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Gene Simmons on Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain: ‘Just Because You Died That Makes You an Icon? No’

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While Kiss have certainly carved out their own chapter in music history, Gene Simmons recently shared his thoughts on the current state of the music industry for new bands, the challenges that they face and the disappearance of the rock icon.

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Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home Up for Sale

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The mother of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has put the singer's childhood home on the auction block. Wendy O'Connor is selling the 1.5-story Aberdeen bungalow that resides two hours southwest of Seattle.

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Dave Grohl Remembers Last Conversation With Kurt Cobain

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Together, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl made history. Nirvana broke new ground with 'Nevermind' in 1991 and the living members of the band are currently celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the band's follow-up effort, 1993's 'In Utero.' In a new interview, Grohl speaks with Rolling Stone about his relationship with the late Kurt Cobain, revealing his final exchange with the singer.

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Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain – Rockers Who Died at Age 27

Dave Alexander / Kurt Cobain / Kristen Pfaff
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After the deaths of legends like Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin all at the age 27, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain added his own name to the list after committing suicide in 1994. And it was Cobain's death that really brought the notion of a ‘27 Club' to the public eye. 

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Rare Nirvana ‘In Utero’ Commercial Features Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic + Dave Grohl Giving Birth

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Words cannot describe the bizarre, jaw-dropping nature of a long-lost promo for Nirvana's third studio album, 'In Utero' just surfaced. The would-be commercial for 'In Utero' features "pregnant" Nirvana members Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl taking a birthing class taught by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait in drag. Yes, you read that correctly.

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New Jay-Z Song ‘Holy Grail’ Borrows Lyrical Inspiration From Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

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Kurt Cobain and Nirvana have paved the way for many musicians that came in their wake, but fans might be surprised to know who the latest artist is to draw inspiration from the works of Cobain and Nirvana.

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Late Nirvana Frontman Kurt Cobain’s Grandfather Leland Cobain Dies at 89

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Leland Cobain, the grandfather of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, has passed away at the age of 89. According to GrungeReport.net, the elder Cobain died in Montesano, Wash., on Wednesday (May 29).

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Seattle News Outlet Unveils Previously Unpublished Photos of Kurt Cobain Death Scene

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In the world of rock, the date April 5 is a solemn one, as it marks the anniversary of the death of both Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley. Now, 19 years after Cobain's death, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer online newspaper has unveiled a number of never-before-published photos of Cobain's death scene have been revealed, some of which show Cobain being carried out of his home by medical workers.

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Kurt Cobain Documentary Filmmaker Inspired by ‘Pink Floyd – The Wall’ Movie

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A new Kurt Cobain documentary film is currently being planned for a 2014 release, and it aims to delve into the true spirit of the late Nirvana frontman. As popular as Cobain remains, the musician's life continues to be somewhat of an enigma even among his most rabid fans. Now, the director of the recent Rolling Stones documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane' has accepted the challenge to reveal the true nature of Cobain.

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Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5

Jack Black / Kurt Cobain / M. Shadows
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The Guitar Hero games have become modern classics, with its signature guitar controller having found a place in every college dorm throughout the U.S. Now that six installments of the Guitar Hero series have been released, the franchise has created various playable characters in the likeness of rock legends, perhaps none more spellbinding than Nirvana's Kurt Cobain.

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