Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain by Charles R. CrossThe art of Nirvanas Kurt Cobain was all about his private life, but written in a code as obscure as T.S. Eliots. Now Charles Cross has cracked the code in the definitive biography Heavier Than Heaven, an all-access pass to Cobains heart and mind. It reveals many secrets, thanks to 400-plus interviews, and even quotes Cobains diaries and suicide notes and reveals an unreleased Nirvana masterpiece. At last we know how he created, how lies helped him die, how his family and love life entwined his art--plus, what the heck Smells Like Teen Spirit really means. (It was graffiti by Bikini Kills Kathleen Hanna after a double date with Dave Grohl, Cobain, and the over-bored and self-assured Tobi Vail, who wore Teen Spirit perfume; Hanna wrote it to taunt the emotionally clingy Cobain for wearing Vails scent after sex--a violation of the no-strings-attached dating ethos of the Olympia, Washington, outcast teen underground. Cobains stomach-churning passion for Vail erupted in six or so hit tunes like Aneurysm and Drain You.)
Cross uncovers plenty of news, mostly grim and gripping. As a teen, Cobain said he had suicide genes, and his clan was peculiarly defiant: one of his suicidal relatives stabbed his own belly in front of his family, then ripped apart the wound in the hospital. Cobain was contradictory: a sweet, popular teen athlete and sinister berserker, a kid who rescued injured pigeons and laughingly killed a cat, a talented yet astoundingly morbid visual artist. He grew up to be a millionaire who slept in cars (and stole one), a fiercely loyal man who ruthlessly screwed his oldest, best friends. In fact, his essence was contradictions barely contained. Cross, the coauthor of Nevermind: Nirvana, the definitive book about the making of the classic album, puts numerous Cobain-generated myths to rest. (Cobain never lived under a bridge--that Aberdeen bridge immortalized in the 12th song on Nevermind was a tidal slough, so nobody could sleep under it.) He gives the fullest account yet of what it was like to be, or love, Kurt Cobain. Heavier Than Heaven outshines the also indispensable Come As You Are. Its the deepest book about pops darkest falling star. --Tim Appelo
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Kurt Cobain was the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Seattle-based rock band Nirvana. Nirvana served as outlet for millions of people the world over with their music and their passions. The last few years of Kurt Cobain's life were filled with drug addiction and the media pressures surrounding him and his wife Courtney Love. On April 8, , Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle. His death was ruled by authorities as a suicide by self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain passed away 25 years ago today. Cobain was just 27 years old when he died, making him one of several prominent rock stars who have passed away at that age, including Jimi Hendrix , Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin. He had been diagnosed with clinical depression as a teenager and may also have had bipolar disorder. Cobain was born February 20, , in Aberdeen, Washington. If he were alive today, he would be 52 years old. Courtney Love, who was married to Cobain when he died, is 54 years old now, and their only daughter, Frances Bean Cobain , is 26 years old.
As the lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana , Kurt Cobain 's musical success began in his twenties and was heightened when he formed the band Nirvana. Cobain was born in Aberdeen, Washington. Hyperactive as a youngster, he was given Ritalin to help him concentrate in school and sedatives to help him sleep at night. At the age of seven, his parents got divorced. He became so difficult to live with that his parents sent him to live with relatives. This period in his life is reflected in songs such as "Sliver.
Sign in. Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 , in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced.
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Cobain had a generally happy childhood until his parents divorced when he was nine years old. After that event, he was frequently troubled and angry, and his emotional pain became a subject of, and catalyst for, much of his later music. In he created a homemade tape of some songs with the drummer of the Melvins that later caught the attention of local bassist Krist Novoselic. Cobain and Novoselic formed Nirvana in and thereafter recruited a series of drummers to record demo tapes with them and play small shows throughout the Northwest. The album had a unique and soon-to-be signature sound that mixed the rawness of punk rock with pop hooks, and the group soon became a target of major record labels.
He is remembered as one of the most iconic and influential rock musicians in the history of alternative music. Born in Aberdeen, Washington , Cobain formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard in and established it as part of the Seattle music scene which later became known as grunge. Following the success of Nevermind , Nirvana was labelled "the flagship band" of Generation X , and Cobain was hailed as "the spokesman of a generation";  however, Cobain resented this, believing his message and artistic vision had been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal problems often subject to media attention. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction and chronic health problems such as depression. He also struggled with the personal and professional pressures of fame, and his marriage to musician Courtney Love. Cobain has been described as a "Generation X icon".
Born in , Kurt Cobain started the grunge band Nirvana in and made the leap to a major label in , signing with Geffen Records. Cobain also began using heroin around this time. After releasing the highly successful album Nevermind , Nirvana's highly acclaimed album In Utero was released in and catapulted to the top of the music charts. On April 5, , in the guest house behind his Seattle home, Cobain committed suicide. Starting in , Cobain's musical ambitions began moving forward. His band agreed on the name Nirvana and released their first track "Love Buzz" on a small label. Around the same time, Burckhard was replaced by Chad Channing on drums and the band was making headway in Seattle's music scene.