Nirvana is Taking Punk to the Masses in April 2011
Ever wanted to see Kurt Cobain's first on-stage smashed guitar? What about his artwork and the handwritten lyrics to his songs? Perhaps you fancy his potted-meat collection? Gross. While daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is busy promoting her artwork under the pseudonym Scumfuck, her father's art and memorabilia will be showcased at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.
The show, titled "Nirvana: Taking Punk To The Masses", will debut in April 2011, 17 years after the Nirvana frontman's passing. The exhibition will feature numerous photographs, drawings, memorabilia and instruments from Cobain.
Nirvana:TPTTM won't focus solely on Cobain's last days but will also put emphasis on his, and bandmates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, rise to stardom. Novoselic has contributed a great deal from his personal collection including candid photos that date as far back as 1986, before they even met Dave. Kurt's widow, Courtney Love, and David Grohl have been heavily consulted during the creation of the project.
The soundtrack for the exhibition will be provided by Steve Fisk who co-produced their single "Blew" in 1989. There's no extra charge to attend the Nirvana show. If you're a grunge fan and heading to Seattle between April 2011 and 2013, we strongly suggest you check out EMP.