For better or worse Kurt Cobain made Converse Chuck Taylor’s more popular than they already where. If asked he would say like most things that he wore it was a matter of function, and they where cheap.
Since that time the style of the Chuck Taylor shoes has been cloned and copied by every shoe company on the planet. Its a unique look that even when its not an offical Converse shoe we still call them “Chuck’s”.
Converse it seems has had enough of the copies and the Nike subsidiary has filed a lawsuit against 31 companies, alleging breach of trademark. The companies range from Wal-Mart, Ralph Lauren Corp, KMart, Tory Burch, and a mix of “No Names” from China, Canada, Australia, Italy and Japan.
A Set List from Nirvana’s November 30th 1991 show at Queen Margaret Union Glasgow in the United Kingdom has been sold for £5625 ($9579 USD). The set list is in Dave Grohls hand writing. It was sold by Bonhams UK and the winning bidder was “Overseas”.
The Original owner of the set list apparently asked a bouncer at the show to get him the set list. The bouncer ripped it off the base of the mic stand and handed it to him at the end of the show.
The shows set list was as follows:
- Drain You
- Floyd The Barber
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
- About A Girl
- Come As You Are
- Been A Son
- All Apologies
- On A Plain
- Rape Me
- Territorial Pissings
Krist Novoselic was recently on ReasonTV talking about all things important to him.
A HD video of the full Nirvana 2014 Hall of Fame Induction and Performace has finally made its way on Youtube.