Remembering Kurt Cobain On The Cusp Of Fame

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, . While ’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 courted and finally found upon the release of its second album, ‘Nevermind’.” Read more.

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