It's interesting to think what Nirvana would have become if Kurt Cobain hadn't died so soon. (--The 18th anniversary of his suicide was April 5th.)
--Would they have hummed along like Pearl Jam . . . would they have remained a creative sensation like Radiohead . . . or would Kurt have gone solo, and turned into a train wreck like his wife Courtney Love?
--Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson says Kurt was recording some solo demos around the time of his death . . . and that music has yet to be released.
--He says, quote, "He was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his 'White Album'. That's really what he was going towards . . . a solo album but working with different people.
--"I was really excited about some of the stuff he was working on. I got to see him play it in front of me. That's why I was really sad when he died. He was cut short."
--Eric didn't elaborate on the music, other than to say, quote, "There is one cover . . . I won't say what it is. I don't own the stuff. I just hope that one day it will be released for fans. It's just so heartbreaking."
--That makes it sound like he was working on something similar to Nirvana's "MTV Unplugged in New York" album, which was acoustic, raw and included a bunch of covers. It was recorded five months before Kurt's death.