Kurt Cobain wanted to move to Scotland before death
Kurt Cobain wanted to move to Scotland before he died.
The Nirvana frontman fell in love with the British country's music scene months before he commit suicide aged 27 in 1994 and expressed his desire to purchase a castle in the country where he could settle down, according to Seattle-based photographer Charles Peterson.
He revealed: "I remember late one evening I was working with Kurt for a magazine in Manhattan.
"He was just sitting, talking about life with me, then out of the blue he said, 'I want to buy a castle in Scotland'. Kurt really did want to make his home there.
"It was maybe a pipe-dream but he wanted to make it a reality. He was serious when he said it. He was enamoured with Scotland and the music scene in Glasgow especially."
The rocker was scheduled to play in Glasgow just eight days before he shot himself but the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' singer had overdosed while in Italy leading to the whole tour being cancelled.
And although he was a pal of Kurt, Charles said he was surprised about his death because he always thought he would pass away as a result of his drug habit.
He told the Daily Record newspaper: "I ran into him about a week before his death, right around the time he was supposed to be playing in Glasgow.
"There was no way he looked like he could be playing a gig in Scotland.
"People were shocked by how he died - I automatically assumed it was a drug overdose.
"That seemed like it would have just been par for the course. But it was devastating.
"There won't be another figure like Kurt - the world has changed and he's the last music mystery."