Monday, 05 April 2004
was ten years ago today that grunge guru Kurt Cobain reportedly
committed suicide in his Seattle home. Quoting Neil Young in his
suicide note, Cobain wrote: “its better to burn out than fade away”
right before he allegedly held a gun under his chin and pulled the
trigger to end his life. He was 27 years old, the same age as famed
rock stars Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison when they died.
Cobain, front man of the band Nirvana, has been credited with
popularizing grunge rock. The group, formed in the late 80s, only came
out with three major-label albums during their duration including the
massively popular “Nevermind” in 1991. "Rolling Stone" magazine rated
Nirvana as the #27 Greatest Artist of all time, sandwiched between The
Ramones at #26 and Prince at #28. Dave Grohl, Nirvana's drummer, has
since gone on to head the band Foo Fighters.