The late Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances who he had with Courtney Love never really got a chance to meet her father, because he died back in 1994 when she was still a baby, so now that she’s 21 the visual artist acted as an executive producer on the upcoming HBO documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” which was directed by Brett Morgen.
According to Page Six
Even if she had wanted to avoid her father’s legacy, Francis Bean Cobain never had a chance.
“I was around 15 when I realized he was inescapable,” the 22-year-old told Rolling Stone. “Even if I was in a car and had the radio on, there’s my dad. He’s larger than life. And our culture is obsessed with dead musicians. We love to put them on a pedestal. If Kurt had just been another guy who abandoned his family in the most awful way possible . . . But he wasn’t.“ “When Brett and I first met, I was very specific about what I wanted to see, how I wanted Kurt to be represented,” she said. “I told him, ‘I don’t want the mythology of Kurt or the romanticism.’ Even though Kurt died in the most horrific way possible, there is this mythology and romanticism that surrounds him, because he’s 27 forever.” hile she enjoyed bringing the project to fruition, one thing it didn’t do was make her more amenable to Nirvana’s music.
“I don’t really like Nirvana that much,” she said, grinning. “Sorry, promotional people, Universal. I’m more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre. The grunge scene is not what I’m interested in.”
Whether or not grunge is her thing, there are songs of her father’s that even she can appreciate.
“But ‘Territorial Pissings’ [on ‘Nevermind’] is a f—–g great song. And ‘Dumb’ [on ‘In Utero’] – I cry every time I hear that song. It’s a stripped-down version of Kurt’s perception of himself – of himself on drugs, off drugs, feeling inadequate to be titled the voice of a generation,” she said.
“Montage of Heck” premieres on Sunday.