Backstage @ Helen Lawrence Fall/Winter 2014
Radio - Lana Del Rey
"Now my life is sweet like cinnamon, like a fucking dream I’m livin’ in."
There had been alarming rumors about the Nirvana leader circulating in the days before the Reading appearance, including one that maintained Cobain was deathly ill in a hospital after a drug overdose. So imagine the sense of drama among the crowd of 60,000 when the singer-songwriter-guitarist, looking frail in a hospital gown and massive wig, was wheeled onto the stage. After struggling to lift himself to the microphone, he muttered only a few words from a song before he collapsed. Watching in mock alarm, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic advised the crowd, “He’s OK. With the help of his friends and his family, he’ll survive.” Cobain then let the audience in on the joke. Still wearing the gown and wig, he stood up, reached for his electric guitar and walked to the microphone. After playing a few blistering notes, he began singing “Breed,” a song from the band’s landmark “Nevermind” album, with all the force that made him such a commanding figure on stage.
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