<p><span>Kurt Cobain was 27 years old when he committed suicide in 1994.</span></p><p>The instantly recognisable star’s life and death has been the subject of the public’s obsession ever since, and his staggering influence on pop culture is undeniable.</p><p>Today, the Nirvana frontman would have turned 50 years old and his daughter Frances Bean Cobain paid tribute to the icon in an emotional Instagram post.</p><p>Here, we <span>reminisce</span> on his life through pictures and words and <span>reflect </span>on the mark he made on our world.</p><p>According to Spotify, Nirvana have had more than 1bn streams, with their album Nevermind being streamed almost 580m times alone. Their other most popular songs on Spotify are: <br/><br/>Top 10 songs:<br/>Smells Like Teen Spirit<br/>Come As You Are<br/>Lithium<br/>Heart-Shaped Box<br/>Rape Me<br/>In Bloom<br/>The Man Who Sold The World<br/>About A Girl<br/>Where Did You Sleep Last Night<br/>Lake Of Fire</p>
Whether it’s musicians who have been whacked on the head from their own instruments or those who have suffered serious injuries, even death, while on stage, there isn’t much that hasn’t happened at a gig. We looked back at some of the worst things to ever happen to musicians as they were doing what they love…
Frances Bean Cobain has launched a lawsuit against her estranged husband Isaiah Silva after accusing him of stealing her late father Kurt Cobain’s $1million guitar. Now her ex has claimed in legal documents that Frances gifted him the Nirvana frontman’s guitar, with Kurt using the iconic instrument during the band’s MTV Unplugged gig back in 1993, however, Frances insists that this isn’t the case and understandably wants it back. On top of the guitar, the pair are also said to be fighting over the finances of their 21-month marriage, with Frances wanting to protect her money.
Now Dave Grohl has cemented his ‘nicest guy in rock’ reputation by sticking up for a bunch of teens in a David v Goliath battle with a countryside council. Officials in Cornwall Council banned young heavy metallers Black Leaves of Envy from playing in the garage of Andrew Plenty, dad to two of them. Plenty wrote to their hero Grohl, above, for help – and he responded with a lengthy open letter to the council on the Foo Fighters website.
Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain have seemingly kissed and made up after years of being estranged, with the mother and daughter making a rare public appearance together at a Women In Creativity event. The duo famously went six long years without talking to one another, with the feud beginning when France’s father, Kurt Cobain’s, mum and sister were given guardianship of the then-teenager due to Courtney and Frances’ rocky relationship.