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Primavera Sound 2024 dedicates stage to Steve Albini - www.nme.com - Madrid
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20.05.2024

Primavera Sound 2024 dedicates stage to Steve Albini

Primavera Sound Barcelona 2024 has dedicated a stage to the late and great record producer Steve Albini.Albini passed away aged 61 earlier this month due to a heart attack. He was well known for being the producer of major albums such as Nirvana’s ‘In Utero‘, Pixies’ ‘Surfer Rosa’, PJ Harvey’s ‘Rid of Me’, Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’ and more.The late producer’s band Shellac were fixtures at the Primavera Sound Festival for almost 20 years, performing at every incarnation of Primavera since 2008.

Steve Albini’s bands Shellac and Big Black are now available on Spotify - www.nme.com - North Carolina - Charlotte, state North Carolina
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19.05.2024

Steve Albini’s bands Shellac and Big Black are now available on Spotify

Steve Albini‘s bands Shellac and Big Black now have their catalogues available for listening on Spotify.Albini passed away aged 61 earlier this month due to a heart attack. He was well known for being the producer of major albums such as Nirvana’s ‘In Utero‘, Pixies’ ‘Surfer Rosa’, PJ Harvey’s ‘Rid of Me’, Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’ and more.Back in 2022, the late producer took his music off the streaming platform.

Listen to Shellac’s final album ‘To All Trains’ – released one week after Steve Albini’s death - www.nme.com - Chicago - North Carolina - Charlotte, state North Carolina
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17.05.2024

Listen to Shellac’s final album ‘To All Trains’ – released one week after Steve Albini’s death

Shellac have just released their final album ‘To All Trains’, nine days after the band’s lead guitarist Steve Albini passed away.The legendary record producer, or audio engineer as he preferred to be described, was the mastermind behind iconic albums such as Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero‘, Pixies’ ‘Surfer Rosa’ and Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’. He died on May 8 of a heart attack while at Electronic Audio, his recording studio in Chicago.He also had a highly influential and accomplished recording career, notably as part of the bands Big Black (1981-1987) and Shellac, a noise rock and hardcore band that had been together since 1992.Their new album is their first in 10 years, and was first announced in March.

Steve Albini on why he hates Steely Dan - www.nme.com - New York - Egypt
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12.05.2024

Steve Albini on why he hates Steely Dan

Steve Albini has opened up about his feelings towards Steely Dan.The producer and engineer took to Twitter yesterday (February 6) to share his views on the New York rock band, writing: “I will always be the kind of punk that shits on Steely Dan.“Christ the amount of human effort wasted to sound like an SNL band warm up,” he continued.Albini then appeared to pose pro Steely Dan arguments before offering his rebuttals, including the suggestion that they “spent three weeks on the guitar solo”.I will always be the kind of punk that shits on Steely Dan— steve albini (@electricalWSOP) February 6, 2023“Three weeks of watching guitar players give it their all while doing bumps and hitting the talkback, “More *Egyptian* but keep it in the pocket…,” he said.“‘Their engineer invented a machine to play the bass drum…’ Did he now. And yet it sounds like this.”“Look at yourselves.

Watch Joanna Newsom dedicate ‘Cosmia’ to Steve Albini - www.nme.com - Chicago
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12.05.2024

Watch Joanna Newsom dedicate ‘Cosmia’ to Steve Albini

Joanna Newsom has paid tribute to the late Steve Albini with a performance of ‘Cosmia’ at Kilby Block Party.Albini recorded Newsom’s 2006 album ‘Ys’, and in her first advertised live performance since 2020, the musician dedicated a song from the album to him.The legendary record producer – who was the mastermind behind iconic albums such as Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero‘, Pixies’ ‘Surfer Rosa’ and Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’– died on May 8 of a heart attack while at Electronic Audio, his recording studio in Chicago. His death was confirmed by the studio’s staff members.Watch Newsom’s tribute below:Newsom introduced the song with a personal tribute to Albini, who she described as someone “who I love very, very much and admire in every possible way you can admire a person”.“I was saying to my friend this morning that on the list of all the reasons why he’s my hero, music and music-related stuff doesn’t even crack the top ten.

Foo Fighters dedicate performance of ‘My Hero’ to Steve Albini - www.nme.com - Chicago - North Carolina - Charlotte, state North Carolina
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10.05.2024

Foo Fighters dedicate performance of ‘My Hero’ to Steve Albini

Foo Fighters have dedicated a performance of ‘My Hero’ to the late legendary record producer Steve Albini.While performing at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina as part of their ‘Everything or Nothing At All’ tour, the band took the time to dedicate their hit track to the great Albini.The legendary record producer – who was the mastermind behind iconic albums such as Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero‘ and Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’– died on May 8 of a heart attack while at Electronic Audio, his recording studio in Chicago. His death was confirmed by the studio’s staff members.“Tonight I’d like to dedicate this song to a friend that we lost the other day, who I’ve known a long, long time,” Foos frontman Dave Grohl told the crowd. “He left us much too soon.

Yourcodenameis:milo look back on 20 years of Steve Albini-produced cult debut ‘All Roads To Fault’ - www.nme.com - Britain
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10.05.2024

Yourcodenameis:milo look back on 20 years of Steve Albini-produced cult debut ‘All Roads To Fault’

Yourcodenameis:milo have spoken to NME about the 20th anniversary of their cult classic debut mini album ‘All Roads To Fault’, what’s next – and working with the late, great Steve Albini.Released on this day in 2004 (May 10), ‘All Roads To Fault’ by the Tyne and Wear post-hardcore outfit would go to inspire scores of rock acts from the UK and beyond and finding fans in the likes of The 1975 and My Chemical Romance. The release us now known asone of the most influential rock releases of the decade.The band released two acclaimed follow-up albums before they went on an “indefinite hiatus” in 2007 – with frontman Paul Mullen going on to join The Automatic as well as forming Young Legionnaire and Losers, and guitarist Justin Lockey launching a range of projects as well as becoming a full-time member of Editors and Frightened Rabbit side-project Mastersystem.

Big Black’s Santiago Durango: “Steve Albini was a much better friend than I deserved” - www.nme.com - city Santiago
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10.05.2024

Big Black’s Santiago Durango: “Steve Albini was a much better friend than I deserved”

Steve Albini – see what Durango had to say below.Earlier this week, the music world was shaken by the news of iconic rock engineer, producer and musician Steve Albini dying from a heart attack at the age of 61. Besides recording and producing some of rock’s biggest albums including Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero’ and Pixies‘ ‘Surfer Rosa’, Albini was also in several bands – one of which was Big Black.Now, Big Black guitarist Santiago Durango has shared a statement with Rolling Stone about his former bandmate, in which he called Albini a “caring and giving person”. Describing Albini’s death as a “total gut punch”, Durango said to the publication: “I always believed Steve would outlive me.

Steve Albini, “The Model,” and the lingering power of mistakes - www.thefader.com
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09.05.2024

Steve Albini, “The Model,” and the lingering power of mistakes

When I was 15, my first boyfriend gave me a burned CD with the words “cool music” written in Sharpie across the bottom. It contained over a dozen songs, the kind you’d expect to receive from a brooding indie rock-minded teenager with a gutterpunk streak; the track I’d play on loop was a cover of Kraftwerk’s “The Model.” Steve Albini’s punk band Big Black had transformed it into something unapologetically intense and so unafraid of its imperfect emotion that it was willing to be mistaken for an exorcism.

Thurston Moore pays tribute to Steve Albini as “a stick of dynamite in shredded low-top sneakers” - www.nme.com - city Moore, county Thurston - county Thurston
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09.05.2024

Thurston Moore pays tribute to Steve Albini as “a stick of dynamite in shredded low-top sneakers”

Thurston Moore has paid tribute to the late Steve Albini in a lengthy X/Twitter thread, calling him “a stick of dynamite in shredded low-top sneakers”.The former Sonic Youth bandmember took to social media to share his memories of the legendary musician and engineer, who passed away yesterday (May 8) due to a heart attack.Moore began his statement by writing: “Like the music he adored and devoted his life to – punk and experimental action, suspect and resistant to any semblance of exploitation – Steve Albini was a person of passion and contradiction.”The musician went on to praise Albini for his ability to “articulate, from a surprisingly young age, with intelligent and intellectual passion, reasons not to set foot in the manipulative cogs of “major” label indignity,” adding: “While wholly serious in his analysis he also seemed to be able to write it all off at the end of the day as being alive in an absurd universe. Alongside his set-in-stone scowl was always a genuinely soulful smile.”Moore recalled the day he first heard of Albini when meeting Byron Coley and Jimmy Johnson from Forced Exposure in NYC.

Dave Grohl: “Steve Albini was smarter and funnier and better at everything than everyone else in the world” - www.nme.com - Chicago
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09.05.2024

Dave Grohl: “Steve Albini was smarter and funnier and better at everything than everyone else in the world”

Dave Grohl hailing Steve Albini has resurfaced following the late producer’s death yesterday (May 8).Albini who worked on Nirvana’s final album ‘In Utero’ died following a heart attack while at Electronic Audio – his recording studio in Chicago.Speaking in an interview with BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt in 2015, Grohl said that despite being well aware of his reputation, the first time he ever met the legendary producer was during the recording sessions for their 1993 record.“He was the smartest, most cynical producer/music critic/band leader/pundit, everyone was scared of him. Then you see pictures of him and he just looks like this skinny little guy.

Watch Steve Albini tell Anthony Bourdain about his “healthy suspicion of capitalism” and love of Chicago - www.nme.com - New York - Chicago
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09.05.2024

Watch Steve Albini tell Anthony Bourdain about his “healthy suspicion of capitalism” and love of Chicago

Steve Albini, fans have been re-sharing a clip of the producer talking to the late Anthony Bourdain about his politics, career and love of Chicago.The legendary record producer – who was the mastermind behind iconic albums such as Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero‘ and Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’– died yesterday (May 8) of a heart attack while at Electronic Audio – his recording studio in Chicago. His death was confirmed by the studio’s staff members.Albini appeared as a guest on season seven episode three of the Emmy-award-winning show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.

PJ Harvey pays tribute to Steve Albini: “He changed the course of my life” - www.nme.com - Chicago
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09.05.2024

PJ Harvey pays tribute to Steve Albini: “He changed the course of my life”

PJ Harvey has paid tribute to the late record producer Steve Albini, sharing “He changed the course of my life”.Harvey and Albini worked together on creating her second studio LP, 1993’s ‘Rid Of Me’. The ‘You Said Something’ singer chose to work with Albini after admiring his distinctively raw recordings of bands like Pixies, Slint, The Breeders and The Jesus Lizard.The legendary record producer – who was the mastermind behind iconic albums such as Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero‘ and Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’– died yesterday (May 8) of a heart attack while at Electronic Audio – his recording studio in Chicago.

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic on when Kurt Cobain decided he wanted to work with Steve Albini - www.nme.com - Seattle
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09.05.2024

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic on when Kurt Cobain decided he wanted to work with Steve Albini

Steve Albini, check out what Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic told NME last year about Kurt Cobain’s decision to have him work on the classic ‘In Utero’.Yesterday (May 8), it was announced that Albini, who was known for recording and producing classic albums, had died at the age of 61 after a heart attack.Recalling working with the producer and how the band landed on the post-‘Nevermind’ sound of the record, Novoselic said: “Kurt was a fan of Albini. I remember being in a tour van in 1989 and Kurt was listening to Pixies. He raised his finger and said, ‘This shall be our snare sound!’ He wanted to do it with Steve for a long time.“There’s that whole thing where you get famous and you have to transition into it.

The Cribs pay tribute: “It’s hard to imagine Steve Albini being gone” - www.nme.com - Britain
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09.05.2024

The Cribs pay tribute: “It’s hard to imagine Steve Albini being gone”

The Cribs have paid their respects to the legendary musician and producer Steve Albini, following news of his death.Yesterday (May 8), it was announced that Steve Albini, who was known for recording and producing classic albums such as Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero’ and Pixies‘ ‘Surfer Rosa’ among others, had died at the age of 61 due to a heart attack.Now, members of The Cribs have come forward to share their respects for the iconic producer, and recall the memories they have of working with him in the past.The Wakefield indie band first joined forces with Albini back in 2011, shortly after they confirmed that Johnny Marr had departed from the line-up and were beginning work on their fifth studio album ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’. The LP marked the follow-up to ‘Ignore The Ignorant’, was was shared with the band as a three-piece in May 2012.

Jarvis Cocker pays tribute to “unique individual” Steve Albini - www.nme.com - Chicago
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09.05.2024

Jarvis Cocker pays tribute to “unique individual” Steve Albini

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has paid tribute to Steve Albini following the legendary producer’s death – see what Cocker had to say below.Yesterday (May 8), it was revealed that Steve Albini, who was known for recording and producing classic albums such as Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero’ and Pixies‘ ‘Surfer Rosa’ among others, had died at the age of 61 due to a heart attack.Now, Cocker – who worked with Albini on his solo album ‘Further Complications’ in 2009 – has taken to social media to share a tribute to the late record producer, engineer and musician.He wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo he had taken of Albini’s Electrical Audio studio: “This is not a very interesting photograph – but very interesting things happened within these walls. This is a photo of the building that contains Electrical Audio: the recording studio established by Steve Albini in Chicago.”“I took this photo during January 2009 when we were recording the ‘Further Complications’ album there.

Nirvana share letter from Steve Albini outlining his approach to ‘In Utero’ - www.nme.com
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09.05.2024

Nirvana share letter from Steve Albini outlining his approach to ‘In Utero’

Nirvana‘s social media accounts have shared the four-page letter Steve Albini sent to them, proposing that he produce their landmark album ‘In Utero’.Today (May 9), Nirvana’s X (formerly Twitter) account published the four-page proposal, in which Albini wrote of his approach and methodology to music and how he planned to handle the recording of ‘In Utero’.The post comes after it was revealed yesterday (May 8) that Albini had died at the age of 61 due to a heart attack. The legendary producer and musician’s death was confirmed by his recording studio, Electronic Audio.In Albini’s four-paged proposal, he famously declared that “if a record takes more than a week to make, somebody’s fucking up”.“I think the very best thing you could do at this point is exactly what you are talking about doing: bang a record out in a couple of days, with high quality but minimal ‘production’ and no interference from the front office bulletheads,” he wrote.

Steve Albini, famed underground producer who worked with Nirvana and Foo Fighters, dead at 61 - nypost.com - Chicago
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08.05.2024

Steve Albini, famed underground producer who worked with Nirvana and Foo Fighters, dead at 61

to Pitchfork.Albini is best known for producing Nirvana’s 1993 cult-classic album In Utero, in which he helped craft the record’s abrasive and metallic tones. He is also credited as a pioneer who brought 80s indie outfits like Pixies to the mainstream, leading the way for other underground acts’ success.More recently, the Chicago-based icon produced Foo Fighter’s “Something From Nothing” in 2014.During Albini’s decade career, he engineered multiple underground classics, including The Jesus Lizard’s Goat, PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me, Jawbreaker’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy and dozens more.In addition to his production work, Albini was the guitarist and frontman for Shellac — who are set to release To All Trains, their first album in a decade — next week.Albini began his professional music career in 1981 when he founded the often-confrontational punk group Big Black, an aggressive act famous for their industrial use of drum machines and icy guitar riffs.In his final years, the performer criticized exploitative music industry practices, according to Pitchfork.Celebrities across the internet shared their condolences after the rocker’s death.“Ugh man, a heartbreaking loss of a legend.

Fans are re-sharing Steve Albini’s proposal for producing Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’: “If a record takes more than a week to make, somebody’s fucking up” - www.nme.com
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08.05.2024

Fans are re-sharing Steve Albini’s proposal for producing Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’: “If a record takes more than a week to make, somebody’s fucking up”

Steve Albini‘s proposal for producing Nirvana‘s landmark album ‘In Utero‘ following the news of his death.It was reported via Pitchfork today (May 8) that Albini died of a heart attack in his recording studio, Electronic Audio. His death was confirmed by the studio’s staff members.Albini wrote a four-page proposal to the grunge trio when he agreed to work on ‘In Utero’ with them in which he explained his philosophies around recording music.

Legendary record producer Steve Albini has died, aged 61 - www.nme.com - Chicago
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08.05.2024

Legendary record producer Steve Albini has died, aged 61

Steve Albini – the indie rock icon and legendary record producer – has died at the age of 61.Per Pitchfork, Albini died of a heart attack at Electronic Audio – his recording studio in Chicago. His death was confirmed by the studio’s staff members.Albini fronted the likes of underground bands such as Shellac, Big Black, Rapeman and Flour. He was most well known for being the producer of major albums such as Nirvana’s ‘In Utero‘, Pixies’ ‘Surfer Rosa’, PJ Harvey’s ‘Rid of Me’, Manic Street Preachers‘ ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’ and more.Shellac recently announced ‘To All Trains’, their first album in 10 years which is set for release next week (May 17) and were preparing to embark on a tour.RIP Steve Albini pic.twitter.com/qQjEQla0mF— PIXIES (@PIXIES) May 8, 2024Ugh man, a heartbreaking loss of a legend.

Nirvana producer Steve Albini dead at 61 as tributes pour in - www.dailyrecord.co.uk - county Todd - city Weston
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08.05.2024

Nirvana producer Steve Albini dead at 61 as tributes pour in

Tributes have flooded in after rock producer Steve Albini, best known for collaborating with Nirvana, has died at 61 years old.

Steve Albini Dies: Nirvana Producer Was 61 - deadline.com - Chicago - Japan - city Pasadena
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08.05.2024

Steve Albini Dies: Nirvana Producer Was 61

Steve Albini, a singer and guitarist best known for producing some of the most groundbreaking and influential albums of the alt-rock genre, died of a heart attack at his Chicago recording studio Electrical Audio. He was 61.

Steve Albini, Big Black and Shellac Frontman and Nirvana Engineer, Dies at 61 - variety.com - Chicago
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08.05.2024

Steve Albini, Big Black and Shellac Frontman and Nirvana Engineer, Dies at 61

Steve Albini, a leading light of indie-rock’s sound and morality as frontman of Big Black and Shellac and recording engineer for Nirvana, PJ Harvey and many other artists, has died at the age 61. The news was confirmed to Variety on Wednesday by Taylor Hales, who works at Albini’s Chicago recording studio, Electronic Audio.

Shellac announce first album in 10 years, ‘To All Trains’ - www.nme.com - Chicago - county Todd - city Weston
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21.03.2024

Shellac announce first album in 10 years, ‘To All Trains’

Shellac have announced ‘To All Trains’, their first album in 10 years – find out more information below.Last night (March 20), the trio – consisting of Steve Albini, Bob Weston and Todd Trainer – took to social media to announce the record. The album will mark Shellac’s sixth overall, and first since 2014’s ‘Dude Incredible’.‘To All Trains’ is due to arrive on May 17 via Touch And Go.

RIP Screaming Females, the last of the DIY lifers - www.thefader.com
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08.12.2023

RIP Screaming Females, the last of the DIY lifers

Screaming Females announced their break-up this week by underlining the rugged determination needed to last nearly two decades as a DIY punk band. “A lot changed around us over those 18 years but at our core we operated pretty much the same throughout,” the band wrote on social media. “We funded and made the records we wanted to make.

Nirvana made Steve Albini prank call Eddie Vedder and Gene Simmons - www.nme.com - Minnesota - county Falls - county Cannon
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26.10.2023

Nirvana made Steve Albini prank call Eddie Vedder and Gene Simmons

Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have revealed that Nirvana once made producer Steve Albini prank call Eddie Vedder and KISS‘ Gene Simmons.While appearing on the Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast, the surviving members of the iconic grunge band and Albini shared that they would help pass the time while in the studio by prank-calling people.This was during their time spent at the Pachyderm Recording Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. They recalled how there wasn’t very much to do.”This was in February, in the dead of winter, in the middle of fucking nowhere,” said Grohl.

Dave Grohl shares feelings about whether Nirvana sold out: “I didn’t feel personally conflicted” - www.nme.com
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21.10.2023

Dave Grohl shares feelings about whether Nirvana sold out: “I didn’t feel personally conflicted”

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Steve Albini have addressed claims that Nirvana‘s success conflicted with their punk roots.The trio are due to appear on Conan O’Brien’s podcast Conan Needs A Friend, where their episode will be released on Monday (October 23). In an exclusive preview clip from Billboard, they discussed the 30th anniversary of ‘In Utero‘, where O’Brien asked whether the band’s success went against their DIY punk background.In response, producer Albini said he had often encountered this criticism from people “outside the culture of punk”, saying: “I have never experienced that genuinely from anybody in the punk scene that wasn’t purely an expression of jealousy.” He continued: “on the whole, Nirvana’s fans wanted Nirvana to become successful and self-sustaining and beloved.”Grohl also chimed in to give his thoughts on navigating Nirvana’s success.

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic Reflect on ‘In Utero’ Sessions With Steve Albini: Prank-Calling Gene Simmons, Lighting Each Other on Fire (EXCLUSIVE) - variety.com
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20.10.2023

Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic Reflect on ‘In Utero’ Sessions With Steve Albini: Prank-Calling Gene Simmons, Lighting Each Other on Fire (EXCLUSIVE)

Thania Garcia Thirty years ago, in September of 1993, Nirvana released its final record, the Steve Albini-produced “In Utero.” Nirvana, comprised of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, was considered the “it” group of the moment following the monumental commercial success of its influential sophomore effort “Nevermind.” “In Utero” was the response to their mounting fame. In honor of the three-decade milestone, O’Brien hosts Novoselic, Grohl and Albini for a new episode of “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” to talk about the recording process for the album.

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ cellist remembers being “insulted” by Courtney Love - www.nme.com - Seattle - county Love
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25.09.2023

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ cellist remembers being “insulted” by Courtney Love

Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero’ has recalled being “insulted” by Courtney Love in a book.Kera Schaley plays cello on the songs ‘All Apologies’ and B-side ‘Marigold’ on the Seattle trio’s 1993 album, and has rarely spoken about her appearance.To celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary though, she appeared on the Rolling Stone Music Now podcast to discuss her experience in the studio, and a run-in with Love.Revealing that she hasn’t spoken to any Nirvana member since she appeared on the album, Schaley said: “The only thing I heard, and this is embarrassing, but I am insulted by Courtney Love in that Come As You Are book.”In the book by Michael Azzerad, ‘In Utero’ producer Steve Albini – the then-girlfriend of Schaley – reportedly labelled Love a “psycho hose beast,” to which she responded: “The only way Steve Albini would think I was a perfect girlfriend, would be if I was from the East Coast, played the cello, had small hoop earrings, wore black turtlenecks, had all matching luggage, and never said a word.”Schaley said: “She doesn’t say my name, but she makes all these references, and all my friends like are sending me this thing going, look at what she said about me. And I was like, that’s pretty catty for a so-called feminist.“So I sent her a joke letter, teasing her about it, and she called me in the middle of the night one time, and I honestly was half asleep, but her way of apologising was saying, “I’m sorry you thought I was talking about you.””Next month, Nirvana will release a 30th anniversary reissue of ‘In Utero’.

Krist Novoselic on 30 years of ‘In Utero’ and using AI to restore Nirvana music - www.nme.com
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21.09.2023

Krist Novoselic on 30 years of ‘In Utero’ and using AI to restore Nirvana music

Nirvana‘s Krist Novoselic has spoken to NME about the 30th anniversary of their seminal album ‘In Utero’ – as well as the potential of using AI to complete and restore old music, and the chances of the surviving members dropping new material.Released 30 years ago today (September 21), the grunge icons’ third album would go on to be their last, with frontman Kurt Cobain taking his own life just five months later. Produced by Steve Albini and containing the singles ‘Heart-Shaped Box’, ‘All Apologies’ and ‘Rape Me’, the record proved highly influential as a merciless and uncompromising response to the phenomenal success of predecessor ‘Nevermind‘.“When you listen to it, it goes somewhere,” Novoselic told NME of the album’s enduring legacy. “It’s dark, it’s beautiful, it’s all points in between.”“It’s bittersweet.

The Effigies frontman John Kezdy killed in bike crash aged 64 - www.nme.com - Chicago - county Highland
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28.08.2023

The Effigies frontman John Kezdy killed in bike crash aged 64

Streets Blog Chicago, Kezdy collided with an Amazon delivery van illegally parked in a bike lane last Wednesday (August 23), with the musician then passing away from his injuries on Saturday morning (August 26). He was 64 years old.The report states that the van had stopped in the bike lane in the northern suburb of Glencoe and Kezdy’s bike hit the back of the van.A statement from the Glencoe Public Safety Department said: “Based on the initial investigation, the bicyclist was traveling northbound on Sheridan Road past South Avenue when he struck the rear of a stopped Dodge Ram ProMaster.”As well as a musician, Kezdy worked as a lawyer and was a keen cyclist and training for races.He and his wife Erica Weeder had survived a mass shooting at the Fourth Of July parade in their home suburb of Highland Park in 2022.Leading tributes to Kezdy on social media was Steve Albini, who wrote: “John Kezdy was a hero of mine.

Sparklehorse to release posthumous album ‘Bird Machine’, share single ‘Evening Star Supercharger’ - www.nme.com
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14.06.2023

Sparklehorse to release posthumous album ‘Bird Machine’, share single ‘Evening Star Supercharger’

Sparklehorse is set to be released later this year — written by frontman Mark Linkous shortly before his death. Check out new single ‘Evening Star Supercharger’ below.The album was written by the frontman in 2009, and was set to be his fifth studio album, following on from 2006’s ‘Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain’. Recorded alongside Steve Albini at his Static King music studio, work on the album came to a halt following the news of Linkous’ sudden death by suicide in March 2010.

Steve Albini on working with Nirvana and Manics: “I feel weird when somebody says I had a massive influence” - www.nme.com - Chicago - Minneapolis
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24.05.2023

Steve Albini on working with Nirvana and Manics: “I feel weird when somebody says I had a massive influence”

Steve Albini has spoken to NME about his time recording Nirvana‘s ‘In Utero’ – as well as working with the “smart, unpretentious, and really funny” Manic Street Preachers.Speaking from his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, the outspoken Albini – who has also worked on cult and classic records by Pixies, Breeders, Yourcodenameis:milo, Slint and PJ Harvey – said that being forever associated with Nirvana due his work on their 1993 final album ‘In Utero‘ was no albatross.“It’s totally normal, it’s perfectly reasonable,” the producer and audio engineer told NME. “If you had never heard of me before and someone is trying to introduce me to you, they are going to name the famous records that I worked on – and ‘In Utero’ is the most famous.”Albini said that working on the follow-up to the internationally successful ‘Nevermind’ was “fairly normal”, though he ensured that all knowledge of the sessions were kept secret.“There wasn’t anything out of the ordinary about the sessions,” he said.

Yourcodenameis:milo on their reunion, new music and producing The 1975 - www.nme.com
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06.04.2023

Yourcodenameis:milo on their reunion, new music and producing The 1975

Yourcodenameis:milo have spoken to NME about their upcoming reunion shows, their legacy and chances of new music, and dreams of hooking up to produce The 1975 again.The Newcastle post-hardcore pioneers released the highly influential Steve Albini-produced ‘All Roads To Fault’ and two acclaimed follow-up albums before they went on an “indefinite hiatus” in 2007 – with frontman Paul Mullen going on to join The Automatic as well as forming Young Legionnaire and Losers, and guitarist Justin Lockey launching a range of projects as well as becoming a full-time member of Editors and Frightened Rabbit side-project Mastersystem.This weekend, Yourcodenameis:milo mark their return by playing two intimate reunion gigs at The Cluny in their hometown. Mullen explained how a lack of activity during the COVID lockdown and a loyalty to the venue brought them back from the dead.“The main reason is that The Cluny was our home for the entire time that we were in operation,” he told NME.

Steve Albini wins £160,000 at World Series of Poker tournament - www.nme.com - Chicago
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19.06.2022

Steve Albini wins £160,000 at World Series of Poker tournament

Steve Albini won big at the World Series of Poker tournament this the weekend, picking up $196,089 (£160,000) in prize money.Albini, a legendary producer and keen poker player, had won the major prize at the World Series once before in 2018, and returned on Saturday night (June 18) to reign supreme again.According to Pitchfork, Albini took part in the H.O.R.S.E. event, which required a $1,500 (£1,226) buy-in. He then went on to beat 773 other players to the title.After the win, he told WSOP: “Everything in my life comes in pieces, in parts.

Asylums announce details of new album ‘Signs of Life’ - www.nme.com
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09.06.2022

Asylums announce details of new album ‘Signs of Life’

Asylums have announced details of a new album called ‘Signs Of Life’ – get all the details on the record below.The follow-up to the Southend band’s Steve Albini-produced LP ‘Genetic Cabaret’ from 2020, will come out on October 14.Back in April, the album was previewed by new single ‘Crypto Klepto’, the four-piece’s first new music in two years.The album was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales and produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild, The Proclaimers).Speaking to the Southend Echo, vocalist and guitarist Luke Branch said: “So many iconic pieces of music have been made in the room at Rockfield Studios which we recorded in, Yellow by Coldplay, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen and many more.“”We brought in a string quartet for a day to play and it was one of the most creative and rewarding musical experiences we have shared.”Listen to ‘Crypto Klepto’ below.“I can honestly say this is one of the most unhinged songs I’ve ever produced and up above 215bpm one of the fastest too,” Eringa said of the track.

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