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Kurt Cobain's old roommate sells the late singer's possessions on Craigslist

Nirvana at their legendary Unplugged performance
Nirvana at their legendary Unplugged performance
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Kurt Cobain's old roommate, Alex, is apparently selling some of the frontman's belongings on Craigslist. Up for sell are a set of skis, a Swatch telephone, and a video game called “Kingman” all supposedly owned by the late Cobain. The seller, formerly a member of the band Gruntruck, told Consequence of Sound

“I used to live with Kurt Cobain back in the 90s and I have been holding on to a bunch of his stuff that he left in a box when he moved out. He owed us rent and said he would get the box when he came back and gave us money but he never came back, then when he was famous he never really talked to any of us again because courtney [sic] never liked us but she’s a d*** so no hard felings [sic].” On the listing, Alex states he has more of this items he will be selling later on.

If you want to own some of Cobain's things, visit Craiglist to check out the listing. Last month (February), Cobain's hometown held an official Kurt Cobain day on his birthday (February 20) to honor the Nirvana frontman, where they also unveiled a new weeping statue dedicated to Cobain.

For more on Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, visit Radio Not Found.


It has been revealed that the listing was part of a hoax by Sub Pop records receptionist Derek Erdman. Erdman told Revolt: "I created a diversion," he said. "Then I ignored it and went back to work. A few hours later I did an interview with CBC radio about it. Later that night I met a TV news crew (with cameras!) at the aforementioned Safeway for an interview, but they called my bluff and asked for ID. I told them that I was a one time bass player for '90s band Gruntruck. They didn't buy it, and they were visibly not happy about me wasting their time, I was wearing a flannel shirt though."

He went on to admit he owned none of the items in the listing; they were pictures he found online.

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