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2013-04-05 12:30:57 PM  
8 votes:

GAT_00: As opposed to Lennon, who by his own words regularly beat the women he was with.
Comparing Cobain to Lennon is an insult to Cobain.


Both of you should try not being dicks.

The comparison of Lennon and Cobain isn't a bad one. Both of them were iconic figures that many fans held in higher esteem than most other popular artists. As far as talent is concerned, that's totally subjective. It's also entirely likely that people who have more respect for
someone from their own generation or closer to their own generation.

Some of us, however, can see past the bullshiat to realize that both Lennon and Cobain are deserving of respect. Lennon and the Beatles were influential and changed the course of popular music. Cobain and Nirvana did the same. They can be equally criticized for the problems they had in their personal lives. In then end, they had faults, just like everyone else.

But yeah, let's turn this thread into a dick waving contest. That's always the best choice.
2013-04-05 11:59:35 AM  
7 votes:

Krieghund: Has it really been a year since the 18th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death?


His death is finally old enough to realize his lyrics weren't that deep and that Dave Grohl was the reason Nirvana had catchy songs.
2013-04-05 12:05:29 PM  
6 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.


Unlike Lennon, Cobain benefitted disproportionately compared to his level of talent.  Nirvana had one great album, one middling album, and one album no one listened to until after he offed himself.

Kurt Cobain was good at feeling sorry for himself and doing drugs to feel better.  Then he had a kid and instead of getting help he shot himself and left her to Courtney Love, which is just about the most despicable thing you can do to a child.
2013-04-05 01:40:07 PM  
5 votes:
Kurt Cobain was not an untalented individual but the only reason he is a cultural icon is because he offed himself, which by itself is a disturbing statement.

Nirvana were the first ones out of the box once the music industry discovered the Seattle scene as their next big cash cow. Cobain couldn't handle the fame, whined about it a lot, took a lot of drugs, married a skank that further turned his life into a public freak show, until one day he had enough so he took the loser way out by shooting himself. Cobain was a selfish little boy who never got over his parents divorce and decided to harm himself to punish them. He left behind a daughter to be raised by a junkie. Yeah, great guy, that Kurt Cobain.

Lennon, at least, tried to find some good in the world and give something positive back to it. Sure, he had a sense of self importance and mistakenly thought what the world needed was a little more Yoko Ono, but he didn't die by his own hand because he hated what he'd become. He actually wanted to live and be a positive force for good.
2013-04-05 01:42:23 PM  
4 votes:
I liked Nirvana.  I was in college but I didn't give a flying f*ck about him and his shotgun sandwich.  But I remember thinking to myself "Oh God.  Here it comes.  The guy who was just pretty good will now be considered an alltime legend and I'll have to hear about this crap every year for the rest of my life."
So far I've been right.
2013-04-05 01:42:19 PM  
4 votes:
Never cared. Still don't. Their music sucked.
2013-04-05 12:18:38 PM  
4 votes:

GAT_00: As opposed to Lennon, who by his own words regularly beat the women he was with.

Comparing Cobain to Lennon is an insult to Cobain.


Lennon evolved out of that.  He admitted what a bastard he'd been and changed his ways.

Comparing Cobain to Lennon is only an apt comparison on three counts:  they were male, they played music, they were killed by gunfire.

Cobain didn't create the vast library of masterpieces that Lennon did.  Maybe if he'd had an equal level writing partner like Lennon did and had lived long enough, he could have gotten closer.

Then again, Lennon was only 28 when the Beatles broke up.  Cobain was 27 when he offed himself. Courtney killed him.
2013-04-05 02:40:54 PM  
3 votes:
"John Lennon of the 90's"? Maybe the John Lennon of the Cobain household. Nirvana was the first band to hit with a new style, but they obviously weren't some kind of developers, too many bands followed to quickly with too much talent for them to be all be inspired by Nirvana.  So when you take that out of the picture, what's left that made this particular train wreck so "legendary"? His penchant for whining about how much it sucked to have the things he'd always wanted?

Big deal.
2013-04-05 02:36:04 PM  
3 votes:
Layne Staley died in 2002 subby.
2013-04-05 02:14:20 PM  
3 votes:
And here's my annual post reminding people that they day they're remembering was actually April 8th.

The coroner guessed he died on April 5th.  So we mark that day instead.
2013-04-05 01:32:52 PM  
3 votes:
Jeff Buckley died in 1997, so it can't be 19 years yet.
2013-04-05 01:09:07 PM  
3 votes:
Fark you subby. Cobain was no John Lennon. The comparison is not even close to imaginable.
John Lennon was murdered. Kurt Cobain committed suicide. The comparisons diverge even more from there.
2013-04-05 03:11:26 PM  
2 votes:
Crimony, stop the comparisons with Lennon/Cobain.
The Beatles were at the vanguard of a movement in music.  Nirvana was at the vanguard of a movement in music.  But one of these was not like the other.
Both died by guns, one a murder, one a suicide.  One of these is not like the other.
John was a working class hero, Kurt was homeless before success hit.  One of these is not like the other.
One had a huge body of work, one, not so much.  One of these is not like the other.
I'm sure it took guts to walk away from "The Beatles."  Leaving Nirvana by suicide didn't take guts, brains perhaps, but not guts.  One of these things...
Granted, both woke up one day and may have screamed: "OMG, I'm married to..."
Kurt did join the 27 club. Had John joined the 27 club, we would not have had Sgt. Pepper, the White Album, Abbey Rd., Let it Be, (NTM Yellow Sub), one of these things....
BUT A BIG farkING DIFFERENCE SUBBY!
2013-04-05 02:58:22 PM  
2 votes:

whither_apophis: Layne Staley died in 2002 subby.


Came here to say this.

Alice in Chains: Better than Nirvana and holds up better than Pearl Jam.
2013-04-05 02:55:49 PM  
2 votes:
The John Lennon of the 90s really?
2013-04-05 02:51:16 PM  
2 votes:

downstairs: I have no idea on any tensions in the band... but its clear that Grohl knew he had enough talent to run a great band on his own, and not just be the drummer of Nirvana.  Lets assume Cobain never died (suicide or drugs or whatever)... I have to believe it would be long before Grohl quit anyway because of how farked Cobain was to basically form the Foo Fighters.


Grohl didn't have a whole lot of confidence about his material.  He really had to grow into the role of frontman.  (I met him during the first Foo tour, and it was amazing how awkward and introverted he seemed.)

Grohl and Cobain weren't hanging out much in the last months of Cobain's life.  When people have asked him about how Cobain was doing during that timeframe, he's acknowledged that he really didn't know.  During the fall US, Cobain (and Courtney) travelled in a separate bus to Grohl and Novoselic.  For the most part, they were walking off of the stage and doing their own thing.

In Charles Cross' book, Novoselic related an anecdote from the last few weeks of Cobain's life.  Cobain called him, ostensibly to go out for dinner and hang out, and it turned out that Cobain simply wanted a ride to go get heroin.

It's hard to say that there were tensions between the band members - the band simply wasn't a functional entity after the Rome incident.  People were too busy trying to get Cobain clean (and healthy), and then he ran off to be by himself.  Their management announced that Nirvana was dropping off of the headliner spot at Lolla '94 not long before he died.  Some folks interpreted that as a "breakup", but I think it was more an acknowledgement that the business elements couldn't move forward while Cobain was unreachable.

If Cobain hadn't died when he did, I think the best anyone could have hoped for would have been a Nirvana hiatus, during which Grohl might have started working on his material, maybe threw together Foo Fighters for a short run.  But I don't think FF would have been considered anything more than a side project - Nirvana would have been "forced"/encouraged to get back together to make another record in 1995.

(Grohl knew Nirvana was his meal ticket.  Anyone with strong personal conviction would have quit Nirvana when Cobain forced them to sign a horrific contract renegotiation in 1992 that literally took money away from Grohl and Novoselic.)

But, honestly, I don't think Cobain could possibly have survived more than another couple of years.  He wasn't interested in getting clean - and the Rome incident (ie - almost dying) wasn't enough to make it happen.  How many times can one person OD, or come that close to dying without succeeding?  If he'd survived 1994, it's seemingly inevitable that he either would have OD'ed one last time or died of something else.
2013-04-05 02:02:10 PM  
2 votes:
Kurt Cobain shooting himself was the best thing he did for Nirvana.

If he was still alive he would be at Axel Rose levels of sad and pathetic.
2013-04-05 01:58:22 PM  
2 votes:
www.eachnotesecure.com

Greater loss.
2013-04-05 01:38:50 PM  
2 votes:
It really was the best possible thing for his career. Nirvana was running out of gas anyway.

Still, leaving his daughter to be raised by Courtney Love was unbelievably shiatty, so fark him. Not that he would have been a great dad, but pretty much anyone is better than Courtney Love.
2013-04-05 01:31:36 PM  
2 votes:
I was more saddened by the month earlier death of John Candy. With Kobain, it wasn't completely unexpected.
2013-04-05 01:29:29 PM  
2 votes:
Not of my age group, didn't affect me much. I like a couple Nirvana songs, but if he were the voice of my generation I'd be disappointed.
2013-04-05 12:16:15 PM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: Lsherm: FirstNationalBastard: And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.

Unlike Lennon, Cobain benefitted disproportionately compared to his level of talent.  Nirvana had one great album, one middling album, and one album no one listened to until after he offed himself.

Kurt Cobain was good at feeling sorry for himself and doing drugs to feel better.  Then he had a kid and instead of getting help he shot himself and left her to Courtney Love, which is just about the most despicable thing you can do to a child.

As opposed to Lennon, who by his own words regularly beat the women he was with.

Comparing Cobain to Lennon is an insult to Cobain.


Lennon at least had an established body of work.
2013-04-05 12:14:51 PM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: Lsherm: FirstNationalBastard: And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.

Unlike Lennon, Cobain benefitted disproportionately compared to his level of talent.  Nirvana had one great album, one middling album, and one album no one listened to until after he offed himself.

Kurt Cobain was good at feeling sorry for himself and doing drugs to feel better.  Then he had a kid and instead of getting help he shot himself and left her to Courtney Love, which is just about the most despicable thing you can do to a child.

As opposed to Lennon, who by his own words regularly beat the women he was with.

Comparing Cobain to Lennon is an insult to Cobain.


Cobain might have treated the women in his life better, but Lennon was a better artist and probably left a bigger musical legacy.  That doesn't excuse his violence against women, of course, but lots of artists have had personal failings.

/George was still the best Beatle.
//Never really cared for Lennon's solo stuff, or McCartney's solo stuff, but together, they were unbelievable.
2013-04-05 11:47:32 AM  
2 votes:
And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.
2013-04-05 06:45:43 PM  
1 votes:

Dingleberry Dickwad: Meh, they were both overrated twatwaffles that married annoying shrews. Sorry, but Lennon wasn't that great either. He had a few decent tunes, like Kobain, but nowhere near the masterpieces the slavish fanboys constantly yap about. I will say though that at least Lennon didn't take the chickenshiat way out like Kobain and off himself.


Now that's how you live up to your Fark handle.
2013-04-05 05:38:07 PM  
1 votes:
John Lennon of the 90s?

/facepalm
2013-04-05 05:08:51 PM  
1 votes:

Precision Boobery: Kazaa: Let me reword that: I think Grohl has personal conviction, I just don't think he believed in himself until he was forced into doing FF. But Cobain farked the two of them over, and they both accepted it.

Grohl drummed for Tom Petty for awhile and was on drums when he played SNL on 11/19/94.  He was offered a permanent place in the band but chose instead to record the first FF album (playing almost everything himself).  That doesn't at all sound like he was forced or that he didn't believe in himself.


By "forced", I mean that he didn't take his music seriously until after Nirvana was done.  He threw his first solo release (Late! - Pocketwatch) to a cassette-only label under an alias - he didn't do anything with it.

Also - the first Foo album had already been recorded before he played for Petty.  (He finished it in October.)  It was just supposed to be a demo.  If he ever seriously considered joining Petty permanently, he would have had to make that decision knowing that his music was already there.  Around that time, Nirvana's former A&R guy (Gary Gersh) convinced Grohl that the "demo" was release-worthy and signed him to Capitol Records.
2013-04-05 03:56:48 PM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: Krieghund: Has it really been a year since the 18th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death?

His death is finally old enough to realize his lyrics weren't that deep and that Dave Grohl was the reason Nirvana had catchy songs.


I don't see that.  There's something about Nirvana tunes that I can still listen to.  Pull out the first Foo Fighters record and listen to it.  It has aged badly.  Like Basic Instinct bad.  Like Tim Burton's Batman bad.
2013-04-05 03:14:29 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.


Now that's just silly. Lennon was already legendary at the time of his death.
2013-04-05 03:02:12 PM  
1 votes:
I was 38, and could have cared less.
Cobain was nowhere near the songwriter/musician that Lennon was.
2013-04-05 03:00:53 PM  
1 votes:

tattedupgirl: The John Lennon of the 90s really?


I know, right? We all know he's still alive and still writing great music:

encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Ironically enough, the album "Stranger than Fiction" came out in 1994...


But until then, you're better off dead, a smile on the lips and a whole in the head...
2013-04-05 03:00:45 PM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: Krieghund: Has it really been a year since the 18th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death?

His death is finally old enough to realize his lyrics weren't that deep and that Dave Grohl was the reason Nirvana had catchy songs.


A big fat THIS. I like the Foo Fighters more than I ever liked Nirvana.
2013-04-05 02:57:43 PM  
1 votes:
There's only one John Lennon.
2013-04-05 02:54:28 PM  
1 votes:

Kazaa: (Grohl knew Nirvana was his meal ticket. Anyone with strong personal conviction would have quit Nirvana when Cobain forced them to sign a horrific contract renegotiation in 1992 that literally took money away from Grohl and Novoselic.)


Let me reword that: I think Grohl has personal conviction, I just don't think he believed in himself until he was forced into doing FF. But Cobain farked the two of them over, and they both accepted it.
2013-04-05 02:47:33 PM  
1 votes:

theurge14: Patterson:  Nirvana fans should thank their lucky stars Kurt isn't around today releasing folk albums on the banjo.

[i.imgur.com image 400x300]

I think I see what you're doing here.


I see that as a natural evolution. I like Eddie's uke album and would love to have heard Kurt's banjo work.
2013-04-05 02:44:12 PM  
1 votes:
ALSO...

Layne Thomas Staley
(August 22, 1967 - April 5, 2002)

to the day 8 years later.

Just sayin...
2013-04-05 02:41:49 PM  
1 votes:
Why does Subby hate John Lennon so much?

/ Whiny grunge.
2013-04-05 02:18:02 PM  
1 votes:

realmolo: Nirvana was running out of gas anyway.


Yeah, I don't see how they would have lasted much longer.  Remember Cobain was in a coma for quite awhile (drug use, I assume).

I have no idea on any tensions in the band... but its clear that Grohl knew he had enough talent to run a great band on his own, and not just be the drummer of Nirvana.  Lets assume Cobain never died (suicide or drugs or whatever)... I have to believe it would be long before Grohl quit anyway because of how farked Cobain was to basically form the Foo Fighters.

I loved Nirvana at the time, but only a handful of songs have stood the test of time.  And I don't see how they would have evolved into something better.
2013-04-05 02:15:39 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah well 1 day ago today someone else important died
2013-04-05 02:10:35 PM  
1 votes:
Nana's Vibrator: When you haven't quite broken through and accidentally drown because a boat went by you were stupid enough to go swimming in the Mississippi river, you're not John Lennon.

FTFY
2013-04-05 02:05:22 PM  
1 votes:

StrikitRich: Jeff Buckley died in 1997, so it can't be 19 years yet.


Stupid, stupid way to die.  The Mississippi will eat you.
2013-04-05 02:05:13 PM  
1 votes:
Nirvana/Cobaine made some awesome music, I am still a huge fan.  I don't think Cobaine was the lyricist nor leader of a generation that Lennon was.
2013-04-05 02:04:12 PM  
1 votes:

Lunchlady: Kurt Cobain shooting himself was the best thing he did for Nirvana.

If he was still alive he would be at Axel Rose levels of sad and pathetic.


That's a little harsh, Motley Crue or Van Halen, but not Axel Rose.
2013-04-05 02:02:20 PM  
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.


Add to that list Joplin, Hendrix, Moon, Bonham, Morrision, etc...

Music, especially popular music is obsessed with stories, legends and myths.  Dying before they could shatter any of the myths was the best thing they could have ever done.  So they get elevated into some kind of mythical status instead of grow old and out of rock.  Nirvana fans should thank their lucky stars Kurt isn't around today releasing folk albums on the banjo.
2013-04-05 02:01:18 PM  
1 votes:
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

The lyrics to ICP's "Terrible" come to mind.
The whole world was crying when Kurt's gun went BANG!
When Eazy-E died though, it wasn't no thang
Rapper dies of A.I.D.S. but you hardly mention
Rocker blows his face off and becomes a legend
Heroin and a shotgun, a hero is made
Maybe I should do that shiat so J can get paid
2013-04-05 01:59:09 PM  
1 votes:

Blues_X: The end of one legend, the birth of another...


[www.liveforfilms.com image 300x300]


Arseface story used Kurt Cobain because it was topical but the character was based off of James Vance Link
/Preacher is the greatest story ever told
//I was a fan of Nirvana but didn't worship Cobain
2013-04-05 01:56:59 PM  
1 votes:
Lennon? Cobain?  Neither are Gene Simmons!
2013-04-05 01:54:56 PM  
1 votes:

bugmn99: devilEther: The man who murdered Kurt Cobain

This.


I have my doubts as to whether El Duce killed Cobain. I have no such doubts about Courtney.
2013-04-05 01:54:51 PM  
1 votes:

Kyosuke: Suicides don't make me sad. Doesn't matter who it was.



agreed.  and so odd to think that in 1994, he was like, i don't know, 7 years older than me, and now.....i'm like, fark, i'm 12-15 years older than he was when he died.

also, i saw Smashing Pumpkins about a week later, and we all wondered if BC would acknowledge Kurt's death in any way, and he didn't.  but it was still in the air, obviously.
2013-04-05 01:51:34 PM  
1 votes:
Suicides don't make me sad. Doesn't matter who it was.
2013-04-05 01:51:09 PM  
1 votes:

liam76: LewDux: [img29.imageshack.us image 800x459]

JESUS ARE THOSE PEOPLE FOR REAL???


I'm afraid so. But the picture is altered
2013-04-05 01:48:04 PM  
1 votes:
What still bugs me is that Courtney Love's murder trial and plea deal were quickly put on the back pages because of the whole OJ thing.

Damn media.
2013-04-05 01:47:01 PM  
1 votes:
I remember not being shocked about it, he had nearly died before from an OD.  Obviously not a happy occasion but not a shocked.  Kind of like Jerry Garcia the following year.
2013-04-05 01:40:47 PM  
1 votes:
Got home from school, saw it on MTV News.  Called my best friend and sat there in silence on the phone.

Looking back, I don't know why it bothered me so much.
2013-04-05 01:38:27 PM  
1 votes:

Bedstead Polisher: A friend called that told me. When I picked up the phone and heard her voice I thought it was nice that she remembered my birthday, but she hadn't.


Happy Birthday!
2013-04-05 01:37:59 PM  
1 votes:
Harrison and SRV's passing affected me more than Lennon or Cobain.

A little too young for Lennon, Musically too old by that time for Cobain.
2013-04-05 01:37:23 PM  
1 votes:
img29.imageshack.us
2013-04-05 01:37:15 PM  
1 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: Then again, Lennon was only 28 when the Beatles broke up. Cobain was 27 when he offed himself. Courtney killed him


BS.

He was a coaward and had nobody to blame but himself.

devilEther: [farm1.staticflickr.com image 640x463]

The man who murdered Kurt Cobain


Ok, uncle.  that is obscure...
2013-04-05 01:35:24 PM  
1 votes:
That is a top-notch headline, subby.
2013-04-05 01:35:15 PM  
1 votes:
I'd JUST got home from school.  Kurt Loder told me, too.  Still have VHS tape of MTV stuff that weekend, "Live & Loud," Unplugged, that Behind The Music type doc. they used to run on everyone.  (Can't remember the name of those, which is pissing me off.  Not Rockumentary...)

/Were they supposed to play Lolla that year?
2013-04-05 01:28:55 PM  
1 votes:
A friend called that told me. When I picked up the phone and heard her voice I thought it was nice that she remembered my birthday, but she hadn't.
2013-04-05 01:26:59 PM  
1 votes:
I like Nirvana and couldn't care less that Kurt Cobain blew his stupid face off.
2013-04-05 01:23:35 PM  
1 votes:

WTF Indeed: Krieghund: Has it really been a year since the 18th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death?

His death is finally old enough to realize his lyrics weren't that deep and that Dave Grohl was the reason Nirvana had catchy songs.


This.

SlothB77: Kurt Cobain is the John Lennon of the '90's?  Now that is a trolltastic headline.

Murder =! suicide
Musically, Lennon was no Cobain.
Worldly, Cobain was no Lennon.


That.
2013-04-05 01:12:18 PM  
1 votes:
Kurt Cobain is the John Lennon of the '90's?  Now that is a trolltastic headline.

Murder =! suicide
Musically, Lennon was no Cobain.
Worldly, Cobain was no Lennon.
2013-04-05 12:42:09 PM  
1 votes:
And popular music has really, REALLY sucked since then.

I didn't worship the guy, but I really like Nirvana.

WTF Indeed: His death is finally old enough to realize his lyrics weren't that deep and that Dave Grohl was the reason Nirvana had catchy songs.


Oh, but they were. That's part of the reason I got into Nirvana so easily; I could relate to the pain and despair that were reflected in Cobain's lyrics.

Lsherm: Kurt Cobain was good at feeling sorry for himself and doing drugs to feel better.  Then he had a kid and instead of getting help he shot himself and left her to Courtney Love, which is just about the most despicable thing you can do to a child.


He was severely depressed, and being married to Love didn't help.
2013-04-05 12:36:37 PM  
1 votes:

Nabb1: I was in my car listening to the local alt/"modern rock" station when the DJ broke in and announced it.  Odd that I can remember it vividly since I wasn't a huge Nirvana fan at the time.


Yeah, me too. Except I liked Nirvana a lot and was really sad about Cobain's death. The last time I went home I noticed that the little side road I was driving down when I heard the news no longer exists. It's a strip mall now. For some reason that bothered me.
2013-04-05 12:26:33 PM  
1 votes:
I was sitting in my apt a block off Broadway Ave in Seattle, using the internet to my school's dialup.

Heard about it on IRC.

Went outside, up to Broadway Ave, and found about double the normal amount of sullen sad suburban teens walking around looking lost, wearing their best flannel.

A few days later I overheard two teen girls say outloud that they hoped they could find "a Kurt Cobain sweater" at the Buffalo Exchange clothes store.

And then the giant clusterfk at the Seattle Center fountain, you've all seen that thing. Courtney raging, everyone suddenly feeling like it was her fault. That nutcase that *really* thought it was her fault, got on cable access for years pushing his theories.

Fun C/S/B. So I lived in the neighborhood that Cobain's followers considered their spiritual home, Seattle Capitol Hill/Belltown, we were the center of the "Seattle Alternative Scene" or at least where most of the trendy followers were. The street was the center everyone drove to to just walk around and soak up the vibe in the days after he died. Broadway was full of sad lil grunger teens from all the burbs.

And a year later, I was living in Upper Haight San Francisco when Jerry Garcia died, and I got to see it all over again.

The joke was if you were a worshipped rock icon you did not want me living in your fans main social hub neighborhood, cause it meant you'd be dead soon.

c/s/b
2013-04-05 12:10:46 PM  
1 votes:

Lsherm: FirstNationalBastard: And, like Lennon, dying young made him into more of a legend than if he had lived.

Unlike Lennon, Cobain benefitted disproportionately compared to his level of talent.  Nirvana had one great album, one middling album, and one album no one listened to until after he offed himself.

Kurt Cobain was good at feeling sorry for himself and doing drugs to feel better.  Then he had a kid and instead of getting help he shot himself and left her to Courtney Love, which is just about the most despicable thing you can do to a child.


As opposed to Lennon, who by his own words regularly beat the women he was with.

Comparing Cobain to Lennon is an insult to Cobain.
2013-04-05 12:06:03 PM  
1 votes:
The end of one legend, the birth of another...


www.liveforfilms.com
2013-04-05 11:49:07 AM  
1 votes:
Load up on guns and bring your friends
2013-04-05 11:41:50 AM  
1 votes:
Has it really been a year since the 18th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death?
2013-04-05 11:41:47 AM  
1 votes:
I was in my car listening to the local alt/"modern rock" station when the DJ broke in and announced it.  Odd that I can remember it vividly since I wasn't a huge Nirvana fan at the time.
 
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