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- Posted on Apr 13th 2012 3:00PM by Jason MacNeil
In an interview conducted last week with Fuse, Erlandson said Cobain was demoing new material before committing suicide on April 5, 1994.
"[Kurt] was headed in a direction that was really cool," he said. "It would have been his White Album.
"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. He was cut short. Who knows where this music would have gone?"
Erlandson also said that there's a possibility of an album of rough Cobain demos being released at some point, an album "that would be more intimate than the box set," referring to 2004's With the Lights Out.
"I'm not in control of things," Erlandson said. "I just wish something would come together. I think the fans would be a lot happier. If nobody ever hears those songs, except for like three people, then... that's the way it goes."
Earlier this month, Erlandson released Letters To Kurt, a book based on his life as well as touching on Cobain's death. Spinner ran an exclusive excerpt of the book in which Erlandson discussed his complex relationship with Cobain.
The link between Cobain and the legendary Beatles album was also discussed by Billy Corgan earlier this year. In an interview with Mojo -- and also posted on GrungeReport -- Corgan said he felt there were "only a few people in my generation who had that talent level that I did" before citing Cobain.
"Kurt Cobain could have made the White Album," Corgan said at the time. "To me he had that talent level. He didn't do it but he could have done it..."
Nirvana's last release was Live at Reading in 2009, which was issued as an album and also CD/DVD package. The group also released a limited edition box set last November entitled Nevermind: The Singles.
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