Courtney Love, the widow of Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain, appears in a new National Geographic miniseries called The '90s: The Last Great Decade?
She is one of the people who discuss the rise of Nirvana in the early 1990's.
The miniseries discusses the "myth" of Kurt Cobain. That myth, according to Courtney Love, is based around the idea that stardom was something that was thrust upon a reluctant Cobain.
Love offers her take:
"[Kurt Cobain] wanted it bad. He wrote to every major and minor label. 'We'll pay. Let us be on your label.' He was desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world. But he made it look like it was thrust upon him."
For what it's worth, Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has said similar things about Cobain in the past. During a speech at the 2013 SXSW, Grohl talked about what Cobain told a record executive. Grohl recalls Cobain's words, "I want to be the biggest band in the world."