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Twenty years after suicide, Kurt Cobain still fascinates

The road sign outside town reads "Welcome to Aberdeen. Come As You Are." The iconic Nirvana song title greets fans from around the world flocking to pay homage to Kurt Cobain. Twenty years after the grunge band's frontman killed himself, the run-down town in Washington state two hours from Seattle is keen to ensure that the legacy of its most famous son lives on. Mayor Bill Simpson rejects criticism that it is wrong to celebrate the life of a drug-addict who committed suicide when his daughter was still a toddler.

New photos of Kurt Cobain death scene yield no new clues: police

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A cold case investigator has found several rolls of undeveloped film from the scene of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's 1994 death, but Seattle police said on Thursday they do not expect the discovery will alter a finding that he committed suicide. The grunge rock hero died in Seattle at age 27 of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head.

Nirvana, KISS among 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

By Mary Milliken (Reuters) - Nirvana, the influential Seattle grunge band founded by the late Kurt Cobain, and the flamboyant 1970s rockers from KISS were among six new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the organization said on Tuesday. British singers and songwriters Peter Gabriel and Cat Stevens, folk-pop singer Linda Ronstadt and rock and soul duo Hall and Oates completed the list of performer inductees to the prestigious Hall of Fame, chosen from 16 nominees.

Grunge rock hero Kurt Cobain's childhood home for sale

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - The childhood home of the late grunge rock hero and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has been put up for sale in Washington state, with his family asking $500,000 for the property, more than seven times its assessed value. The run-down, two-story house, located in the woebegone former timber town of Aberdeen near the Olympic National Forest, can be moved into as is or uprooted from its foundations and carted off for display elsewhere, selling agent Edward Fitz said.

Pearl Jam rocks Chile's Lollapalooza

Santiago, Apr 7 (EFE).- U.S. rock band Pearl Jam kept the soul of grunge alive at the close of the first day of the 3rd edition of Chile's Lollapalooza music festival. The death of Nirvana leader and legend Kurt Cobain 19 years ago and of Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley in 2002 had left this subgenre of rock without key stylists and almost resulted in its slipping into oblivion. After a long day of music on Saturday, though, the thousands of music fest attendees - both Chileans and foreigners - were delighted with almost 30 numbers played by the Seattle band.

Foo Fighters frontman hails tech and the voice at SXSW

Rock music Renaissance man Dave Grohl hailed the march of technology Thursday as a powerful enabling gift to young musicians searching for their voices and firm control of the creative process. Giving this year's keynote speech at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, Grohl looked back on his life in music, which began when he first heard Edgar Winter's 1970s instrumental classic "Frankenstein" on a old record player.

Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Singer Anastacia diagnosed with breast cancer again LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Anastacia has been diagnosed with breast cancer having successfully battled the disease in 2003, she said in a statement posted on her Facebook page. The 44-year-old, who had major success outside the United States with hits like the 2000 dance favorite "I'm Outta Love", has been forced to cancel plans to tour Europe starting in London on April 6.

Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Singer Anastacia diagnosed with breast cancer again LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. singer Anastacia has been diagnosed with breast cancer having successfully battled the disease in 2003, she said in a statement posted on her Facebook page. The 44-year-old, who had major success outside the United States with hits like the 2000 dance favorite "I'm Outta Love", has been forced to cancel plans to tour Europe starting in London on April 6.

Reuters Entertainment News Summary

Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Rock band Stone Temple Pilots fire singer Scott Weiland

U.S. rock band Stone Temple Pilots fire singer Scott Weiland

LOS ANGELES, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Rock band Stone Temple Pilots on Wednesday said they had fired singer Scott Weiland - a decision which appeared to have surprised the band's founding member and the voice behind the its biggest hits of the 1990s. "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland," the band, which now consists of bassist Robert DeLeo, guitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, said in a statement. The band declined to give a reason for firing Weiland.
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