Seattle police develop four rolls of film that had been left in an evidence vault. The 35mm film photographs show Cobain’s dead body more clearly than previous Polaroids taken by police.
Aberdeen, Washington, changes its town motto to “Come As You Are” as a tribute to Cobain.
In honor of the album’s 20th anniversary, Universal Music Enterprises releases a 4-CD/1-DVD Deluxe Edition of Nevermind which includes live recordings of Live in Paramount and alternate mixes of every song on the album.
Love hires a private investigator to search for Cobain after several days of his disappearance.
Music writer, Jon Savage, sits down for an extended interview with Cobain. Cobain had often expressed an interest in his lineage. In the interview, Cobain recalls:
I didn’t even know until this year that the name Cobain was Irish. I found out through different phonebooks throughout America. I couldn’t find any Cobains so I started calling Coburns and found this lady in San Francisco and she had been researching our family history. And it came from County Cork, which is a weird coincidence, because when we toured we played in Cork and the entire day I walked around in a daze. I’d never felt more spiritual in my life. I was almost in tears the whole day. It was the weirdest thing.
Cobain forms Nirvana with high school friend, Krist Novoselic, as a punk rock band.
At seven years old, Cobain’s parents divorce and he is sent to live with several different relatives. At one point, Cobain was homeless, reportedly living under a bridge. He later stated that the traumatic split made him feel insecure and unloved. He became increasingly difficult, anti-social and withdrawn. Cobain also said that the divorced fueled a lot of the anguish in Nirvana’s music.