I met with former Hole guitarist Eric Erlandson last week for lunch at a Japanese restaurant in Manhattan to discuss his new book, Letters to Kurt, and during our 90-minute chat he dropped some bombshells that I just couldn’t wait to tell y’all about. Notably, that Kurt Cobain was recording new songs at the time of his death that transcended anything he’d written so far: “[Kurt] was headed in a direction that was really cool. It would have been his White Album,” Erlandson says, referring to the Beatles‘ self-titled magnum opus.
He adds, “That’s really what he was going towards, a solo album but working with different people. I was really excited about some of the stuff he was working on. I got to see him play it in front of me. That’s why I was really sad [when he died]. I was like, ‘Oh man, not only are you cutting off a life, but a message to the world, a musical path is just left with … Bush and all this other stuff [laughs]. He was cut short. Who knows where the music would have gone.”
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