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Eric Erlandson says new Cobain tracks were just 'ideas'

Hole guitarist explains previous comments about potential Cobain demos


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Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson has played down previous claims that Kurt Cobain was working on new tracks shortly before his death.

Erlandson previously suggested that there was an album's worth of new Nirvana material recorded before Cobain's death in 1994 - but now claims the grunge frontman had only recorded snippets of new tracks.

"I never used the word demo and I never said that he was recording a solo album," says Erlandson in an interview with the NME. "I was speculating to make a point, I was speculating that from being around him towards the end, that from that song 'Do Re Mi' that appeared on the 'With The Lights Out' box set, that was one of the last songs, if not the last song that he had written..."

"There are tapes of him working out ideas in his bedroom on a sh**ty handheld cassette recorder. He didn't go in the studio to work on songs, but he was working on ideas, and that's what I was talking about. It's raw, personal, intimate stuff. I don't own them, I don't know where they are. But I've heard most of them and there are some magical moments."

He also adds that a raw, acoustic collection may be possible in the future, but that he has no more to add on the existence of unheard Kurt Cobain material.

Michael Baggs


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