53 years old (Born on February 20, 1967)
American singer, guitarist in Nirvana; He is famous from Nirvana.Ashes were scattered in McLane Creek- Olympia, a handful were scattered under the willow at the front of 171 Lake Washinton Boulevard, Seattle, another handful was givern to a Buddhist to make a tsatsu - a memorial sculpture. Got his first guitar at age 14. The Nirvana song "Scentless Apprentice" is based on a book called "Perfume" by Patrick Su00fcskind. Was a left-handed guitarist and a right-handed drummer. Obsessed with vinyl, he had a substantially expensive record collection.
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Fun Facts About Kurt Cobain
Half-sister: Brianne O'Conner.
His songs have been covered by Tori Amos, Sinu00e9ad O`Connor, Herbie Hanc*ck, and Branford Marsalis.
His most famous song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit", was voted by Rolling Stone Magazine and MTV as the 3rd best pop song out of 100 of all time.
Posthumous album "Nirvana: Mtv Unplugged" earned him and Nirvana a 1995 Grammy. It was the only Grammy they won.
John Lennon`s song "In my Life" was played at his funeral.
His 3 favorite films are Paris, Texas (1984), - as stated on the "Nevermind - It`s An Interview" CD; Over the Edge (1979); and Rear Window (1954).
Is mentioned in the song "Innocent" by Our Lady Peace
Half-brother: Chad Cobain.
His most popular songs include "About a Girl", "Been a Son", "Negative Creep", "Aneurysm", "Dive", "Sliver", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Lithium", "In Bloom", "Polly", "Something in the Way", "Heart-Shaped Box", "r*pe Me", "Dumb", "Pennyroyal Tea", "All Apologies" and "You Know You`re Right" (written and recorded shortly before his death but not officially released until October 2002).
Usually wrote left-handed, but in time learned how to write right-handed as well.
At the Video Music Awards in 1992, Nirvana was originally supposed to play "Smells like Teen Spirit". Kurt refused and they ended up playing "Lithium".
Daughter Frances Bean looks almost exactly like him. She has the distinct blue eyes, and nose.
Drew Barrymore is the godmother of his daughter Frances Bean
Although Cobain`s death was officially ruled a suicide, certain aspects about his death have led to speculation that he was murdered: - He had entirely too much heroin in his system at the time of his death to have been able to operate a shotgun. He would have been incapacitated within seconds of injecting it. - The so-called "suicide note" may have been a letter to his fans expressing his desire to quit both Nirvana and the music business altogether. - One of Cobain`s credit cards was being used a few days before AND AFTER his death.
Had disbanded Nirvana (his rock group) and was in the process of divorcing Courtney Love at the time of his death.
Named 12th greatest guitar player of all-time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2003.
His mom was 19 and his dad was 21 when he was born.
Sister: Kim. Half-sister: Brianne O`Conner. Half-brother: Chad Cobain.
Said he eventually wanted to experiment with filmmaking. He even wrote a script for a horror movie.
Guitar and vocals for the legendary alternative band Nirvana.
Was of Irish, English, German, and French ancestry.
Played a trick on the MTV brass when he began Nirvana's appearance at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards by singing "Waif me", a take-off on the song "r*pe Me". He then quickly switched to playing "Lithium", the song the band had agreed to play in the show as a compromise with MTV executives. Cobain had wanted to sing the then-new song "r*pe Me", while MTV's bigwigs wanted the band to lead off the show with their signature song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit". The two sides settled on a mid-show rendition of "Lithium".
Has been voted as "the greatest rock`n`roll hero of all time" by the readers of "NME" magazine (10 May 2006).
According to his widow, Courtney Love, Cobain left behind 109 unreleased, recorded songs when he died in 1994. Some are just song fragments, some music "collages", and about eight are acoustic numbers that Love deems good enough for release. One song, "Stinking of You", which he wrote with Love, includes the line "Stinking of you...I don't care if my life is shattered, it's my point of view..."
Nirvana won the 1993 Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act.
Cher composed the song "The Fall", after learning about his suicide. The song is included on her album Not.Comm.ercial, which was for sale only on the Internet.
He is mentioned in the song "Californication" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Very frequently changed up the words or the order of lines or verses of his songs when performing them live, rarely if every singing them the same from show to show.
Spouse, Courtney Love (24 February 1992 - 5 April 1994) (his death) 1 child
Son of Donald Cobain and Wendy Fradenburg. Grandson of Leland Cobain and Iris Cobain nu00e9e LaBrot and Charles Fradenburg and Peggy Fradenburg nu00e9e Irving. His parents married in Coeur d`Alene, Idaho on July 31, 1965. They had a son and a daughter while they were married to each other. Kurt, born February 20, 1967 and Kimberly, born on April 24, 1970. They divorced in 1976.
He wrote a song for his friend Mark Lanegan, who sang for the Screaming Trees. The song was never recorded because Mark said not only would it be like digging up the grave of an old friend, but the song simply didn`t fit with the rest of the "Dust" album in a lyrical sense.
Nirvana were voted the 27th Greatest Rock `n` Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
The song "About a Girl" was about his one-time girlfriend Tracy Marander.
His death is referred to in the lyrics of the Badly Drawn Boy song "You Were Right".
The last movie he watched before his death was The Piano (1993).
Ranked #49 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
His parents divorced when he was 7.
After his death, many musicians recorded tribute songs to him. Some of the better known of these include R.E.M.`s "Let Me In", Patti Smith`s "About a Boy", Neil Young`s "Sleeps with Angels", and Cher`s "The Fall".
Suffered chronic stomach pain from stomach ulcers and back pain from scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
Loved all seafood.
His songs have been covered by bands ranging from Evanescence to hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver to female Japanese duo Cibo Matto.
"Thank you all from the pit of my burning, nauseous stomach for you letters of concern over the past years. I don`t have the passion anymore and so remember, it`s better to burn out than fade away" (addressed to Nirvana fans in his suicide note)
He wore blue-plaid pajamas and a woven Guatemalan purse to his wedding with Courtney Love.
Recent biography is written by Charles Cross, an influental icon in the Seattle music scene. The biography, "Heavier Than Heaven", is said to be the most comprehensive biography of one of the most mysterious artists in music history.
The original title for "Heart-Shaped Box" was "Heart-Shaped Coffin."
His suicide marked the end of the Grunge era.
Was runner-up for Best Songwriter of 1994 in "Rolling Stone" magazine`s annual critics` poll. He ranked between Freedy Johnston and Sam Phillips, who placed 1st and 3rd in the poll, respectively.
Has said in interviews that he always wanted to give acting a try and be in a movie.
Born in Hoquiam, Washington, USA
He`s hailed by many as the most influential artist since the Second World War. His lyrics portray a musical virtuosity.
Samples of Cobain-penned song lyrics: "I'm a negative creep and I'm stoned" ("Negative Creep," 1989)... "She keeps it pumpin' straight to my heart" ("Aneurysm," 1990)... "And I forget just why I taste/oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile/I found it hard, it's hard to find/oh well, whatever, nevermind" ("Smells Like Teen Spirit," 1991)... "My heart is broke/but I have some glue/help me inhale/and mend it with you/we'll float around/and hang out on clouds/then we'll come down/and have a hangover" ("Dumb," 1993)... "I'll keep fighting jealousy/until it's f**king gone" ("Lounge Act," 1991)... "The animals I've trapped/have all become my pets" ("Something in the Way," 1991)... "Things have never been so swell/I have never failed to feel pain" ("You Know You're Right," 1994)... "All in all is all we all are" ("All Apologies," 1993).
Bob Dylan, a fan of Nirvana, counted "Polly" as his favorite song by the band.
Surpassed Elvis Presley to become the world`s top-earning dead celebrity. The late Nirvana front man raked in u00a326.3 million from beyond the grave during 2006, according to US business website Forbes.com.
Daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, born. [18 August 1992]
The song "Mighty K.C." by For Squirrels was written about him.
At one time sang in the choir at a Baptist church