When the two remaining members of Nirvana attempted to cobble together a box set featuring some of the band's unreleased material, singer Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, sued, claiming they were simply interested in making a few "quick bucks" off of their former band. All those interested in the Nirvana legacy—record companies, former band members, "the worst of them"—were "feed[ing] on the dead man." A few years later, Love would release Cobain's dairies and journals as a coffee table book, over the protests of his former band mates. And now, the final indignity, again courtesy of Ms. Love: portions of Cobain's diaries are to be printed on a special run of hipster sneakers. According to this article in Ad Age, Love has signed off on Kurt Cobain-branded Converse All-Stars and Jack Purcells.
A 2002 piece from rock critic Jim DeRogatis on the battle over Nirvana's fortune.