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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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Kurt Cobain was the lead singer of the popular grunge band Nirvana. He died in 1994, and his reason for death is quite controversial. He's highly respected, mostly by teenage girls who swoon after his looks. He's often referred to as "god" but obviously his "fans" don't know that if he heard them say that he'd probably shit his pants. He didn't want to be the "spokesperson" for the generation, and he didn't even think Nirvana would become so big and widely known.
Sally: AHH OMG KURT COBAIN IS LIKE SOO HOT!!
KELLY: HHEHEHE I KNOW!
by Julia March 07, 2005
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cobain was the lead singer and guitarist of the seattle grunge band nirvana. kurt was a musical genius and nirvanas music is either looked at as a work of art by many or a pathetic attempt at music to some. but to no matter from which side nirvanas music is viewed, it is agreed that there was immense talent. cobain commited suicide in spring of 94 and left behind his wife courtney love and one daughter. kurts death shook fans to the core and grieved people from columnists at rolling stone to people like myself. to put his death into perspective, it was john lennons death of the 90's
Puddle of Mud's lead singer, Wesley Scatlin is almost a carbon copy of Kurt Cobain- sharing physical and musical simmalarities
by whenwillrockcomeback August 04, 2008
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kurt cobain was actually the greatest singer/song writer there ever was. really hot, really inspiring. wish he was still alive. its very sad that he died so young.

I love you kurt cobain
. Everyone does.
by ilovekurt August 31, 2005
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Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, to his father, (an auto mechanic,) and his mother, (a cocktail waitress.) He was born in the town of Hoquaim, a small town only 140 kilometers from Seattle. The Cobain's then moved to Aberdeen, WA. Kurt's parents divorced when he was a child and with his parents divorce came feelings of depression, anti-sociality, and angst. Throughout his school years, Kurt was precieved as an outsider by his classmates and often distanced himself from them. In 1986, Nirvana was formed after a slew of failed bands were dead. Nirvana consisted of Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and numerous drummers inclulding Chad Channing and his permanent replacement Dave Grohl. In 1989, Nirvana recorded it's first album, intitled Bleach, for the local label, Sup Pop Records. In 1991, The David Geffen company bought out Nirvana's contract, and the band was signed to Geffen Records. Two and a half years after the release of their first album, Bleach, Nirvana released thier second album, and their most popular, Nevermind. It left a lasting impression on the mainstream music scene. To it's listeners, Nirvana was a breath of fresh air, pulling itself aside from the then stale pop music scene. Nevermind brought in over $550 million dollars, leaving Nirvana "overnight millionares." It was clear that Kurt did not enjoy the fame and publicity and was not going to cope well with their newly acclaimed Rock and Roll lifestyle. Cobian began to use heroin in the early 90's, he claimed to use Herion to calm the pain of his extremely painful stomach disease, that to this day, is unclassified. In 1992, Nirvana released Incesticide and Kurt married the allready pregnant Courtney Love, (their daughter Frances Bean Cobain was born in 1993.) In 1993, Nirvana released In Utero, their most emotional and meaningful album to date. Nirvana later filmed Unplugged for MTV. It was an all acoustic preformance, that inclulded some of Nirvana's smash hits, but most of their lesser known songs, as well as some covers of Nirvana's favorite bands. Unplugged was the last live preformance that Nirvana had before Kurt Cobain died in 1994. Many speculate that Kurts death was suicide, other's blame his wife, Courtney Love, for his murder. Either way, his fans will remember him forever. His music will never die.
Kurt Cobain, in my oppinion is one of the most talented songwriters in music history. His voice is infectious and completely unique. I know that he will never be forgotten.
by Logan Marie September 01, 2006
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it is said that kurt cobain died of his own hand, apparently he held a gun to his head and pulled the trigger....thats not true!
there is far mre evidence to suggest that he was murdered!
1.he had made plans to meet his mum and other relatives to make up with them a week after his death..
2.the suicide note was NOT in his writing
3.he was sooo druged up, that he would have been dead or knocked out in seconds...definetly not enough time to neatly pack away all his drugs write a suicide note and hold a gun to his head and shoot himself!
4.when courtney love imployed ppl to go in search of kurt she told them not to look in the greenhouse (that is were kust supposively killed himself)
5.ppl who talked to kurt very shortly before his death said he was defnitely not suicidel and was looking forward to the future
6.he was going to divorse courney (his wife) and change his will so she couldnt get any of his money, he had an appointment to change his will a couple of days l8r.
7.the greenhouse he was found in was locked from the outside!!
Kurt Cobain made Grunge, and courney love killed it
by hannah flood April 11, 2006
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Kurt Cobain was the leader, singer, guiterist, and songwritter for Nirvana. He inspired millions of teens and spoke to our souls. He had a true talent and it was a huge loss when he was murdered so young in life.
R.I.P.
KURT COBAIN
Kurt Cobain was a musical genius.
by my pseudonym March 06, 2005
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