03 May 2012
Hole rocker Eric Erlandson has landed himself in hot water with Nirvana fans after he recently implied that his friend Kurt Cobain recorded an album of unheard songs before he died.
Eric has been forced to clarify his comments after fans were sent into a frenzy last month (April) when he apparently suggested Cobain had laid down demo tracks for an album's worth of new material before his death in 1994.
Erlandson has now stated that Cobain was merely working on "ideas" and had only recorded snippets of songs on primitive equipment in his bedroom.
He told NME, "I never used the word demo and I never said that he was recording a solo album. 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..."
He added, "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."
"Someday someone might come up with a raw acoustic collection, but that's just speculation as well, I don't know if that will ever happen, I don't have control over his music, I don't have control over his estate."
Someone who does have control of his estate is Cobain's daughter Frances Bean, who was handed the reins of control over Kurt's name, image and likeness from mother Courtney Love in 2010 and has a 37 per cent share in her father's estate.
We guess only time will tell if any further Kurt Cobain material will be released.