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Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and artist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the grunge band Nirvana. Cobain formed Nirvana with Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1985 and established it as part of the Seattle music scene, having its debut album Bleach released on the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. After signing with major label DGC Records, the band found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album Nevermind (1991). Following the success of Nevermind, Nirvana was labeled "the flagship band" of Generation X, and Cobain hailed as "the spokesman of a generation". Cobain however was often uncomfortable and frustrated, believing his message and artistic vision to have been misinterpreted by the public, with his personal issues often subject to media attention. He challenged Nirvana's audience with its final studio album In Utero (1993). During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression, his fame and public image, as well as the professional and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love. On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The circumstances of his death have become a topic of public fascination and debate. Since their debut, Nirvana, with Cobain as a songwriter, has sold over 25 million albums in the US alone, and over 50 million worldwide. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kurt Cobain, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Feb 20, 1967 In Aberdeen, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Sub Pop Video Network Program 1 1991-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie 27: Gone Too Soon 2018-03-26
Known For
Movie 27: Gone Too Soon Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-26
Movie Cobain: Montage of Heck Himself (archived footage) 2015-03-23
Movie Soaked in Bleach Himself 2015-06-09
Movie Kurt Cobain - Eine Überdosis Ruhm Himself 2012-07-10
Movie All Apologies: Kurt Cobain 10 Years On Self 2006-01-01
Movie Kurt Cobain: About a Son Himself 2006-10-03
Movie The Work of Director Anton Corbijn 2005-09-13
Movie (This Is Known as) The Blues Scale Himself 2004-09-12
Movie Nirvana: With the Lights Out 2004-11-23
Movie Hype! 1996-11-08
Movie Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos Himself 1994-08-16
Movie 1991: The Year Punk Broke Himself (Nirvana) 1992-01-01
Movie Sub Pop Video Network Program 1 Performer 1991-01-01
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