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Thanks to the wholly unexpected, almost unprecedented overnight success of his band, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain became, not only the reluctant figurehead for the 1990s alternative rock movement, but arguably the biggest rock star of his generation and, finally, its ultimate martyr, when he took his own life. Born Kurt Donald Cobain, in the small town of Aberdeen, Washington, on February 20, 1967, the shy child of a broken home found some answers to his troubles in music, as he shuttled from home to home to occasional homelessness, and struggled to fit in in school before dropping out, two weeks prior to high school graduation. Cobain, who was by now a talented guitarist and immersed in the northwest punk rock scene, eventually moved to Olympia, Washington where he founded Nirvana with old Aberdeen friend Krist Novoselic (bass) and later recruited drummer Chad Channing. This trio began performing regularly and duly signed with Seattle’s emerging Sub Pop Records for the release of debut album, ‘Bleach,’ in 1989 — then “graduated” to major label Geffen before recording their sophomore breakthrough, ‘Nevermind.’ This, of course, catapulted the trio (now featuring Dave Grohl on drums) to universal stardom and more mainstream attention than they had ever dreamed of — or wanted. But Nirvana did what they could to cope, filling the next few years with incessant touring and releases like the odds and sods collection ‘Incesticide’ (1992) and third album ‘In Utero’ (1993), which saw former Germs guitarist Pat Smear brought into the fold. Meanwhile, Cobain had started a combustible, often drug-fueled relationship with Hole singer and guitarist Courtney Love, whom he eventually married (their daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, was born in August of 1992), generating even more unwanted headlines and media attention. By the early months of 1994 Cobain’s life was unravel-ing completely, due to his ever-more-mixed feelings about rock stardom, chronic stomach pains, and several failed attempts at rehab (among other personal demons). And on April 5, the troubled band leader committed suicide in his Seattle home, leaving a void that in some ways marked the symbolic end of the alternative rock movement — though his legacy with Nirvana, obviously lives on.

 
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Kurt Cobain’s Ex-Girlfriend Goes After Courtney Love, Supports Murder Conspiracy Theorist

Mary Lou Lord penned messages on how she supports Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy theorist Tom Grant and how she's been threatened and abused by Courtney Love.

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Kurt Cobain Once Called Max Cavalera to Find Out Where to Score Heroin in Brazil

Max Cavalera's wife, Gloria, recalls a time when Nirvana's Kurt Cobain called the Sepultura frontman to get some advice on where to score heroin in Brazil.

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Courtney Love Pens Christmas Letter to Kurt Cobain + Frances Bean Cobain

Courtney Love looked back at one Christmas she shared with Kurt Cobain and daughter Frances Bean Cobain.

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Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

Kurt Cobain’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Cardigan Sells for $137.5K, Lock of Hair Pulled From Auction

It may be discolored, have a burn hole and is missing a button, but Kurt Cobain's 'MTV Unplugged' cardigan still fetched a pretty penny.

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Hear Kurt Cobain’s Early Demo of ‘Been a Son’

Get a listen to an early version of Nirvana's 'Been a Son' thanks to a newly posted Kurt Cobain demo.

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Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana ‘MTV Unplugged’ Cardigan and a Lock of His Hair on Auction Block

The familiar cardigan that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain wore during the 'MTV Unplugged' appearance is going on the auction block.

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Listen to Kurt Cobain’s Home Recording of ‘Sappy’

You can hear Kurt Cobain's demo of 'Sappy' right now!

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Kurt Cobain’s ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’ Album to See November Release

'Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings,' a collection of Kurt Cobain solo material, is available to order in a variety of options ahead of its November release.

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Kurt Cobain’s Beatles Cover to Reportedly See November Release

In addition to the Montage of Heck soundtrack, a 7-inch single featuring Kurt Cobain's cover of the Beatles' 'And I Love Her' will follow in late November.

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Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Thinks Kurt Cobain ‘Would Have Been a Great Monk’

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic spoke of his deceased bandmate, claiming Cobain could have gone on to be a great artist or even a monk.

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