Joan Anderman of the Boston Globe writes: “Ten years ago today, Kurt Cobain put a shotgun to his head in a small room above the garage at his Seattle home and traded in his short life for eternity as a rock ‘n’ roll myth. The 27-year-old’s suicide only deepened the already massive impact of his band, Nirvana. While Nirvana’s significance in rock history is clear, people still wonder about the causes of Cobain’s despair. Immutable forces and self-destructive choices seem to have converged in a deadly downward spiral of manic depression, drug abuse, a troubled family life, and a powerful aversion to the stardom that Nirvana courted and finally found upon the release of its second album, ‘Nevermind’.” Read more.
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