Love And Death: The Murder Of Kurt Cobain

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It has been fourteen years now since Nirvana's lead vocalist and front-man Kurt Cobain had supposedly committed suicide. That was what the police report said, though many people failed to believe that Kurt Cobain had committed suicide, Max Wallace and Ian Halpern were two of those people, and the authors of this book.The book begins by explaining the reasoning for the sequel to the book Who Killed Kurt Cobain? Reason being that the book left the title of the book unanswered, and people weren't particularly pleased with the fact. Though there wasn't the evidence needed in the mid-1900s (when the first book was written) to state a clear verdict on what had happened. About ten years later the authors came back with plenty new evidence to make the mystery of the death of Kurt Cobain clearer. They wrote the book to detail Kurt's early life to the day of his death, and proved that not only did Kurt not commit suicide, but it was nearly impossible for him to do so.The book has a layout that jumps back and forth, to and from different areas of his life, in this report I'll lay out his life from start to finish as described in the book. Since Courtney Love plays a major role in Kurt's life, I will also be describing her life up until meeting Kurt in a separate paragraph.Kurt Cobain grew up in the town of Aberdeen, Washington, USA. Aberdeen was known for nothing special, except for an exceedingly high suicide rate-double that of the United States. He was known for his artistic abilities, more so noticed by his fellow community members-not his parents. Ever since a young age, he was neglected by his parents, and often abused by step-parents after his parents divorce. This led to him using drugs, and using music as an outlet, eventually moving out of Aberdeen and starting the new grunge band- Nirvana. Their first hit "Nevermind" put them and grunge music on the map, and also got Kurt an apology letter from his mother-which he ignored.Courtney Love, like Kurt, was often abused by her mother- though was treated well by her father, even though her mother had custody of her. She lived with her mother and step-father, whom she was too neglected by. She also had attitude issues as a child, and was eventually sent to a New Zealand boarding school. She often wrote letters to her father, begging him to get her out, he eventually did and she lived with him for awhile. She ran away a couple months later to Japan where she was offered a job as a stripper at a night club. Once again, she came back to the US, where she dated various music stars in attempt to become rich off of them. One of which was Kurt Cobain.The first few years of Courtney's and Kurt's marriage were blissful. They were in a heavy love, but Kurt's fellow band mates Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl knew something wasn't right with Courtney. They were right, as she soon became abusive to Kurt, becoming angry when he would turn gigs down, or when he couldn't come up with a new song for Nirvana. It was...

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