Kurt Cobain was the creative force behind “Nirvana”, one of the first and most popular Seattle-based alternative music groups that came to be known as “grunge rock”
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In 1989 Nirvana’s first release “Bleach” on the Sub-pop label garnered attention
In 1991 “Nevermind” stormed the charts and Kurt became an instant rock star as “Nevermind” sold over 50 million copies.
In 1991 "Nevermind" stormed the charts and Kurt became an instant rock star as "Nevermind" sold over 50 million copies.
Kurt wanted to call the album “I Hate Myself and Want To Die”. Some say it was a joke, most don’t. The Cd was eventually released as “In Utero” and deemed a lifeless follow-up.
Nirvana” completed an “unplugged” concert for M-TV which was quite successful and showcased Cobain’s guitar skills and unique vocals. Recorded on November 18th 1993 it would be released posthumously.
Kurt Cobain was the creative force behind “Nirvana”, one of the first and most popular Seattle-based alternative music groups that came to be known as “grunge rock”. More importantly, the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. Kurt came from a broken home and soon found the drums as an outlet for his emotional frustrations. He soon switched to guitar, playing left handed formed a series of groups. Kurt was known for smashing his drummer’s drum kit when they didn’t live up to his expectations. In 1989 Nirvana’s first release “Bleach” on the Sub-pop label garnered attention, but the labels failure to provide adequate distribution of the Cd caused Kurt and company to seek another label. They were eventually signed by Geffen records and began to work on their next album. In 1991 “Nevermind” stormed the charts and Kurt became an instant rock star as “Nevermind” sold over 50 million copies. Around this time he was seduced by “Courtney Love” and the two began a stormy romance. “Courtney” had her own apsirations of being a rock star with her group “Hole”. Increased drug comsumption, mainly heroin, bitter arguments, the controversy over Courtney’s interview in Vanity Fare where the interviewer deduced she was pregnant when she did heroin, all detracted from Kurt’s ability to just be a member in a rock group and write songs. While Courtney wanted a Lexus, Kurt was content to drive a 1965 Dodge Dart. With the press constantly hounding them the two became rock and roll’s soap opera. After awhile those close to the band realized that Courtney was calling the shots and band members began to refer to her as Yoko. Courtney convinced Kurt to demand more of a percentage of royalities for writing the material. This threatened to derail the band but they agreed to do a follow-up as Geffen had a lot of dollars riding on it. By this time Kurt was completely strung out on heroin and most realized that the follow-up was not going to match “Nevermind”. According to those present at the studio, the sessions were constantly hampered by Courtney barging in and ranting and raving. Kurt wanted to call the album “I Hate Myself and Want To Die”. Some say it was a joke, most don’t. The Cd was eventually released as “In Utero” and deemed a lifeless follow-up. While in Italy Kurt was rushed to the hospital for overdosing on two bottles of champagne and a handful of the prescription drug “Rohypnol”. The Cobain camp denied a suicide attempt. “Nirvana” completed an “unplugged” concert for M-TV which was quite successful and showcased Cobain’s guitar skills and unique vocals. Recorded on November 18th 1993 it would be released posthumously. By late March of 1994 Kurt’s drug habit was so out of control, fearing for his life an intervention was required. After a couple days in a California rehab Kurt jumped a six foot fence and headed back to Seattle . Courtney, in Los Angeles promoting the new “Hole” album “Live Through This” , hired private investigator Tom Grant to track down Kurt. Meanwhile Kurt bought a shotgun and a box of shells. He had his friend buy it “because the police were always confiscating his firearms and he needed it for protection” and didn’t want it in his name. Grant searched for Kurt but to no avail. On the morning of April 8th a worker installing an alarm at Courtney and Kurt’s Seattle estate noticed a body in the “Green Room”. (The “green house” above the garage) Police confirmed it was the body of Kurt Cobain and that he had been dead for at least 3 days establishing the date of his death April 5th, 1994. According to the homicide unit the shotgun was placed in Cobains mouth and discharged and laid across his chest. But the tragedy does not end here, after investigators labeled it and open and shut case of suicide things began not to add up. First, the amount of heroin found in Kurts body was so great that if he injected himself he would not of been able to pull the trigger. Did someone get him drugs watch him OD and then fake a suicide, or did someone kill him and them inject him with drugs? The so called suicide note has been analyzed by handwriting experts and is said to be altered and forged in certain areas. More puzzling, the note is claimed to refer to Kurt wanting to leave Seattle and the music business behind and mentions nothing of him ending his life. And what about “El Duce” who claims Courtney offered him $50,000 to kill Kurt ? Before “El Duce”‘s claims could be validated he was mysteriously killed by a moving train. What about Kurts canceled credit card that was used at a store to buy flowers two hours before his body was discovered on April 8th even though he had been dead since April 5th ? There are also allegations that Kurt was comtemplating divorce and had an unsigned will which supposively excluded Courtney, were she would lose out on millions. Also the 4 fingerprints found on the shotgun were illegible as if someone attempted to wipe them off. All of this adds up to rock’s greatest mystery. Was Kurt Cobain murdered or did he commit suicide ?