Conspiracy theories have been circulating since before the 19th century. Honestly, knowing humans, probably even longer. Some of these conspiracies really make for some controversial legacies (flat Earth, anyone?). Combining this with our fascination with celebrities’ lives and their downfall , we’ve concocted some weird theories. Throw the dark world of music in there, and you might as well have made Snow White’s poison apple. From Illuminati associations to animal body parts, here are the weird conspiracies in music.
Kurt Donald Cobain was an American musician famous for being the guitarist, songwriter, and frontman for the rock band Nirvana. Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer-songwriter (best known fronting her band Hole) and actress who was married to Kurt Cobain. The two celebrities wed in 1992 after only four months of dating.
Cobain committed suicide by gunshot in 1994 after suffering from depression. His first suicide attempt was in Rome just six weeks earlier.
The theory, posited by Tom Grant, states that Love was responsible for her husband’s death. Grant was the private investigator Love hired to find Cobain after the musician ran away from a rehabilitation center following his first suicide attempt. In the documentary “Soaked in Bleach,” Grant claims that Cobain couldn’t have pulled the shotgun’s trigger because there was too much heroin in his system.
Grant also believed the suicide note was fake. Fans were ready to accept this theory as truth. Most were already upset by Love’s release of her album “Live Through This” days after Cobain’s death. They believed she hired a hitman to kill her husband because divorce was on the horizon. The Seattle Police Department and people close to Cobain, including the Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg disagree with the theory.