An uninformed Nirvana fan has written to Sub Pop asking for the band to record a video message for a university in Virginia, believing that the band’s lead singer, Kurt Cobain, is still alive.
Unfortunately for the deluded fan Cobain killed himself in 1994, and since then the band have struggled to make any more music due to the frontman’s career threatening injury.
Nirvana were signed to the record label, Sup Pop, between 1988 and 1990, and they released their first album, Bleach, through them. But the band ultimately became disenfranchised under the company and soon left to sign for DGC records where they gained more notoriety.
The anonymous fan, who is supposedly the mascot for Virginia Tech, asked Nirvana to “send a quick video” which featured them saying, “What’s up Virginia Tech? This is Nirvana! Just wanted to wish you a Happy Homecoming week and good luck at the game this Saturday. Let’s Go Hokies!”
If they band were able to resuscitate Cobain in time to create the clip, they would also join the Ying Yang Twins and “three famous NFL players” who have already contributed to the video.
The mascot, who also refers to the three piece band as “her” at one point, informs Nirvana that not it would be distributed to the 30,000 + students that would visit during Homecoming Week, but it will also feature on YouTube and they would include links to “downloads, Facebook pages, Twitter pages, and/or Artist Management Agencies.”
Sub Pop confirmed that after they received the “enthusiastic” message from the college student, they decided to dress up as Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic and sent the message to the Virginia Tech student, where they stated the script that he desired. Kurt Cobain is probably spinning in his grave.
Have you ever stated that a music legend was alive, only to learn that they were, in fact, dead?
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