kurt cobain

Nirvana’s Nevermind Turns 25

This piece originally ran in the September 2011 issue of SPIN to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. It has been edited for space and…
SPIN Staff / September 24, 2016

Classic Reviews: Nirvana, Nevermind

This review originally ran in the December 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, we've republished this piece here. …
Lauren Spencer / September 23, 2016

Nirvana Confirms Kurt Cobain Is Still Dead, Not Living in Peru

Today is the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's death, but the latest death hoax conspiracy involves another Gen X icon. Four years ago, Peruvian talent…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2016

Frances Bean Cobain Releases Her First-Ever Musical Recording — on Instagram

Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle" is a known millennial classic and reliable karaoke mainstay. Now it has the distinction of being the song chosen for Frances…
Brian Josephs / August 8, 2016

Frances Bean Cobain’s Estranged Husband Says He’s Keeping Kurt’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ Guitar

Frances Bean Cobain's divorce from Isaiah Silva, her husband of 21 months, has taken another turn for the dramatic: According to TMZ, the 31-year-old frontman of the Eeries claims that…
Anna Gaca / July 6, 2016

Here’s a Handwritten Letter From Kurt Cobain to Juliana Hatfield

Juliana Hatfield has decided to sell a handwritten letter sent to her from Kurt Cobain, a choice she's written about for the Talkhouse. The note…
Rachel Brodsky / May 5, 2016

Guitar Kurt Cobain Played on Nirvana’s Final U.S. Tour Is Up for Auction

Since Kurt Cobain's credit card and iconic green sweater have sold at auction (a lock of the Nirvana frontman's hair was initially for sale, but was taken…
James Grebey / April 18, 2016

A New Graphic Novel Will Ponder the Question: ‘Who Killed Kurt Cobain?’

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself on April 5, 1994. Many people disagree. Perhaps then they'll be interested in a new graphic novel that's being…
James Grebey / April 15, 2016

Frances Bean Cobain Files for Divorce After 21 Months of Marriage, Wants to Protect Father’s Estate

Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, has filed for divorce from her husband of 21 months. According to People, divorce documents…
James Grebey / March 24, 2016

Seattle Police Department Releases New Photos of Kurt Cobain’s Suicide Gun

The Seattle Police Department has released new photos of the gun Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain used to commit suicide in 1994. According to the Associated Press,…
James Grebey / March 18, 2016

Kurt Cobain’s Ex-Girlfriend Bashes Courtney Love in New Facebook Posts

Kurt Cobain's ex-girlfriend (and singer-songwriter in her own right) Mary Lou Lord — who he dated before becoming romantically involved with Courtney Love — has…
Brennan Carley / February 4, 2016

Nirvana: Bob Guccione Jr.’s 1994 Editorial on Kurt Cobain’s Death

When I heard Kurt Cobain's body had been found and that he had died from an apparent suicide, I was in Detroit on business. Television…
Bob Guccione Jr. / December 30, 2015

Read Courtney Love’s Touching Christmas Letter to Kurt Cobain

Much like she did on daughter Frances Bean Cobain's 23rd birthday last August, Courtney Love recently penned a tearful letter to her late husband and…
Rachel Brodsky / December 28, 2015

Kurt Cobain Demos Album Sold a Measly 5,000 Copies in its First Week

Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings, the album of unheard Kurt Cobain demos accompanying the recent HBO documentary, was a pretty inessential addition to the…
James Grebey / November 25, 2015

Review: ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’ Is a Reminder That Kurt Cobain Is Dead

Kurt Cobain died at age 27 in 1994 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound; unlike Elvis or Tupac, even his conspiracy theorists don't think he’s still…
Dan Weiss / November 10, 2015
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