A Profile Of Kurt Cobain’s Grandpa

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]