Nirvana And Heart Members To Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards From Recording Academy

Nirvana and Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson will be receiving lifetime achievement awards from the Recording Academy during the upcoming Special Merit Awards ceremony. That event will take place at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on February 4. Other honorees include: Bobby McFerrin, Ma Rainey, Nile Rodgers, and Slick Rick.

Puddle Of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin On Infamous Cover Of Nirvana’s “About A Girl”: “It Looked And Sounded Like Total Shit”

Back in 2020, Puddle Of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin ended up going viral after butchering a cover of Nirvana’s “About A Girl” during a performance for SiriusXM. Now, during a recent interview with Songfacts, the frontman further opened up about the mishap:

“Oh, yeah. You know what? I was acclimating and it was a tiring day, and I had already performed five or six songs at one time, and by the time I got to that one — which I shouldn’t even have done because I cannot nail that song — I was a little tired. It looked and sounded like total shit. But live to fight another day, dude.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Nirvana “Nevermind” Baby Appeals Past Lawsuit Dismissal

According to Spin, Spencer Elden, the man who appeared on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” as a baby, has appealed Judge Fernando Olguin’s decision to dismiss his “child pornography” lawsuit against the band. The 31-year-old has invoked Masha’s Law, which allows victims of child pornography to seek monetary damages as adults. He is also claiming that Olguin’s dismissal was done so in error.

The appeal said the following:

“Courts have repeatedly held that distribution of child pornography infringes a victim’s dignity interests no matter the victim’s age at the time of distribution.”

The complaint also cited the late Kurt Cobain’s journals, saying the frontman “described his twisted vision for the ‘Nevermind‘ album cover as a manifestation of his emotional and sexual disturbances.” It went on to say:

“Cobain’s preoccupation with pornographic imagery started at a very early age. One of Cobain’s school classmates discovered him drawing pornography as a young child.”

The following was also added:

“[Elden] is aware that Appellees are commercially exploiting the frontal nude image of him as a four–month–old child to sell a[n] album to millions of people (many of whom he does not know) around the world.

This understandably causes him extreme ongoing psychic or emotional injury for which he is entitled to damages and an injunction. Although this remedy will not rid the world of his sexualized image, it will provide him the means to get mental health treatment and give him the benefit of knowing that the distribution and repeated violation of his privacy by Appellees will finally stop.”

It is unclear what Elden is currently seeking, but the original suit said he wanted a minimum of $150,000 per defendant.

Watch Nandi Bushell Jam With Taylor Hawkins’ Son Shane Hawkins

Nandi Bushell has shared some footage from a jam session that she had with Shane Hawkins, the son of the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters). You can watch them run through songs from Nirvana, Foo Fighters, etc. below. The set took place backstage at Wembley Stadium in London, England prior to the September 3 Taylor Hawkins tribute show.

Seether Share Animated Video For 2002 Live Acoustic Cover Of Nirvana’s “Something In The Way”

Seether have shared an animated video for a live acoustic cover of Nirvana’s “Something In The Way.” The track was recorded during a 2002 session at the 99X Music Lounge in Atlanta, GA and it will appear on the 20th anniversary deluxe edition of “Disclaimer.” That set will be available on January 20 and more details on it can be found HERE.

Watch Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

During an October 29 benefit show at the Silverlake Conservatory Of Music in Los Angeles, CA, Red Hot Chili Peppers performed a partial cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Metallica, Tool, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members Added To Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute show. The event will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Tommy Brenneck (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
  • Danny Carey (Tool)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jon “Juano” Davison (Yes)
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Mark King (Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • Mark Ronson
  • Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer)
  • Nate Wood (Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders)
  • Andrew Wyatt.

Nirvana “Nevermind” Baby Lawsuit Dismissed For Final Time

According to Rolling Stone, Nirvana have won the lawsuit that was filed against them by Spencer Elden. The man, who appeared on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” as a baby, was originally suing the band for “child pornography.”

U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin says he dismissed the case because Elden waited too long to file:

“In short, because it is undisputed that [Elden] did not file his complaint within ten years after he discovered a violation… the court concludes that his claim is untimely”

“Because plaintiff had an opportunity to address the deficiencies in his complaint regarding the statute of limitations, the court is persuaded that it would be futile to afford plaintiff a fourth opportunity to file an amended complaint.”

Olguin previously dismissed the case after Elden failed to make a December 30, 2021 deadline to file an opposition to the defendants’ motion to dismiss. However, the dismissal was made “with leave to amend,” so Elden was able to issue another amended complaint before January 13, 2022.

The revised suit still claimed that Nirvana “intentionally commercially marketed the child pornography depicting Spencer and leveraged the lascivious nature of his image to promote the Nevermind album, the band, and Nirvana’s music, while earning, at a minimum, tens of millions of dollars in the aggregate.” However, the sex trafficking claims were ultimately dropped. It is unclear what Elden was currently seeking, but the original suit said he wanted a minimum of $150,000 per defendant.

In a previous motion to dismiss, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, claimed that Elden’s child pornography allegations were “not serious” and that they were “barred by the applicable statute of limitations.” The band also issued a statement saying that “no amendment [was] possible to salvage [Elden’s] claim.”

AC/DC, Metallica, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, Etc. Members Added To Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their Taylor Hawkins tribute concerts. Those shows will be held at Wembley Stadium in London, UK on September 3 and at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27.

Here’s the updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Nandi Bushell
  • Martin Chambers (The Pretenders)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Josh Freese (Devo)
  • Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • James Gang
  • Alain Johannes
  • Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • Nile Rodgers (Chic)
  • Mark Ronson
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Supergrass
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Dave Chappelle
  • Chris Rock

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Mark King (ex-Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Mark Ronson
  • Gene Simmons (KISS)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer).

Notably, Foo Fighters have also revealed that the London, UK show will be streamed live. Blabbermouth shared a rundown of where you can watch it:

“The full Wembley Stadium show will be available to stream live and on demand across Paramount’s streaming and digital platforms, including:

* Live coverage across Paramount+ (domestically),Pluto TV (internationally) and MTV brand YouTube channels (globally) beginning Saturday, September 3 (11:30 a.m. EDT / 4:30 p.m. BST).

* On-demand access globally via Paramount+ on Saturday, September 3 and on Pluto TV and MTV TV VOD starting the week of September 5.

Special editions of the concert will air in prime time across Paramount’s broadcast and cable channels globally:

* CBS television network will broadcast highlights from the tribute concert on Saturday, September 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).

* MTV will also air the one-hour special across its channels around the world starting in Latin America on Saturday, September 3 and other international territories on Sunday, September 4, followed by an extended two-hour compilation that will air globally in September.”