He listened to artists like the Ramones and, from a young age, would sing songs like Arlo Guthrie's "Motorcycle Song", The Beatles' "Hey Jude", Terry Jacks' "Seasons in the Sun", and the theme song to the television show of the band The Monkees. This new family, which Cobain insisted was not his real one, was in stark contrast to the attention Cobain was used to receiving as an only boy, and he soon began to express resentment toward his stepmother.Cobain behaved insolently toward adults during this period of his youth, and began bullying another boy at school.
After signing with major label DGC Records, Nirvana found breakthrough success with "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from their second album Nevermind (1991).
On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle; the death was ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
The circumstances of his death at age 27 have become a topic of public fascination and debate.
Police records show that Cobain was arrested for spray painting the phrase "ain't got no how watchamacallit" on other vehicles.
Cobain would often draw during school classes as part of his enjoyment of creating visual art.