Kurt Cobain Was Recording Solo Album When He Committed SuicideBy: Jeremy Muncy - April 17, 2012
Before Kurt Cobain fatally shot himself at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994, he was in the midst of preparing songs for a solo album, according to former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson.
During an interview with Fuse TV, Erlandson stated that Kurt “was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his White Album“, which is a reference to The Beatles album which is always listed when naming the top albums of all time.
Erlandson continues, “That’s really what he was going towards, a solo album but working with different people. I was really excited about some of the stuff he was working on. I got to see him play it in front of me. That’s why I was really sad [when he died]. I was like, ‘Oh man, not only are you cutting off a life, but a message to the world, a musical path is just left with … Bush and all this other stuff [laughs]. He was cut short. Who knows where the music would have gone.”
During the interview, Erlandson stated that the unreleased demos were in the vein of “Do Re Mi”, which you can check out below:
It’s unclear at this time if any of these demos will ever be released.