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Ben je van mening dat het leven van Kurt Cobain nog niet genoeg is uitgehold? Dan is er goed nieuws.

door John Hill
25 april 2016, 8:21am


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Ben je van mening dat het leven van Kurt Cobain nog niet genoeg is uitgehold? Dan is er goed nieuws. Er komt een veiling aan met nog meer Nirvana-memorabilia. Een van de spulletjes die worden geveild is een boze brief van Kurt Cobain aan DGC Records-baas David Geffen. De aanleiding was een artikel in Vanity Fair over Courtney Love waarin werd beweerd dat ze tijdens haar zwangerschap van Frances Bean heroine gebruikte. Het stuk zorgde voor nogal wat opschudding, niet alleen bij de lezers, maar ook bij Kurt en Courtney waarop Kurt besloot een brief te schrijven aan David Geffen, hoofd van DGC Records waar Nevermind op uit kwam. Die brief wordt volgens The Daily Mail nu verkocht en wel op 21 mei in het Hard Rock Cafe in New York. De opbrengst wordt geschat op meer dan 30 duizend dollar. De inhoud van de brief kun je hieronder lezen, met daaronder weer de reactie van David Geffen.

"Dear David Geffen,

Hi my name is Kurt Cobain, Im the lead singer, guitar and songwriter for the band NIRVANA. Supposedly, Ive made your company a lot of money. Oh well, it never was a goal of mine to be part of the mainstream corporate world, but once I entered it I realized that there are other employees especially at DGC who are as honest and sincere about music and have basically the same values as I have. Ive never met you I guess because Ive never wanted to. Kind of a big boss phobia of mine but something so severely defremating [sic] towards my family has come up in an article in Vanity Fair that has forced me to decide on breaking up my band. The article suggests that Courtney and I have been taking heroin continuously throughout her pregnancy which is not true. Courtney found out she was pregnant within the first month of our drug binge. She stopped using and has since been visiting Danny Goldbergs pediatrician on a regular basis. The doctors prognosis is that our child is in excellent health and theres no need to worry about anything. But this article has outright accused my wife of all kinds of hideously vile things to the point where Ive never seen such a crucifixion in a magazine. The womans entire objective was to harm Courtney and now after you read the article (I hope) something may be done about it. You may not even be aware that Courtneys band Hole is also on DGC. They are a very important band to be heard especially my wifes openess and embrace of womens rights and homosexuality. This person who wrote the article Lynn Hirschberg must have her karma broken. Some way. Its either her or me. I love my wife and soon to be new daughter too much to let everyones low opinions of us ruin our lives together. I am now in rehab going on 18 days and Im really looking forward to having a family at this point fuck NIRVANA. Ive never admitted to using drugs in articles because I dont want my fans to do the same. We are capable of displaying a healthy attitude before our audience and the next record is easily as good as the last one, but Im so extremely pissed off about this piece of trash journalism that Ill lay anything on the line for the love of my wife and daughter.

Sincerely Kurt Cobain."