Fans of late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain have launched a scathing attack on footwear manufacturer Converse - for planning to pay tribute to the grunge star with a series of shoes. The company announced this week (beg17Mar08) it is going to release a new line of Converse One Stars featuring Cobain's autograph alongside a selection of the rocker's diary entries. But fans have posted a barrage of furious messages on music website nme.com, branding the move "exploitative" and demanding people boycott the commemorative sneakers. One fan says, "This is disgusting, exploitative and goes against everything these artists stood for. Kurt Cobain should be remembered as a talented musician, not a brand. "This idea is more about boosting the brand image of Converse. This has nothing to do whatsoever with music. It goes against everything Nirvana were about. It's simply corporate, marketed bollocks (rubbish)." However, Cobain's widow Courtney Love has supported the move and given her permission for the diary entries to be used as part of Converse's 100th birthday celebrations.