The Life of Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington, USA and died about 25 years ago, on April 5, 1994 due to suicide. He is famous as a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the grunge band Nirvana.

Cobain in his childhood lived happily until finally he turned into an emotional person when his parents divorced when he was nine years old. Since he was a teenager, his life began to have problems, ranging from erratic residences from friends to friends to sometimes under the bridge. He started using drugs and occasionally committed vandalism.

His life has improved in the 1980s since he began music with a local sludge rock band member, Melvins, and made his own recordings in 1985 from a number of songs he created with Melvins drummer that caught Krist Novoselic’s attention. After that in 1987, Cobain and Novoselic agreed to form a Nirvana band and recruit drummers to record their demo tapes and also do simple shows in the Northwest region.

His music grew even more with the release of Nirvana’s first song entitled “Love Buzz” with the recruitment of Chad Channing as a new drummer who made progress on the Seattle music scene at the time, as Biography wrote. Nirvana released their first album entitled Bleach in 1989, but unfortunately the album has not been able to achieve significant success. However, the album can show their characteristics by writing Cobain songs that are heavy metal and punk style.

In 1991, Nirvana signed a contract with a major label, Geffen Records, and released their second studio album titled “Nevermind” which gave Nirvana the nickname “grunge”. His album won the top position on the music charts with his single titled “Smells Like Teen Spirit” also being their biggest achievement and set Cobain as a talented songwriter.

However, with his growing popularity, Cobain felt he lost control of which he began to use heroin to reduce depression and several other health problems.

Cobain established love with Courtney Love until she married in 1992 and has a daughter named Frances Bean. However, his marriage to Courtney was built from instability where both are heavy addicts. Until at one time made her daughter urged to be taken by social services because of the use of heroin while she was caring.

After the difficult custody trial, the court finally decided both to continue to care for their daughter. However, in 1993 they again experienced a dispute with violence and fighting for weapons. In the same year, after the case Nirvana released an album titled In Utero which won chart number 1.

Cobain’s song lyrics partly reflect his personality, such as about his anger towards the recording industry in the song “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter” and his tenderness about Courtney in the song “Heart-Shaped Box”. on March 18, 1994 he reportedly took drugs and locked himself in a cabinet with a weapon.

Until April 5, 1994 in Seattle, Cobain was found dead behind the guesthouse behind his house. He fired a shotgun in his mouth which killed him instantly. When found dead, Cobain left a long message where he wrote to his fans, as well as his wife and daughter. His death was officially considered a suicide when he was 27 years old.

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