"Kurt was so many different things. He was funny or shy or this outgoing, larger-than-life persona. He could be sweet or he could be fucking wicked. He could be intimidating." - Dave Grohl
"I am not a woman. I’m a force of nature." - Courtney Love
Happy Birthday Courtney!
1993-10-26 Milwaukee, WI, US. Kevin Mazur
Mazur was blown away by the Chicago gig. "I remember Kurt jumping and flying in the air into the audience, and security just going crazy trying to get him. "It seemed like he was up in the air forever."
The next day, he rushed to get his film processed. Here, Cobain looks through his live photos from the previous night. “We were talking about how great that show was – he was saying it was a great crowd, and the energy was amazing.” He was going through pages and pages of slides, and he said, 'I love them all. There’s not one bad photo here.’ That was the ultimate compliment for me.” Mazur took this image right after Cobain encountered a fan backstage in Milwaukee. “Kurt noticed him and said, ‘C’mere, man! What do you want – an autograph or something? And the guy goes, ‘No, no. I just wanted to give you this.’ It was a coin that said the guy was clean for a year. They spoke for a good, long time about that. When the guy walked away, Kurt told me, 'This really, really means a lot to me, because I’m clean right now. I’m even trying to quit smoking cigarettes.'”
Kurt, Courtney & Frances wearing the same dress
"This is one of my favorite photos of him. Everybody talks about Kurt as the great musician who was tortured and talented. They talk about his drug addiction and they talk about the dark side of him. But I got to experience another side. This was such a cute moment, playing with Frances. He loved her." - Kevin Mazur. Milwaukee, 1993.
Can we just take a moment to discuss how beautiful Frances Bean Cobain is
Kurt would have been so proud