Former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson revealed this week that Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain was preparing a solo album at the time of his death, an album Erlandson says would have been the singers “White Album.”
Speaking to Fuse.tv Erlandson revealed:
“[Kurt] was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his White Album.“
Erlandson says of Cobain’s death:
“That’s why I was really sad [when he died]. I was like, Oh man, not only are you cutting off a life, but a message to the world, a musical path is just left with … Bush and all this other stuff. He was cut short. Who knows where the music would have gone.”
Erlandson just released a book called Letters to Kurt and because of his intimate connection to Cobain he is still hoping for that solo album which he believes could be released one day as “some raw, rough acoustic thing” that would be very “intimate.” According to Eric:
“I’ve heard someone is compiling [songs]. I’m not in control of things. I just wish something would come together.”
In the meantime Eric Erlandson isn’t done making music, the guitarist recently reunited with Kurt Cobain’s widow Courtney Love along with Hole members Melissa Auf der Maur and Patty Schemel to perform together for the first time in more than a decade.
Kurt Kobain may have left the world a rough recording of a solo album and for Nirvana fans who have long wished for another album that could be the icing on the cake, even if it was only partially finished.