Published Apr 08, 2015Frances Bean Cobain is the daughter of late Nirvana great Kurt Cobain, and she's also behind the new documentary Montage of Heck, but her new interview with Rolling Stone reveals a surprising piece of information: she doesn't actually like Nirvana.
When asked about her father's music, the 22-year-old visual artist admitted, "I don't really like Nirvana that much. Sorry, promotional people, Universal. I'm more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre."
It seems that '90s alt-rock isn't to her tastes, since she confessed, "The grunge scene is not what I'm interested in."
That being said, she did have kind words for a couple of her dad's songs, since she added, "'Territorial Pissings' is a fucking great song. And 'Dumb' — 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."
All of this leaves one question that's still begging to be asked: what does Frances Bean think of her mom Courtney Love's band Hole?
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will air on HBO on May 4. A theatrical release is expected before then, and we can expect some unheard music. Below, listen to a snippet of new acoustic music from Cobain's vaults, which comes via a short clip from the film.
There will also be a companion book. The film will screen at Hot Docs in Toronto on April 24 and 25.