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.
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.
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.
Few musicians possess the talent and character to retain 'Rock God' status nearly 20 years after their demise, but since 1994, the memory of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has not faded one bit. Countless tributes have been paid to Cobain since his suicide, with the latest being a strange and multidimensional stage show featuring Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.
Since the news broke of a new documentary chronicling the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, there have been conflicting reports as to whether the legendary musician's widow Courtney Love will be a part of its creation. Brett Morgen, director of HBO's new documentary on the Rolling Stones, 'Crossfire Hurricane,' was recruited by Love to oversee the Cobain project, but it seems as if that will be Love's only contribution to the project.
The grunge scene of the early '90s has been credited for flipping the music world on its ear and effectively shoving the hair metal dominance of the late '80s to the side. However, grunge's takeover didn't just affect hair metal, and rapper Jay-Z says in a new interview that even the growing popularity of hip-hop stalled out a little bit when Nirvana came to prominence.