12 quotes that prove grunge legend Kurt Cobain was a social good pioneer
April 5, 2016 - Uncategorized
Kurt Cobain, legendary grunge musician, became a household name when Nirvana crashed into the limelight with the album Nevermind in the early ’90s.
But mainstream success was the exact opposite of what Cobain wanted. He was a generally reserved, private person, and he felt this kind of success was a betrayal of his grunge roots, as well as a personal violation.
Ultimately, though, he used his position in pop culture as an opportunity to speak about the issues he felt were most important.
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