Part Two of a two-part series. Did Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, really commit suicide, or was he murdered? A Seattle-based independent investigative journalist who was the first to suggest homicide; the co-author of two books alleging Cobain was murdered; and a music correspondent/PR consultant sift through the evidence.
Richard Lee is the creator of Now See It Person to Person: Kurt Cobain Was Murdered, his cable TV documentary on this homicide and related aspects of Seattle politics and policing. Lee visited the Cobain residence location on the day his body was discovered, and aired his first program only five days later, originally titling the programs “Was Kurt Cobain Murdered?”
Lee began his efforts as a television journalist with a weekly series on Seattle politics and crime in 1993, Now See It Person to Person, which he then slightly re-tooled to focus on the Cobain homicide. This series of more than 600 editions is still seen locally in archival and new editions, and is becoming more widely seen online. With his website that began in 1995, Lee is something of an internet pioneer, probably the first American journalist to launch an independent investigative website of longstanding status. He is currently pursing appeals in a lawsuit that seeks to gain release of over 50 photographs from the Cobain crime scene and related documents, which he says will prove that the official investigation was fraudulent.
Max Wallace is a recipient of Rolling Stone magazine¹s Award for Investigative Journalism; he is also a documentary filmmaker. In 1998, he coauthored the international bestseller Who Killed Kurt Cobain? with Ian Halperin. In 2005 Wallace and Halperin co-authored Love and Death: The Murder of Kurt Cobain. He is also the author of Muhammad Ali¹s Greatest Fight: Cassius Clay vs. the United States of America, and The American Axis: Ford, Lindbergh, and the Rise of the Third Reich. His first documentary film, Too Colorful for the League, was nominated for a Gemini Award (Canada¹s equivalent of an Emmy). Max has been a guest columnist for the Sunday New York Times, and contributed to the BBC.
Eric Alper is the founder of Eric Alper PR firm after being the Director of Media Relations and Label Relations for eOne Music Canada for 18 years. Eric has been named to Billboard Magazine, Paste Magazine and The National Post's best on social media. He has over a million followers on Twitter and over 20,000 fans on Facebook while ThatEricAlper now receives over 125,000 hits a week. Past and current clients on the PR side include Bob Geldof, Judy Collins, Randy Bachman, The Cult, Merle Haggard, John Prine, Ringo Starr, Slash, The Wiggles, Bush, Steve Earle, Snoop Dogg, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ray Charles, Little Steven, Sinead O'Connor, Sesame Street among hundreds of others over his 20 years in the music industry.