Cobain credit card up for auction

A credit card once owned by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is to be sold at auction.

The Visa card signed by Cobain is reportedly in “excellent condition” and is expected to fetch between $7000 and $9000 at the Legendary: Memorabilia From Rock Gods & Pop Stars sale run by Paddle 8 on February 26.

Also in the auction are items including a Led Zeppelin concert poster from 1971, Frank Sinatra’s driving license from 1944, a handwritten U2 setlist, an autographed Joe Cocker album and various photos of the Beatles.

The fully-authorised documentary of Cobain’s life, Montage Of Heck, launches in the UK in April. His widow Courtney Love recently said it was “very moving” and credited director Brett Morgen with doing a “fantastic job” on the film.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.