Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana.

Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing with major label DGC Records, the band found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labeled "the flagship band" of Generation X, and Cobain hailed as "the spokesman of a generation". Cobain however was often uncomfortable and frustrated, believing his message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal issues often subject to media attention. He challenged Nirvana's audience with its final studio album In Utero (1993).

During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression, his fame and public image, as well as the professional and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The circumstances of his death have become a topic of public fascination and debate. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, has sold over 25 million albums in the US alone, and over 50 million worldwide.

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Birthday

Feb. 20, 1967

Place of birth

Aberdeen, Washington, USA

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Soaked in Bleach

Twenty years ago, Kurt Cobain was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The world ... Read more

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7.3

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

The authorized documentary on late Guitar/lead singer Kurt Cobain from his early days in Aberdeen... Read more

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1991: The Year Punk Broke

David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of ... Read more

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Nirvana: Unplugged in New York

MTV Unplugged in New York is a live album by the American grunge band Nirvana. It features an aco... Read more

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Kurt Cobain: About a Son

An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than... Read more

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Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

Originally conceived by Kurt Cobain, Live ! Tonight ! Sold Out !! is a video document of Nirvana'... Read more

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Kurt & Courtney

After rocker Kurt Cobain's death, ruled a suicide, a film crew arrives in Seattle to make a docum... Read more

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All Apologies: Kurt Cobain 10 Years On

On April 8th 1994, Kurt Cobain - the lead singer of post-punk band Nirvana - was found dead in hi... Read more

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Kurt Cobain: The Early Life of a Legend

Ten years after the wasteful death of Kurt Cobain he remains the only true musical icon of the po... Read more