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Marcel Feige

“I don’t have a gun”

The Life Story of Kurt Cobain

1st ed. published 2014. 224 pages From the age of 14 years up All rights available

Gulliver von Beltz & Gelberg

“I don’t have a gun”

The Life Story of Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was one of the most influential musicians of his time together with his band, Nirvana. A sensitive, irate person and a brilliant musician, who, like Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin, was destroyed by his dreams at the magic age of 27. A profoundly radical life story.

Cobain grew up under difficult circumstances in the middle of nowhere in the American northwest. He found an anchor in music. His authentic texts moved a whole generation, where the song Smells like Teen Spirit became their hymn. Yet he failed to come to terms with his own life, torn and full of controversies, caught up in drugs and shattered by the ruthless music industry.
Marcel Feige recounts the life story of the angry outsider and highly sensitive artist as a story of a lifelong search. Cobain, who loved and hated so much and unwillingly became a major celebrity after the Nirvana album Nevermind (1991) came out, just wanted to make music. Nothing less - and nothing more.

»For the moment it was only ninety minutes of concentrated, honest rock, arduous, exhausting, destructive – yet the thing that Cobain loved doing most: making music. Nothing more, nothing less.«
Marcel Feige on the Nirvana gig at the Reading Festival

• Original edition
• “Smells like Teen spirit” became a hymn of a whole generation in the 1990s