Authorized Kurt Cobain Documentary is Happening

wpid-cobain.jpeg

We’ve seen it many times before, media companies making unauthorized documentaries about our beloved musicians because the family does not want to give the consent for their loved one’s stories to be told.

But it appears that there might be a change in that at least for one musician.

It was recently announced that HBO has landed the first authorized Kurt Cobain film. Cobain’s family has given the cable network the right to tell Cobain’s story with the assistance of many never-before-seen and heard things the late Nirvana singer┬áhad in his archives.

The film will be titled Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck and will be directed by Oscar-nominated director, Brett Morgen. This isn’t Morgen’s first time making a film about a musician; he previously had worked on the Rolling Stones’ documentary, Crossfire Hurricane, also for HBO.

Also confirmed to be lending a hand in the making of the film is Cobain’s own daughter Frances Bean. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Frances Bean will be executive producing the film.

Morgen admits in a statement that the film has been a work in progress for the past eight years, with the family giving him the right to see the side of Cobain that he never showed the media.

“Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be a limited amount of fresh material to unearth,” Morgen said.

“However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archives, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects-oil paintings, sculptures countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 400 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.”

Considering Cobain’s distaste for the media, it’s a little surprising that the family would give the authorization for a documentary to be made about him. But then again, authorized documentary that is correct is better than a defamatory version.

Frances Bean Cobain Speaks Out About Lana Del Rey “Death” Quote

image

Lana Del Rey might have been backtracking a statement that she made in an interview a few weeks ago, but someone else has spoken out against her romanticized version of death; Frances Bean Cobain.

In her interview with The Guardian, you know the one where she said she wished she was “already dead,” she reportedly was intrigued by the glamour of Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain dying young. Now, Cobain’s daughter is speaking out about it, understandably hitting a cord with the late-rock star’s offspring.

Yesterday evening, Cobain took to Twitter to give Del Rey a little advice about her supposed obsession with the glamour of dying young and her so-called desire to be dead already.

Most of Del Rey’s fans took the tweeting in stride, but like anything, there’s always one person that needs to be special and took offense to Cobain’s tweet about the songstress. Instead of going into a full Twitter war against the “offended” person, Cobain just explained (in 140 characters) how much of a talented artist Del Rey is, and that kind of talent should not be wasted like that.