Kurt Cobain was so eager he wrote to every major record label asking to be signed, according to his wife, Courtney Love.

 "He was desperate to to be the biggest rock star in the world," The Hole singer reveals in the new National Geographic mini-series, The '90s: The Last Great Decade.

The Nirvana front-man always gave the impression that he was not interested in fame, despite the global adulation that came his way. He insisted on boosting struggling indie bands, taking them on tour or mentioning their names in interviews.The musician committed suicide in April 1994, unable to cope with the pressures of fame..

Footage in the miniseries shows Cobain declaring that he was “too stubborn to allow myself to ever compromise our music or turn us into big rock stars. I just don't feel like that." 

Love argues that it was a different story at home. "He wrote to every major [and] minor label, 'We’ll pay. Let us be on your label.' He was desperate to be the biggest rock star in the world. But he made it look like it was thrust upon him. “