Former Hole drummer Patty Schemel reacted to Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy theories in her great new book Hit So Hard.
“In the aftermath of Kurt’s death, we all went our separate ways to try to make sense of what had happened and, privately for each one of us, figure out how we were going to proceed. Already there were conspiracy whispers that Kurt was murdered and would never have been able to inject the amount of heroin he did and still have the consciousness to pull the trigger of a gun.
I knew for a fact that he could, and did, on a regular basis. He always pushed it to the edge in his addiction. Yes, he could be hilarious, and at times I saw him full of joy – especially since he was with Frances – but Kurt was also clinically depressed, and clearly felt he couldn’t stop doing heroin. He’s overdosed many times; he’d tried to kill himself a month before.”
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan was recently interviewed by Joe Rogan. Alternative Nation transcribed some of their comments about Kurt Cobain’s death.
Rogan said Cobain died in an ‘oddly conspiratorial way.’ He asked Corgan, “Did you watch that fucked up movie Soaked in Bleach?”
Corgan responded, “No. A lot of people don’t know, I was sort of around for a lot of that stuff, so I know a lot of stuff I’ve never really talked about, so for me watching that stuff is replaying something I don’t want to replay, and B. I know a lot of stuff is not based in fact because I was around for a lot of it, and nobody has ever talked to me about it. So people tried to pimp me out in a Q&A with fans, and asked me questions, like I’m suddenly going to talk about it.”
Rogan said, “That documentary was so strange. How does somebody get away from that, like the recreations?”
He also said, “This should be illegal. Especially when you’re talking about a murder mystery, you’re saying that it wasn’t a suicide. You’re at least putting the idea out there that it might be a murder, and the way you’re doing it is by manufacturing words, you don’t know if they were ever said. It’s complete fiction.”
Corgan responded, “I was around for the before, sort of during, and certainly a lot after, and I know a lot of stuff that I know is not in the public domain, so I go with what I know.”