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(Billboard)   20 years ago today, Kurt Cobain committed suicide, devastating fans who didn't know he despised them with all his heart. Here are 20 ways his family and friends reacted to their loss   (billboard.com) divider line 167
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2014-04-05 01:32:49 PM
All Arseface could say was "Ruhh iih puhhh, Kuhhh."
 
2014-04-05 02:08:48 PM
Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder"Melody Maker," May 21, 1994 
"One time, he told me flat-out, just delivered me a whole paragraph on the respect he had for what I did, and he realized it was pure. "

"I stared into his eyes and told him that I thought he was a respectable human. I did tell him straight out that I think his band still sucks." - on his encounter with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder.
 
2014-04-05 02:15:20 PM
"20 years ago today, Kurt Cobain committed suicide, was killed by Courtney Love..."

/pet peeve
 
2014-04-05 02:16:01 PM
He's lucky. Had Kurt lived, he would have been found out as a talentless hack.
 
2014-04-05 02:16:13 PM
20 years ago Justin Beiber was born and the world was made worse
 
2014-04-05 02:20:39 PM
He needed fans like a hole in the head
 
2014-04-05 02:21:06 PM
I wasn't huge on the "Seattle bands" of the early to mid '90s, but they where still insanely better than what came after them.
 
2014-04-05 02:23:20 PM

Oldiron_79: I wasn't huge on the "Seattle bands" of the early to mid '90s, but they where still insanely better than what came after them.




You sound old. I am old, but you sound old.
 
2014-04-05 02:23:40 PM
I doubt anyone will feel as fondly for Justin Beiber 20 years after he croaks.
 
2014-04-05 02:25:21 PM
And good guitar solos are just barely coming back.
 
2014-04-05 02:26:12 PM
Darth_Lukecash

He's lucky. Had Kurt lived, he would have been found out as a talentless hack


haha...you beat me.  but i commiserate, as a talentless hack myself.
i just don't have a gun, is all.
 
2014-04-05 02:27:31 PM
I remember thinking, "Well, at least I already have his good music on CD."

Does anybody remember the kid that posted a video of him crying about one of the Golden Girls death? He was like, "I miss you so much."
 
2014-04-05 02:27:36 PM
Nirvana played a televised New Year's Eve gig a few months earlier. It was blatantly obvious that Cobain hated the fans in attendance.
 
2014-04-05 02:34:19 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder,  "Melody Maker," May 21, 1994 
"One time, he told me flat-out, just delivered me a whole paragraph on the respect he had for what I did, and he realized it was pure. "

"I stared into his eyes and told him that I thought he was a respectable human. I did tell him straight out that I think his band still sucks." - on his encounter with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder.


Reminds me. Read a "what-if" story about Jimi Hendrix years back, had he survived the puke.

In the '90s, after fading as an eccentric musician whose last big thing was an uncredited guitar bit in Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Hendrix becomes friends and mentor to Kurt Cobain and the rest of the Seattle grunge scene. Cobain ends up getting killed in front of Hendrix by an unknown Eddie Vedder.

/Hendrix ends up accidentally killing himself with the guitar and lighter fluid trick at the Rock N Roll HOF show
 
2014-04-05 02:40:51 PM
And 12 years ago we lost the real talent from Seattle, RIP Layne.


/ok, we lost him about 6 years prior to his death, but still a tragic loss.
//watching Live at the Moore this morning.
 
2014-04-05 02:41:13 PM

Darth_Lukecash: He's lucky. Had Kurt lived, he would have been found out as a talentless hack.


Not a talentless hack, but way over-rated. For my money Chris Cornell was a better vocalist with Soundgarden.  Who, as well as Alice In Chains, were both better overall.
 
2014-04-05 02:42:19 PM

skinink: "20 years ago today, Kurt Cobain committed suicide, was killed by Courtney Love..."

/pet peeve


Just because she tried to convince him not to kill himself like other troubled geniuses does not mean that she was actually encouraging him to kill himself  ....or that he was a troubled genius or a genius .
 
2014-04-05 02:48:07 PM

there are some who call me...: And 12 years ago we lost the real talent from Seattle, RIP Layne.


/ok, we lost him about 6 years prior to his death, but still a tragic loss.
//watching Live at the Moore this morning.


I have to agree with that .
 
2014-04-05 02:48:37 PM
Good career move.
 
2014-04-05 02:51:13 PM
He can't have been very popular, there wasn't a single tweet or facebook update about his death, at least, not that I remember
 
2014-04-05 02:53:36 PM
The day he offed himself with a shotgun was a great day. I honestly clapped and laughed when I heard the news.

Looking back on it, Kurt killing himself led us to Foo Fighters. This is a great trade off.
 
2014-04-05 02:55:01 PM
Black Francis nailed it.
 
2014-04-05 02:58:09 PM
Ole Blew Eyes
 
2014-04-05 03:04:22 PM
The thing I've noticed is that though I do occasionally listen to some Nirvana, I don't find it all that great 20 years later and don't find Kurt Cobain to be a particularly compelling personality. It simply doesn't resonate with me at all. I've also observed that the people who are still trying to sing the praises of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain are sort of dull normal losers.

It's like a cult following to mediocrity and quitting.
 
2014-04-05 03:06:34 PM

Ima10urin8: Ole Blew Eyes


Kurt go-bang is my favorite moniker....

/Kurt Kablam is another.
 
2014-04-05 03:08:50 PM
I wonder if he thought he could never top Nevermind's success.
I wonder if Courtney Love did it.
I wonder if he was on a heroin withdrawal.
I wonder if he would've been happier being a moderately successful bar band.

I remember girls crying and guys being stunned, when we heard the news. It was sort of a big deal for a couple weeks.

I wonder how their music would've evolved had he not died.

That is all I have to say about that.
 
2014-04-05 03:10:05 PM
It's been 20 years since the death of Punk?
 
2014-04-05 03:11:42 PM

Scottybobotty: The day he offed himself with a shotgun was a great day. I honestly clapped and laughed when I heard the news.

Looking back on it, Kurt killing himself led us to Foo Fighters. This is a great trade off.


This. They say every cloud has a silver lining, and the Foo Fighters are high quality silver.

RIP Kurt.
 
2014-04-05 03:18:20 PM

LegacyDL: It's been 20 years since the death of Punk?


Closer to 35.

www.findadeath.com
 
2014-04-05 03:19:16 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Oldiron_79: I wasn't huge on the "Seattle bands" of the early to mid '90s, but they where still insanely better than what came after them.

You sound old. I am old, but you sound old.


Yup...one thing that I'm determined to do as I grow older (pushing 40) is to resist this idea that everything new is worse than everything I grew up with.
 
2014-04-05 03:23:11 PM

LegacyDL: It's been 20 years since the death of Punk?


I'm laughing because I can't figure out if you're saying Nirvana was punk or if they were the death of punk.

Well played, sir.
 
2014-04-05 03:23:22 PM
"In Bloom" is probably the first music video I remember seeing.

/25
 
2014-04-05 03:23:27 PM

LegacyDL: It's been 20 years since the death of Punk?


Nope...punk still lives.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-05 03:24:04 PM
Well, Billy Corgan's still a cock.

But, the guy from the Pixies had it right, he just didn't say it that eloquently: they're a bit overrated.  They were then, and they benefited from a lucky collection of cultural shifts.  Nirvana, and Kurt, in particular, just wasn't all that good.  The irony is that Nirvana was nowhere near as cutting edge as the media made them out to be, and they certainly were not even the best "grunge" group of the lot.  And, as someone else noted, if Kurt were still around today, we'd have discovered that his music was already well past the sell by date.
 
2014-04-05 03:25:09 PM

jaylectricity: Darth_Lukecash: Oldiron_79: I wasn't huge on the "Seattle bands" of the early to mid '90s, but they where still insanely better than what came after them.

You sound old. I am old, but you sound old.

Yup...one thing that I'm determined to do as I grow older (pushing 40) is to resist this idea that everything new is worse than everything I grew up with.




46 years here. One thing to keep in mind: young people have to learn the same lesson as we did, their answers will be different.
 
2014-04-05 03:25:12 PM

MFAWG: LegacyDL: It's been 20 years since the death of Punk?

Closer to 35.

[www.findadeath.com image 246x342]


Punk died 1956 weeks and 1 ago
 
2014-04-05 03:32:38 PM

Darth_Lukecash: jaylectricity: Darth_Lukecash: Oldiron_79: I wasn't huge on the "Seattle bands" of the early to mid '90s, but they where still insanely better than what came after them.

You sound old. I am old, but you sound old.

Yup...one thing that I'm determined to do as I grow older (pushing 40) is to resist this idea that everything new is worse than everything I grew up with.

46 years here. One thing to keep in mind: young people have to learn the same lesson as we did, their answers will be different.


I also think it's important to embrace what the younger generation is into. I mean, I'm not rocking listening to Bieber, but he's just a young pop star just like some of the idiots listened to when we were young.

I mean, I love "classic" rock and all, but you can only listen to that radio station so long before it gets repetitive. Thank god your deity of choice that we have internet radio, podcasts and devices that contain entire CD collections now.
 
2014-04-05 03:40:39 PM

Doc Batarang: The thing I've noticed is that though I do occasionally listen to some Nirvana, I don't find it all that great 20 years later and don't find Kurt Cobain to be a particularly compelling personality. It simply doesn't resonate with me at all. I've also observed that the people who are still trying to sing the praises of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain are sort of dull normal losers.

It's like a cult following to mediocrity and quitting.


I'm in the same boat. Listened to them quite a bit back in the 90s, but I don't think I've listened to a full album in a good 15 years at least. They were good, but they were generally just a mish-mash of much better bands. For as much as people talk about Kurt's VMA speech with reverence, all I can think is the complete lack of self-awareness there is in him knocking "corporate bands" that are his labelmates; even In Utero's knocks against the record industry and the hangers-on feels like self-inflicted problems or just generic shiat talking.

now they just seem like a typical classic rock band either being held up by older people who've been out of the loop for years or ignorant teens hoping some Great White Hope can save them from shiatty pop music.
 
2014-04-05 03:42:04 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Well, Billy Corgan's still a cock.

But, the guy from the Pixies had it right, he just didn't say it that eloquently: they're a bit overrated.  They were then, and they benefited from a lucky collection of cultural shifts.  Nirvana, and Kurt, in particular, just wasn't all that good.  The irony is that Nirvana was nowhere near as cutting edge as the media made them out to be, and they certainly were not even the best "grunge" group of the lot.  And, as someone else noted, if Kurt were still around today, we'd have discovered that his music was already well past the sell by date.


They were the least offensive, easiest to deal with "Grunge" group the recording label could find at the time. While other groups that were better were making enough to live on in the Seattle club scene, the guys from Nirvana were literally homeless.  The record label looking to capitalize on the scene, recorded Nirvana and released their album because they were literally hungry and would sign any deal, including one with a touring schedule that was brutal.
 
2014-04-05 03:44:18 PM

Scottybobotty: The day he offed himself with a shotgun was a great day. I honestly clapped and laughed when I heard the news.

Looking back on it, Kurt killing himself led us to Foo Fighters. This is a great trade off.


Yeah, it's hilarious when someone kills themselves. Especially if they have a child.
 
2014-04-05 03:45:56 PM
David Bowie, Spin, April 1995
"I was simply blown away when I found out that Kurt Cobain liked my work"


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-05 03:47:30 PM

there are some who call me...: And 12 years ago we lost the real talent from Seattle, RIP Layne.


/ok, we lost him about 6 years prior to his death, but still a tragic loss.
//watching Live at the Moore this morning.


THIS! The unplugged version of Over Now is one of the most hauntingly beautiful moments in unplugged history.
 
2014-04-05 03:48:27 PM

Bith Set Me Up: Scottybobotty: The day he offed himself with a shotgun was a great day. I honestly clapped and laughed when I heard the news.

Looking back on it, Kurt killing himself led us to Foo Fighters. This is a great trade off.

This. They say every cloud has a silver lining, and the Foo Fighters are high quality silver.

RIP Kurt.


as much shiat as I talk about Nirvana, there's something really farking bland about being happy about Kurt's death because it allowed Foo Fighters to emerge.
 
2014-04-05 03:51:29 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Bith Set Me Up: Scottybobotty: The day he offed himself with a shotgun was a great day. I honestly clapped and laughed when I heard the news.

Looking back on it, Kurt killing himself led us to Foo Fighters. This is a great trade off.

This. They say every cloud has a silver lining, and the Foo Fighters are high quality silver.

RIP Kurt.

as much shiat as I talk about Nirvana, there's something really farking bland about being happy about Kurt's death because it allowed Foo Fighters to emerge.


Speaking of, you have to wonder how long Nirvana would have lasted anyway. Would Grohl have taken over, or would Cobain have farked off and Grohl began the Foo Fighters anyway?
 
2014-04-05 03:51:33 PM

LewDux: MFAWG: LegacyDL: It's been 20 years since the death of Punk?

Closer to 35.

[www.findadeath.com image 246x342]

Punk died 1956 weeks and 1 ago


Punk died twenty twenty twenty four hours ago
 
2014-04-05 03:52:58 PM
topicstock.pantip.com
 
2014-04-05 03:53:08 PM

FirstNationalBastard: FeedTheCollapse: Bith Set Me Up: Scottybobotty: The day he offed himself with a shotgun was a great day. I honestly clapped and laughed when I heard the news.

Looking back on it, Kurt killing himself led us to Foo Fighters. This is a great trade off.

This. They say every cloud has a silver lining, and the Foo Fighters are high quality silver.

RIP Kurt.

as much shiat as I talk about Nirvana, there's something really farking bland about being happy about Kurt's death because it allowed Foo Fighters to emerge.

Speaking of, you have to wonder how long Nirvana would have lasted anyway. Would Grohl have taken over, or would Cobain have farked off and Grohl began the Foo Fighters anyway?


My feeling is Nirvana would have ended up like Guns and Roses.
 
2014-04-05 03:54:55 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Bith Set Me Up: Scottybobotty: The day he offed himself with a shotgun was a great day. I honestly clapped and laughed when I heard the news.

Looking back on it, Kurt killing himself led us to Foo Fighters. This is a great trade off.

This. They say every cloud has a silver lining, and the Foo Fighters are high quality silver.

RIP Kurt.

as much shiat as I talk about Nirvana, there's something really farking bland about being happy about Kurt's death because it allowed Foo Fighters to emerge.


I guess I should've written it better. I'm sorry if I had come off as grossly insensitive.
 
2014-04-05 03:56:26 PM
art.penny-arcade.com
 
2014-04-05 03:56:28 PM
Today marks the 20th birthday of Dave Grohl's career.
 
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