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Kurt Cobain Solo Album? Hole's Eric Erlandson Says Nirvana Frontman Recorded Solo Demos Before Death

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/16/2012 1:28 pm Updated: 04/16/2012 1:28 pm

Kurt Cobain

Was Kurt Cobain working on a solo album before his death? Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson recently told Fuse TV that the Nirvana frontman had recorded multiple demos before his death in 1994. These demos have never been released.

"He was headed in a direction that was really cool," Erlandson said. "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. Who knows where this music would have gone?"

Erlandson later revealed that Cobain also recorded a cover of a well-known song, which has never been released. However, the former Hole guitarist wouldn’t confess which song Cobain covered.

“There is one cover … I won’t say what it is. I don't own the stuff,” Erlandson told Fuse. “I just hope that one day it will be released for fans. It’s just so heartbreaking.”

Erlandson recently released his new book, Letters to Kurt, which is a collection of letters he wrote to his late friend.

The guitarist also reunited with the original mid-'90s line-up of Hole for the first time in 15 years in New York on Saturday night (April 13). Watch fan footage of their two-song performance below.

Meanwhile, former Nirvana drummer -- and current Foo Fighters frontman -- Dave Grohl is back in the studio with former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Garbage's Butch Vig, reports NME.com. The trio are rumored to be working on Grohl's new documentary on Sound City Studios, where Nirvana's seminal album Nevermind was recorded with Vig, who produced the album.

Here are some of our favorite Nirvana performances.

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