Today, April 5th, 2019, is the 25th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain, the singer-songwriter and frontman of Nirvana. During their time in the 1990s, Danny Goldberg, who acted as their manager, saw their meteoric rise to success and has chosen to share some of his personal stories of Cobain, including the very last time they ever spoke.
His memoir, titled, Serving The Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain, details what it was like for him to work alongside Kurt and the rest of the band. According to Rolling Stone, when Dan spoke with Yahoo Entertainment, he revealed the last time he saw Cobain.
In 1994, Courtney had asked him if he could help stage an intervention for the ailing rock star due to his heroin habits and other psychological problems. Goldberg said he was in New York at the time and Courtney called him to ask if he wanted to stage an intervention for Kurt.
Danny claims Courtney was “really worried” about him. The former Hole frontwoman described Kurt as being in the worst state she had ever seen. Approximately half-a-dozen people had flown to Seattle to see Kurt and stage an intervention, but it didn’t go as planned.
Allegedly, Kurt was “really stoned” at the time, and felt as though people were lecturing him on how to live and how to be. For obvious reasons, he didn’t like being treated in such a way.
Not long after, Goldberg spoke to Cobain for the last time. He put his young daughter on the phone to try and cheer him up because he was so depressed.
“She told him that she was upset that Frances,” Kurt’s newborn at the time, “had pinched her the last time they were together, and could Kurt please talk to her about that?” Danny recalled. Danny claims he told Kurt that he loved him and that was it.
As fans of Nirvana know, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic have gone down in history as possibly the most quintessential band of the 1990s. Their meteoric rise to fame came as part of the grunge movement, beginning in Seattle, and spreading to the rest of the nation.