I haven’t found the confidential files that Courtney Love claims for evidence that Kurt Cobain was killed by the CIA.
TOM GRANT – COVER-UP
I have read Tom Grant’s book. It leads us to the conclusion that because the police covered up the Kurt Cobain murder, Courtney Love must have done it…
Tom Grant claims that he is reliable because he is a former police man and a licensed Private Investigator. I reach the exact opposite conclusion. What further hampers his credibility is that Courtney Love asked Grant on April 3, 1994 to find out what had happened to Kurt Cobain since he left the drugs rehab centre on April 1. On April 4 Courtney filed a missing person report with the police (under the name of the mother of Kurt – Wendy O’Connor). According to Grant this is reason to suspect Courtney. I conclude that if Courtney had Kurt killed on April 5 - she wouldn’t have done this.
Tom Grant was hired by Courtney to go their house in Seattle to look for Kurt Cobain. On April 6 Grant together with the best friend of Kurt – Dylan Carlson – went over to the house and didn’t check the greenhouse (so didn’t find the dead body of Cobain).
BREE DONOVAN - DENIAL
While I disagree with the ridiculous claims by Tom Grant that Courtney Love had Kurt Cobain murdered; he is still a good source for information. Just distinguish between the facts and his (wrong) arguments.
I have found another book that’s mostly based on the information from Grant, but doesn’t follow its conclusion that it must have been Courtney. It instead concludes that the death of Kurt Cobain should be labelled “undetermined”. Most of the information is from Bree Donovan - A Denial: The Death of Kurt Cobain (2014): http://dept.camden.rutgers.edu/graduate ... Cobain.pdf
According to Eldon Wayne Hoke – El Duce – Courtney Love in December 1993 asked him to kill Kurt Cobain for $50,000, but she never contacted him again. Two days after El Duce was interviewed for the documentary “Kurt and Courtney” he was killed in a freak “accident” by a train.
In April 1997 Nick Broomfield approached El Duce to ask him about how Courtney had offered him money to kill Kurt. He tells that he was offered $50,000 by Courtney Love to “whack” Kurt Cobain. He also tells that he knew who did it - my friend Allen – but won’t tell further: let the FBI catch him. To me it sounds like he’s telling a sick joke. He even says that he will do just about anything for that kind of money and offers to tell more for a drink.
Two days after this interview El Duce died after being struck by a train (April 19, 1997). According to the coroner the cause of death was “misadventure”. If El Duce was murdered this would again make it less probable that it could have been done by Courtney Love and (also) this murder was covered up by the cops.
Apparently El Duce had been telling this story for at least a year; here’s the part of the documentary “Kurt & Courtney” where El Duce gives his statement: https://youtu.be/Ho2nK5IQs_g
Here’s an earlier interview (August 30, 1996) where El Duce tells about being hired to kill Kurt Cobain for $50,000; this again sounds like it’s all a joke: https://youtu.be/2x4jmX6yoTs
What makes the story of El Duce more convincing is that he passed a lie detector test on March 6th 1996, administered by Dr. Edward Gelb (a leading polygraph examiner). The 2 questions confirm that Courtney Love offered him money to kill Kurt Cobain with a 99.91% and 99.84% certainty (which makes it sound really scientific). Sadly overlooked is the fact that Karush Sepedjian was reportedly present when Courtney made this offer to El Duce, but he failed the test.
According to Gelb he could determine the certainty as higher than 99.84%. El Duce was a drunk; I don’t believe that a polygraph is reliable for a drunk. Any “doctor” that claims a reliability of more than 90% is a liar, as even advocates of the lie detector tests don’t claim a reliability of more than 90% (“independent” experts claim 60%) – the author of the following doesn’t understand statistics, but that’s not the issue here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8153539.stm
ALLEN WRENCH - SHOCKROCK
It appears that the “Allen” that El Duce talked about is Allen Wrench of the "Kill Allen Wrench" band. How credible is a man that fronts a band with a name “kill me”? Allen Wrench has been known to make shocking statements. He has more or less flaunted with the possibility that he was the one that killed Kurt Cobain and (his friend) El Duce. Here’s audio that Allen Wrench put on the internet where El Duce tells that Allen Wrench killed Kurt: https://www.facebook.com/Didgrantdoit/v ... =2&theater
Both El Duce and Allen Wrench are/were shockrockers: doing extreme things to cause scandals for the sake of publicity. El Duce was the lead singer of the Mentors that made “rape rock” (bragging about raping women). My take on this is that El Duce and Wrench made a deal to tell this ridiculous story about Courtney hiring them to murder Kurt Cobain. This is what shockrocker Allen Wrench looks like for a performance.
BUDDHISM - LOLLAPALOOZA
Kurt Cobain’s “suicide note” was addressed “to Boddah” - Kurt’s childhood imaginary friend. This makes it more likely that this wasn’t a suicide note, comparable to a girl writing to “Dear diary”. There are some erroneous claims that “Boddah” has to do with Buddhism.
Most experts agree that Kurt Cobain was into Buddhism, which would explain that he wouldn’t want to be out for fame and fortune. Nirvana is an obvious reference to Buddhism (misguided Buddhists claim this is the blissful mindstate achieved when becoming enlightened). Using drugs and committing suicide are against the teachings of Buddha. I’m surprised I haven’t found anything from Kurt about not eating meat (Buddha was a convinced vegetarian).
In 1994 they wanted Nirvana to headline the Lollapalooza tour, but Kurt Cobain declined. Only on April 6, 1994 Lollapalooza organiser Ted Gardner issued a press release, confirming that Nirvana would no longer be headlining the festival (1 day after Kurt died and 2 days before his body was discovered).
Lollapalooza would have made Kurt Cobain over $9 million and the organisation a lot more, which could be a motive.
COURTNEY LOVE - DIVORCE
According to Tom Grant both Courtney and Kurt wanted a divorce, but he only writes that Courtney asked attorney Rosemary Carroll to get a divorce lawyer. Maybe this was just her way of pressuring Kurt Cobain into Lollapalooza.
According to Grant this would prove that Courtney Love wanted Kurt dead, but if she had hired a hitman to kill Kurt Cobain, she would certainly NOT tell anybody about a divorce.
CREDIT CARD USED AFTER KURT DIED
Somebody had taken the credit card from Kurt Cobain and even tried to use it on April 6 and 8, 1994 (after Kurt’s death). It seems unlikely that this was done by the killer of Kurt Cobain as it was made to look like a suicide.
It would be interesting to know who used the credit card of Kurt Cobain.
OVERDOSE – KRISTEN PFAFF
Before Kurt Cobain was found dead, he had already suffered an overdose in Rome, Italy, on March 4, 1994. It was Courtney that called the front desk between 6:00 and 6:30AM requesting an ambulance. She wouldn’t have done this if she wanted Kurt killed. Only after Kurt died the Rome incident was made into an earlier suicide attempt.
An “accidental” overdose doesn’t sound suspicious to most. Kurt was using “medicine” and it’s easy to replace pills with something heavier (it’s impossible to see how much toxics are in a pill).
It’s also easy to make a heroin addict suffer an overdose by substituting the regular drugs with pure heroin.
Kristen Pfaff played in the band Hole (fronted by Courtney Love) and died on June 16, 1994 of an apparent heroin overdose. It’s all too similar to the death of Kurt for coincidence. The autopsy of both Kristen and Kurt were performed by Dr. Nicholas Hartshorne, while both “investigations” were headed by Sergeant Donald Cameron. According to the mother of Kristen Pfaff pages from her diary were missing specifically from the week that Kurt Cobain died: http://rocknycliveandrecorded.com/what- ... month.html
KURT COBAIN NOT SUICIDAL
The shotgun that killed Kurt Cobain was bought on March 30, 1994 at the request of Kurt by Dylan Carlson. The police had taken Kurt’s guns away and he thought he needed protection. According to Carlson: “Kurt was not suicidal after he got back from Rome, and he would not have purchased the shotgun for him if he was
Michael Stipe, leader of the musical group REM, said that Cobain and he had planned to work on a project and had even been sent a plane ticket by his friend.
Leland Cobain (Kurt’s grandfather) said: “Kurt didn’t commit suicide. He was murdered. I’m sure of it
In January, 1994 Kurt Cobain was interviewed by David Fricke of Rolling Stone. This isn’t an interview with a suicidal man:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... w-19940127
Cobain is in a thoughtful, discursive mood, taking great pains to explain that success doesn't really suck – not as much as it used to, anyway – and that his life is pretty good. And getting better.
“And I've never been happier in my life. Especially within the last week, because the shows have been going so well — except for tonight. I'm a much happier guy than a lot of people think I am.” (...)
Or as he puts it in this interview, "to medicate myself." He's now off the junk, and thanks to new medication and a better diet, his digestive tract, he says, is on the road to recovery.
"I've been relieved of so much pressure in the last year and a half," Cobain says with discernible relief in his voice. "I'm still kind of mesmerized by it." He ticks off the reasons for his content: "Pulling this record off. My family. My child. Meeting William Burroughs and doing a record with him."
"Just little things that no one would recognize or care about," he continues. "And it has a lot to do with this band. If it wasn't for this band, those things never would have happened. I'm really thankful, and every month I come to more optimistic conclusions."
"I just hope," Cobain adds, grinning, "I don't become so blissful I become boring. I think I'll always be neurotic enough to do something weird."
But I think there are so many other songs that I've written that are as good, if not better, than that song, like "Drain You." That's definitely as good as "Teen Spirit." I love the lyrics, and I never get tired of playing it. Maybe if it was as big as "Teen Spirit," I wouldn't like it as much.
It hit me so hard, and I was under the impression that I didn't really need to go on tour, because I was making a whole bunch of money. Millions of dollars. Eight million to 10 million records sold — that sounded like a lot of money to me. So I thought I would sit back and enjoy it
I'm eating. I ate a huge pizza last night. It was so nice to be able to do that. And it just raises my spirits. But then again, I was always afraid that if I lost the stomach problem, I wouldn't be as creative.
I'm thought of as this pissy, complaining, freaked–out schizophrenic who wants to kill himself all the time. "He isn't satisfied with anything." And I thought it was a funny title. I wanted it to be the title of the album for a long time. But I knew the majority of the people wouldn't understand it.
And it turns out I met three really, really nice people there, totally cool kids that were in bands. I really had a good time with them, all night. I invited them back to the hotel. They stayed there. I ordered room service for them. I probably went overboard, trying to be accommodating. But it was really great to know that I can still do that, that I can still find friends.
I want to learn to go in between those things, go back and forth, almost become psychedelic in a way but with a lot more structure. It's a really hard thing to do, and I don't know if we're capable of it – as musicians.
No. It's protection. I don't have bodyguards. There are people way less famous than I am or Courtney who have been stalked and murdered. It could be someone by chance looking for a house to break into. We have a security system. I actually have one gun that is loaded, but I keep it safe, in a cabinet high up on a shelf where Frances can never get to it.
And I have an M16, which is fun to shoot. It's the only sport I have ever liked. It's not something I'm obsessed with or even condone. I don't really think much of it.
But yes, I would like to work with people who are totally, completely the opposite of what I'm doing now. Something way out there, man.
I know we're gonna put out one more record, at least, and I have a pretty good idea what it's going to sound like: pretty ethereal, acoustic, like R.E.M.'s last album. If I could write just a couple of songs as good as what they've written . . . I don't know how that band does what they do. God, they're the greatest. They've dealt with their success like saints, and they keep delivering great music.