Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain (born 20th February 1967; died 5th April 1994)
Kurt Cobain was the frontman of American grunge band Nirvana.

Kurt Cobain: Net worth
Kurt Cobain had a net worth of $100 million at the time of his death according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Kurt Cobain: Musical career
Kurt Cobain formed Nivana in 1987, with a frequently changing line-up that ended with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, the latter of whom co-foundered the band.
Cobain struggled with the fact that they weren't pulling huge crowds before the release of their debut album 'Bleach' in 1989, released through grunge label Sub Pop Records.
They followed that up with their 1991 number one record 'Nevermind', which was certified diamond and featured the smash hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'.
The final album was 1993's 'In Utero'; another number one, though it received some negative reviews from critics. Singles included the controverisal 'Rape Me' and 'All Apologies'.
Cobain struggled a lot with media attention, particularly criticism surrounding his music, and he was extremely vocal about his moral and political views. He was particularly firmly proud of Nirvana performing for gay rights benefit concert No-on-Nine in 1992 and he was strongly in support of pro-choice becoming involved with L7's campaign Rock for Choice.

Kurt Cobain: Personal life
Kurt Cobain was born in Aberdeen, Washington. His parents were waitress Wendy and mechanic Donald Cobain, but they divorced when Cobain was just seven, with Wendy remarrying into a particularly abusive relationship.
Cobain had a lot of musical relatives and proved to be a competent artist at a young age. He first began to play piano at the age of four.
His behaviour became increasingly volatile as he was growing up and ended up leaving high school and becoming homeless for a time.
He worked at a nearby Polynesian coastal resort for a while, and started dating Tracy Marander. After their relationship ended, he began a relationship with Tobi Vail of riot grrrl band Bikini Kill though their relationship was strained.
In 1992, he married Courtney Love with whom he had a child named Courtney Love. Because of their frequent drug use well-publicized by the media, Frances was taken into the care of Love's sister Jamie for some time before they were cleared by the law to have full custody.
Cobain used a variety of drugs throughout his life including marijuana, LSD and later heroin. He claimed that the drug use was a way to relieve the pain from a chronic stomach condition that had not been diagnosed by a doctor. Later in his life, he began to suffer from bipolar disorder. He had a heroin overdose in 1993 before he was due to perform in New York. He didn't go to hospital, instead Love gave him a shot of Narcan to counter the effects.
The second time he overdosed on March 4th 2014 was reportedly his initial suicide attempt, before he went into rehab. He left the rehab center soon after and was found in his home by an electrician with head wound and a shot gun in his hand in April.
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Frances Bean Cobain Producing First Authorised Kurt Cobain Documentary

26th November 2014 -

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Frances Bean Cobain is to produce the first fully-authorised documentary of her late father, the Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Directed by Brett Morgen (Crossfire Hurricane), Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will have full use of...

'Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck' Documentary Coming To HBO Next Year

25th November 2014 -

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HBO have announced they will be airing the first ever 'authorised' documentary on late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Entitled ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’, the film has been directed and produced by Brett Morgen, who...

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12th August 2014 -

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15th July 2014 -

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24th June 2014 -

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Lana Del Rey has responded via Twitter to Frances Bean Cobain after the daughter of the late artist, Kurt Cobain, criticised her for "glamorising" dying young.Lana Del Rey has made amends with Frances Bean Cobain.In...

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24th June 2014 -

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"Embrace Life": Frances Bean Cobain Warns Lana Del Rey Over Death Wish

23rd June 2014 -

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Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, has lashed out at pop star Lana Del Rey over quotes printed in a recent interview with The Guardian in which Del Rey expresses...

GWAR's Dave Brockie And Entertainment's Dangerous Relationship with Heroin

6th June 2014 -

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GWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose Other celebs who have passed away from the drug It was recently announced that frontman of theatrical horror-rock band GWAR has died of a heroin overdose,...

Kurt Cobain's Angsty Note About Courtney Love Reportedly Written By Love Herself

5th May 2014 -

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You’d think that twenty years on, the surprises and shocking twists around Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s relationships would be all but over. Not so, however. Last week, CBS reported on a note, found in...

20 Years On, Kurt Cobain Still Has Something To Say About Courtney Love

1st May 2014 -

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A note, discovered in Kurt Cobain’s wallet after his death, mocks the wedding vows he shared with Courtney Love. According to CBS, which has recently obtained the note, taken from Cobain's wallet when police arrived...

'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' Tonight: Joan Jett To Step In For Kurt Cobain?

10th April 2014 -

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Today's the day! A new year's worth of rock royalty will tonight be ushered into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt,...

Kurt Cobain Death Conspiracy Theorist, Richard Lee, Files Lawsuit Against Seattle Police

6th April 2014 -

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Journalist Richard Lee, a Kurt Cobain death conspiracy theorist, has opened a lawsuit against the Seattle police. Lee alleges recently published photographs taken at the scene of Cobain's death should have been made public before...

Kurt Cobain Murder Conspiracist Sues Seattle Police Over Suicide Scene Photos

5th April 2014 -

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The police department of Seattle is facing a lawsuit after releasing previously unseen photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide. The 18 photos largely show the late Nirvana rocker's belongings that surrounded him as...

Kurt Cobain Musical In The Works? Courtney Love And Frances Bean Cobain Have Broadway Plans

3rd April 2014 -

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There could be a Kurt Cobain musical in the works. Well, that's if you believe what the late Nirvana frontman's widow Courtney Love is currently suggesting. Having dismissed the prospect of such a project for...

New Kurt Cobain Suicide Note And Death Scene Images Released As Hall Of Fame Induction Approaches

28th March 2014 -

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Dramatic unseen photos from the scene of Kurt Cobain's death have been released, depicting not only the late Nirvana frontman's suicide note but also his drugs paraphernalia. Photos from the scene began to be released...

Two Decades Later, Seattle Police Are (Not) Re-Opening The Kurt Cobain Case

21st March 2014 -

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The morbid fascination with celebrity deaths seems never ending. This week it’s Kurt Cobain’s turn under the spotlight – one more time – as rumors that Seattle police are reopening the nirvana frontman’s murder case...

Could the Kurt Cobain Museum Really Happen?

21st March 2014 -

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Three weeks ago journalist Jamie Dunkie launched a campaign to raise money for the purchase of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s childhood home, in order to turn it into a museum. So far, however, the campaign...

Campaign to Turn Kurt Cobain's House into Museum Raises $135

20th March 2014 -

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A group of Nirvana supporters led by the journalist Jaime Dunkle have launched a campaign to turn frontman Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Washington into a museum. The fans hope to raise $700,000 to purchase...

As Roommate Sells His Possessions, We Remember Kurt Cobain, Nirvana Frontman

4th March 2014 -

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News that Kurt Cobain’s former roommate is flogging the deceased Nirvana frontman’s belongings on the internet has temporarily brought Kurt’s name back from the dead. Cobain committed suicide in 1994, but enthusiasm for the singer’s...

Kurt Cobain Day Celebrated By Aberdeen, WA To Honor Nirvana Frontman's Birthday

20th February 2014 -

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The first annual Kurt Cobain Day has been celebrated by residents of the Washington town, Aberdeen, where the late Nirvana frontman was born and lived for much of his life. It has been nearly 20...

Courtney Love Emerges Victorious Following 'Twibel' Court Case

26th January 2014 -

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Love was facing a $8million charge in the caseIt's been almost four years, but Courtney Love has finally seen the end of what has been dubbed the 'twibel' court case. The rock chick was found...

First High-Profile "Twibel" Case Of Defamation Ends In Favor Of Courtney Love

25th January 2014 -

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The jury has sided with Courtney Love in the defamation case brought up against her by a former lawyer. The lawsuit centered around a tweet by Love implying that the lawyer had been “bought off”...

Courtney Love Wins Landmark 'Twibel' Court Case

25th January 2014 -

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Courtney Love has won a landmark case involving her Twitter use. Love's trial is the first 'Twibel' case in the US to reach trial.The Hole singer was in court over allegations by her former lawyer...

Why Is Hoquiam, WA Planning 'Nirvana Day' Celebrations?

27th December 2013 -

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The town Hoquiam in North-West America's Washington State is planning on celebrating its modest link to grunge rockers Nirvana by instating a 'Nirvana Day.' Though the small town (pop. 10,000) is four miles away from...

#VoteNirvana: Getting Kurt Cobain's Men Into 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'

17th October 2013 -

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its annual list of nominees on Wednesday (October 16, 2013),with grunge legends Nirvana the most notable of the 16 potential candidates. Almost 20 years after frontman Kurt...

Got $500,000? Want To Buy Kurt Cobain's Dingy Childhood Home?

25th September 2013 -

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In the same month that fans of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana are marking the 20th anniversary of the band's final album In Utero, the rock star's mother, Wendy O'Connor, is putting his childhood home up...

Free Tattoos & New Song To Celebrate Nirvana’s 'In Utero' 20th Anniversary [Listen]

25th September 2013 -

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Nirvana fans across the globe have banded together in celebration this month to celebrate two decades of the grunge rock group's final album, In Utero, which was released on the 13rd September 1993. To commemorate...

Nirvana - In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition Album Review

23rd September 2013 -

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In a recent NPR interview, Dave Grohl described the different methods used to record 'Nevermind' and 'In Utero'. Butch Vig had laboured over multiple takes for the former to produce an album that would define...

Nirvana To Release Complete Live Show With 'In Utero' Album 20th Anniversary Reissue

30th July 2013 -

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of 1993 album, In Utero, Nirvana will release their original album remastered featuring more than 70 remixed, rare, live and unreleased recorded tracks, reports Spin. The so-called...

Jay-Z Is Using 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Lyrics On New Album, Says Courtney Love

22nd June 2013 -

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Jay-Z announced last weekend that he is going to release his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, as part of a special service with smartphone manufacturers Samsung. He has so far been relatively quiet in...

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My message I made out last time was meant for a messanger I read on another mixed up message about Kurt. The last comment say's it all, Courtney belong's where she put Kurt. She should be in a rotting grave, oh yea, she should get the worst everlasting pain. I wish I could see her and give it to her!

7 years 4 months ago
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I believe Kurt Cobain to be one of the best musicians this world has ever come to witness. I believe nirvana's songs give voice to those who are often muted in popular cultureand if it was more often heard in the manner that was so boldly belted out by Kurt Cobain we may have less white elephants in this world that prohibit this world from being a better place. However it seems hasty and unfair to talk about Courtney Love with an indefinite attitue about her association with the death of Kurt Cobain. It is not as if any of us personally witnessed her do anything other than be a loving wife to him and a loving mother to their child and this is all simply from the public eye. Who are we to judge the why and the how of their love. It's not as if Ms.Love had forced him to marry her. This was a decision made completely on his own(a grown man is perfectly capable to make his own decisions). and if we look back there was evidence of happy times int ehir marriage. There was even a farewell to Ms. Love in Kurt's Suicide note... "Please keep going Courtney". Kurt's love for nirvana, music, and his family and friends will never change along with the fact that we may never know the truth about the rock and roll legend's cause of death. However instead of being mad at courney love we can be truly grateful for each of being touched by the grateness that was and always will be Kurt Cobain. I know that for me personally the words helped heal a wounded soul. I also have a feeling that I am not alone in this instance.Which leads me to my next point.... Kurt Cobain is first greatness. By this I mean you can take away the record label, the govenment and all the conservatives in the world can censor or ban his music, they can paint him as a bad guy who used drugs. But bottom line, his music and all the lives he touched with his words can never be taken away from him, the people he loved, or even all of us the perpetually mourning fans, even in his grave.

4 years 3 months ago
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Give it up! No one can be as good,fine as Kurt Cobain. That is good if Nirvana helped any band to know what music is and how to try and sound as good as Nirvana. Kurt knew how music should sound but he can't play any music or enjoy life in anyway thank's to that ugly whore Courtney love. She should be where she put Kurt. I wish there was some way I can find her and put her in the greasy grave.

7 years 4 months ago
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How can I get that dvd? Courtney should pay for Kurt loosing his life, so should her life be ended!

8 years 1 week ago
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I can't get through to see my comment, oh we'll I just hope no one try's to make out a movie portraying Kurt. If anyone think's Kurt ended his own life is just a stupid and ugly as Courtney is. Courtney put him in his grave and that's where she belong's, rotting away in pain,oh yea!

7 years 4 months ago
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That is so lame to try and act out Kurt and try and make a Bio. The movie will be all by Courtney's word's and Phil Gross will say the book " Heavier than Heaven" is something to read, if you want to read about Kurt life instead of watching a Bio. It's all a bunch of s--- because it only goes by Courtney's word's and that's all bulls---. I wish I could put her where she put Kurt. Does anyone know where I can find that whore.

7 years 4 months ago
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Hey quy your a joke, Kurt Cobain did not commit suicide.Courtney love made sure he would not live another day and she put Kurt Cobain where she belong's. All she deserve's is everlasting pain and thank's to that ugly thing he can't be in a movie and no actor should portray Kurt!

7 years 4 months ago
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That's sad that Kurt didn't get together with Iggy. That book Heavier than Heaven is just a book full of s---! All it is is a book that tries to get everyone to feel sorry for her loosing her husband. She lost her husband and put him where he is at. I hope she goes where she put him real soon. She will get what she deserves,pain. There's alot better book's to read that are true about Kurt's death, don't waste your money.

7 years 8 months ago
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i agree wiv most of u, i do think that talentless mess did have a lot 2 do wiv kurts death its just a shame that its never been proved.id love 4 mrs love 2 finally get wats cuming 2 her.

7 years 1 week ago
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Courtney will see where her life is now but in the future Kurt will be glad to see her and show her how it feels to feel pain and he will make sure she get's what she deserves

7 years 7 months ago
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