Published on February 20th, 2014 | by Alan Cross0
From the Wayback Machine: Nirvana’s First Rolling Stone Cover
This has been floating around the Interwebs for a long time, but since today would have been Kurt’s 47th birthday, it’s a good time to post it.
He’s been suffering from a long-standing and painful stomach condition – perhaps probably an ulcer – aggravated by stress and, apparently, his screaming singing style. Having eaten virtually nothing for over more than two weeks, Cobain is strikingly gaunt and frail, far from the stubbly doughboy who smirked out from a photo inside Nevermind. It’s hard to believe this is the same guy who smashes guitars and wails with such violence – until you notice his blazing blue eyes and the faded pink and purple streaks in his hair.