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Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck is a movie about the frontman of Nirvana, but it isn’t about Nirvana. The word Bleach is never uttered. Dave Grohl was not interviewed, and his entry into the band is not addressed; he’s just there all of a sudden as the archival footage shifts into the Nevermind era. Eve… More »

Funny thing about suicide: It’s not a mystery to be solved. When someone you know, or someone you admire, takes her own life, there’s always a temptation to rifle through your memories of that person, looking for some clue of what might happen. It’s not there — or, if it is, there’s usually no reaso… More »

The story goes something like this: Sheriff Kurt moseys into town just long enough to purge the spandex-clad outlaws before riding off into the sunset forever, leaving behind the Clinton Administration, Lollapalooza, and lucrative major label deals for flannel-flyin’ underdogs everywhere. More »

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New Alice In Chains Book Reveals Courtney Love’s Suspicion That Kurt Cobain Didn’t Commit Suicide

The tragic suicide of Kurt Cobain is one of the most often discussed deaths in music history. Partially, this is because of Nirvana’s continuing musical legacy, and partially, it’s because Cobain is survived by his fellow rock star wife, Courtney Love, and their daughter Frances Bean Cobain. More »

By: Caitlin White / August 3, 2015 - 12:26 pm

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking Graphic Kurt Cobain Death-Scene Photos

Kurt Cobain’s death was officially ruled a suicide over twenty years ago, but hey, crazy conspiracy theorists will be crazy conspiracy theorists. Last year, Seattle police reviewed the case and examined four previously undeveloped rolls of 35mm film of the crime scene and came to the same conclusion of suicide, and they released some previouslyMore »

By: Peter Helman / August 1, 2015 - 11:40 am

Montage Of Heck Theatrical Release Includes Previously Unreleased Kurt Cobain Demo

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck already had its premiere on HBO a few months back, but the documentary was so popular that it’s getting a theatrical release next week (8/7) in some of the top media markets. To entice people to go who have already seen the film (or who can just stay home and… More »

By: James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Courtney Love Files Cease & Desist Against Kurt Cobain Murder Conspiracy Docudrama

Kurt Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide in 1994, but there are some people who continue to believe that the Nirvana frontman was murdered. Around the same time that Montage Of Heck finally made it to commercial theaters, a trailer for a conspiracy theory docu-drama centered on Kurt Cobain’s death was released. Directed by Benjami… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 17, 2015 - 11:12 am

More Buzz Osborne On Kurt Cobain: “The ‘Truth’ About His Situation Has Always Been False”

Buzz Osborne isn’t quite done hating on Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain documentary, Montage Of Heck. In a recent Talkhouse essay, Osborne — who had known Cobain since the two were in high school — stated that the film was “90 percent bullshit” and pointed out a variety of scenarios that didn’t necessarily align with hi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne: “90% Of Montage Of Heck Is Bullshit”

Brett Morgen’s intimate and powerful new Kurt Cobain doc Montage Of Heck has been picking up critical plaudits left and right — including from our very own Chris, who called it “the definitive portrait of Cobain.” Some, however, are not so enamored. Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne, who became friends with Cobain in high school, had… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 6, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Watch A New Trailer For Kurt Cobain Conspiracy Theory Docudrama Soaked In Bleach

This year is an embarrassment of riches if you’re really into documentaries about Kurt Cobain. First we had Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck, which was a legitimately very good documentary that painted a complicated and unsympathetic portrait of one of our most enduring rockstars. The other is Soaked In Bleach, a borderline offensive and unbelievably… More »

By: James Rettig / May 12, 2015 - 7:57 pm

Montage Of Heck Team Releasing Kurt Cobain Album This Summer

In making his new documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck, director Brett Morgen got access to a ton of untouched home recordings from Kurt Cobain, and some of them made their way into the movie, including a Beatles cover and a long acoustic demo. And now, Morgen says that he and the Montage Of Heck team… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 1, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Watch Kurt & Courtney Mock Sassy Reader’s Angry Letter In ’92 Home Video

The new Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck has been in select theaters since 4/10, but will officially air on HBO on 5/4. In the meantime, bits of footage are surfacing on the internet, such as the below clip of Love reading an irate letter-to-the-editor regarding the couple’s lovey-dovey, iconic Sassy cover. In the clip,… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 27, 2015 - 4:01 pm

Kurt & Courtney’s Squalid L.A. Apartment Is Now An Airbnb Rental

In case watching the intensely personal Brett Morgen documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck didn’t leave you feeling close enough to Nirvana’s late frontman, there’s one more thing you can do to optimize your fandom. Brandon Kleiman, the man who now rents Cobain and Courtney Love’s former L.A. apartment — the one they disappeared into o… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 22, 2015 - 4:07 pm

Hear Kurt Cobain Cover The Beatles’ “And I Love Her”

It’s hard to believe that, after more than 20 years of posthumous exploitation, there’s any unreleased Kurt Cobain music anywhere. But for the new documentary Montage Of Heck, director Brett Morgen unearthed a few nuggets, including the unreleased Beatles cover we’ve been told of. As it turns out, that cover is an extremely rough acoustic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2015 - 10:08 am

Courtney Love: Montage Of Heck Helped Frances Bean Heal “In A Way That I Certainly Couldn’t Do”

Montage Of Heck, the recent documentary about Kurt Cobain’s life, might be the most comprehensive, honest portrayal of the iconic Nirvana frontman that’s ever been done. That’s mostly due to the skillful hand of the film’s director Brett Morgen, who Courtney Love specifically tapped. V Magazine published a conversation between the two of them revealing… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 17, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Watch Nirvana Play A Show For Two People In New Montage Of Heck Clip

When director Brett Morgen agreed to take on the Frances Bean-produced documentary Cobain: Montage Of Heck, he thought that it would take 18 months to make. Instead, the film took eight years, and it just about sucked the life out of Morgen in the process. Anyone willing to spend that much time digging through archive… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 15, 2015 - 11:38 am

Frances Bean Cobain Gives Rare Interview: “I Don’t Really Like Nirvana That Much”

If you were Frances Bean Cobain, you probably wouldn’t like Nirvana much, either. So before any diehard fans get up in arms about it, think about how the stuff your parents are affiliated with indelibly loses some of its crisp, shiny meaning, blunted by family ties. And, to her credit, Frances has mostly avoided talking… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 8, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Hear A Previously Unreleased Kurt Cobain Demo From Montage Of Heck

HBO’s Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck comes to a few theaters on Friday, and we already know that it features a few unheard Cobain recordings, including a Beatles cover and a 12-minute acoustic song. And now, thanks to a clip that HBO just shared, we get to hear a piece of one of those… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Watch Kurt Cobain’s Journal Come To Life In Montage Of Heck Clip

Cobain: Montage Of Heck is the long-awaited, painfully intimate documentary about Nirvana’s frontman directed by Brett Morgen and produced by Kurt Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean. We’ve followed the film’s development since it was announced back in November, and HBO just released a new trailer for the film that shows the visual thought process behind the… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 1, 2015 - 4:21 pm

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck Comes To Theaters Next Month

It turns out that Montage Of Heck, HBO’s forthcoming Kurt Cobain documentary executive produced by Frances Bean Cobain, is getting a full theatrical release ahead of its 5/4 HBO debut. Starting 4/10, Montage Of Heck will be shown in 72 countries, and theatrical runs in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle begin 4/24 — thu… More »

By: Peter Helman / March 19, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Watch The Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck Trailer

For months, we’ve been hearing about HBO’s forthcoming Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck, which his daughter Frances Bean Cobain executive produced. It’ll be the first-ever authorized Cobain doc, and it’ll include unreleased tracks like a Beatles cover and a 12-minute acoustic song. And today, we get to see our first glimpse of the finished… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 11, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Montage Of Heck Will Feature Previously Unheard 12-Minute Kurt Cobain Song

Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt’s daughter, executive produced HBO’s forthcoming Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck, and we already know that it’ll feature an unreleased Beatles cover. That’s not the only unreleased piece of Cobain’s music that will appear in the movie. As Loudwire points out, Montage Of Heck director Brett Morgen has alluded to a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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