Kurt Cobain: Courtney Love Says He Was ‘Desperate’ For FameBy: Val Powell - June 24, 2014
National Geographic has an upcoming miniseries that focuses on the Nineties entitled The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? In the series, they tackled the rise of Nirvana. Footage from the band’s early days up to their rise to stardom was added to the miniseries.
On one of the clips, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain said, “I’m too stubborn to allow myself to ever compromise our music or turn us into big rock stars. I just don’t feel like that,” he said. Courtney Love, however, says otherwise.
Love said that Cobain wanted fame so bad that he wrote to music companies and asked if Nirvana could be on their label. “He was desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world. But he made it look like it was thrust upon him,” Love said.
Nirvana was formed in 1987 and became part of the grunge scene. The band gained fame for their song “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” which was part of their second album Nevermind.
In the clip, both Cobain and Love also share their feelings towards being chased by the paparazzi, and they also explained why they did not go after Lynn Hirschberg for writing an article in Vanity Fair in 1992, wherein she accused Love of shooting heroin while she was pregnant with her daughter.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Love also said that she is still mad at Cobain for killing himself and leaving them. “Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d fu***ng kill him. I’d f**k him, and then I’d kill him,” she said.
Courtney Love reads her husband’s suicide note
Aside from Nirvana, the miniseries will also focus on other 90’s subjects such as the Macarena, Jerry Springer, The Real World, and Bill Clinton’s Presidency. The miniseries will premiere on Sunday July 6, and will run three nights.
‘The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?’
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