Kristen Pfaff
American musician and singer
Kristen Pfaff
Kristen Marie Pfaff was an American bass guitarist, best known for her work with Hole.
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Десять мифов о гранже, Nirvana и Курте Кобейне - inoСМИ.Ru
Google News - over 5 years
Кристен Пфафф (Kristen Pfaff) из Hole. Лэйн Стэйли (Layne Staley) из Alice in Chains. Поэт Стивен «Джесси» Бернстейн (Steven "Jesse" Bernstein). RIP. Smashing Pumpkins. Puddle of Mudd. Silverchair. Bush. Muse. Ash. Courtney Love. Better Than Ezra
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Kurt Cobain, l'ultime icône du rock - Les Inrocks
Google News - over 5 years
... Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, D. Boon des Minutemen, Chris Bell de Big Star, Gary Thain d'Uriah Heep, Alan Wilson de Canned Heat, Pete de Freitas d'Echo & the Bunnymen, Pigpen du Grateful Dead, Kristen Pfaff de Hole,
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Yıldızları söndüren kadehler - Yeni Asya
Google News - over 5 years
“Brian Jones, Jim morrison, Janis Joplin, Kristen Pfaff, Kurt Cobain, Hendrix” gibi zaman zaman dünya basınının gündemine düşen meşhurlar. Ya meşhur olmayan, içimizden birisi olanlar. Eminim dünya çapında milyonları geçer
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The mystery of the 27s deepens - Ottawa Citizen
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But before you jump to conclusions about why so many artists reach the nadir of their self-destructiveness at that age and either overdose (Joplin, Kristen Pfaff of Hole, the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat) or kill themselves (Kurt, Pete Ham of Badfinger,
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Why 27 is the Most Dangerous Age in Music; Amy Winehouse Tributes from M.I.A. ... - OC Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Add to the 27 Club these names: Kurt Cobain, D.Boon of the Minutemen, Hole's Kristen Pfaff, David Alexander of the Stooges, Pete Ham from Badfinger, and Ron McKernan (otherwise known as Pigpen) from the Grateful Dead. There are more
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Amy Whitehouse joins infamous 27 Club - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
... Chris Bell from Big Star; Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson of Canned Heat; Pete de Freitas, drummer for Echo & the Bunnymen; Kristen Pfaff of Hole; and the elusive Richey James Edwards of Manic Street Preachers, who some people still insist isn't dead
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Outfest Reviewing: Hit So Hard and The Wise Kids - SheWired
Google News - over 5 years
"Some, like former bassist Kristen Pfaff, who died of a drug overdose, drown. But the boat goes on and others like Patty who may have seemed all but left for dead are able to survive,” Erlandson said. That's not to say that Patty didn't give survival a
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Today in Music History - June 16 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
In 1994, Kristen Pfaff, bassist for Courtney Love's band, "Hole," died of a heroin overdose at age 27. In 1995, "Pearl Jam" began a tour without using Ticketmaster. The band accused Ticketmaster of monopolizing the concert ticket industry and decided
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This Week In Music History: June 14-20 - Myspace (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
June 16, 1994- Kristen Pfaff, bass player for Hole, is found dead in her bathtub due to a heroin overdose at age 26. June 15, 1996- US jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald dies in Beverly Hills, California, at age 79
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La sexy Melissa Auf der Maur al Gatto - TicinOnline.ch
Google News - almost 6 years
Nel 1994, raccomandata proprio dall'amico Billy Corgan, entra come bassista nel gruppo delle Hole di Courtney Love sostituendo Kristen Pfaff dopo la sua scomparsa. Dal '97 al '99 sarà colonna portante di questo storico gruppo con le quali ha registrato
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MUSIC; Courtney Love's Music Therapy
NYTimes - almost 7 years
COURTNEY LOVE'S room at the Mercer Hotel in SoHo was a study in chaos. Racks of clothing, from 1920s vintage to this season's Miu Miu, lined two walls. The floor was littered with boxes of photos. Empty coffee cups, half-finished bottles of juice, opened bags of candy, overflowing ashtrays and stacks of books on Buddhism and psychology were
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From the Sidelines to the Front Lines
NYTimes - over 12 years
In a rock era thick with divas, Melissa Auf der Maur has some significant credentials. She is classically beautiful, she knows her way around a clothing rack, and as a former member of Hole and Smashing Pumpkins, she has seen bad behavior at its best. Then again, she plays bass, rocks unironically and does a bad job of hiding that she is basically
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The Pop Life
NYTimes - about 20 years
A Song Survives Almost three years after it was released, the Sarah McLachlan single ''Possession,'' an ethereal folk-pop song about an obsessed fan, is still a hit, prominent on radio station play lists around the world. It's a good thing for Ms. McLachlan and her fans, because she is only just beginning to work on her next album. ''It's pretty
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kristen Pfaff
    TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 26
    On October 20, 1994, Janet Pfaff, Kristen's mother, accepted induction on her daughter's behalf into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame. "I'm proud to accept this award for Kristen and I know she would be happy to receive it," Mrs. Pfaff said. "It's sad because Kristen wasn't here herself to enjoy the moment.
    More Details Hide Details You work so hard in the business to make it at the national level, and that's what Kristen did. I just wish she was here to enjoy it, and see how her hometown feels about her." A local Minneapolis radio station, University of Minnesota's KUOM, has started a yearly $1,000 Memorial Scholarship in her name. The award is earmarked for "individuals active in the arts in the pursuit of their educational goals." Portions from the proceeds of Hole's album sales have gone to the Kristen Pfaff Memorial Fund.
    Around 9:30 am on June 16, 1994, Pfaff was found dead in her apartment by Paul Erickson, a friend with whom she had planned to leave for Minneapolis that day.
    More Details Hide Details On the floor there was a bag containing syringes and drug paraphernalia. Pfaff's death was attributed to "acute opiate intoxication". Her father, Norman Pfaff, described her as "bright, personable, wonderful very, very talented, smart, and she always seemed to be in control of her circumstances. Last night she wasn't." In the book Love & Death, released April 2004, Kristen Pfaff's mother, Janet Pfaff, states she has never accepted the official story regarding her daughter's death. Janet was interviewed by authors Wallace and Halperin in August 2003. After a period of mourning, Hole recruited bassist Melissa Auf der Maur and dedicated their first show of an extensive touring period to Pfaff. Hole's 1997 retrospective compilation My Body, the Hand Grenade is also dedicated to her.
    Pfaff entered a Minneapolis detox center for heroin addiction in February 1994 and took a sabbatical from Hole later that spring, to tour with Janitor Joe. "She went on tour... and when she came back from that, she was clean", says Erlandson.
    More Details Hide Details In the wake of Cobain's death, Pfaff decided to leave Hole, and return to Minneapolis permanently. After her tour with Janitor Joe, however, Pfaff made plans to return to Seattle in order to retrieve the rest of her belongings.
  • 1993
    Age 25
    Pfaff's time in Seattle was a creatively rich period, and she formed close friendships with Eric Erlandson, and Kurt Cobain. While working on the platinum selling album Live Through This, Pfaff and Erlandson dated, and stayed together for most of 1993, remaining close even after splitting up.
    More Details Hide Details All was not well, however; while living in Washington's 'heroin capital', Pfaff developed a problem with drug use. "Everybody was doing it. Everyone, everyone. All our friends were junkies. It was ridiculous. Everybody in this town did dope", said Love of this period in the Seattle music scene. By most accounts, Pfaff's own drug use was relatively moderate: "Kristen dabbled in drugs before she was in our band, in Minneapolis, but it was very light", Erlandson told Craig Marks of Spin. "She moved to Seattle and felt disconnected from everything, and she made friends, drug connections, which I told her not to do. The only way you can survive in this town is if you don't make those connections." As a result, after the album's completion, Pfaff decided to move back to Minnesota.
    The band's new line-up – Love, Erlandson, Pfaff and Patty Schemel on drums – entered the studio in early 1993 to begin rehearsals. "That's when we took off," Eric Erlandson said of Pfaff joining. "All of a sudden we became a real band."
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    In 1993, Pfaff moved to Seattle, Washington, to work with the other members of Hole on Live Through This, the major-label follow-up to Pretty On The Inside.
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  • 1990
    Age 22
    Pfaff also took part in the annual 24 Hour Rape Free Zone in 1990, and was quoted as saying the goal was "to draw attention to violence brought against women on campus and in the world".
    More Details Hide Details While living in Minneapolis, Minnesota following her graduation, Pfaff taught herself to play bass guitar. She, guitarist/vocalist Joachim Breuer (formerly of Minneapolis band the Bastards) and drummer Matt Entsminger formed the band Janitor Joe. The band's first single, Hmong, was released on the nascent OXO records imprint in 1992, and popular local label Amphetamine Reptile Records picked up the band later that year, releasing the Bullethead single on picture disc, and following up in 1993 with the Boyfriend 7-inch and the debut album Big Metal Birds. One Janitor Joe track, Under The Knife, can also be found on an OXO records 4-track EP, released in 1993. Janitor Joe were becoming a staple of the Minneapolis sound, influenced by the Pacific Northwest's early grunge sound and by the sharper, faster DC post-hardcore scene, as well as the stop-start distortion of the Butthole Surfers, Big Black and others on the Touch and Go label. Pfaff's playing style was central to Janitor Joe's relentless assault both live and on record, and she and Breuer both contributed songs to Big Metal Birds: "Both operate within easy reach of the line separating punishment and reward: Pfaff's contributions (the surly "Boys in Blue") tend to be slightly more spacious, while Breuer's ("One Eye," for instance) stipulate that drummer Matt Entsminger maintain perpetual motion", wrote David Sprague of Trouser Press.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 17
    After graduating from Catholic school Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart in 1985, Pfaff spent a short time in Europe and briefly attended Boston College before ultimately finishing at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Women's Studies.
    More Details Hide Details There, she also worked as a counselor for rape victims. She was a part of Restore of the Sexual Violence Program, which offered a crisis line, counseling services and training in self-defense programs.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on May 26, 1967.
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