Seattle, Washington - Courtney Love, widow of the late rock legend, Kurt Cobain, is now selling his stuff to a private collector, after changing her mind about auctioning it off for charity. Cobain and his Seattle based band, Nirvana, single-handedly brought "Grunge" garage band rock to the forefront of the multi-billion dollar music industry and flannel shirts onto the fashion catwalk runway capitals of Milan, Paris and New York before his tragic death in 1994.
"He set a new fashion standard for American Couture," said former fashion consultant for famous designer Blackwell. "He gave the whole un-bathed, major bed head and unwashed flannel shirt a fresh look."
Cobain bathed regularly, enjoyed shopping at thrift stores (which he said he missed once he got famous) and preferred wearing his trademarked wool sweaters to flannel shirts, according to friends.
The Pied Piper of his generation, Cobain's lyrics, like that of all insightful musicians, captured the attitude of many privileged suburban youth, convincing them that the universal emotional peaks and valleys of puberty -- and often chemically enhanced youth filled angst -- they were experiencing was unique solely to them. Teaching them that life often only holds the meaning and sense of purpose you give it, before ending his.
It was rumored that just before his death, Cobain was working on a follow-up to the youth oriented album, Nervermind, titled: Whatever. But the lyrics disappeared under a cloud of suspicious circumstances.