Cobain Considered Quitting Nirvana Before Suicide

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Late rocker Kurt Cobain considered quitting his band Nirvana to work with wife Courtney Love only months before his suicide, according to a previously unpublished interview.

Cobain said he had a stronger musical affinity with Love's own band, Hole, than he had found with any other musicians, according to Britain's Uncut magazine, which will publish the interview on Monday (15MAR04) ahead of the 10th anniversary of his death.

He said in the interview eight months before killing himself, "I'd like to (collaborate with Love). But to tell you the truth, I would rather just quit my band and join Hole.

"When I have played music with them, there's a level of connection that's a little bit higher than with anyone else I ever played with."

Cobain, 27, killed himself with a shotgun in April 1994 in his Seattle, Washington, home, where he was recovering from a drug and alcohol overdose.

Cobain said in the interview, originally intended for French television, that he was thinking of moving away from his grunge roots toward acoustic music, explaining, "It might be nice to start playing acoustic guitar and be thought of as a singer and a songwriter, rather than a grunge rocker.

"I could sit down on a chair and play acoustic guitar like Johnny Cash or something, and it won't be a big joke."

12/03/2004 19:15

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