Francis Bean Cobain Speaks Publicly For The First Time About Dad Kurt Cobain In Rolling Stone

“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.”

In an upcoming cover story for Rolling Stone, Frances Bean Cobain, the 22-year-old daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain, speaks for the first time about her parents and the upcoming HBO documentary she helped produce, “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.” In an excerpt posted to, Frances Beans opens up to legendary rock journalist David Fricke about growing up surrounded by the inescapable mythology of her dad, who died when she was still an infant, and her determination to make “Montage of Heck” as close to “having Kurt tell his own story in his own words – by his own aesthetic, his own perception of the world.” Admittedly not much of a Nirvana fan (though she does love the songs “Territorial Pissings” and “Dumb”), Frances Bean tells the mag, “For me, the film provided a lot more factual information about my father – not just tall tales that were misconstrued, misremembered, rehashed, retold 10 different ways. It was factual evidence of who my father was as a child, as a teenager, as a man, as a husband, as an artist. It explored every single aspect of who he was as a human being.”

“Montage of Heck” will air on HBO on May 4 and hits select theaters this week. Check out a clip from the film below! [Rolling Stone]