Archive | August, 2010

Nike Was Sued For 1987 Commercial That Used The Beatles “Revolution” Without Apple Records Permission

Nike was sued for this 1987 commercial that used The Beatles song “Revolution” against the wishes of Apple Records. Nike paid $250,000 total to Capitol Records which held the North American licensing rights to The Beatles’ recordings and $250,000 to Michael Jackson who had acquired The Beatles publishing rights in 1985.

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Oasis (Minus Noel Gallagher) Getting Off A Train On The Way To Last Gig

Here’s a couple of cool photos on what became a historic day in Oasis history. Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell arriving at Gare du Nord (aka North Station) to perform that night at the Rock en Siene festival on August 28, 2009. Oasis never played the show and broke up that night as Liam and Noel Gallagher got in a fight before they were to take the stage.

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Kurt Cobain Broke Up With His Girlfriend On Live TV

In 1991, Nirvana and Hole were on tour in the U.K. and Kurt Cobain’s flirtation with Courtney Love was ongoing but musician Mary Lou Lord believed she was Kurt’s girlfriend. When Lord visited the U.K., Cobain couldn’t bring himself to tell her in person so when Lord switched on Channel 4 to watch Nirvana perform on the U.K. show “The Word”, she heard Kurt announce.

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Kurt Cobain’s Los Angeles Apartment

In 1992, at the height of his Nirvana fame, Kurt Cobain moved to an apartment in Los Angeles’ Fairfax district. Kurt put down his guitar, picked up a paintbrush and contemplated a life without music. For several months he painted using acrylics and oils, but at times he mixed his own blood, semen, cigarette ash and fecal matter into his art.

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