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Courtney Love Discusses Casting For Kurt Cobain Biopic

Courtney Love At 'Grey Seminar' At the 2014 Cannes Lions


I know EXACTLY who Courtney is talking about when she told The Philippine Daily Enquirer that she’s been ruminating over whom she would like to see play her late husband Kurt Cobain in the upcoming biopic about the Nirvana frontman.

“Love and her team are apparently considering demo reels submitted by actors who want to play Cobain in a film, with hopes of beginning production “within the next year”. “[It] was really tough because these boys are so pretty, so cute,” she told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “I won’t name names because I don’t want to jinx it for anyone but these are 25-year-olds who are blond, gorgeous and the new Brad Pitts … Some are really good actors, not just pretty faces.” “


I’ll just come right out with it: Charlie Hunnman. Why, you ask? Remember that Courtney has signed on to play a pre-school teacher on Sons of Anarchy next season? I’m pretty sure that has involved some sniffing around of Charlie on Courtney’s part. He might not be 25 years old, but surely he can play Kurt. Charlie does have the “young Brad Pitt” look about him, doesn’t he?


I’ll admit it it if I’m wrong…but this all seems to add up nicely, don’t you think?

Paul McCartney To Front Nirvana ‘Reunion’ For 12-12-12 Concert



Oh, for eff’s sake.  I’ve been sitting on this crap all day long and only now bring myself to write these words: Paul McCartney is fronting Nirvana  i.e. standing in for Kurt Cobain at tonight’s 12-12-12 Concert.  I’ll wait a second for you to catch your breath if you hadn’t heard yet.  I’ll wait even longer if you live in the Northwest, specifically in Seattle forpitysake.

Oh.  It gets better.  “The Cute Dumb One” had this nugget of gold in response to getting the gig:

via TheSun.co.uk:

“I didn’t really know who they were,” the 70-year-old Beatles legend told The Sun. “They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said, ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time? And somebody whispered to me, ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.”

Wait. What?  “You’re Kurt”??  As. Bloody. IF.


I’m more than willing to pit The Beatles vs. Nirvana, if only for tonight.  This is the ONE night David Bowie could have taken a car down the street and played “The Man Who Sold The World“.  No one would have been offended.  In fact–we would’ve been thrilled. 


Thanks to Mary for the hideous photo up there.

Kurt Cobain Would Have Been 45 Years Old Today

The iconic bench where gifts are left in Viretta Park in Seattle

Photo: jaBrink Photography

Kurt Cobain would have been 45 years old today.   A small group of nice folks took it upon themselves to clean up the small park that is next door to Kurt Cobain’s home in Seattle this overcast, chilly day.  Yeah, that home.  The small greenhouse where Kurt decided to end it all has since been removed.

via Luke Ducey – KOMO4NEWS SEATTLE

Volunteers cleaning up in honor of Kurt

Photo: KOMO4

“One of those fans is Michael Augustine, who traveled all the way from Phoenix to spend this special day cleaning up the park right next to his hero’s old home.

Augustine found it impossible to hold back the tears – he shares the same birthday as Kurt Cobain.

“He was always cool – his music rocked,” Augustine says. “Today’s my 40th birthday, and it’s his 44th birthday.”

The ’90s rock icon died in the house next to Viretta Park in April 1994. The place is now a mecca for Kurt Cobain fans.

On Sunday, a group of volunteers gave the park a makeover.

“It just looks like it’s been forgotten almost – it’s just very strange,” says Daniel Johnson.

He started the cleanup project in connection with Seattle City Parks – which donated the tools.

“It will be good to get it cleaned up, restore the ecology – reinforce the area,” he says.

His plan is to tear out all the nonindigenous plants – the holly and the berries – thrown down burlap sacks, then replant native bushes and trees.

About a dozen people are chipping in to help.

Tara Denton drove down from British Columbia.

“It’s just his music, I guess – it touched a lot of people,” she says. “I know that the neighbors are sometimes opposed to people coming here, but regardless – they’re going to come.”

People who live right next to the park have been complaining for years about the thousands and thousands of people who visit here every year.

Fans from all over the world have left behind their names and messages, along with mementos like cigarettes, necklaces, bracelets and photos on a park bench.

Augustine says that’s all the more reason to clean up.

“It was just good – it was cool to come out and just check it out,” he says.

At some point the group wants to put in a permanent memorial to Kurt Cobain. They’re working with neighbors to make that happen.”

Photos:  jaBrink Photography

Even though I live in Seattle, I do make it up the Viretta Park at least once a year.

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