Stipe: I tried to save Cobain

REM frontman Michael Stipe desperately tried to pull Kurt Cobain back from the brink of suicide just days before his death.

The rocker spoke to the Nirvana frontman - a close friend of Stipe's - in early 1994, after realising Cobain had plummeted into a pit of despair.

He tried to convince Cobain to join him in Georgia for a joint recording session in a frantic bid to save the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' singer.

But Cobain did not follow the offer through, and shot himself in the head at his Seattle, Washington home weeks later on April 5, 1994 - 15 years ago yesterday.

Stipe said: "We talked about collaborating. It was really in the last days of his life.

"In an attempt to pull him out of the headspace that he was in in Seattle, in his house, all alone - this is the last weeks - I created a project that he had to fly to Georgia to work with me on, and we had a deadline and blah blah blah.

"It was really just an attempt to pull him out of the headspace that he was in, and it didn't work. Sadly.”

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