Kurt Cobain's Daughter is Not a Fan of Nirvana

Kurt Cobain's Daughter is Not a Fan of Nirvana

This week marks the 21st anniversary of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain’s suicide. The musician’s story will be told in the upcoming HBO film Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

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The documentary was executive produced by his daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and she spoke to Rolling Stone for the first time about her father and revealed she is not a fan of his famous band.

She said, “I don't really like Nirvana that much [grins]. Sorry, promotional people, Universal. I'm more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre [laughs]. The grunge scene is not what I'm interested in.”

David Fricke of Rolling Stone asked her, “Did you feel awkward as a teenager, not being that interested in the music Kurt made?”

She replied, “I would have felt more awkward if I'd been a fan. I was around 15 when I realized he was inescapable. 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. He inspired people to put him on a pedestal, to become St. Kurt. He became even bigger after he died than he was when he was alive. You don't think it could have gotten any bigger. But it did.”

Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year and continues to have a lasting legacy.

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Frances Bean mentioned her father’s appeal saying, “The shelf life of an artist or musician isn't particularly long. Kurt has gotten to icon status because he will never age. He will always be that relevant in that time and always be beautiful.”