Jesse Frohman: I was commissioned by The Sunday Times magazine of London to shoot Nirvana. They were going to be in New York performing at the Roseland [Ballroom]. This was at the end of '93, about five months before he [Cobain] died. The shoot was scheduled to take five hours and I had a location set up in advance. But when I arrived at the hotel I was told by his manager that I had to nix all the plans. We would have only a small window of opportunity to shoot him and the shoot would have to take place in the [Omni] hotel. This had happened before with celebrities, but we didn't think it would be so short. We thought we would have a couple hours, but by the time he came down from his room we only had about 20 minutes. There was a lot of waiting and then it was a 'wham, bam, thank you ma'am' kind of shoot. Then I was invited to Roseland and took a few more shots at their rehearsal and concert.