Newly released Cobain interview has London connection
Published Monday, November 19, 2018 11:36AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 19, 2018 6:28PM EST
A newly resurfaced interview with late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has a London connection.
Roberto LoRusso, a physics teacher at Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School, recently posted the nine-minute interview online.
It was recorded in September 1991, when LoRusso was a volunteer radio host at CHRW- 94.7 Radio Western. It was just weeks before Nirvana exploded in popularity.
In the interview, recorded backstage in Toronto, Cobain talks briefly about the band’s new contract with MCA Records and his hopes for the newly album “Nevermind,” which would be released days later.
While that album would soon be the anthem of Generation X, the band was still on the verge of mega-stardom when LoRusso sat down with Cobain.
LoRusso says he had, "no idea that...it was going to be such a meteoric rise of the artist at the time. But, nonetheless, for me it was a big deal, and I was remarkably nervous."
Cobain talked about little the band had left after signing the record deal and how he’d been recently “evicted from my own apartment about three months ago. Every time we come back we only have a few days at home, so usually just go to my mother’s. I haven’t found a place to live yet.”
After struggling with drugs and mental health issues for years, Kurt Cobain killed himself in 1994.