Hatfield met Kurt Cobain once at a meet-and-greet after a Nirvana concert in New York while the band was promoting In Utero
. The space was cramped and noisy, so the two didn't have a chance to talk for more than a couple minutes, which was something Cobain was sorry for afterwards. He wrote Hatfield a letter apologizing for the "snub," and praising her for the songs "Nirvana" and "My Sister
," the latter being from her next album, Become What You Are
. Decades later, Hatfield struggled over whether to sell the letter, which gained even more significance after Cobain's untimely death in 1994. The asking price: $20,000. Hatfield wrote of the handwritten note's importance on Talkhouse
"I'm glad I held on to it. The letter is a record of a moment in my life and career - and in the life and career of an American rock & roll phenom who didn't live to play many more shows or to write many more letters. But, more important, it is a record of Kurt Cobain's thoughtfulness, sensitivity, generosity, humility and humor, as well as his embarrassment and conflict about his popularity."