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Heavier Than Heaven

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Heavier Than Heaven is the name of a 2001 biography of musician Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of the grunge rock band Nirvana. It was written by Charles R. Cross.

Cross took the name "Heavier than Heaven" from a tour Nirvana did with the band Tad in the UK. The lead singer, Tad Doyle, was very obese; the name which was thought up by the tour promoters, was meant in part to poke fun at the innacurate fact that Tad alone weighed more than all of the members of Nirvana put together. It was written with help by Courtney Love and is often considered to be inaccurate in its account of Cobain's life and his marriage with Love. Both Grohl and Novoselic have spoken out against the way they are portrayed in it. Many conspiracy theorists who believe Cobain may have been murdered by Love have also had problems with the way Cross described Cobain's death, as if he were there in the room.

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