College student doesn't know Kurt Cobain died

Kurt Cobain died in 1994.
Kurt Cobain died in 1994.

A Virginia Polytechnic student has stunned record label Sub Pop by requesting a video of support by rock act Nirvana.

Nirvana were grunge icons but ceased activities in 1994 when front man Kurt Cobain died in a Seattle garage from gunshot wounds.

The Seattle record label posted the letter from the student on its website.

They wrote: "Earlier today in the Sub Pop mailbag, we received an enthusiastic message from a college student running for homecoming queen. She asked for a video affirming support from our one time recording artists, Nirvana, in order to aid her campaign in becoming homecoming queen."

The letter requested the band - which also featured Dave Grohl on drums and Krist Novoselic on bass - supply the student with a "quick video" because "Virginia Tech loves Nirvana (and) we'd love to have her in our video" (sic).

It asked the band to say: "What's up Virginia Tech? This is Nirvana! Just wanted to wish you guys a Happy Homecoming Week and good luck at the game this Saturday.


It said the video would be shared amongst its 30,000 students, and on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.


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