The Wrap shared a recent article about Former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg and revealed what Kurt Cobain was thinking about hostile behaviors about homosexuality on Axl Rose.
Here is that part of the article and Danny Goldberg’s statements:
“Musically he was one of rock and roll’s great singers whose voice conveyed both power and unfiltered vulnerability. He was also a master songwriter who was able to combine rock intensity, memorable melodic hoods and lyrical depth.
On another level, his body of work continues to speak to people who feel isolated, or too sensitive for their surroundings, or misunderstood.”
Cobain’s ethos of inclusion, Goldberg said, went beyond his music. In the book, the singer is portrayed as a staunch feminist and someone who wasn’t afraid to stick up for those who he felt were marginalized. Cobain’s closeness to the Olympia, Washington Riot Grrrl scene is one example. And the band’s willing participation in Oregon’s No on 9 campaign, in opposition to an anti-gay bill, helped get the bill nixed.
That sensibility was crystallized in a 1992 confrontation between Cobain, Love and Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards. The spat was clearly demonstrative of Cobain’s disdain for what he felt Rose stood for.
Goldberg also revealed that Kurt was trying to balance different agendas, and not to canalize people to hostality:
“He had a revulsion for macho behavior that was hostile to women or to gays. That was part of who he was.
He was trying to balance different agendas that were important to him. He was someone who would frequently straddle different worlds, different things, and that was part of the success of Nirvana with the straddling punk and more commercial music.
I think he got out of Albini what he wanted and respected what he got from Albini, but he needed things that Albini couldn’t give him.”
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