Twenty-three years ago today, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain shocked the world with his suicide.
Kurt’s highly personal songwriting paved the way for more raw introspection in music and has influenced artists across a range of genres, from alternative metal band Linkin Park to pop-rockers Fall Out Boy to hip-hop MC Lil Wayne, who have all credited Kurt as an influence.
With his punk upbringings, Kurt never quite adjusted to the machinations of the music industry; he even appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone wearing a t-shirt that read “Corporate Magazines Still Suck.” However, in the same year he died, Aerosmith heralded a sea change by introducing the internet’s first free downloadable track.
Kurt no doubt would have enjoyed the freedom to release tracks at his own whim, as well as the opportunities provided to the lesser-known bands he often plugged.
Like with music, fashion trends come and go on their own, but Kurt left his own indelible mark on the industry.
A peek at the runway and shop windows reveals that physical reminders of Kurt remain alive and well in the world of fashion.
Fans may recall that Kurt was also briefly a father.
She’s embraced Kurt’s legacy, notably helping to produce the 2015 documentary Kurt Cobain: To Heck and Back; however she also claims she isn’t a Nirvana fan, tby demonstrating that, along with her looks, she takes after her old man with a strong independent streak.