Cobain Play Hits London
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 9, 2009 7:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Teen spirit has hit a London stage in a play that involves the troubled life of rocker Kurt Cobain, reports the Independent. The production, Nevermind, features a struggling music critic, John, visited by Cobain's ghost. "Cobain appears as his alter ego: a success who couldn't deal with it, as opposed to John, a failure who can't deal with it," said playwright and former rock singer Martin Sadofski, referring to Cobain's suicide at the age of 27.

"Musicians put on a front," he added. "When it starts to crumble, the submerged personality tends to come out." But presenting a good play about musicians has proven notoriously difficult, warns the Telegraph. The problem may simply be that musicians live in another world, according to one expert. "We know about the experience of listening to a song," he said. "What we don't know about is the reality of life in the music biz."