23. By Margaret Eby / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 4:14 PM Comment Denis O’Regan Krist Novoselic, Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl of Nirvana in London, 1991. MTV and VH1 announced they would air rare concert footage of the band later this month. Get ready to party like it’s 1993. MTV and VH1 announced on Wednesday rare footage of Seattle grunge gods Nirvana will be released nest week. The footage includes rehearsals and performances filmed as part of “Nirvana: Live and Loud,” a concert at Seattle’s Pier 48. The networks are reissuing the concert in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of their album “In Utero.” STR New / Reuters The footage comes from ‘Nirvana: Live and Loud,’ a concert that originally aired on MTV on New Year’s Eve 2013. Artists.Vh1 and Artists.MTV will premiere clips from the performance first. VH1 Classic will then air the entirety of the footage, including performances of “Heart-Shaped Box” and “Rape Me,” on Sept. 23. The concert will be released on DVD the following day. MTV News is also putting together an oral history of the concert,, complete with commentary from staffers who attended and archival footage of the band. The history will run on the MTV news site.
The 18-year-old prodigy, freshly graduated from Bloomington High School, is a veteran of many a Twin Cities venue and date, including a recent headliner stint at the Castle Theatre. But this will be his first time on the Coliseum stage. Also taking to the stage will be the University High School Choir, all the better to accompany Foreigner on their classic 1984 hit, I Want to Know What Love Is. The choir is performing those honors courtesy Foreigners partnering with the Grammy Foundation. The occasion: a charity initiative to promote music education and awareness in Americas public schools. The band will donate $500 to the choir for use toward its music program, and the choir gets to perform at one of the falls big concert events. Happily, says chorus director Chris Corpus, a potential conflict has ended happily. Because of limited space on the stage, not all of the chorus 46 members would fit. But as it turns out, the homecoming dance is the same night as the concert, notes Corpus. Bottom line: There will be just 18 members of the chorus on stage, with the song slotted near the end of the concert (specifically, the next-to-last number). And itll feel like the first time indeed: The first time they see the band on stage that night will be the first time they perform with them, Corpus notes. Choir members also will be selling Foreigners Greatest Hits Live CD/DVD set to concertgoers both before and after the performance. The $20 price includes a raffle ticket for a drawing to win an autographed Foreigner guitar. The drawing comes at the end of the concert, with proceeds going to the Grammy Foundations outreach program.