The As Tears Go By singer was left upset by Cobain's death from a gunshot wound in 1994, at the height of his fame, and she puts the responsibility for the tragedy firmly on industry executives who were handling his career.

Faithfull insists it was obvious the rocker was "fragile" and should have been cared for appropriately, and she points to his death as an indication of a lack of morals in the music business.

She tells British publication The Independent Magazine, "I think the worst example is Kurt Cobain. He was worked much too hard... He was obviously very fragile. He was pretty much worked to death. Not everybody wants that life... The words music industry and moral don't go together."