Cobain's Kid Prefers Oasis Over Nirvana

Frances Bean Cobain speaks out
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2015 9:02 AM CDT
Cobain's Kid Likes Oasis; Nirvana? Nevermind
Frances Bean Cobain poses with her mother, Courtney Love, at the premiere of "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" at the MARC Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 24, 2015, in Utah.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Frances Bean Cobain made it to 22 years of age without speaking publicly about her famous father, but that changes now with a new Rolling Stone interview. Four of the best quotes from Cobain, who's the executive producer of the new documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck:

  • "I don't really like Nirvana that much. ... I'm more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre. The grunge scene is not what I'm interested in. But 'Territorial Pissings' [on Nevermind] is a f---ing 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."

  • "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."
  • "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. 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."
  • While watching the documentary with mother Courtney Love, to whom Cobain has recently become close again, Love at one point "held me, cried on me and just said, 'I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry.' Just kept saying it over and over. But then she said, 'Do you realize how much your father loved you?' And I said, 'Yeah, I do.'" Notes director Brett Morgen, "Frances said it was the first time her mom ... apologized for anything relating to her youth."
Click for Rolling Stone's excerpt and preview of the upcoming cover story. (Read more Frances Bean Cobain stories.)

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