Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) was demoing solo material at the time of his death

April 13, 2012 by Bryne Yancey

Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) was demoing solo material at the time of his death

In a new interview with Fuse for his new book Letters To Kurt, former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson revealed that late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was demoing solo material around the time of his death: 

"'[Kurt] was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his White Album,' Erlandson says, referring to the Beatles' self-titled magnum opus.

He adds, 'That’s really what he was going towards, a solo album but working with different people. I was really excited about some of the stuff he was working on. I got to see him play it in front of me. That’s why I was really sad [when he died]. I was like, ‘Oh man, not only are you cutting off a life, but a message to the world, a musical path is just left with … Bush and all this other stuff [laughs]. He was cut short. Who knows where the music would have gone.'

He adds that an album of rough Cobain demos could someday be released. 'I heard some talk about somebody putting together some raw, rough acoustic thing … and that would be more intimate than the box set [2004's With the Lights Out], because all those little jams you have to throw out [for that box set release]. They presented some [of the demos] but there is stuff that has not been put out.'"

What do you think? Would you be interested in hearing unreleased demos from Cobain?

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