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Is it true that Star 69 was written for/dedicated to Kurt Cobain?
-- Mario Volentiera (email@example.com), July 26, 2000
No. Let Me In was written for and about Kurt.
-- Dan Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 26, 2000.
No it was Let Me In, as Dan said. But on the topic of dedications, in the sleeve of monster it says, "For River", I take it that this is a dedication to River Phoenix, or is it just another of Michael Stipes cryptic clues?
-- Wendell (email@example.com), July 27, 2000.
"Let me in" was written for Kurt, but the whole album was dedicated to River Phoenix.
-- green (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 27, 2000.
the album is dedicated to river phoenix but let me in was written about kurt. is it true that bang and blame was also written for him?
-- Suzanne (email@example.com), July 27, 2000.
Bang and blame. Okay, I think Stipe meant Bang in the other sense.....it's a song about Kiss and Tell
As for Star 69, I think it's about a guy commiting a crime and looking for an alibi
-- Jon (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 29, 2000.
As far as Kurt, Let Me In was definitely for/about him, & I think "King Of Comedy" as well. "Crush With Eyeliner" was almost definitely about Kurt's wife cOurtney Love.
-- Eddie Yo (Mr_BRETT@angelfire.com), July 30, 2000.
Star 69 is a phone company in america ......I think
-- darragh nugent (email@example.com), July 30, 2000.
Nah, I don't think Crush was written about Courteney Love. She said that but Stipe said later that was just a private joke between them.
-- GJ (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 31, 2000.
STAR 69 is actually the digits u dial in america to find out the last number who dialed u.....if that helps anyone??
-- ms.Stipe (email@example.com), August 17, 2000.