SeattlePI.com: Kurt Cobain suicide scene: Previously unpublished photos
WARNING: Though there’s nothing overly graphic in these photos, the shots of Kurt’s sheet-covered body being carried out on a stretcher are particularly disturbing. (There are also photos of people attending Kurt’s memorial ceremony, plus some previously unpublished live shots.)
“People looked to Kurt Cobain because his songs captured what they felt before they knew they felt it. Even his struggles – with fame, with drugs, with his identity – caught the generational drama of our time. […] Cobain’s life and music – his passion, his charm, his vision – can be understood and appreciated. His death leaves a far more savage legacy, one that will take many years to untangle.”
Kurt Cobain died 19 years ago today.
Hear the new (old) Mad Season single “Locomotive,” featuring Mark Lanegan.
In 1994, Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Screaming Trees’ Barrett Martin and the Walkabouts’ John Baker Saunders came together to form Mad Season, venturing into hard-edged blues with their new project. The band released their only album, Above, the following year, but put things on hold soon after. On April 2nd, Mad Season will release a deluxe reissue of Above, complete with unreleased tracks from the unfinished second album. Listen exclusively to Mad Season’s “Locomotive” ahead of its April 2nd release.
MTV’s 1994 VMA tribute to Kurt Cobain, who died 18 years ago today.
The Afghan Whigs perform “My Curse” (with Marcy Mays of Scrawl on vocals) and “Miles Iz Ded” at the 1994 Reading Festival.