kurt cobain

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

Kurt Cobain’s Famous ‘MTV Unplugged’ Sweater Sold for $137,500

Update: Wondering what Kurt Cobain's lock of hair sold for in the auction? SPIN reached out to Julien's Live to find out what happened to the controversial…
Brennan Carley / November 9, 2015

Hear a Rare Kurt Cobain Demo of Nirvana’s ‘Been a Son’

The forthcoming release of the Montage of Heck companion album will flood the Internet with a bevy of "new" old Kurt Cobain music, and today the…
James Grebey / November 5, 2015

Lock of Kurt Cobain’s Hair to Be Sold at Auction Because People are Creepy Weirdos

If you thought we’d reached the nadir of Kurt Cobain auction paraphernalia when they sold his old credit card last February, well, then you haven’t seen anything…
James Grebey / November 2, 2015

Back to the Future of Music: Taking a Second Look at Some Old Predictions

For the next week, SPIN will be venturing into the great unknown to attempt to answer some questions (or at least hazard some guesses) about…
James Grebey / October 21, 2015

Krist Novoselic Talks Politics and Dreaming About Kurt on FOX Business Show ‘Kennedy’

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic stopped by the FOX Business show Kennedy, hosted by the former MTV VJ — yes, really — earlier this week, to…
Andrew Unterberger / October 10, 2015

Kurt Cobain’s Solo Demo of Nirvana’s ‘Sappy’ Released

  After a long run of speculation, last night the first taste of the Kurt Cobain's posthumous "solo album" has surfaced thanks to…
Colin Joyce / October 6, 2015

New Kurt Cobain Solo Album to Be Released as ‘Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings’ This November

Update: Montage of Heck director Brett Morgen has unveiled the full Cobain album track list in a new interview with Rolling Stone. See it below.
James Grebey / September 28, 2015

Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Is the Most Iconic Song Ever, According to Science

Science hath declared that Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the most iconic song of all time. The seminal grunge track — a cut from SPIN's …
James Grebey / September 24, 2015
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