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Kurt Cobain

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, his fame and public image, as well as the professional and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love.

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'Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins -- Gene Simmons is an Idiot ... Cobain and Winehouse Are Icons

'Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins
Gene Simmons is an Idiot Cobain and Winehouse are Icons

Gene Simmons disputing Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse's icon status is nuts ... so says Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tells us it doesn't matter how many albums both made.In case… READ MORE >

Frances Bean Cobain -- Smells Like Teen Home Owner

Frances Bean Cobain
Smells Like Teen Home Owner

Just a year after turning 18 and gaining access to a ton of trust money, Frances Bean Cobain is investing in the Los Angeles real estate market -- shelling out $1.875 million for a house all her… READ MORE >

- 921 days ago
Kurt Cobain Shrine -- Set in Stone

Kurt Cobain Shrine -- Set in Stone

Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain has yet another way to be immortalized -- TMZ has learned, a 13-foot statue of a guitar was erected today ... in honor of the 17th anniversary of his death.The statue… READ MORE >

- 1107 days ago
Courtney Love: What's in Your Wallet?

Courtney Love: What's in Your Wallet?

The administrator for the trust of Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, wants to know how Courtney may have spent Frances Bean's money.TMZ has obtained legal docs filed in connection… READ MORE >

- 1525 days ago
Cobain Fam: Love's Been Bad Parent 'For Years'

Cobain Fam: Love's Been Bad Parent 'For Years'

Kurt Cobain's family claims Courtney Love has been an unfit parent for years -- and the plan to take custody of Frances Bean Cobain has been years in the making. Charles Fradenburg -- Kurt… READ MORE >

- 1582 days ago
Court to Courtney: Stay Away From Frances

Court to Courtney: Stay Away From Frances

Courtney Love has not only lost legal control over her daughter-- Frances Bean Cobain -- TMZ has learned a judge has now issued a restraining order, prohibiting Courtney from having any direct or… READ MORE >

- 1582 days ago
Courtney Love's Bank Has Trust Issues

Courtney Love's Bank
Has Trust Issues

Courtney Love is having trouble gaining access to her daughter's hefty trust fund -- and it's all because the bank claims she's not the only one trying to access the cash.The First Republic Bank… READ MORE >

- 1661 days ago
Love's Lawyer -- Kurt Would Never Sing Bon Jovi

Love's Lawyer -- Kurt Would Never Sing Bon Jovi

Team Courtney Love is finally expanding on why she's so pissed off at the makers of Guitar Hero -- and it seems her beef is over the songs that the digital version of her husband is forced to sing… READ MORE >

- 1679 days ago
Courtney Love -- Guitar Hero 'Raped' Kurt's Image

Courtney Love -- Guitar Hero 'Raped' Kurt's Image

Courtney Love is on the warpath -- threatening to "sue the s**t" out of the people behind Guitar Hero after she saw Kurt Cobain's image in the video game. Cobain's widow just unleashed a serious… READ MORE >

- 1679 days ago
Jared Leto: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Jared Leto:
Smells Like Teen Spirit

Here's actor/30 Seconds to Mars member Jared Leto at NY Fashion Week on Sunday (left) -- and late Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain back in 1993 (right).One of them made amazing music.We're just… READ MORE >

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