Frances Bean Cobain says she doesn’t like Nivana, her father Kurt Cobain’s band … and she is understandably still not at terms with the way he died.
In a Rolling Stone interview, the 22-year old discusses the new HBO documentary of her late dad Montage of Heck, which she executive produced. When asked about how she felt when she listened to Nirvana for the first time, she replies:
I don’t really like Nirvana that much … I’m more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre … But “Territorial Pissings” [on Nevermind] is a f**king 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.
Frances didn’t have pleasant things to say about her dad, who committed suicide when she was still a little kid. When asked whether she felt awkward for not liking his music, she insinuates that had it been that ‘our culture is obsessed with dead musicians,’ her dad would have ‘just been another guy who abandoned his family in the most awful way possible.’
‘Kurt got to the point where he eventually had to sacrifice every bit of who he was to his art, because the world demanded it of him,’ she says. ‘I think that was one of the main triggers as to why he felt he didn’t want to be here and everyone would be happier without him.’
‘[But] in reality, if he had lived, I would have had a dad. And that would have been an incredible experience.’