Written by Chantelle Moghadam.
How does the music world pay tribute to one of the most influential people in music history, who tragically committed suicide just 20 years ago from yesterday? The answer is, in a number of ways.
Recently, photos from the crime scene where Kurt Cobain was found dead were released. Without question, these photos were a heartbreaking reminder of his death. Even those of us who weren’t even born yet are affected by such a tragedy.
But we can find solace in the fact that the music world has paid Kurt the tribute he deserves. Many artists, even those who we might not think have been influenced by him, have come forward to show respect for everything Nirvana did for the music industry and to show that we will never forget Kurt Cobain.
Here is St. Vincent covering my personal favorite from Nirvana, “Lithium”:
Regardless of what you think of 30 Seconds to Mars, Jared Leto has done some pretty great stuff with film. Here is a short clip of him playing Kurt Cobain, which he did a few years ago: