He was a worthless drug addict.
He wasn't all that great at guitar.
I've seen several definitions reffering to him as "the greatest musician ever" or "the greatest song writer ever"..
let's look at the facts shall we?
Many other bands have started Genre's.
are they hailed as the greatest bands ever? no.
Iron Maiden was one of the most influential bands in thrash metal, and they defined the sound of a genre. are they hailed as Gods? no.
Pink Floyd was argueably one of the most influential bands of our time. For god's sake, even KorN covered them. but are they hailed as God's again? no
the greatest songwriter of all time eh?
Are we to throw away Bob Dylan or Johnny cash for some heroin addict?
and his meager guitar playing skills?
Smells like teen spirit chorus is 4 power chords, 'nuff said.
Guy 1: oh man, I'm so anti-establishment, I listen to Nirvana, Kurt is amazing, he roxxxxorz your soxxxxorz lol, he like totally expresses my lyf in general, I am so sad
Guy 2- No, your a pathetic moron who thinks he's cool. Kurt wasn't good, and frankly, I'm glad he's dead.