” will be released on vinyl on April 12. That effort features a show the band played at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA on October 31, 1991. It was previously released on Blu-ray and DVD in 2011, but this is the first time it will be available on vinyl. The 2 LP set will come with a couple of extras including a 12×24″ poster insert and a cloth sticky VIP pass replica as the download card insert.
According to TMZ, Nirvana are suing Marc Jacobs for ripping off their “smiley face” logo. The suit was filed in response to a shirt in Jacobs’ “Bootleg Redux Grunge” product line, which features the squiggly face with the X’s switched out for the letters “M” and “J.” The band have held the trademark for the logo since 1992 and their camp is saying the shirt is a “blatant ripoff.” You can read more about that HERE.
As previously teased, surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Pat Smear reunited onstage once again during Foo Fighters’ set at the Cal Jam festival in San Bernardino, CA last night (October 6). The group were joined by John McCauley (Deer Tick) and Joan Jett and the following tracks were perfomed: “Serve The Servants” (feat. McCauley), “Scentless Apprentice” (feat. McCauley), “In Bloom” (feat. McCauley), “Breed” (feat. Joan Jett), Smells Like Teen Spirit (feat. Joan Jett), and All Apologies (feat. Joan Jett and Brody Dalle).
It looks like surviving Nirvana members Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Pat Smear will be reuniting onstage once again during Cal Jam, which is set to take place on October 6 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. The rumors stem from a cryptic teaser Foo Fighters posted featuring “Serve The Servants” being played backwards along with footage from a reunion show the group played after the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. That set featured various guests including Joan Jett and John McCauley (Deer Tick), both of whom are scheduled to appear at the festival. Novoselic‘s band Giants In The Trees will perfom as well. Furthermore, the teaser was retweeted by the Nirvana account adding fuel to the fire. This news comes after the former Nirvana bandmates reunited during Foo Fighters’ September 1 show in Seattle, WA.
Former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl, and Pat Smear recently reunited to play a cover of The Vaselines‘ “Molly’s Lips“ during Foo Fighters’ September 1 show in Seattle, WA and some fans were apparently upset that they chose to perform without the late Kurt Cobain. Novoselic has since responded to the backlash in a hilarious tweet:
We tried to get a hold of him for this gig—as many times as we tried to contact Kurt, we couldn't get through. The phone just kept ringing & ringing. Kurt does not have email. In fact I have never emailed him in my life and I have been online since 1993. https://t.co/HTpvvhxzr1