Kurt Cobain: Eyes Are The Soul
KURT COBAIN: EYES ARE THE SOUL
The Rock ‘n Roll Icon Kurt Cobain carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. Eventually the pressure became too much for the legendary rock star to bear. He didn’t care anymore, nothing mattered; all he wanted to do is get away from it all. He begins to search for an escape.
“I don’t have the passion anymore…”
He fell in a state of depressionand became addicted to heroin. He started to disintegrate. Cobain disappeared often and according to an article on the mtstandard.com website, he became a regular in room 226 a hotel room where drugs were sold and tricks were turned. Cobain frequented the place to seek refuge and hideout for days while pushing heroin through his veins.
“I didn’t care if I was a rock star anymore, I didn’t care if I were in a band, I didn’t care if I lived or died I was suicidal,” said Cobain in a VH1 interview after his first suicidal attempt failed in 1992..
According to reports, Cobain believed that there was only one way to permanently relieve himself from the pain surrounding him and on April 8, 1994, at the age of 27, the lead singer of the group Nirvana was found dead with an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
It was over.
The autopsy report detailed in Heavier than Heaven, a biography on Kurt Cobain’s life, said that the hundreds of pellets from the shotgun shells expanded the rock star’s head and disfigured him.
“…It’s better to burn out than to fade away.”
Reports about the incident reveal that Cobain actually killed himself twice by using two fatal methods, tranquilizers and a large amount of heroin was found in his blood. The amount of heroin was so enormous that experts say he may not have survived the short amount of time that it took to fire a gun to end his life.
The world was devastated.
“I think if there was a John Lennon type figure for the so-called generation X…it would be Cobain,” said Greg Kot, a music critic for the Chicago Tribune in an interview about the incident.
“He really expressed a lot of that conflicted feeling that they have about their lives, his music had sweetness to it but I also think that it had an incredible rank of anger…” explained Kot in a CNN interview.
Through his music the pop-rock star told stories of anger and pain. He created reality through his songs. Cobain forced the world to face the dark side of things. He has been credited with leading the grunge movement and bringing alternative rock from underground into mainstream with the rock anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Cobain was a great songwriter and he spoke to the world through his lyrics. The band has sold over 25 million records in the U.S., alone and over 50 million worldwide.
Although Cobain’s death was officially ruled a suicide, some say that there are several inconsistencies in the story. The writers of a book called: “Love & Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain,” believe that Cobain’s death was not a suicide but a murder.
Ian Halperin, a co-author of the book said that it is scientifically impossible for Cobain to have committed suicide.
“We present a case showing he had at least three times a lethal dose of heroin in his system when he died. The suicide note, the last five lines did not match his handwriting. He never mentions suicide in the so-called suicide note,” said Halperin in a 2004 CBS interview with Hannah Storm.
Rosemary Carroll, the family attorney and the god-mother of Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter explains her theory of what happened to Cobain during a taped conversation.
“This is my theory and a lot of it is in Tuesday. That suicide note, this is a pastiche of things he had written before, I think. And of someone copying his hand, tracing his handwriting. It’s sort of — I think it was sort of cobbled together.
Although the rock star has been deceased for over 10 years, his legacy continues to live on. He touched lives when he was alive and continues to do the same even in 2010.
Scott Ian, a founding member of the heavy metal band Anthrax describes Cobain’s contribution to Generation X best.
“Only a few people come along every generation or so that can touch everybody on such a deep level and Kurt Cobain was one of those guys.”