Spouse, Courtney Love (24 February 1992 - 5 April 1994) (his death) 1 child
Born in Hoquiam, Washington, USA
Daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, born. (18 August 1992)
Ashes were scattered in McLane Creek- Olympia, a handful were scattered under the willow at the front of 171 Lake Washinton Boulevard, Seattle, another handful was givern to a Buddhist to make a tsatsu - a memorial sculpture.
Guitar and vocals for the legendary alternative band Nirvana.
Although Cobain's death was officially ruled a suicide, certain aspects about his death have led to speculation that he was murdered: - He had entirely too much heroin in his system at the time of his death to have been able to operate a shotgun. He would have been incapacitated within seconds of injecting it. - The so-called "suicide note" may have been a letter to his fans expressing his desire to quit both Nirvana and the music business altogether. - One of Cobain's credit cards was being used a few days before AND AFTER his death.
After his death, many musicians recorded tribute songs to him. Some of the better known of these include R.E.M.'s "Let Me In", Patti Smith's "About a Boy", Neil Young's "Sleeps with Angels", and Cher's "The Fall".
His songs have been covered by Tori Amos, Sinéad O'Connor, Herbie Hancock, and Branford Marsalis.
His most famous song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit", was voted by Rolling Stone Magazine and MTV as the 3rd best pop song out of 100 of all time.
Was of Irish, English, German, and French ancestry.
Sister: Kim. Half-sister: Brianne O'Conner. Half-brother: Chad Cobain.
He's hailed by many as the most influential artist since the Second World War. His lyrics portray a musical virtuosity.
His most popular songs include "About a Girl", "Been a Son", "Negative Creep", "Aneurysm", "Dive", "Sliver", "Smells Like Teen Spirit", "Lithium", "In Bloom", "Polly", "Something in the Way", "Heart-Shaped Box", "Rape Me", "Dumb", "Pennyroyal Tea", "All Apologies" and "You Know You're Right" (written and recorded shortly before his death but not officially released until October 2002).
The Nirvana song "Scentless Apprentice" is based on a book called "Perfume" by Patrick Süskind.
The original title for "Heart-Shaped Box" was "Heart-Shaped Coffin."
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