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Kurt Cobain - Mini Biography (3:48)
When Courtney Love gave birth to Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain began to see a reason to turn his life around.
Kurt Cobain received a guitar for his 14th birthday and music became his all-consuming passion. He formed his band, "Nirvana," with his friends and their song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" became a grunge anthem.
On April 5, 1994, in the guest house behind his Seattle home, Kurt Cobain committed suicide.
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In the resulting custody battle, Cobain spent some time in the care of her nanny and family members while Love was allowed regular visits with her daughter. Love regained custody of Cobain in 2005. Later that year, Cobain gave her first interview to the press,
Recently Cobain was featured in a photo spread for the March 2008 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. She modeled a series of outfits based on characters from popular musicals, such as Evita, Grease, and Beauty and the Beast. In the accompanying article, Cobain discussed how she liked to perform in musicals, but was initially apprehensive about it. “The first time I’d ever been onstage, singing by myself, I was shaking,” she explained. Cobain also expressed an interest in fashion, photography, and possibly interning at the rock music publication Rolling Stone.
Cobain is a little nonplussed by all of the media attention she has received as well as the number of Web pages devoted to her online. “These people are fascinated by me, but I haven’t done anything yet. . . . People need to wait until I’ve done something valid with my life,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.
In 2009, Wendy O'Connor, Kurt Cobain's mother and Kimberly Dawn Cobain, Kurt's sister were granted temporary guardianship of Frances. A restraining order was also placed against Courtney Love prohibiting her from contact with her daughter.
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