Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain performing. Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20th, 1967 in Aberdeen, Washington. He had a troubled childhood, but always had a passion for music. After perfecting his craft and being apart of a few bands growing up, he started his own band, named Nirvana. He formed it with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard in 1987. Kurt was the singer/songwriter for the band, as well as lead guitarist. From the late eighties until his passing in 1994, Kurt struggled with a heroin addiction and chronic depression. This caused his death on April 8th, 1994 when he was found in his Seattle home with a self inflicted gunshot wound. He is hailed as one of the best guitarists of all time, as well as a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.