Tuesday, April 5, 2011
17 Years Ago Today
As one of the greatest musicians of his time, Kurt Cobain died today seventeen years ago. Although Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington home on April 8, 1994, the coroner's report estimated the artist to have died three days earlier. As the frontman of grunge band Nirvana he succeeded to hit the nerve of the so-called "Generation X" with their sophomore opus Nevermind and eventually became their spokesman. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression, professional and lifelong personal pressures surrounding himself and his wife, musician Courtney Love. In order to commemorate his legacy, we decided to post a rehearsal segment of Nirvana's legendary MTV Unplugged session in 1993. Above you can see the group performing their live rendition of David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World". In his journals, Cobain ranked the album at number 45 in his top 50 favourite albums. Rest in Peace.