Well, it's ten years since Kurt Cobain went the 'stay young forever' career
route, which means Nirvana tributes galore across the music media this week - the latest NME, MTV and Xfm all have their own Cobain tributes planned over the week.
And needless to say, such an anniversary couldn't pass without more
conspiracy theories as to the grunge icon's death. In a new book published this week investigative journalists Max Wallace and Ian Halperin claim his death was definitely murder. According to a press release by publisher Atria Books the authors have seen police records that make the accepted suicide line unlikely: "Relying on a leaked autopsy report and Seattle Police Department records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, they reveal that the official suicide scenario was scientifically impossible. The records show that Cobain had ingested a triple lethal dose of heroin, before his life was ended with a shotgun bullet, suggesting a murder staged to look like a suicide. The authors interview a coroner who believes the forensic evidence suggests somebody gave Cobain an overly pure dose of heroin, waited for him to lose consciousness and then positioned the shotgun so that it appeared Cobain had pulled the trigger. No legible fingerprints were found on the shotgun, despite the fact that at least three people had handled it that week".
Having established the murder theory the author's then move onto the dangerous territory of Courtney Love's involvement: "The authors obtained
hours of explosive tapes recorded by Courtney Love's former P.I., Tom Grant,
who taped all his conversation with Courtney, her attorney and others in the
days immediately before and after Kurt's death. Grant later went public, implicating Courtney in her husband's death".
'In Love and Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain' is published this week.