"In some ways I knew the way it worked. Many of the other people who were on that short list with us had been nominated before, and I figured that unless you're in Nirvana you're not going to get in the first year, so there you go. I'm not too disappointed. I'm sure it'll come up again." Yes star Chris Squire on his band's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame snub.
Courtney Love is in the early stages of turning her late husband Kurt Cobain's life story into a Broadway musical. In a new NME magazine article to mark the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana star's death later this month (Apr14), the rocker has revealed she and her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, have agreed to develop the project if they get the right people involved.
She says, "After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fan mail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen."
But the musical won't come together in a hurry.
Love adds, "There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn't been told before. I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see.
"I know her father's spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theatre with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives."
Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, Washington on 8 April, 1994.
Singer Linda Ronstadt has confirmed she'll be a no-show at the upcoming Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - because she's too ill to attend. The Blue Bayou hitmaker revealed she is battling Parkinson's disease last year (13) - and her poor health makes it difficult for her to travel.
But she tells Billboard.com that she's not that bothered about the honour anyway, explaining, "I haven't given it one thought, I have to say. It wasn't anything I ever thought about.
"I never thought of myself as a rock 'n' roll singer; I sang it, (but) it's just one of the things I sang. I sang a lot of different stuff. I didn't go the last two times I was nominated for a Grammy, either. I don't have anything against it; you just don't do things for those reasons. If you're working for prizes, you're in trouble."
And she's not sure Hall of Fame officials know how to contact her anyway, joking, "I don't think they have my number."
On Tuesday (01Apr14), it was announced that Eagles star Glenn Frey, who was once part of Ronstadt's backing band, will induct Ronstadt, while Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow and Emmylou Harris will perform a musical tribute to her at the New York ceremony.
Ronstadt will join the Class of 2014 at the Hall of Fame on 10 April (14) alongside the likes of KISS, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.
Coldplay's Chris Martin, Stevie Nicks, country star Carrie Underwood and rocker Bruce Springsteen will be among the stars honouring this year's (14) Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. The Boss' sidekicks, The E Street Band, will be inducted at the ceremony in New York City later this month (Apr14), and Springsteen has agreed to do the honours himself, while he will also perform with his group during the show.
Nicks and Underwood will perform a tribute to Linda Ronstadt along with Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Sheryl Crow, and Glenn Frey, who played in Ronstadt's backing group with his Eagles bandmate Don Henley, will induct the singer.
However, Ronstadt will be absent from the ceremony due to health issues.
Nirvana will be inducted by R.E.M. star Michael Stipe, Martin will honour Peter Gabriel and Tom Morello will look after KISS, while The Roots' Questlove will introduce Hall & Oates.
Gabriel and fellow inductee Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, will also be among performers during the show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 10 April (14), but KISS have refused to take to the stage following a dispute with organisers.
Police in Seattle, Washington have released new images of Kurt Cobain's death scene as Nirvana fans prepare to mark the 20th anniversary of his passing next month (Apr14). The 35 undeveloped photos were discovered during a recent re-investigation into the rock star's suicide.
Now developed, they show Cobain's suicide note, with a pen stuck directly through the middle of it, his driving licence and his heroin kit in a cigar box that was found at the scene.
The Smells Like Teen Spirit rocker was just 27 when he was found dead of a shotgun wound in his home on Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle on 8 April 1994.
The initial police investigation determined that Cobain had committed suicide three days before.
Members of Stone Temple Pilots, Alice In Chains and Jane'S Addiction have signed on to offer up tips and advice at an upcoming Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Las Vegas. Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Stone Temple Pilots' Dean DeLeo and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins will team up for sessions during the summer event at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The rock trio will join regular counsellors Peter Klett from Candlebox and former Quiet Riot and Whitesnake star Rudy Sarso for the camp, which this year will focus on the sound of grunge.
Campers will run through songs performed by Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden and then perform them live at the House of Blues as part of the event's finale in August (14).
Kurt Cobain is set to be immortalised in comic book form thanks to a tribute which will be released on the 20th anniversary of his passing. The Nirvana frontman died from a shotgun wound at his home in Seattle, Washington in April, 1994 and to commemorate the music icon's legacy, writer and artist Jayfri Hashim has created Tribute: Kurt Cobain in honour of the beloved rocker.
The book will tell the story of Cobain's life, from his days starting out as a musician to his battle with the pressures of success and fame.
Bluewater Productions publisher Darren G. Davis explains the importance of the the comic books in a statement: "The Tribute line of comic books tells the stories of people that have made a significant difference in the world while they were with us. It is a way for us to honor these people who have made a difference in the world.
"Not only is this a great way to understand the importance of his contribution to music, but it is a great tool for kids to read about him in a different medium."
Other artists featured in the Bluewater Tribute line of comic books include John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Keith Richards.
Tribute: Kurt Cobain will be published on 2 April (14).
Kurt Cobain's personal effects from the time of his death have been revealed in newly-released police photographs. The Nirvana frontman was found dead at his home in Seattle, Washington on 8 April, 1994 and coroners subsequently ruled the singer shot himself three days before his body was discovered.
Authorities found four rolls of undeveloped film during a recent re-examination of the case and now local police have released the pictures to the public.
The previously-unseen snaps show Cobain's belongings scattered on the floor. The items include a hat, a pair of sunglasses, a packet of cigarettes and his wallet, while an opened cigar box appears to contain drug paraphernalia including needles and a spoon.
A statement posed on the Seattle Police Department's website on Thursday (20Mar14) also moves to silence conspiracy theories about Cobain's death, citing the recent investigation by a Cold Case Detective Mike Ciesynski, who agreed with the initial conclusions.
Ciesynski says of his findings, "Sometimes people believe what they read - some of the disinformation from some of the books, that this was a conspiracy. That's completely inaccurate. It's a suicide. This is a closed case."
"He called me one night... and left a message on my phone: 'Let's get together in the studio'. I called him back to be polite. I was not dying to record with him." Iggy Pop on turning down the chance to work with superfan Kurt Cobain before the Nirvana star died in 1994.
Authorities in Seattle, Washington have dismissed reports suggesting they are re-opening an investigation into Kurt Cobain's suicide, 20 years after his death. A Seattle cold-case detective recently revisited police files detailing the Nirvana frontman's demise in April, 1994, which was officially ruled a suicide, prompting rumours suggesting cops were taking another look at the case.
However, police spokeswoman Renee Witt has spoken out to clear up the false claims, stating, "He dug up the files and had another look and there was nothing new."
Instead, Witt revealed officials will be releasing new photographs discovered during the re-examination of Cobain's death and will answer any questions about the case on the anniversary of the rock star's death next month (Apr14), reports the Seattle Times.
Cobain was found dead from a bullet to the head, with a shotgun laid across his body at his Lake Washington Boulevard home on 8 April, 1994. Coroners determined the tragic rocker had taken his own life three days prior to the discovery of his remains.