|Michael Stipe & Kurt Cobain|
The two rockers developed a close bond in the 1990s, sparking rumours they had slept together - but now Stipe is speaking out to clear up the speculation. He tells the New York Post's Page Six, "Let's set the record straight... Kurt was a really sweet man, and we never had sex. All right? There's your exclusive."
Stipe offered to record a duet with Cobain in a desperate attempt to prevent him from committing suicide in the months leading up to his 1994 death.