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Don’t Miss It: “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck” Airs Tonight On HBO

Don’t Miss It: “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck” Airs Tonight On HBO

Set your DVR. Tonight at 9 p.m., HBO will premiere “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” a documentary about the Nirvana frontman produced by his daughter Frances Bean Cobain, and trust me, you do not want to miss it. I got a chance to see the film on Friday and have not stopped thinking about it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2015

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

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.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2015

Police Release Kurt Cobain Letter Calling Courtney Love “A Bitch With Zits”

Police released a note found inside Kurt Cobain’s wallet the day he committed suicide which reads, “Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife even when she’s a bitch with zits and siphoning all yr money for doping and whoring…” It’s unclear whose handwriting is on the note,…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2014

So Rad: 4 Women Fronted Nirvana At Last Night’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

This is awesome. Last night, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, just days after the 20 year anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death from suicide, and when the remaining members of the band took the stage to perform, they were joined by four female rockers filling Cobain’s shoes/vocals. Joan Jett, St. Vincent, Kim…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 11, 2014

Nirvana Musical Is “Very Likely,” Says Courtney Love

Courtney Love said she and Kurt Cobain’s daughter Frances Bean have agreed that a “respectful but honest” Nirvana musical is “very likely.” I’m still going to take everything Love says with a grain of salt, especially since it’s unclear whether the other members of Nirvana would be so on board. [Rolling Stone]

Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2014

For Just $500K You Can Own Kurt Cobain’s Childhood Home

Got half a million dollars lying around? Because Kurt Cobain’s childhood home is for sale. Cobain’s mom, Wendy O’Connor, is sharing childhood photos of a smiling, youthful Kurt taken inside the house to help sell it. The home, located in Aberdeen, Washington, is being marketed through a Beverly Hills real estate agency. It’s listed for…

Claire Hannum / September 27, 2013

Kathleen Hanna Explains The Origins Of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

This one’s an oldie but a goodie: Riot grrl hero and fellow Colonel Mustard fan Kathleen Hanna is the woman responsible (in small part, anyway) for the epic Nirvana song “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” In this clip from her 2010 performance at Joe’s Pub in NYC, Hanna tells the story of hanging out with Kurt,…

Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Happy Birthday, Kurt Cobain: Here Are Some Of His Most Feminist Quotes

Kurt Cobain would have been 46 today. Do you remember where you were when you found out he’d killed himself? I was in high school art class, likely making some awful riot grrl-inspired art. I liked Nirvana, but at that point considered myself a little too cool to get super into them. They were soooo

Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2013

A Comprehensive List Of Kurt Cobain’s Favorite Bands

Kurt Cobain made great music as the frontman of Nirvana, but he was also influenced by a slew of great musicians, too. For proof, we present this incredible list of “Top 50 by Nirvana,” a handwritten list of Cobain’s 50 favorite records. See the full list after the jump! [Dangerous Minds]…

Julie Gerstein / November 16, 2012

Courtney Love And Sam Lufti Are Working On A Kurt Cobain Musical Or Movie

Courtney Love is working on a movie or Broadway musical about her relationship with Kurt Cobain set to Nirvana music, according to none other than Britney Spears’ ex-manager Sam Lufti. Lufti is currently suing Spears and her parents for defamation and explained in court yesterday how he’s been keeping busy.  “[Love and I] are currently…

Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2012

Frances Bean Cobain Is A Chip Off The Ol’ Block

The older Frances Bean Cobain gets and the more she comes into her own, the more, I think, she resembles her parents. Dad Kurt Cobain’s pink hair and mom Courtney Love’s full, darkly-painted lips … this photo of her is like taking a time machine back to 1991. Sigh. [Photo (center): Fame/Flynet]

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 15, 2012

Conspiracy Theory: Paul Ryan Cribbed From Nirvana

We’re going to suggest taking this one with a shaker full of salt, but the Internet is buzzing with accusations that Paul Ryan stole the kinda-vaguely touching anecdote he told about his daughter during last night’s debate from, of all people, Kurt Cobain. In response to a question about abortion, Ryan told the story of…

Newser / October 12, 2012

Nobody Puts Kurt Cobain In The Corner

Back in the day, MTV asked that Kurt Cobain effectively sing along to the pre-recorded tracks during one of Nirvana’s “live” performances on the network.But he wasn’t into the idea of faking it their way. So he gave them vocals — only not the vocals you might expect. Enjoy this rendition of “Smells Like Tee…

Julie Gerstein / July 1, 2012

Hot Links: Kurt Cobain’s Solo Album & Bar Refaeli Gets Groped

Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain was apparently working on a solo album when he took his own life. Erik Erlandson (who played in Courtney Love’s band Hole at the time) likened it to The Beatles’ White Album. [Newser]
Bar Refaeli tweeted that a female airport security officer gave her a pat down that “left no doubt…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2012

Courtney Love Says Dave Grohl Is “Sexually Obsessed” With Kurt Cobain, Accuses Him Of Hitting On Frances Bean

Courtney Love and Twitter always mix like alcohol and heavy machinery, and this time around the singer is accusing former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl of attempting to seduce her daughter, 19-year-old Frances Bean Cobain, and of being “sexually obsessed w kurt.” Gawker has the tweets, which were sent out last night from Love’s protected account. She starts out…

Newser / April 11, 2012

Courtney Love & 10 Other Stars Who Used The Word “Rape” Insensitively

Geez ladies, by now we should all know that referring to anything other than rape as “rape” is just a bad idea. It trivializes what rape actually is and manages to make you look like a complete buffoon. And that’s exactly what Courtney Love did when she claimed the Muppets — the friggin’ Muppets! —…

The Frisky / March 15, 2012

Forever 21 Rips Off (Wait For It) Kurt Cobain

Forever 21’s warpath of cultural and social appropriation knows no bounds. Its latest target? The obscure ’80s San Francisco punk band Flipper, whose most well-known fan was probably the late great Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. It seems ye olde Forevs has reproduced a DIY-ed Flipper T that Kurt Cobain MADE HIMSELF in its latest round…

Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2011

Yep, Courtney Love Is Definitely Mad At Kurt Cobain

“Mad? Ya think?! If he came back right now I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d f**king kill him. I’d f**k him, and then I’d kill him.”
Courtney Love kind of went off when a Vanity Fair writer asked her if she was angry at husband Kurt Cobain

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 6, 2011

Just A Bunch Of Friends Hanging Out

Oh, you know, Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl and Frances Bean, just chilling with RuPaul. Right? The ’90s were a weird time. [Another Magazine]…

Julie Gerstein / September 3, 2011

Who’s That Girl? Frances Bean Cobain Is All Grown Up!

Damn. How amazing does Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the late Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, look in this photograph shot by designer Hedi Slimane? Other pics on Slimane’s blog show that Frances shares her mom’s love of tattoos, though I think her face looks like the perfect mix of both her parents. Check out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 8, 2011