Top 7 unheard-of facts about Kurt Cobain


Kurt Cobain, an artist born on 20th February 1967, revolutionized the music world. His style of living, his uncanny thoughts; Kurt Cobain inspired generations. He redefined the meaning of success and at the same time faltered coping with fame, heroine addiction and depression. He continues to remain the topic of attraction be it the conspiracy theories of his death or his thought provoking quotes.

He would live in our hearts through his music but considering he kept his private life away from the media glares and public, there remains a certain amount of curiosity among his fans and people generally. On his birthday we take a look at some of the unheard of facts.


Kurt Cobain wished for a traditional family and became withdrawn when his parents divorced at the age of seven. Both his parents found respective partners.

“I remember feeling ashamed, for some reason. I was ashamed of my parents. I couldn’t face some of my friends at school anymore, because I desperately wanted to have the classic, you know, typical family. Mother, father. I wanted that security, so I resented my parents for quite a few years because of that.”


He chose a guitar as his 14th birthday gift, when his uncle asked him to choose between a bike and a guitar.


Nirvana was named after a Buddhist concept. He described it as “freedom from pain, suffering and the external world”. He profusely educated on both Buddhist and Jainism religion. He considered being both.


With his death at the age of 27 he joined the famous rather infamous 27 Club, which comprised of popular musicians dying at the age of 27. Some of the other members are Brian Jones, Alan Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison.


He bonded with his wife and fellow musician Courtney Love over the drugs usage. It was widely rumoured used heroine while she was pregnant with the couple’s child Frances Bean Cobain. His first experience with drug was at the age of 13.


Suicide became an integral part of his growing up. For at the age of 14, he announced to his fellow students that would grow up rich and kill himself. He witnessed a dead body of kid hanging outside the school. Two of his uncles ended their lives by shooting themselves.


He suffered from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as a child, and bipolar disorder as an adult. He was quite conscious about his body and used layer of clothes to cover his frame.

(Also Read Kurt Cobain’s 11 thought-provoking quotes that will surely inspire you)

Photo Credits: Kurt Cobain Facebook Fan Page 


  • Bhalu

    Heroine addiction? How many heroines did he get addicted to? Which heroine did Courtney use when she was pregnant?

  • Matthew Cerone

    I read exactly zero “unheard of facts”. Just stop recycling this info – I would have been impressed if you could have revealed something that hasn’t been discussed ad nauseum in the last 20 years, but alas, I got what I expected…nothing. Another sub-par journalist.

  • Ardent fan

    I am addicted to this ‘journo’…can’t stop reading her stuff. Makes my day. The only thing she probably forgot was to add her articles to the humour section.

  • Michael

    I am writing about the Unknown Brother of #KurtCobain my best friend told me Kurt Cobain was his brother. CobainLies com. I loved my friend and I will tell his story Rome Lives
    Twitter @michaelthyangel

  • Annoyed

    Please learn to fucking use and write the English language correctly. Reading these articles are worse than having to make a call to pay a damn credit card payment or have my cell phone trouble-shooted.

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