Top 10 Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Kurt CobainHere are some interesting facts about the late singer-songwriter and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain (1967-1994).
Kurt Cobain said that the song was meant to be a joke and to rip off the Pixies, but when it became a huge hit, Cobain got sick of it, and refused to play it in his concerts. He did play the song occasionally, but was often butchered, especially from BBC's Top of the Pops performance.
Funny this is first because quite a few people seem to know this. It's just ironic because SLTS is their most popular song, but I can understand Kurt, the lyrics for this song are gibberish and nonsensical and solo is very simplistic
Weird, because Smells Like Teen Spirit is by far their most popular song.
This is mostly known by huge Nirvana fans, because Cobain's image usually consisted of jeans, plaids, and cardigans. Well, he did have one small tattoo on his forearm, which is a small "K", the logo for the indie record label K Records.
So, Cobain was not gay, or even close to bisexuality, but had a gay friend back in his high school days. He was bullied for being "gay", and according to Blank on Blank, his mother did not want him to be friends with the homosexual person because she was a homophobic.
According to Cobain in an interview, his two uncles committed suicide. He is very open about his own mood swings, stress with fame, drug addiction, and depression. It is suspected that bipolar disorder may have led to Cobain's suicide.
According to his then wife Courtney Love, Cobain attempted suicide three times. In March 1994, he locked himself in a closet full of guns and medication. Love called the police and removed the items immediately. Cobain successfully committed suicide the following month. What would have saved him is that he would need help right away, or let a baby come out from a time machine at his home and give him ice cream (can you find that reference?)
This has to be the strangest fact about Cobain, which he uses in his music and art, because he was also fascinated with anatomy. To those who don't know what fetuses are, they are unborn babies. And no, Cobain did not own any real ones like he's an Ed Gein-psychopath, but was reported that he have purchased models of them.
"It's better to burn out than to fade away," a lyric from Neil Young's "My My Hey Hey (Into The Black)", which is one of the final lines of Cobain's suicide note.
I don't really know the music of Neil Young but I have heard he was a big influence on grunge music in general.
Although Kurt Cobain had a friendly relationship with Eddie Vetter, he always hated his band's music.
Kurt Cobain was very open about his feelings for Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose, who became rivals from the 1992 MTV VMAs to Cobain's suicide.
When asked how he was doing, Kurt often joked "I Hate Myself and Want to Die" with a sarcastic sense of humor. He originally named Nirvana's 3rd album that, but bassist Krist Novoselic said it was a bad idea, so they named it "In Utero".