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Kurt Cobain

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Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.A (1967 – 1994)

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967, Aberdeen, Washington, U.S.A – April 5 1994, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A ) was the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the Seattle grunge band Nirvana. He served not only as the band’s frontman, but as its “leader and spiritual center”. With the band’s success, Cobain became a major national and international celebrity, an uncomfortable position for someone who claimed to be “ill at ease with fame and ill-equipped to handle the responsibility that accompanies success”.

Cobain and Nirvana were highly influential, popularizing what came to be known as “grunge music”. In 1991, the arrival of Cobain’s best known song, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, marked the beginning of a dramatic shift of popular music away from the dominant genres of the 1980s: glam metal, arena rock, and dance-pop. The music media eventually awarded “Smells Like Teen Spirit” “anthem-of-a-generation” status, and, with it, Cobain ascended as the reluctant “spokesman” for Generation X. Kurt Cobain changed the course of music forever even though it was never his intention.

Kurt Cobain battled drug addiction during his fame, and though desperate to get clean in the end was unable.

Nirvana played their last concert on the 1st March 1994 at Terminal 1, Flughafen München-Riem, Munich, Germany.

On the 4th March 1994 in Rome, Italy, Kurt overdoses on an apparent combination of Champagne and Rohypnol
He spends 5 days in hospital
The incident is reported by the media around the world.

Kurt Cobain arrives at the Exodus Recovery Center in Los Angeles, California on the 30th March.

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  • vitek_peoel

    best of the best

    Yesterday 9:33am Reply
  • LostImeem

    I can't believe that it's already been 20 years since his death. It still bothers me.

    5 Apr 5:41pm Reply
  • gabrielabum

    https://www.change.org/petitions/seattle-mayor-ed-murray-re-open-the-kurt-cobain-case Justice for Kurt!

    13 Mar 3:59pm Reply
  • S4EEDR3ZA

    Happy Birthday Legend

    20 Feb 2:07pm Reply
  • Toocka16

    Oh God, please bring back my lovely kurt and take justin bieber! :'(

    12 Feb 11:09pm Reply
  • LostImeem

    His 20th anniversary is approaching. If any of you live in South Florida and would like to organize a kind of public memorial, send me a private message here, and I can give you my e-mail address.

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Korubi

    I worked up a Spotify playlist of Kurt's Top 50 Favorite Albums: http://open.spotify.com/user/doubleenemy/playlist/66qP8RvFSBfRvaMgyYStWc

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • songfactslastfm

    "I'm really a pop geek. I listen to all kinds of music." - Behind the drum kit of Garbage sits Butch Vig, who as producer of landmark albums by both Nirvana (Nevermind) and Smashing Pumpkins (Gish and Siamese Dream), led the '90s grunge/alt-rock revolution. How did Butch develop those golden ears? As we learn here, the man who burnished "Smells Like Teen Spirit" into a hit grew up on West Side Story and "MacArthur Park." Butch also talks about Garbage's first-ever live DVD, One Mile High…Live, which he says is far from perfect. Finding this balance between perfection and feel is the touchstone of a Butch Vig production, and according to Butch, this pursuit of perfection also marks the fundamental difference between Kurt Cobain and Billy Corgan: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/butch_vig/

    14 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Scentless3

    @ Gurgenium, don't you DARE bring compare Bieber on the same level as kurt, it's a disgrace. RIP Kurt ;~;

    10 Aug 2013 Reply
  • grungehe

    amazing fucking alien (1)

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • grungehe

    Amazing fucking alien!

    3 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ShadhinHbk

    R.I.P you will always be missed......... dont look down cuz you will commit suicide again because people listen to Justin Shit-ber now

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • BodyForSoul

    Kurt is a huge influence on me as a muscian.I have been singing writing since I was a child I never played an instrument till I became a fan of Kurt and Nirvana when Nevermind came out I learned guitar and now write music besides singing and writing melodies. .he is one of the greatest songwriters ever In Utero is my favorite Nirvana album ever I also love all the early demos on the With The Lights Out boxed set some great rare songs check it out. Kurt is missed by millions of fans me included he changed my life to bad he could not save his!

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Gurgenium

    Justin Bieber of my time

    11 May 2013 Reply
  • zoraxx

    RIP funny man.

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Caribou1983

    Forever missed

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    I miss you. R.I.P =/

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ekstremalna

    [*]

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • hamedbabaei

    it's april 5th :((

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • P_Machado

    o cara.

    26 Mar 2013 Reply
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