Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love: A Strange but True Love Story

Anyone who was a ‘90s kid knows that in those days, Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain were the closest thing to a king and queen. Well, at least in the alternative rock world. For many people, Courtney and Kurt were the grunge version of John and Yoko, or better yet – the ‘90s version of Sid and Nancy.

Courtney Love, Kurt Cobain, and Frances Bean Cobain in 1993.

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According to one studio executive at the time (who has remained nameless), “[Courtney’s] going to be famous and [Kurt] already is, but unless something happens, they’re going to self-destruct. I know they’re both going to be big stars. I just don’t want to be a part of it.” let’s just call this guy a prophet, because it hit the nail on the head. Oh, they were stars all right. And self-destruction? Bingo.

This is the bizarre love story of two young rock star lovers who didn’t give a tiny rat’s a$$ about anything except each other… and music… and drugs.