Kurt Cobain may have written "I'd rather be dead than cool," but according to Courtney Love , her late husband was "desperate" to become a rock star. The singer appears in an upcoming National Geographic series called The '90s: The Last Great Decade? where, according to Rolling Stone , she reveals that her late husband pleaded with record labels to sign Nirvana . Love says that Cobain "wanted it bad. He wrote to every major [and] minor label, 'We’ll pay. Let us be on your label.'"
More than wanting to release records, Courtney says that Kurt "was desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world. But he made it look like it was thrust upon him." If true, what Love says stands in stark contrast to the sensitive, retiring image Cobain portrayed to the world. The TV series features a clip of Cobain saying, "I’m too stubborn to allow myself to ever compromise our music or turn us into big rock stars. I just don’t feel like that."
The three-part The '90s: The Last Great Decade? miniseries premieres July 6 on the NatGeo channel.
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