Sunday, May 17, 2015

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain remains one of the most talented and respected artists in rock to this day, and although his life and fame were short-lived, his music is still widely listened to and recognized. Kurt was a part of the nineties grunge rock movement in the band Nirvana, rooting from the Seattle area where Kurt lived, along with other legends such as Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder. 

Nirvana's popular hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit" helped the band explode and helped in bringing the album to the top of the charts. Cobain was quickly becoming known as one of the best songwriters of his generation. Cobain's approach to singing, songwriting, and the band's shifting dynamics seemed to create a whole other sub genre of rock and influenced several future bands. 

Cobain struggled with heavy drug use, especially heroin, which contributed to his personal life, music, and death. On April 5, 1994, 27-year-old Cobain committed suicide by placing a shotgun into his mouth, killing him instantly. He left a lengthy suicide note addressed to his wife, daughter, and fans. 

Even after his death, Kurt Cobain still intrigues and inspires fans. Nirvana released "Unplugged in New York" shortly after his death and it shot to the top of the charts. 

The contents of Kurt Cobain's suicide note to his fans, wife, and daughter
A brief biography of Kurt Cobain

The newly released "Montage of Heck"