The rocker, who has a tattoo of the Nirvana star on his chest, insists he understands how Cobain was feeling in the lead-up to his suicide in 1994. Durst has even written a song called My Own Cobain for the band’s new album Gold Cobra in which he discusses his own depressive nature.
He tells Britain’s Kerrang! magazine, “I try not to elaborate too much on the metaphors, but here’s something I haven’t told a lot of people. We have an older song called It’ll Be OK, it’s directly about me fantasising inside of the depression of someone with a tortured mind, like Kurt Cobain. I really connect with him. I have my own torture. I’ve been impacted by his poetry, his philosophies and music, obviously. On this new song, it’s another way into my depression and expression of that turmoil.”
You can listen to the 1 minute 30 seconds sample of the song “My Own Cobain” on the player below.