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The man...the myth...the legend. Tormented soul, turning his own angst into beautiful melodies. Blindsided by "love" literally.
"never met a wise man. if so it's a woman"
by Mikey B. November 22, 2003
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Kurt Donald Cobain, born February 20th 1967 in Hoquaim, a small town near Seattle. His mother, Wendy, was a cocktail waitress and his father, Donald, was a mechanic. He and his parents moved to Aberdeen, Washington when Kurt was 6 months old.

Kurt Cobain lived an average life until his parents divorced in 1975. After being moved from house to house for years he rebelled and started listening to bands such as The Melvins. After being kicked out of his home by his mother he lived underneath the Wishkah bridge, which later inspired the song "something in the way".

He met Krist Novoselic and started a band later to be known as "Nirvana". In 1989 Nirvana signed upto Subpop records recording "Bleach" there. however Kurt became unhappy with Drummer Chad Channings drumming and fired him. They then met Dave grohl. With the trio finally together they hit major success with the album "Nevermind" which included the tracks "Smalls like teen spirit" "In bloom" and "come as you are".

In 1989, Courtney love, Kurts future wife, maw Kurt at a show in Oregon. They formally met in 1991 at a concert in L.A. After some time together the pair got together and on August 18th 1992 The pair had their first and only child Frances Bean Cobain. The pair allegedly fought and argued over time and only bonded whilst taking Heroin.

After recording "In utero" and doing the famous Unplugged acoustic set where he played covers such as Leadbellys "where did you sleep last night" and David Bowies "Man who sold the world" as well acoustic versions of Nirvana classics like "Come as you are" Kurt was having major problems...

On March 1st 1994 whilst on tour in Germany Kurt was diagnosed with severe bronchitis. he flew to Rome for treatment on March 3rd, where Courtney met him. She awoke to find him overdosed on a cocktail of Rohypnol and Champagne. he flew back to seattle after 5 days in hospital, after an intervention with close friends and family Kurt agreed to go on a detox programme, He went to the Exodus recovery centre in LA but escaped on the first day of April, he went back home and after listening to R.E.M, Kurt took 3x the lethal amount of heroin and shot himself in the head with a shotgun. He was discovered on the 8th April by an electrician.

On the 10th of April 1994, a public vigil was held which attracted 7,000 mourners, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and wife Courtney Love read out messages including Kurts suicide note. Courtney then gave some ofKurts clothes to some mourners. Kurt Donald Cobain was cremated, he died aged 27 joining the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jim morrison and Janis Joplin in the "27 club".

Kurt Cobain, R.I.P
John: "Fucking hell dan, that was a long definition on Kurt Cobain"
Dan: "yep, lets hope i get many thumbs up (Hint Hint)"
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Kurt Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)
was an american musician, best known as the lead singer,
guitarist and songwriter of grunge band Nirvana. Kurt is almost universally characterized as a tortured soul, the voice of alienated young people in America and beyond.

Throughout most of his life, Cobain suffered from chronic bronchitis and intense physical pain due to an undiagnosed chronic stomach condition. In the midst of self medicating his physical, mental and emotional angusih, Cobain used heroin sporadically for several years. By the end of 1990, his use developed into a full-fledged addiction.

On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington home at the age of 27. (Cobain's body had been lying there for days.) Cobain was known to be suicidal. And, although Cobain's death was officially ruled as suicide, certain aspects about his death (inconclusive evidence) have led to speculation that his death was homicide and many people beleive he was murdered by wife, Courtney Love. His so called suicide note was written to Boddah, his imaginary friend.

Kurt was an introspective and highly empathic person, he struggled with depression, physical pain and the commercial success of Nirvana until the end.

The Beatles were an early and important musical influence on Cobain. Cobain expressed a particular fondness for John Lennon. Lennon's song "In my Life" was played at Cobain's funeral.
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are”

"Humans are dumb. Ashamed to be a human."

"Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."

“If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.”

"Peace, Love, Empathy."

- Kurt Cobain
by PoeticPoetry September 28, 2009
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the white man's tupac. nobody knows who killed him or why.

one of the greatest artists of all time, from the original grunge rock band: nirvana. killed himself with a shotgun blast to the face along with an overdose of heroine... maybe not, but he's dead and sure as hell shouldnt be.
Kurt Cobain was the lead vocalist from Nirvana.
by Master Roller October 26, 2007
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The lead singer of the Seattle based band Nirvana. Born on Feb. 20th and died on April 5 1994 at the age of 27 for reasons that defies everything the Seattle Police Department ever had to say. Many believes Courtney Love kill him and i don't disagree, in fact even Courtney's own dad accuses her of murder so now you tell me how the fuck did he die?
"O well, whatever nevermind"
~Kurt Cobain

From his song Smells like Teen Spirit
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Kurt Cobain, The lead singer of Nirvana. Kurts music changed the music industry in a way that is still evident today. He influences so many people with his amazing music and lyrics. The world was blessed with his talent and presence until april 5th, 1994, when he supposedly committed suicide. now i could ramble on for hours on all of the evidence that makes it CLEAR that he didnt committ suicide but ill just skip that and say that kurts true fans already know all of that and know in their hearts that he didnt kill himself but was killed by courtney love. nobody is ever going to forget Kurt. his music will keep him alive as it touches people each and every day. The world was a better place when you were with us, Kurt. RIP.
Nirvana- the greatest grunge/rock band of all time
by Brooke April 17, 2005
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the most amazing talented man ever. who wrote the greatest songs ever. his band nirvana changed music forever and he will live on through his music forever n ever!!! he is my hero!!!
by Nic April 15, 2004
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