Kurt Cobain’s Guitar Expected To Fetch Over $1 Million
Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance is one of the best episodes of the long-running MTV Show. The guitar that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain performed with was a 1959 Martin D-18E and it is up for sale as part of Julien’s Auction “Music Icons” auction taking place on June 19 and 20th in Beverly Hills.
The auction description for the item reads
The singer’s 1959 Martin D-18E that he performed on during the live taping back in 1993 is the centerpiece of Julien’s Auctions upcoming “Music Icons” auction, taking place June 19 and 20 in Beverly Hills, California.
the 1959 Martin D-18E guitar was the only guitar he used throughout the entire MTV Unplugged performance. Cobain purchased this vintage Martin guitar and its vintage hardshell case at Voltage Guitar in Los Angeles. Both the guitar and its case were personally customized prior to his MTV appearance and the set are being offered together in this auction, along with three Dunlop guitar picks, a partial set of Martin & Co. guitar strings and other accessories.
Cobain’s sweater he wore had previously changed hands several times and has been auctioned in the past). The guitar is estimated to be worth around $1 million. The guitar will first go on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in London.
There’s plenty of other rock n’ roll related items that will be up for sale alongside Kurt Cobain’s guitar via Julian’s Auctions.
New Video of Slash On Tour Surfaces Online
A new video from Slash on tour with the Conspirators discussing his guitars has surfaced online. Check it out below!
Guns N’ Roses Cancel Summer Touring Plans
To know one’s surprise Guns N’ Roses will not be touring Europe this summer. The band made the announcement today on social media, but didn’t outright scrap all the shows. Instead, they maybe rescheduled at some point in time. Check out the announcement below!
GN’R Fam: Sadly the upcoming European tour will not be happening. Things are changing daily and we want to keep our fans, crew members and band safe. We are working hard with our promoters, venues and cities/countries on next steps and will make further announcements as soon as we can.
Thank you for your patience. We will get through this together and look forward to seeing you all very soon …
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) May 11, 2020
The tour was scheduled to start on May 20 in Lisbon, Portugal, with dates planned to run through June 27 in Dublin, Ireland. The band was planning on touring stadiums across North America this summer with the Smashing Pumpkins opening several shows. The band’s south american shows were already pushed from March and April to this fall. My guess is that those shows will be canned. You can see the band’s current scheduled tour dates here.
Slash Helps Out Alice in Chains Guitarist Jerry Cantrell
Fred Durst & Eddie Van Halen’s 2000’s Era Feud
Back in the mid 2000’s Eddie Van Halen and Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst almost collaborated together. The end result would involve one of them pointing a gun at the other. We take a look at the feud today.
Guns N’ Roses Ex-Drummer Matt Sorum Talks Who he Thought Would Die First From The Band
Earlier this week former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum revealed who he thought would be the first to die during his time in the band. To know one’s surprise he singled out Duff “Punk Rock” Mckagan due to his escalating drinking in the early 90’s. During an appearance on “Appetite For Distortion” Podcast, Sorum discussed the issue:
Matt is about to release an autobiography titled “Double Talkin’ Jive” in early July. He said:
“At that particular time of our lives – you’re young and you’re out there and you’re rebellious, and you’re doing what you think is right at the time.
“I meet younger kids and younger bands and they’re partying and they’re doing their thing, and I’ve got nothing to say about any of that except for you’re gonna get there when you get there, and you’re gonna do what you’re gonna do until you don’t do it anymore.
“I’ve gotta say a large percentage of those years were great. [Laughs] I don’t go back, ‘Oh, man, it was horrible. I was in such bad shape.’
“Yes, there were times, back in the day… as hard as we went at it, I thought someone was gonna die, for sure.
“And I used to worry probably more about the other guys than me. Especially [bassist] Duff [McKagan, who struggled with alcoholism], I thought any day, ’cause there were times when I would see him and I’d go, ‘God…’
“But we’ve all lived to tell the tale, if you will, with the exception of people that we love, like Scott [Weiland], and people that we lost like Chester [Bennington] and Chris Cornel…
“Those were the guys that were gonna fill the bill for the guys that came before them. Those were the three greats that were gonna replace the icons before them.
“Who’s gonna replace Mick [Jagger] and Steven Tyler and all these great rock ‘n’ roll frontmen? Who is the next generation?
“Who are the guys that are gonna take their place for the next generation to go, ‘Oh my God. This is Chris Cornell, one of the greatest rock singers of all time.’”