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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 series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2022
Known For
Poster of Soaked in Bleach
Poster of Too Young to Die
Poster of Hit So Hard
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Series 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs Self 2022
Series 70 Years of Youth Revolt Self (archive footage) 2020-11-21
Movie Kurt Everywhere Unknown 2018-02-01
Movie 27: Gone Too Soon Himself (archive footage) 2018-03-26
Series The Nineties Himself (archive footage) 2017-07-09
Movie Soaked in Bleach Himself 2015-06-09
Movie Cobain: Montage of Heck Self (archive footage) 2015-03-23
Movie Nirvana: Live and Loud Himself 2013-09-14
Movie Hit So Hard Self (archive footage) 2012-04-20
Series Too Young to Die Himself (archive footage) 2012-07-14
Movie Nirvana : Live at the Paramount Himself 2011-09-26
Movie Welcome to My Castle! Himself 2007-12-04
Movie Kurt Cobain: About a Son Himself 2006-10-03
Movie All Apologies: Kurt Cobain 10 Years On Self 2006-01-01
Movie Nirvana The Path from Incesticide to In Utero Unknown 2006-10-31
Movie Nirvana: In Utero Self 2006-11-21
Movie Nirvana - the Definitive Critical Review lui-même 2006-10-30
Movie The Work of Director Anton Corbijn Unknown 2005-09-13
Movie (This is Known as) The Blues Scale Himself 2004-09-12
Movie Kurt Cobain: The Early Life of a Legend Himself 2004-11-15
Movie Nirvana: With the Lights Out Unknown 2004-11-23
Movie 25 Years of Punk Himself (archive footage) 2001-04-19
Movie Kurt & Courtney Himself (archive footage) 1998-02-27
Movie Hype! Unknown 1996-11-08
Movie Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! Himself (also as Kurdt Kobain) 1994-01-01
Movie Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos Himself 1994-08-16
Movie Nirvana: Unplugged in New York - Rehearsal Lead Vocals, Guitars 1993-11-18
Movie Rupaul's Christmas Ball Unknown 1993-12-25
Movie Nirvana: Unplugged In New York Lead Vocals, Guitar 1993-12-16
Movie Nirvana: Live At Reading Lead Vocals, Guitars 1992-08-30
Movie 1991: The Year Punk Broke Self 1992-11-19
Movie Sub Pop Video Network Program 1 Performer 1991-01-01
Movie Nirvana Live At The Paradiso himself 1991-11-25
Movie Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit Unknown 1991-01-01
Movie Nirvana- Evergreen State College Television Studio Himself 1990-03-20
Series Saturday Night Live Himself - Musical Guest 1975-10-11