Kurt Cobain Documentary To Include “Previously Unheard” Music

Written by Nastassia Baroni on 12th January, 2015

Kurt Cobain Documentary To Include “Previously Unheard” Music

HBO have revealed further details for their highly anticipated Kurt Cobain documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, made in collaboration with Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain. The film will premiere in the US on May 4th and will include “previously unheard originals” from the late Nirvana frontman.

According to a new press release, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is the first fully authorised Kurt Cobain documentary and is a “raw and visceral journey through his life”. Created with the support of Kurt Cobain’s family, and executive produced by Frances Bean Cobain, the film promises to feature dozens of Nirvana songs and performances, as well as “previously unheard Cobain originals.”

HBO also promise to showcase “never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives and songbooks”. Montage of Heck is directed by Oscar nominee Brett Morgen and takes its name from a mixtape Cobain created in the late 1980s, pre-Bleach, which resurfaced online late last year.

Morgen last year told The Hollywood Reporter that Courtney Love “gave me the keys to this kingdom and final cut of the film,” adding, “At a certain point, I started working more closely with [Frances]. We (all) agreed that because Courtney was a subject in the film, it would be best if she wasn’t given editorial control.”

Before airing on HBO in May, Montage of Heck will debut at the Sundance Film Festival.

Watch: Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box

Image: HBO (Via Pitchfork)


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