The Profound Sadness of Kurt Cobain

For Americans of a certain age—those who became culturally aware in the early-to-mid-1990’s—there are a handful of names that, when brought up, will forever bring us back to specific memories and emotions: Zack Morris, Michael Jordan, Monica Lewinsky. And Kurt Cobain. The late lead singer of Nirvana killed himself in his Seattle home in 1994 … Continued

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Nirvana: Overrated?

I suppose now that so much time has elapsed it’s safe to come out of the closet. I never liked Nirvana. The band, which was led by Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994, blew up in 1991 with the release of the album Nevermind. They are now considered legends, a group that helped “save … Continued

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From Nirvana to Soundgarden to the Green Berets

Last week the New York Times profiled a man who might otherwise be remembered—if he were remembered at all—as the Pete Best of punk rock, having twice lost his shot at being a rock idol. But Jason Everman went on to give more meaning to his life than fame and fortune ever could. The troubled … Continued

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Remembering Kurt Cobain and the Teen Spirit That Stinks

It was officially announced last week that an authorized documentary chronicling the life and career of the late alternative rock star Kurt Cobain is in the works. Filmmaker Brett Morgen, who directed The Rolling Stones‘ documentary Crossfire Hurricane, has said that he is teaming up with Courtney Love to make a movie about the Nirvana … Continued

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