Report: KURT COBAIN Wanted To Quit NIRVANA And Join HOLE

March 12, 2004

Reuters is reporting that NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain was considering quitting the band to work with his wife, singer Courtney Love, in the months prior to his death, according to a previously unpublished interview.

Cobain reportedly said he had a stronger musical affinity with Love's band HOLE than he had found with any other musicians, according to Britain's Uncut magazine, which will publish the interview next Monday ahead of the 10th anniversary of his death.

"I'd like to (collaborate with Love)," he said in the interview eight months before his suicide. "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," he added.

In the interview, which was originally intended for French television, Cobain reportedly that he was thinking of moving away from his grunge roots toward acoustic music.

"It might be nice to start playing acoustic guitar and be thought of as a singer and a songwriter, rather than a grunge rocker," he said. "I could sit down on a chair and play acoustic guitar like Johnny Cash or something, and it won't be a big joke."

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