Kurt Cobain (February 20, 1967 - April 5, 1994) was an American rock singer and frontman of the group Nirvana. Nirvana became an important and influential rock band of the 1990s and was hugely responsible for making alternative rock popular and notable in the mainstream.
In 1988, before he was famous, Cobain made an experimental collage tape called "Montage of Heck", where pieces of Help, I'm A Rock, It Can't Happen Here, Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?, Who Are The Brain Police? and Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin can be heard.
In January 1994, Cobain gave a speech during a concert where he spoke with regret about four of his recently passed away role models: actor River Phoenix, Frank Zappa, actor Fred Gwynne of The Munsters and senator Dixy Lee Ray.