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Kurt Cobain

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Kurt Cobain: I'm Not Gonna Crack!

Profile and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Vox, July 1992

Poisoned by the chalice of instant success, bedridden with road-rash after a ton of amp-smashingly intense gigs – what's happened to Nirvana's tortured singer and ...

All You Need Is Love: Face to Face with Kurt and Courtney

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 19 December 1992

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love are the most controversial rock couple since Sid and Nancy. Critics of their relationship have cast Courtney as a scheming, ...

Kurt and Courtney: Love and hate and the whole damned thing

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 2 January 1993

In the concluding part of our exclusive interview, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love attempt to explain the truth behind their controversial relationship and how distorted ...

Kurt Cobain: Revolutionary Debris

Comment by Eric Weisbard, Spin, April 1994

I STILL prefer to believe that Kurt Cobain's life was saved by rock'n'roll. ...

Cobain carried his demons on ride to the top

Obituary by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, 10 April 1994

HIS CUTTING-EDGE band brought punk rock ideals and alternative music to the American mainstream. He was a millionaire and a provocateur. He should have been ...

Kurt Cobain: Nirvana just wasn't enough

Obituary by Caitlin Moran, Times, The, 15 April 1994

What do you do when your dreams come true, and they're not quite like you planned? For Kurt Cobain, the pain of fame became too ...

Kurt Cobain: "We Just Cannot Realise How Troubled This Soul Was..."

Comment by Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 16 April 1994

I FIRST MET Kurt Cobain on the night of December 3, 1989. His band had been on the road for weeks, touring the European toilet ...

Is This Music To Die For?

Report by Andrew Smith, Guardian, The, 31 March 1995

AN ARTICLE in this week's Melody Maker describes some of the dozens of letters the paper has been receiving every week since Richey James's departure ...

Mummy's Little Rock'n'Roll Soldier

Report by Caroline Sullivan, Guardian, The, 16 December 1996

They're mad, bad and dangerous to know, and the apple of their mothers eyes. Caroline Sullivan examines the closest of all relationships... ...

Kurt Cobain: The Lost Interview

Interview by Jon Savage, Guitar World, 1997

In July of 1993, Kurt Cobain gave a dramatically candid interview to respected British rock journalist Jon Savage. Freely discussed were such controversial topics as ...

Kurt Cobain: Double Fantasy

Report by Dave Thompson, MOJO, May 1998

Kurt Cobain, the rock martyr; Courtney Love, the widow who wants it all. In the years since his death, the question "What really happened?" has ...

Kurt and Courtney; dir Nick Broomfield

Film/DVD/TV Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, July 1998

Starring Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love Directed by Nick Broomfield Opens July 3, Cert tbc, 99 mins ...

Love and death and the Hole damn thing...

Interview by Barbara Ellen, Observer, The, 15 November 1998

It is four years since Kurt Cobain's suicide, but it is what people remember about Courtney Love. Yet she has her band, her Hollywood career ...

Kurt's Gone. So What?

Comment by Tom Cox, Guardian Unlimited, 5 April 1999

ROCK KILLS. The list of victims is too long and depressing to print here. We still raise an eyebrow when another tortured Narcissus bites the ...

Kurt Cobain

Retrospective by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 2000

WHEN ROCK stars die, it's usually as a result of living too well, taking too much, going too fast, getting too high. ...

The Last Star: Kurt Cobain

Essay by Barney Hoskyns, Observer Music Monthly, June 2002

Why Kurt Cobain's legacy is worth fighting – or at least waiting – for ...

In Utero: Kurt Cobain Speaks

Interview by Roy Trakin, Hits, 14 April 2004

NIRVANA'S ALBUM NEVERMIND was out about two weeks on Oct. 9, 1991, when I conducted the following phone interview with Kurt Cobain. ...

Kurt Cobain: Suicide Blond

Report and Interview by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, August 2005

Gus Van Sant befriended Kurt Cobain during his rise to global stardom. Now the director has made a film based on the grunge superstar's harrowing ...

Ten Myths About Grunge, Nirvana and Kurt Cobain

Guide by Everett True, Guardian, The, 24 August 2011

KURT COBAIN loved Abba, wasn't from Seattle and didn't invent grunge. Everett True, the man who pushed the singer's wheelchair on stage for his last ...

Only Noise: In the Wake of Kurt's Suicide, Courtney Love Changed My Life

Memoir by Carla DeSantis Black, AudioFemme, 4 April 2019

ONLY NOISE explores music fandom with poignant personal essays that examine the ways we're shaped by our chosen soundtrack. This week, legendary ROCKRGRL editor Carla ...

see also Nirvana


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