Nirvana perform on 'MTV Live And Loud' in December 1993. 'In Utero' had just topped the Billboard chart that September, and a European tour was booked for the following spring, although it was due to be cut drastically, and tragically, short. Pic: Getty Images
Nirvana, recording in Hilversum Studios, Holland. The band have sold over 50 million albums worldwide. Kurt Cobain was pronounced dead 14 years ago today (April 8). Pic: Redferns
Kurt Cobain upset backstage at the Motorsports Garage, Seattle on September 22, 1990. the band were promoting debut album 'Bleach'. Pic: www.rmusic.co.uk
Nirvana performing live on April 28, 1990. Back then Dave Grohl wasn't in the band, their drummer was called Chad Channing. Pic: www.rmusic.co.uk
Kurt takes a tumble at Nirvana's Raji's Club show in Los Angeles on February 15, 1990. Everyone from locals Guns N' Roses and Jane's Addiction to Kyuss and Pussy Galore graced the stage of the former Greek restaurant during the '80s and '90s. Pic: www.rmusic.com
Nirvana - aka Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, and Krist Novoselic. Dave Grohl reflected on Nirvana for the Uncut Legends issue on Kurt, saying "I listen to the music now and think we were a pretty cool band. But fuck, do I think that it's worth the 'legendary' status that people seem to believe in? No. It's just a band."
The cover shot from Nirvana's 'MTV Unplugged in New York', released in November 1994. It features an acoustic concert the band played at Sony Music Studios in New York City on November 18, 1993, and was initially meant to be released as a double album with the live compilation 'Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah'.
NME heard the news of Kurt Cobain's death last thing on a Friday night (April 8, 1994), and immediately pulled Primal Scream from the next issue's cover to run a tribute to the singer. This was the cover image, which was also used for biographies and tribute shirts everywhere. It was shot for NME outside a B&B in Shepherd's Bush, west London in November 1990. Pic: www.photoshot.com
Despite dying on April 5 1994, Kurt's body wasn't discovered until April 8. Here Nirvana are pictured in 1991, the year of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit', 'Nevermind', a European tour and the start of worldwide success. Pic: www.photoshot.com
Kurt's death shook the musical world. Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie heard the news backstage at a show at London's Brixton Academy, and announced it to the crowd before dedicating the track 'Damaged' to him. Pic: www.photoshot.com
"Better to burn out than fade away", Cobain wrote in his suicide note, quoting Neil Young's lyrics in 'Hey Hey My My', before finishing, "Peace, love, Empathy. Kurt Cobain. Frances and Courtney, I'll be at your alter. Please keep going Courtney. For Frances, for her life which will be so much happier without me. I love you. I love you!!" Pic: PA Photos
Kurt Cobain in 1994. When he died he also had a lethal dose of heroin in his body, effectively killing himself twice. He died aged 27, the traditional age of the rock star death; Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison died at 27. Keep clicking for more amazing pictures in our tribute gallery. Pic: Rex Features
Kurt Cobain killed himself fourteen years ago and was discovered and pronounced dead on this day (April 8) in 1994. Over the following pictures we look back at the grunge icon's life and career. In this picture Kurt's seen crowdsurfing at The Marquee in New York in September 1991. Pic: LFI