Remembering Kurt Cobain

It’s widely believed that the last Nirvana concert the world saw was the December 1993 MTC unplugged performance by the whole band. There is a lot we have seen from that concert including a rehearsal video that Nirvana posted in 1993. At the very start we hear Kurt annoyed, “Can we get on with it,” he says as he points out that they are an hour late. In the onslaught of seeing him perform for the stage, this moment of flippant honesty — it almost feels like it means something

2. 6 years later, everything feels like it means something. Any thread of who Kurt was and what his demons were haunt us all. In this memory, here’s a look at Nirvana’s actual last convert

On March 1, 1994 Nirvana opened with a cheeky cover of ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’ by Cars at Terminal 1 in Munich, Germany. Kurt was suffering from bronchitis and had been asked to take a break, and in a slew of defiance only capable of being mustered by somebody who loves their craft more than life itself — he continued to play. 

These are the words of Krist Novoselic, the bassist, at the last concert they didn’t know they would play: “We’re not playing the Munich Enormodome tonight. Because our careers are on the wane. We’re on the way out. Grunge is dead. Nirvana’s over. … Our next record’s going to be a hip-hop record!”