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April 5, 2013 | By August Brown
Nineteen years ago Friday, the singer for the most important American rock band of the '90s died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Seattle home. Kurt Cobain was only 27, leaving behind his wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain.  His legacy includes recording one of the most influential catalogs in rock music, upending the music business by proving an indie-inspired act could become a blockbuster, defining a generation's style and proving that the loudest, heaviest band in rock could also be one of its most feminist and introspective.
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April 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony. Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits such as "Wild World" and "Moonshadow" converted to Islam and turned his back on pop music stardom at the end of the decade. Thursday during the ceremony, Yusuf re-entered that fray after being introduced by Art Garfunkel. PHOTOS: Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 The 65-year-old, dressed in a crisp gray suit over a yellow T-shirt, drew surprised laughs from the crowd when he thanked Rock Hall voters for electing "someone who doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, doesn't throw television sets out of hotel rooms and only sleeps with his wife....
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March 28, 2014 | By August Brown
Last week, the Seattle Police Department released two unseen photos of the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide. After intense public interest in the images, the department has published 35 additional photos from the scene. The original two images, though haunting, didn't reveal much new information about the incident. These new photos, however, might add visual detail for fans interested in Cobain's last hours. They contain shots of Cobain's suicide note in its original location (inside his greenhouse, on top of a planter and held down by a pen)
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March 28, 2014 | By August Brown
Last week, the Seattle Police Department released two unseen photos of the scene of Kurt Cobain's suicide. After intense public interest in the images, the department has published 35 additional photos from the scene. The original two images, though haunting, didn't reveal much new information about the incident. These new photos, however, might add visual detail for fans interested in Cobain's last hours. They contain shots of Cobain's suicide note in its original location (inside his greenhouse, on top of a planter and held down by a pen)
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September 26, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE -- Got more money than you know what to do with? A terminal case of Nirvana nostalgia? A fondness for dingy carpet? Then you'll be happy to know Kurt Cobain's childhood house is for sale. At $500,000, the Aberdeen, Wash., bungalow will set you back more than a copy of the reissued "In Utero," which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the grunge group's third and final studio album . The Cobain family's modest Craftsman bungalow is a far cry from the multimillion-dollar mansion where the rocker lived with wife Courtney Love and shot himself to death in 1994 at age 27. That one, in a flossy Seattle neighborhood near the shores of Lake Washington, draws pilgrims on a regular basis.
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September 11, 1992 | Robert Hilburn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
"I don't want my daughter to grow up and someday be hassled by kids at school . . . I don't want people telling her that her parents were junkies." Kurt Cobain, the 25-year-old leader of the acclaimed and hugely successful rock group Nirvana, is sitting in the living room of his Hollywood Hills apartment, holding Frances, his and Courtney Love's 4-week-old baby. It's Cobain's first formal interview in almost a year, and it takes time to open up. A shy, sensitive man, he speaks easily about his daughter, but there's one thing he's uncomfortable talking about even though he knows he has to. Nirvana is the hottest new band to come along in years, and several of the articles on the group have speculated about Cobain's alleged drug use. He now admits that he's used drugs, including heroin, but never as much as has been rumored or reported in the rock press.
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July 25, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Amy Winehouse's tragic death at her home this weekend has left her family as well as fans all over the world mourning the loss. The soulstress, known for such hits as "Rehab," was found dead at her London home Saturday. She joins Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and others as singers who died at the age of 27. If autopsy results indicate that a drug overdose was involved, Winehouse would be far from the first star to fall because of substance abuse. Often, instead of succumbing to such high-profile killers as cocaine, these celebrities died from a combination of relatively common prescription medications, such as codeine or OxyContin.
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July 24, 2013 | By August Brown
If you're feeling a slight rupture in the space-time continuum this week, that's because one young Virginia Tech Nirvana fan has somehow time-traveled from the early '90s. That's the only explanation for this bewilderingly misinformed letter from a Hokie mascot . The letter, sent to the band's one-time label Sub Pop and currently making rounds in rock blog-land, asked that the grunge trio record a video message in support of the school's upcoming homecoming festivities. This would be a monumental task, as the band's singer Kurt Cobain died in 1994 in one of rock's most tragic and famous suicides.
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October 25, 2006 | From Reuters
Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley ceded his crown as the top-earning dead celebrity to Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain. Forbes.com said Cobain earned $50 million between October 2005 and October 2006. Presley wound up in the No. 2 slot with $42 million. Forbes.com bases its dollar amounts on licensing deals for using the deceased celebrities' work or image in advertising or elsewhere. This was Cobain's first time on the list. Presley has topped the list since its inception six years ago.
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April 25, 1994 | ELIZABETH A. JURADO, Elizabeth A. Jurado, 16, is a 10th grader at South Bay Faith Academy, Redondo Beach, where she edits the school newsletter. and
A lot of people do not realize how much of a role model Kurt Cobain played in the lives of so many young teens. His outstanding lyrics, which he tried so desperately to write from his heart, express pain, anger and hate from his childhood memories. These honest, humble lyrics immediately built a bond between him and his many fans alike ("In Seattle, a Mood of Teen Dispirit," April 12, Calendar). He expressed his feelings in a way his fans wish they could have, but never knew how.
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January 25, 2014 | By Corina Knoll
Singer/actress Courtney Love said she was thankful a jury sided with her in a landmark Twitter libel case. A Los Angeles jury determined Friday that Love did not defame her former attorney in a tweet. "It was a really great learning experience," Love said outside court. Love said she had worried that jurors would have difficulty relating to her and admitted that she was "controversial. " She said she was now more careful about what and how she posts. "I've been tweeting nicely for like three years now," said Love, whose handle is now @courtney.
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October 23, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Courtney Love has a memoir coming out. Probably. From William Morrow in the U.S. and Macmillan in the U.K., if things go as planned. Something she was working on a with a co-writer -- that much is sure. Love has many identities: As the lead singer of Hole, she has sometimes been a rock star. She was once a promising actress, nominated for a Golden Globe. She's the widow of Nivrana's Kurt Cobain and not-entirely-close mother of Frances Bean Cobain . And now she's going to be an author of a memoir -- soon, anyway.
NEWS
September 26, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE -- Got more money than you know what to do with? A terminal case of Nirvana nostalgia? A fondness for dingy carpet? Then you'll be happy to know Kurt Cobain's childhood house is for sale. At $500,000, the Aberdeen, Wash., bungalow will set you back more than a copy of the reissued "In Utero," which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the grunge group's third and final studio album . The Cobain family's modest Craftsman bungalow is a far cry from the multimillion-dollar mansion where the rocker lived with wife Courtney Love and shot himself to death in 1994 at age 27. That one, in a flossy Seattle neighborhood near the shores of Lake Washington, draws pilgrims on a regular basis.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By August Brown
If you're feeling a slight rupture in the space-time continuum this week, that's because one young Virginia Tech Nirvana fan has somehow time-traveled from the early '90s. That's the only explanation for this bewilderingly misinformed letter from a Hokie mascot . The letter, sent to the band's one-time label Sub Pop and currently making rounds in rock blog-land, asked that the grunge trio record a video message in support of the school's upcoming homecoming festivities. This would be a monumental task, as the band's singer Kurt Cobain died in 1994 in one of rock's most tragic and famous suicides.
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May 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kendall Jenner's tweets have put the reality star on the war path of rock heiress Frances Cobain. Consider it this week's edition of "The Young & the Privileged: Minor Celebrities. " Earlier this week, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star posted an emo tweet on the social networking site that happened to capture the attention of Cobain, 20, the daughter of rockers Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain. PHOTOS: Meet the Kardashians' extended family "Just wish things could be easier sometimes mann," Jenner wrote in a post that has since been deleted.
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April 5, 2013 | By August Brown
Nineteen years ago Friday, the singer for the most important American rock band of the '90s died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Seattle home. Kurt Cobain was only 27, leaving behind his wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain.  His legacy includes recording one of the most influential catalogs in rock music, upending the music business by proving an indie-inspired act could become a blockbuster, defining a generation's style and proving that the loudest, heaviest band in rock could also be one of its most feminist and introspective.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1994 | KATHLEEN M. O'CONNELL, a senior at Catholic University in Washington, had this to say about the suicide of singer Kurt Cobain:
Kurt Cobain's words spoke to a number of young people upset about the prospect of a nothing life at nothing wages. The media have dubbed us Generation X--a generation no one knew what to do with. Whether your parents told you, you learned it in school or it's just a story you heard, we've learned a lot of things. Our parents can be together, divorced, fighting, dating or alone. Some of us have sex, use condoms, get pregnant, have abortions, have babies or get AIDS.
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September 23, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday: Tony Bennett calls "Jersey Shore" reality stars "morons and gangsters. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Katie Holmes is joining "How I Met Your Mother" as the iconic "Slutty Pumpkin. " ( Entertainment Weekly ) Frances Bean Cobain, the only child of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, is now a model. ( Contact Music ) Speaking of models, Tyra Banks has written a young adult novel called "Modelland," and the star says it might get made into a movie.
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