Kurt Cobain the musical? Courtney Love says it’s ‘very likely’
TORONTO – What better way to honour a legend of grunge rock than with a Broadway musical. Wait. What?
Courtney Love has announced she has plans for a Kurt Cobain Broadway musical.
As the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death approaches, Love spoke to music magazine NME about her plans for a documentary, stage production and biopic so her late-husband’s legacy, story and music could live on.
Love told the magazine she has been “swarmed” by Nirvana fans asking for the musical to become a reality. Love said she and Frances Bean (Kurt and Courtney’s daughter) agreed if they could “select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen.”
She added: “I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see.”
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Frances was just a baby when her father died on April 5, 1994.
Love and her daughter will be on hand when Nirvana is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10.
The band will be inducted by former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, Frances’ godfather.
Kurt formed Nirvana with bassist Krist Novoselic in 1987. Drummer Dave Grohl joined in 1990.
The band released three studio albums, Bleach (1989), Nevermind (1991) and In Utero (1993). Nirvana also released a compilation album, Incesticide, in 1992.
All of the band’s other albums were released after Kurt’s death.
Kurt was 27 when he died. At the time of his death he had reluctantly rose to iconic status in the grunge-rock scene.
The live album MTV Unplugged in New York, which was recorded in November 1993, debuted at number one on Billboard’s top 200 list when it was released a year later.
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