“The photograph of Kurt Cobain in tears has been extensively published. Tilton watched Cobain smash his guitar through an amplifier and walk offstage. He followed him backstage. The pent-up emotion ‘just had to go somewhere,’ says Tilton, and Cobain burst into tears. ‘What I really love about it is that it is a very real moment and he allowed it. Other artists would have said, ‘Not now, Ian, please.’ It is very unusual,” adds Tilton, ‘for anyone from a band to show such vulnerability.’”

Kurt & Courtney

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, 1968.


 A while ago I was asked to try out for another band, The Damned. I bet you haven’t heard of them either?” he asked, laughing when I shook my head. “I really like them. They were looking for a vocal/front man and Rat Scabies said I could audition, and they’d let me know the time and place later. They sent a message with a mate and he never told me, bastard. I met him the same day and he didn’t say a word,” he said, sounding irritated. “I really wanted that job. I wanted it more than being in the Sex Pistols at the time.”
Sid Vicious

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