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Kurt Cobain's picture[edit]

Please update the concert picture of Kurt. It isn't the greatest picture of him and he is hardly visible. If you're open to suggestion here is a link to his MTV'S Live and Loud concert http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/03/25/Kurt-Cobain-Nirvana.jpg thank you, I am a big fan of Kurt Cobain and would only like his image to be expressed loudly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ddinkins94 (talkcontribs)

We can't use copyrighted images when freely-licensed alternatives exist, sorry. Tarc (talk) 04:13, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
A more reasonable suggestion would be to simply stop using this image as he's barely recognizable here. Unless, of course, you can find an appropriately licensed photograph that's better. I've found absolutely no satisfactory freely-licensed photographs of him and if there aren't any now, there won't be any ever. 93 17:29, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 August 2014[edit]

HEY GUYS AND GALS. JUST SOMETHING I NOTICED WHILE LEARNING A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT KURT COBAIN (JUST WATCHED "KURT AND COURTNEY"). IN ONE OF THE "EARLY LIFE" PARAGRAPHS, IT SAYS THAT KURT'S FIRST LIVE CONCERT WAS POSSIBLY SAMMY HAGAR AND QUARTERFLASH IN SEATTLE IN "1983." I'VE ATTACHED A LINK BELOW THAT SHOWS THAT QUARTERFLASH PLAYED IN SEATTLE IN "1982," NOT 1983. IF MY SOURCE IS CORRECT, YOU MAY WANT TO FIX THAT :) \/ \/ \/

http://rocktourdatabase.com/artists/quarterflash

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO,

Ryan B Charlotte, NC detry06@gmail.com

2600:1004:B009:C79C:64AD:A705:C624:1FCF (talk) 00:23, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: I do not think rocktourdatabase.com can be treated as reliable. I checked the existing source, and 1983 is clearly listed and the concert is in the chapter pertaining to that year. -- ferret (talk) 20:23, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Wrong language[edit]

I'm not a member, and I'm pretty sure I can't edit, but it says that Kurt's mother was "(née Fradenburg)". Nee (with the accent) is French for born but this is an English article so could somebody fix that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.12.217.52 (talk) 17:19, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

It appears that "née" is the accepted term in English-language contexts as well. Regards,--Soulparadox (talk) 01:53, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 April 2015[edit]

In the intro of the page, it says that Kurt died on the 8th of april, while he actually died on the 5th LodeP1 (talk) 17:18, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Kharkiv07Talk 17:39, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 May 2015[edit]

Although uninterested in sports, ....

Replace "disinterested" with "uninterested." Misuse of "disinterested" I believe. Kinrossus (talk) 00:12, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 01:19, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

The following reads like an opinion and should be removed.[edit]

This- He challenged Nirvana's audience with its final studio album In Utero (1993). It did not match the sales figures of Nevermind but was still a critical and commercial success. Reads like an opinion and should be removed. Also using the word he, shouldn't the sentence start with Cobain, instead of he? And where is the proof that he was challenging the audience? 98.240.76.78 (talk) 17:38, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

Removed; while the statement in the lead was supported by information later in the article, neither occurrence was sourced. DonIago (talk) 13:14, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Edit request: correct Kurt's age at time of his parents' divorce, in "Early life" section[edit]

Our source, Charles R. Cross's biography Heavier Than Heaven says Kurt was nine years old when his parents divorced, not seven years old. It's our footnote number 7, page 20. I can't confirm the page number from Googlebooks preview because there are no page numbers, but it's on the 4th page of Chapter 2. Can someone check it out and correct the error? Thanks. 108.28.105.194 (talk) 18:42, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

I actually have this book, but not with me at the moment. Will check tonight. Tarc (talk) 18:57, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Tarc. 108.28.105.194 (talk) 20:11, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
According to Cross, the divorce was finalized on July 9th, 1976. Fixed. Tarc (talk) 12:16, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you again, Tarc. 108.28.105.194 (talk) 05:18, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Date Kurt Cobain 'found dead' incorrect[edit]

Kurt Cobain's body was found on April 6, 1994 (not April 8, as stated on the Wikipedia page). It's a date that I am 100% sure of -- I was out of town on a special trip with friends & in a bar that evening celebrating my 50th birthday & wondering why there were only Nirvana videos on the video screen. The next morning, April 7, 1994, the newspaper had a front-page story...

198.8.80.205 (talk) 03:08, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Your recollection contradicts my own recollection and that of every reliable source in the world that reports the discovery happening on the 8th. Tarc (talk) 03:36, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

New documentary "Soaked in Bleach" about his suspicious death[edit]

A documentary from 2015 called Soaked in Bleach should be added to the section "Books and Movies on Kurt Cobain". It deals in detail about the suspicious death of Cobain, focusing on the private investigator Tom Grant, who was then hired by Courtney Love to find Kurt Cobain.

Please add this movie to the appropriate section, thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.1.204.134 (talk) 00:26, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Strange that my request just gets entirely ignored. Talking about Wikipedia being a democratic platform where anyone can participate... — Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.1.204.134 (talk) 00:36, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 30 July 2015[edit]

In the "Death" section of this article there is a claim that is the whole second paragraph talking about Kurt Cobain's "first suicide attempt" which claims that Courtney Love said certain things and then changed her story. There is no source for this paragraph. If this very important piece of potential information does not have a source to prove it, it should be removed. This could lead people to unsubstantiated conclusions. (Not sure how to use this section of wikipedia so I hope it's not too wrong.)

Okimhyper (talk) 04:04, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi there Okimhyper. This article by CBS contains the stated information. It's about 60% of the way down the new report. Stickee (talk) 04:34, 30 July 2015 (UTC) Stickee (talk) 04:34, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

But now that we have a source, is there some way a verified user could insert the source into the article to avoid future confusion? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Okimhyper (talkcontribs) 09:18, 30 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 00:34, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

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