chapter  10
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Rockprop: Alienation, Fame, and Liberation

On April 8, 1994, famed alternative rock singer and leader of the band Nirvana Kurt Cobain was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Seattle home. As a moralist and individualist, he had expressed the complex sources of alienation of all of the generations in songs about life, but he found liberation from fame only in death.