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

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

Childhood: 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. 

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.

Personal Life: 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 Files For Divorce From Husband Isaiah Silva After 21 Months


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Frances Bean Cobain has filed for divorce from her husband of 21 months, Isaiah Silva, it has been reported.

The Los Angeles Superior Court has confirmed that Frances has split from her husband, the 31 year old frontman of rock group The Eeries. Their separation date is listed as February 24th, 2016, less than two years after they got married in June 2014.

Frances Bean Cobain Isaiah SilvaFrances Bean Cobain with Isaiah Silva in 2010

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Photos Of Kurt Cobain Suicide Shotgun Released By Seattle Police


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Police in Seattle have released photographs of the shotgun that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to commit suicide more than twenty years ago.

In five images posted to the website of the Seattle Police Department, cold case detective Mike Ciesynski is shown holding the long 20-gauge shotgun at a number of different angles. The photos were taken back in June 2015 and placed on the department’s computer system on March 3rd this year, to be added to the investigative file.

Kurt Cobain's 'MTV Unplugged' Cardigan Sells For $140,000 At Auction


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The green cardigan worn by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during the band’s 1993 'MTV: Unplugged In New York' special has sold at an auction in California for $140,000. The iconic item of clothing sold for nearly twice the highest estimated price during the rock memorabilia-themed auction on November 7th.

NirvanaKurt Cobain’s iconic green cardigan has sold for $140,000.

The auction was held at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles and also featured memorabilia from Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson. The cardigan was initially expect to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

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'Montage Of Heck' Director Brett Morgen Defends Decision To Release "New" Kurt Cobain Album


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Brett Morgen, the director of the Kurt Cobain documentary movie Montage of Heck earlier this year, has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for the “new” album Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, which is released next month.

The filmmaker also took the time to defend the project from the criticism that it’s received from some quarters in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Just like The Bootleg Series furthers your understanding of Bob Dylan's process, I find that Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings furthers not just our understanding of his process but represents yet another angle, another side of Kurt — an artistic outlet that he was not necessarily able to work within the context of a three-piece band.”

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Frances Bean Cobain Weds Isaiah Silva In A Secret Ceremony, Fails To Invite Her Mother Courtney Love


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Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is married! The 23-year-old wed musician Isaiah Silva, her boyfriend of five years, in a top secret ceremony. The nuptials were so secret that not even Frances’ mother, Courtney Love was informed until after the ceremony was over.

Frances Bean Cobain and Isaiah SilvaFrances Bean Cobain and Isaiah Silva photographed together in 2010.

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American Teenager Shares Photos Of First Ever Nirvana Gig


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An American teenager has unwittingly uncovered some never-before-seen photographs of Nirvana’s first ever gig and published them online, making her officially the coolest kid in the world right now.

19 year old Maggie Poukkula, from Seattle, Washington, found a photo strip dating from March 1987 in one of her father Tony’s books, and tweeted it to the delight of Nirvana fans worldwide. Her post contained the caption: “Pictures of my dad and Kurt Cobain playing together back in the day.”

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The death of the troubled Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain in 1994 has long been accepted as a tragic suicide, but for some of the investigators involved at the time, there were many factors that proved otherwise. When his wife Courtney Love hired private investigator Tom Grant to search for her absent husband just days before his body was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head, he became immediately suspicious of the circumstances and decided to record their phone conversations. Pathologists and police from the time also voice doubts over the suicide ruling, particularly when it was found he had three times the lethal dose of heroin in his body, but the case has never been reassessed. 

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New Kurt Cobain Album Set For Release This Summer, Says 'Montage Of Heck' Director


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A new album from late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is coming this summer, according to Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen. Morgen, who was given unprecedented access to Cobain’s archives while making the documentary, has said he found over 200 hours of never heard before material and rare music in the singer’s collection.

Brett MorgenCobain: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen.

“We’re going to be putting out an amazing album this summer that I think will answer that question,” Brett Morgen told Bedford + Bowery when asked if he found any new material in Cobain’s archives.

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Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love's Old Apartment Available To Rent On Airbnb


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You can now stay in Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's apartment for $150 per night. The apartment, in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles, is available to rent on Airbnb. The late Nirvana singer and Love lived in the apartment during the early 90s when the band and Cobain were at the height of their fame.

Courtney LoveCourtney Love lived in the apartment from 1991-1992 with her husband, Kurt Cobain.

Read More: Courtney Love Describes Cobain: Montage Of Heck As A "Very Healing" Experience.

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Nick Simmons - A variety of stars turned out in numbers to attend the LA premiere of HBO's documentary "Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck" which was held at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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Kurt Cobain, Nick Simmons and Rebecca Szulc
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Kurt Cobain and Ross Butler
Kurt Cobain and Ross Butler

Courtney Love Describes 'Cobain: Montage Of Heck' As A "Very Healing" Experience


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Courtney Love has described watching the new documentary ‘Cobain: Montage of Heck’ with her daughter Frances as a “very healing” experience.

Love was left widowed with an infant daughter after Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. In an interview with V Magazine, the Hole singer said “To see [the movie] in that room with my daughter was very cathartic and I was very happy to spend a little time with him and to find out, to see things and hear audio, and see into his heart.”

Courtney LoveCourtney Love spoke about the new documentary 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'

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Andy Warhol, George Harrison, James Brown, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, Nirvana, Steve Mcqueen and Tupac Shakur

FASCINATING FACT: and Kurt Cobain Thursday 25th October 2007 Rock star KURT COBAIN is being turned into a doll

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Kurt Cobain

Date of birth

20th February, 1967

Date of death

5th April, 1994

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75


Kurt Cobain Movies

Soaked In Bleach Trailer

Soaked In Bleach Trailer

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Cobain: Montage of Heck - Our Name Is Nirvana Trailer

Cobain: Montage of Heck - Our Name Is Nirvana Trailer

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Cobain: Montage Of Heck Trailer

Cobain: Montage Of Heck Trailer

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Hit So Hard Trailer

Hit So Hard Trailer

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Nirvana Live At The Paramount Movie Review

Nirvana Live At The Paramount Movie Review

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