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.
Maggie Poukkula found the photos in one of her father's books, which show him playing alongside Kurt Cobain at Nirvana's debut live performance.
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 album will be a solo Cobain outing, not a new Nirvana record.
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.
Cobain: 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.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's old apartment in Los Angeles is available to rent on Airbnb. The couple lived in the apartment from 1991-1992.
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 Love lived in the apartment from 1991-1992 with her husband, Kurt Cobain.
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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
Kurt Cobain's widow spoke about the experience of watching the new documentary 'Montage of Heck', currently on a limited theatrical release before its TV premiere next month.
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 Love spoke about the new documentary 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'
Kurt Cobain's daughter, now 22, is a co-executive producer of the forthcoming documentary 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck', and spoke about the film and her father to Rolling Stone.
Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, about the Nirvana frontman, Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about her personal feelings of growing up and being aware of her father’s legend.
Born in 1992, Frances is the only daughter of Cobain and Hole singer Courtney Love. Now 22 years old and a visual artist, she was named as one of the executive producers of the Brett Morgen-directed documentary late last year.
Frances Bean Cobain co-executive produced the new 'Montage of Heck' documentary
Home movies of the Nirvana legend are featured in this amazing movie.
Some of Kurt Cobain's happiest moments are depicted in the new trailer for the first authorised documentary of his life 'Cobain: Montage Of Heck'; a collection of home movies and never before seen footage directed by Brett Morgen and executively produced by Frances Bean.
Kurt Cobain's life story comes to life in 'Montage of Heck'
While his early life saw the late Kurt Cobain as a happy-go-lucky child with a profound creative talent, the years following his parents' divorce were nothing short of tempestuous for the young musician. Though still hungry for music, songwriting and drawing, Cobain developed struggles with anger and rejection throughout his teenage years, setting him up for a success that would ultimately bring about his downfall. And while it seemed his astonishing success with grunge pioneers Nirvana in the 90s was a high point in his life, not to mention his relationship with Courtney Love and the birth of their daughter Frances, it only led to a tragic end.
Check out the haunting first image from Brett Morgen's upcoming film.
The first image from the forthcoming official Kurt Cobain documentary 'Cobain: Montage of Heck' has finally been released, giving us a glimpse into one of the most highly anticipated music documentaries of late.
First picture from 'Cobain: Montage of Heck'
The movie has been executively produced by the Nirvana frontman's 22-year-old daughter Frances Bean and marks the very first authorized documentary on the grunge legend, who tragically took his own life at the peak of Nirvana fame in 1994. The first image is a haunting painting of the singer walking away from a blue, wooden panelled house surrounded by trees, as the dull, dark grey sky bears down on him.
'Montage of Heck' is due for release later this year, and a book exploring the documentary in greater depth will accompany the British cinematic release.
'Montage of Heck', a documentary about Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, will be released in May
Both the film and book will be entitled ‘Montage of Heck’, a name taken from a mixtape that Cobain made and which was shared widely online last year. The tracklisting features clips from The Beatles, The Monkees, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, The Jackson Five and many more, which gave an insight into the widely divergent influences that made up Cobain’s songwriting.
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The first authorized Kurt Cobain documentary will draw upon the musician's personal home videos, drawings, recordings, photography and journals.
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 Cobain's archives, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, songbooks and home videos.
Kurt Cobain [centre] is considered one of the great cultural icons of his time
"I started work on this project eight years ago," Morgen said in a press release. "Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth.
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The late Nirvana frontman’s daughter Frances Bean will executive produce the documentary, while Cobain's widow Courtney Love is not involved.
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 previously followed The Rolling Stones for ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ in 2012.
'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' will show on HBO in 2015
Morgen is said to have been working on the project since 2007, with the cooperation of Cobain’s family. Frances Bean Cobain. the only daughter of the late singer, is serving as an exec producer on the documentary, while HBO has confirmed Courtney Love will not be involved.
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The Hole frontwoman also confided her questionable finance management secrets.
Courtney Love’s $27 million in expenses might seem like a rather shocking amount, but she isn’t too worried – or at all, really. In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, the “Hole” frontwoman made the startling confession that she had burned through millions of “Nirvana money” in a very short time, having spent most of it on s number of lawsuits through the years.
Courtney Love's financial strategy is rather unorthodox to say the least.
Not one to worried, however, Love maintains her chill attitude about the whole thing: "I know that's a lifetime of money to most people, but I'm a big girl, it's rock 'n roll, it's Nirvana money, I had to let it go. I make enough to live on, I'm financially solvent, I focus on what I make now."
Continue reading: Courtney Love: $27 Million Of Nirvana's Money Spent. Gone. Forever.
After US pop-punks The Story So Far brawled with heavy-handed security, we take a look at other acts who have clashed with famous acts.
Crowd surfing and moshing are two activities that are part and parcel of punk shows worldwide, but it seems one security guard at the Montreal leg of this year’s Warped Tour didn’t get the memo. Footage has emerged of a security guard throwing a crowd member to the ground after apparently crowd surfing over the barrier. The incident took place during the song “Daughter” by the increasingly popular US pop-punk band The Story So Far, sparking a brief brawl in which the band’s frontman Parker Cannon leapt off the stage and exchanged a flurry of blows with the over-zealous security guard before being subdued by security staff.
After the situation was diffused, Parker returned to the stage to conclude the band’s set. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has launched an investigation into the incident and announced via Twitter that a tape of the melee has been sent to the security company involved for their consideration. But this is far from the first time security members have abused their powers on innocent concert-goers and such incidents continue to occur, even as professional security companies receive training for roles that were once held by trigger-happy amateur brutes and Hells Angel members. Here is a few of the most high-profile examples of security dishing out hugely irrational responses and eschewing their primary role- to keep people safe.
The Altamont Incident & The Rolling Stones
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Lana Del Rey has claimed she was duped into answering leading questions about Kurt Cobain in a recent interview with a British newspaper.
Lana Del Rey has made amends with Frances Bean Cobain.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Del Rey discussed her musical idols including Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain. She reportedly said "I wish I was dead already," a remark which prompted Cobain to point out her own personal tragedy. Cobain was less than two years old when her father Kurt died at the age of 27.
Lana Del Rey has announced her split from her boyfriend of nearly three years, former Kassidy band member Barrie James O'Neill. Del Rey has also been under fire (again) for her reported comments on dying young in a recent interview.
It's not been a good week for Lana Del Rey. The Ultraviolence artist has separated from Scottish singer Barrie James O'Neill and has been seriously chastised by Frances Bean Cobain owing to Del Rey's comments about her father's death.
Barrie James O'Neill and Lana Del Rey have split after nearly three years together.
Del Rey announced her separation from O'Neill in a recent interview with Switzerland's 20 Minuten magazine, published on Monday (23rd June). Responding to a question about the possibility of an engagement, 28-year-old Del Rey said "We are currently not together." She continued to vaguely explain the reasons behind their split which apparently result from O'Neill's unspecified issues. She said "He is a wonderful person. But there are some things which he has to deal with. I will not explain in detail. This was hard on our relationship, I no longer felt free."
Continue reading: Lana Del Rey Splits With Boyfriend & Angers Frances Bean Cobain
Date of birth
20th February, 1967
Date of death
5th April, 1994