And Finally

Kurt was recording solo album when he died, says Hole guitarist

By | Published on Tuesday 17 April 2012

Kurt Cobain

Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson claims that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain had been working on a solo album before he died.

Speaking to Fuse about his new book, ‘Letters To Kurt’, Erlandson said: “[Kurt] was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his ‘White Album’. That’s really what he was going towards, a solo album but working with different people. I was really excited about some of the stuff he was working on. I got to see him play it in front of me. That’s why I was really sad [when he died]. I was like: ‘Oh man, not only are you cutting off a life, but a message to the world, a musical path is just left with … Bush and all this other stuff [laughs]. He was cut short. Who knows where the music would have gone”.

Some of the demo recordings for the album were amongst tracks included in the 2004 Nirvana boxset ‘With The Lights Out’, said Erlandson, but he hopes for a full release at some point: “I’m not in control of things. I just wish something would come together. I think the fans would be a lot happier. If nobody ever hears those songs, except for like three people, then … that’s the way it goes”.