During a recent interview with Rolling Stone‘s David Fricke, Kurt Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean, spoke openly about her father. You will recall that the Nirvana frontman took his own life in 1994, leaving behind a legacy that has withstood the test of time.
Frances, also an executive producer of the new Kurt Cobain documentary, opened up about growing up with her dad’s legacy around, what she thought of his music, and even what it’s like hanging out with Nirvana’s surviving members.
“It’s emotional journalism. It’s the closest thing to having Kurt tell his own story in his own words – by his own aesthetic, his own perception of the world. It paints a portrait of a man attempting to cope with being a human,” she says of Montage of Heck. “My dad was exceptionally ambitious. But he had a lot thrown on him, exceeding his ambition. He wanted his band to be successful. But he didn’t want to be the fucking voice of a generation.”
“I don’t really like Nirvana that much [grins]. Sorry, promotional people, Universal,” she claims, surprisingly. “I would have felt more awkward if I’d been a fan. I was around 15 when I realized he was inescapable. Even if I was in a car and had the radio on, there’s my dad.”
Check out the full interview on Rolling Stone’s website.