Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain Was Writing a Solo Album Before His Death

2012-04-13

Story by Cat Badra

Nirvana frontman had dreams of releasing a solo LP

Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain tragically passed away 18 years ago this month, and plenty of secrets still remain about his life at the time of his death. Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson is shedding some light on some of those mysteries, though. According to Erlandson, Cobain was actually working on a solo album right before his suicide, and he seemed passionate about it.

“[Kurt] was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his ‘White Album’,” Erlandson told Fuse, referring to the famed Beatles’ album. “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.”

He hopes a collection of Cobain demos gets released to the fans at some point. “I heard some talk about somebody putting together some raw, rough acoustic thing … and that would be more intimate than the box set [2004’s ‘With the Lights Out’], because all those little jams you have to throw out [for that box set release],” he said.

“They presented some [of the demos] but there is stuff that has not been put out… I’m not in control of things. I just wish something would come together. I think the fans would be a lot happier. If nobody ever hears those songs, except for like three people, then … that’s the way it goes.” Read the rest of the chat via Fuse.

 




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