The mystique surrounding late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain has made the rocker one of the most popular acts when it comes to memorabilia. One interesting piece of Cobain history is set to be auctioned by Julien's Auctions of America, as an angry letter the singer once penned to DGC label head David Geffen is expected to fetch somewhere in the $30,000 range.

As fans may remember, Cobain was quite upset when a Vanity Fair article was published that suggested that he and his wife Courtney Love had gone on a heroin binge upon learning that she was pregnant with their daughter. The letter found Cobain so upset over the article that he reached out to Geffen in hopes that something could be done and he threatened to break up Nirvana if it couldn't. "Something so defremating [sic] towards my family has come up in an article in Vanity Fair that it has forced me to decide on breaking up my band," Cobain wrote. The letter was penned in a period after Nirvana's huge success with Nevermind as they were starting work on the follow-up In Utero.

"The article suggests that Courtney and I have been taking heroin continuously throughout her pregnancy which is not true," continued Cobain. "Courtney found out she was pregnant within the first month of our drug binge. She stopped using and has since been visiting Danny Goldberg's pediatrician on a regular basis. The doctor's prognosis is that our child is in excellent health and there's no need to worry about anything. But this article has outright accused my wife of all kinds of hideously vile things to the point where I've never seen such a crucifixion in a magazine."

He goes on to ask if something can be done about the article, adding, "I love my wife and soon to be new daughter too much to let everyone's low opinions of us ruin our lives together." He also states that he never publicly admitted doing drugs because he didn't want his fans to do the same. "We are capable of displaying a healthy attitude before our audience and the next record is easily as good as the last one, but I'm so extremely pissed off about this piece of trash journalism that I'll lay anything on the line for the love of my wife and daughter," concluded Cobain.

In response, Geffen wrote, "Kurt, I know that you are upset about the recent article on Courtney and the attacks made on her character. I sympathize with what you're going through and how it can affect you. The press have a way of sabotaging your privacy. The thing you have to remember is that these things pass and people quickly forget about articles of this type. You just have to let your life go on." Geffen went on to offer his help in any way he could.

The full text of Cobain's letter can be seen below and scans of the item may be seen via the Daily Mail.

Dear David Geffen,
Hi my name is Kurt Cobain, Im the lead singer, guitar and songwriter for the band NIRVANA. Supposedly, Ive made your company a lot of money. Oh well, it never was a goal of mine to be part of the mainstream corporate world, but once I entered it I realized that there are other employees especially at DGC who are as honest and sincere about music and have basically the same values as I have. Ive never met you I guess because Ive never wanted to. Kind of a big boss phobia of mine but something so severely defremating [sic] towards my family has come up in an article in Vanity Fair that has forced me to decide on breaking up my band. The article suggests that Courtney and I have been taking heroin continuously throughout her pregnancy which is not true. Courtney found out she was pregnant within the first month of our drug binge. She stopped using and has since been visiting Danny Goldbergs pediatrician on a regular basis. The doctors prognosis is that our child is in excellent health and theres no need to worry about anything. But this article has outright accused my wife of all kinds of hideously vile things to the point where Ive never seen such a crucifixion in a magazine. The womans entire objective was to harm Courtney and now after you read the article (I hope) something may be done about it. You may not even be aware that Courtneys band Hole is also on DGC. They are a very important band to be heard especially my wifes openess and embrace of womens rights and homosexuality. This person who wrote the article Lynn Hirschberg must have her karma broken. Some way. Its either her or me. I love my wife and soon to be new daughter too much to let everyones low opinions of us ruin our lives together. I am now in rehab going on 18 days and Im really looking forward to having a family at this point fuck NIRVANA. Ive never admitted to using drugs in articles because I dont want my fans to do the same. We are capable of displaying a healthy attitude before our audience and the next record is easily as good as the last one, but Im so extremely pissed off about this piece of trash journalism that Ill lay anything on the line for the love of my wife and daughter.
Sincerely Kurt Cobain

As stated, the item will go on the auction block via Julien's Auctions at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City on May 21.

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