Kurt Cobain

Leland Cobain is the only member of the Cobain family that is willing to talk to Nirvana fans about his grandson. He lives in a trailer in Montesano, a couple hours outside of Aberdeen, and spends his days answering mail about Kurt Cobain, taking phone calls, and visiting with superfans making a pilgrimage to Cobain’s old haunts. Check out this Seattle Weekly profile of Leland Cobain, and marvel at the family resemblance. There are sad details too, like the fact that he only began writing fans after his wife passed away, and that he hasn’t seen his great granddaughter Francis Bean since she was a toddler.

Leland Cobain by Peter Mumford

[Photo by Peter Mumford/Seattle Weekly]

Comments (6)
  1. liyxam1  |   Posted on Aug 25th, 2010 0

    I wonder if the “unhinged” fan in the article actually knew who killed Kurt…

  2. Montesano is not a few hours outside Aberdeen – it’s probably 15 – 30 minutes tops (depending on which part of Aberdeen you’re in to start in and which part of Montesano you’re going to).

  3. Poor old fella must get hounded for all sorts of stuff he wouldn’t have known about.

  4. As soon as I found this out I wrote to Leland and he wrote right back !! And went to visit him with 2 girlfriends – he is so very sweet to let people into his home-when we got there were also some fans from Pennsylvania… God bless him for helping Kurt by taking the time for the fans.

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