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Bono looking to buy Nirvana catalog?



Is U2 lead singer Bono looking for Nirvana? Word on the web is that Elevation Partners, which includes Bono as a partner, is ready to make an offer on the musical catalogue of grunge pioneers, which would includes tunes such as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come As You Are."

Courtney Love, the widow of the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, is looking to sell as much as a 25 percent stake in the band's catalogue, reportedly because the burden of managing it has become overwhelming. Probably from cashing those endless 5-cent checks every time MTV plays Weird Al's "Smells Like Nirvana" video. ("A garage band from Seattle ... Well it sure beats raisin' cattle!")

Meanwhile, back in Bono's universe

Hollywood actor Edward Norton today praised Bono for being able to work with people he doesn't like. Quoted in the Ireland Online website, the star of Fight Club said, "It's very enlightened to choose to seek as much positive connection as he does, even with the people who are the instruments of these terrible terrible policies."

Among the people Bono has broken bread with in his anti-poverty and anti-AIDS campaigns: George W. Bush, Jesse Helms and Kofi Annan.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:17pm]


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