Kurt Cobain became a household name when Nirvana crashed the music scene with Nevermind in the early '90s, but mainstream success was the exact opposite of what the generally reserved, private grunge legend wanted. See also: Teenager finds pictures of first-ever Nirvana gig among her dad's books. In the s, speaking out wasn't as common as it is today. But Cobain always went against the grain, and he couldn't care less about what anyone thought of him. He spoke his mind boldly and, at times, caustically.
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It is 19 years to the day that Kurt Cobain, best known as the singer of Nirvana, committed suicide. Since his death, he influenced several music artists not only by his music, but his passion for gay rights. Cobain, who shot himself when he was 27 and would have been 46 today, told people to not buy his music if they were homophobic. It was really cool, because I found a couple of gay friends in Aberdeen-which is almost impossible. How I could ever come across a gay person in Aberdeen is amazing! But I had some really good friends that way. I got beat up a lot, of course, because of my association with them.
A recently unearthed interview with Kurt Cobain has revealed that the Nirvana frontman thought he was gay as a teenager. In July , less than a year before his death, the singer chatted with music journalist Jon Savage in New York. Cobain claimed that he had a bad time at high school, and when asked whether he experienced any problems with "people thinking that you were gay", he responded: "Yeah, I even thought that I was gay. I thought that might be the solution to my problem [of feeling isolated]. It was real devastating because finally I found a male friend who I actually hugged and was affectionate too, and we talked about a lot of things
PBS has unearthed an interview with the Nirvana front man in which he opened up about questioning his sexual identity in high school. PBS series Blank on Blank has unearthed a year-old interview with Kurt Cobain in which the Nirvana front man spoke candidly about questioning his sexuality in his youth and revealed he thought he was gay in high school. The interview took place in July , when music journalist Jon Savage met with Cobain in New York City to discuss the subject of identity.