News

You can’t buy Kurt Cobain’s stuff on Craigslist

You can’t buy Kurt Cobain’s stuff on Craigslist

FAKE: The Craigslist posting about Kurt Cobain's possessions turns out to be a hoax. Photo: Associated Press

A listing on Craigslist.org for the sale of Kurt Cobain’s personal items has been revealed as a hoax.

Over the weekend, a posting surfaced from an unnamed man, who claimed to be a former Cobain housemate, offering up a set of skis and a telephone the tragic rock star once owned.

However, Sub Pop Records receptionist Derek Erdman has now come forward explaining he came up with the idea while he was “supposed to be working on something else.”

He tells Revolt, “I created a diversion. Then I ignored it and went back to work. A few hours later I did an interview with CBC radio about it. Later that night I met a TV news crew… for an interview, but they called my bluff and asked for ID. I told them that I was a one time bass player for ’90s band Gruntruck. They didn’t buy it, and they were visibly not happy about me wasting their time…

“I don’t have that stuff… If I had a Swatch phone, there’s no way that I’d sell it.”

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 4

A Grammy Award statuette is photographed, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 in Chicago.

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle, World

It’s a girl! Duchess Kate Middleton gives birth, both are well, palace says

royal-baby-daughter

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a girl on Saturday.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

dallas

A look at some of Hollywood's biggest headlines.