Kurt Cobain

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In 1993, Nirvana contributed an outtake from the Nevermind sessions called Verse Chorus Verse to an AIDS relief benefit album. The title was a pithy d(...)

Penneys was dead to me from the moment it left me with my trousers around my ankles in Greystones. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Penneys was dead to me from the moment it left me with my trousers around my ankles in Greystones more than a decade ago. To be honest, I didn’t much (...)

XXXTentacion: his fans included Diplo, Kanye West and A$AP Rocky. Photograph:   Miami Dade County Corrections via Getty Images

XXXTentacion lived a life of hyperfast, nihilistic violence where nothing could ever be put on pause. In the past year alone, he had a number one Bill(...)

Ssinger and guitarist Kurt Cobain performing with Nirvana at the recording of  ‘MTV Unplugged in  Novemeber  1993. Photograph:  Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

The first public exhibition of some of Kurt Cobain’s personal items is be put on display this summer at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Co Kil(...)

Johnny Marr: 'My solo records are so satisfying now that I’m turning down more things than ever.'

Rock stars don’t come much better than Johnny Marr. Nicer than the purported “nicest guy in rock” Dave Grohl, cooler than Kurt Cobain, more benevolent(...)

Jane Goodall in Gombe National Park, 1965: her findings on the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees would challenge the scientific orthodoxy of her time

When conservationist and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall ventured into Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park in 1960, she wasn’t Dr Jane Goodall. Indeed(...)

Terence Trent D’Arby, now called Sananda Maitreya. Photograph: Tim Hall/Redferns

When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D’Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says “he”, not “I”, as though he is talkin(...)

Not angry, just disappointed: Bank of England governor Mark Carney contemplates Brexit. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

IMAGE OF THE WEEK: BREXIT BLUES Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, probably had an okay time at the International Monetary Fund in Washing(...)

French poet Charles Baudelaire, who died 150 years ago this week. File photograph: Étienne Carjat/Getty Images

If Charles Baudelaire had lived a century-and-a-half later, I suspect he would have been a rock star. A tormented genius, like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hend(...)

“Hardly a punch has been thrown”: Brothers William and Jim Reid enjoyed recording their new album in Dublin

Scottish noise pop legends The Jesus and Mary Chain are to release their first album in 18 years. The East Kilbride outfit’s seventh studio album, Dam(...)

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