When she said "I don't really like Nirvana that much", Frances Bean Cobain simply stated her opinion about her father Kurt Cobain, the lead member of Nirvana. Her matter-of-fact statement has come as a surprise to hardcore Nirvana fans, who have been shocked by the revelation. The fans are outraged and have been blaming Frances mother and late musician's wife Courtney Love for infusing the anti-Nirvana ideas in their young daughter's brain. The internet is flooded with posts that have netizens lambasting Frances speaking against Nirvana.
In a recent interview to Rolling Stone, Frances talked about growing up as the daughter of famous musician and what her deceased father's iconic persona meant to her.
During the release of HBO documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Frances revealed the genuine side as a #Music lover. Though Frances serves as the co-producer of the documentary, she did not promote it by simply gushing about her father's music. The fully authorised documentary, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, will arrive in UK cinemas this spring. It will receive its US television premiere on HBO on May 4.
Frances, 22, works as a visual artist and revealed that bands like Oasis, Mercury Rev and Brian Jonestown Massacre are more her favourites. While the young girl dismissed Nirvana on her preference list, she did admit to having a strong liking for a few numbers crooned by her late father.
"The grunge scene is not what I'm interested in. But 'Territorial Pissings' is a f*&*ing great. And 'Dumb' - 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," revealed Frances in the interview..
Refusing to address her father as 'dad', Frances further annoyed his fans' she addressed him by his first name in the interview. "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 a dad. And that would have been an incredible experience," said Frances in the interview to Rolling Stones.
Brett Morgen, the director of the documentary reveals Cobain was the man who died of "a broken heart." The documentary unveils an unreleased track by the singer.
Frances' private life has been under public scrutiny ever since the interview got published. People are discussing how her initial life was marred by ugly custody battles fought by her parents. After Kurt's death, Frances was raised by Love, her aunts and Kurt's mother as she shuttled between Seattle and LA. #Celebrities