LONDON (AP) – Grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain dreamed about leaving his band Nirvana to join wife Courtney Love’s group Hole, a music magazine quoted him as saying in an interview months before his 1994 death.
Uncut magazine released excerpts Friday from its upcoming story, which it said was based on an interview conducted by a French television journalist in August 1993, eight months before Cobain’s suicide. Only fragments of it were aired, said Uncut, which is to publish its story Tuesday.
Cobain, asked whether he wanted to collaborate with Love, reportedly answered “It’s a nice thought. I’d like to, but to tell you the truth, I would rather just quit my band and join Hole, you know, only because when I have played music with them, there’s a level of connection that’s a little bit higher than with anyone else I ever played with. It’s amazing.”
“It might be nice to start playing acoustic guitar and be thought of as a singer and a songwriter, rather than a grunge rocker because then I might be able to take advantage of that when I’m older,” Uncut quoted Cobain as saying. “I could sit down on a chair and play acoustic guitar like Johnny Cash or something, and it won’t be a big joke.”