The idea of the 27 Club–a legend that young rock-stars are more likely to die at age 27–originated decades ago, but many credit the suicide of Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain with bringing the concept into mainstream consciousness. Cobain has become the poster-child for the consequences of sudden fame. In his suicide note, Kurt penned the mantra for the 27 Club–“It’s better to burn out than fade away.”
But a recent film hopes to tell the story of Cobain’s life, not just his death. Directed by Brett Morgan, Cobain: Montage of Heck is an authorized documentary featuring footage of Cobain and interviews with family and friends. Many have heralded it as the “definitive” chronicle of the tortured Grunger. Check out the trailer below.
Kurt is one of the many artists that inspired stories in our upcoming collection 27, A Comic Anthology. With the strongest line-up of creators ever, and a theme for the ages, we are hoping to produce a “Rock Hard” hardcover edition of the anthology. Please visit our Kickstarter and lend your support!