He wasn't a solo brand in the way that most of the others cited were. He was "a bloke from a band," which is probably what a lot of people think about Cobain as well. He was an Australian who died in Australia, so the distance thing also counts against him in terms of US/UK media coverage. And yes, the INXS glory days were well gone, even in Australia. As indicated upthread, some people are queasy about his alleged form of death. Of course he did NOT die of autoerotic asphyxiation. That is on the same level as Mama Cass and the ham sandwich. It was straight-out suicide, utter depair at being separated from his daughter at the hands of UnSaint Bob and an equally horrid woman. There was some book on the subject in his hotel room, and aforementioned horrid woman floated that theory.