The anointed god of grunge rock, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, died 25 years ago on April 5, 1994 after putting a shotgun in his mouth and pulling the trigger. Only 27 years old at the time of his death, he left behind not only his musical legacy but also an arsenal of personal artifacts.
Genius shared a handwritten list of Cobain’s Top 50 albums, which included Public Enemy’s magnum opus It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. It is the sole Hip Hop album on the list.
Other projects among Cobain’s favorites also include Gang Of Four’s Entertainment, Bad Brains’ Rock For Light and The Clash’s fifth studio album, Combat Rock.
kurt cobain's a real one for putting public enemy's ‘it takes a nation of millions to hold us back’ in his 50 favorite albums list 💯 pic.twitter.com/FRtW1ABpAi
— Genius (@Genius) April 5, 2019
Chuck D recently revealed 13 of his favorite rock albums of all time in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. Although Nirvana didn’t make the final cut, the Hip Hop luminary did list artist such as Rage Against The Machine, The Clash, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.
A note was found at the scene, which was addressed to Cobain’s childhood imaginary friend Boddah. It explained he hadn’t “felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing […] for too many years now.”
Toxicology reports indicated a high concentration of heroin and traces of diazepam in his body.
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On 05/04/1994: Kurt Cobain, leader of the band Nirvana, commits suicide at the height of fame with a shotgun shot in the head, being found only about two days later. The body was found by an electrician hired to install safety equipment that broke into a window after he suspected something was wrong. Beside the corpse was found a suicide note written in red ink, addressed to the woman Courtney Love and her daughter Frances. The large amount of heroin found in his body leads a group more suspicious to suppose that Kurt was murdered (because it is not possible for someone so doped to put the gun on the head and pull the trigger). Follow: @gods.of.rock #27club#cobain#90s#1990s#punkrock#patsmear#pat#kurtforever#longlivenirvana#kurtcobainedit#kingcobain#comeaskurt#90sband#jasoneverman#courtneylove#hole#seattle#rocklegend#90srock#alternativerock#nineties#grungemusic#grunge90s#nirvanafan#grungebible#nirvana#kurt#grunge#liveatreading