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Kurt Cobain was the singer and guitarist for 90's icon band Nirvana which released three studio albums, Bleach (1989), Nevermind (1991) and In Utero (1993). Heavy heroin addict and fairly average guitarist, however his wailing, husky voice and highly poetic and symbolic lyrics defined Nirvana as the definitive 'grunge' band of the 90's, which despite what many people believe they did NOT invent, grunge having its roots back in 80's hardcore punk, and the term itself being coined by Green River and later Mudhoney frontman Mark Arm, who described the style as "pure grunge, pure shit".

Cobain was underweight and of below average height (5'7 tall and 130 pounds), and (usually) wore his hair long with a 'designer stubble' style of beard. His hair however was also dyed numerous exotic colours, such as bright red and blue, at various times.

It can be argued that part of Cobain's continuing legacy is his rough good looks and 'everyman' quality. He was an outspoken critic of homophobia, sexism, racism etc., even going as far as to say "If you are either a racist, sexist, or in any other way an asshole, don't buy our albums. I don't want your money. Don't love me because I hate you."

Kurt Cobain died after battling lifelong depression on April 4th, 1994 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 27. His suicide note was addressed to "Boddah", an imaginary childhood friend his parents invented for him to help him cope with his uncle being drafted during the Vietnam War.
Kurt Cobain, 20th February 1967 - 4th April 1994, RIP
by Come As You Are July 22, 2005
 
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the singer of Nirvana
kurt cobain was the one who changed music forever and sang music from the heart and he will always be remember forever R.I.P kurt
by Rachel January 25, 2004
 
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The lead singer of Nirvana, a truely wonderful man who influenced a generation. Sung such great songs as "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Im Bloom", "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Lithium". The man who inspired me to pick up a guitar and to try and write songs of my own, and form a small band with some friends. He died before his time, wether is was by suicide or if someone killed him, the sad fact remians that he is no longer with us. He was one of the musical giants of our time, and is greatly missed.
Girl 1: Hey, Smells Like Teen Spirit is on the radio!!
Girl 2: Crank it up, I wanna hear Kurt sing. =D
by Rhyinna Keller December 29, 2004
 
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Seemed cool, never knew him personally so I will just say "seemed". Wrote and sang good music. I like his band's songs.
I hate when people think/say he was/is God or Jesus. He was a human and would most likely want to be remembered as a regular person. Let us all at least respect that.
by Jacky December 29, 2004
 
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The last most important musician of the generation. Frontman of the rock band Nirvana. His songs touched souls, and still do today. He will always be remembered.
R.I.P. Kurt....u changed music forever.
by nirvanafanforever January 30, 2005
 
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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 Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Hoquaim, a small town southwest of Seattle. His family moved to Aberdeen, and his parents would get divorced. He had a dysfunctional childhood - or, indeed, life - from there on out. He left Aberdeen for Olympia, where he formed the band Nirvana. The sudden success and critical acclaim of the band that would eventually come floored him. In Feburary 1992 he'd marry Courtney Love, who was already pregnant with his child, Francis Bean Cobain. On April 5th Kurt Cobain died, apparently by his own hand. The death was offically ruled by a suicide, although fans and conspiracy theorists alike speculate upon the subject to this day. He left behind a musical legacy with Nirvana that has yet to be rivaled.
"I'm doing an analysis of Kurt Cobain's lyrics from Nirvana for class."
by G. March 23, 2005
 
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Kurt Cobain, along with Nirvana, changed the music industry drastically in that they ended the Metal era of the 1980's and influenced the modern bands we hear today.

Most people would like to talk about his death, if he was killed, if he committed suicide, etc, and this very fact alone might have made him a legend to many people. But to me, he's a legend because he made great influential music. Music that rock wouldn't survive without. Nirvana is the core and heart of the rock body. Embrace him, not his death.
Kurt Cobain was the singer of Nirvana.
by foam December 24, 2004