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Nirvana's Kurt Cobain: Never-before-seen photos in new book 'Family Values'


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Calling all Nirvana fans! As we approach the 30th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's passing, let’s take a trip down memory lane to explore the life of iconic frontman Kurt Cobain beyond the music. 


We all know Cobain's raw talent and powerful lyrics cemented Nirvana's place in rock history. Now, a new book titled ‘Family Values: Kurt, Courtney, & Frances Bean’ offers a chance to see Cobain in a whole new light through a collection of never-before-seen photographs.




Published by PowerHouse Books, 'Family Values’ features a collection of photographs taken by the husband-wife photography duo 'Guzman', during a 1992 photoshoot for Spin magazine. With Cobain and Courtney Love's consent, the photoshoot aimed to offer a fresh perspective on the couple, portraying them not as rock royalty, but as everyday parents. Through 90 candid shots, we get an intimate look at a typical morning in their Hollywood home with their newborn daughter, Frances Bean. These natural moments capture a tender and relatable side of Cobain rarely seen by the public.


But this book is more than just a peek into Cobain's personal life. It's a celebration of photography's power to capture fleeting moments, tell stories, and evoke raw emotions.  These photos echo the raw energy of Cobain's music. They're real, capturing the sweetness, humor, and the simple joy of new parenthood.


Cobain's influence goes way beyond the music he created. For a whole new generation of musicians and fans, he's become an inspiration, paving the way for a more inclusive rock scene.  His battles with fame, fortune, drugs, and the scars of a difficult childhood are well-documented. Yet, through it all, he poured his soul into music that continues to resonate with listeners today.


‘Family Values: Kurt, Courtney, & Frances Bean’ is much more than just a photo album. It's a testament to Cobain's lasting legacy, a celebration of photography's power, and a reminder that even our rock heroes are human after all.


Want to grab your copy? You can pre-order 'Family Values' at PowerHouse Books here


For fans seeking a deeper exploration of Cobain's life, a new documentary titled ‘Moments That Shook Music: Kurt Cobain’ promises a powerful and emotional journey through his final days. It's set to air on BBC Two and iPlayer next month, joining a series of BBC broadcasts commemorating the 30th anniversary of his passing. 



Image:  Sherly Nelsa Fitri | Dreamstime.com / PowerHouse Books

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