Well this is strange

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  1. cranky

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    In case anyone wants to read from a more reputable source: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58327844


    From the NBC News article:

    The cover art subject — who, like the "Nevermind" album itself, is now 30 — is asking at least $150,000 from each of the defendants, who include include surviving band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic; Courtney Love, the executor of Kurt Cobain's estate; Guy Oseary and Heather Parry, managers of Cobain's estate; photographer Kirk Weddle; art director Robert Fisher; and a number of existing or defunct record companies that released or distributed the album in the last three decades.

    Curiously, original Nirvana drummer Chad Channing is also named as a defendant who was part of the group at the time, even though he had been replaced by Grohl in 1990, before the album was recorded or the cover photography shot.

    The suit comes out to not much more than million bucks, I heard. The guy's probably hoping for a quick settlement.

    What I think is especially interesting about the suit's language is that, given the picture's accepted message as a commentary on capitalism, there's a meta aspect to this that implies that we're all "sex workers" in a roundabout way.
     
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    Just to point out that if he's so upset about his, um, Tinkey Winkey, appearing on the cover, why has he, himself, recreated the shot several times over in the past for self publicity, all be it wearing shorts, and why has he now come forward - AGAIN - to let the World know its HIS Tiny Tim anyway?

    We English have an expression for such men. It rhymes with "anchor".
     
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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    Greedy mother ****er doesn’t rhyme with anchor.
     
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    I had to make sure it wasn't April 1st when I read this.
     
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    parasite scum
     
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    The original cover showed the kids wedding tackle. Later copies were edited to remove because of the complaints.
     
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    I have found my band name at last :cool:
     
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    So
    Do you really consider that child porn or do you think the kid deserves compensation ?
    Do you think anyone in the world would know it was him if HE didn't say so ?
     
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    Well Excuse Me....but what a phenomenal load of crap.

    Stop suing. Do this instead.

    Write a bunch of songs. Record an album's worth. Put a naked pic of Curt Cobain on the cover. Turn about is far play. Nuisance lawsuits get tossed outta court.
     
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    I don't think he needs compensation. I feel better they changed the cover though.
     
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    This girl sued the dog and won millions. 45E240B5-FB90-40F6-9FF9-0C25FE82CAB7.jpeg
     
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    I've never seen an edited version of the cover before. Where have you seen that?
     
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    there is old video of the kid totally ok with being an icon...

    and if he was smart he could have turned it into much more.
     
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    My brother had the original but I honestly thought they reissued a edited cover. I searched google but never found one.
     
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    Honestly....
     
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    You might be thinking of their next album, In Utero? There was a controversy about it featuring a "topless woman," so several chains like Wal-Mart wouldn't carry it without an alternate cover.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    He’s going for the dollar, just like in the photo :D
     
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    Mind you in the UK several chains would only carry girly mags with an opaque wrapper. They still sold them, but...
     
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