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First Fully-Authorized Kurt Cobain Documentary Coming to HBO with Frances Bean Cobain as Exec. Producer


Coming next year, Kurt Cobain fans will finally get a fully-authorized documentary about Cobain which will be called “Montage of Heck.” If you are  a die-hard Nirvana fan, you will recognize the title which is also the title of a song that was released by Fecal Matter (A very early band name of Nirvana).  The song was pretty much a montage of collected sounds and clips all thrown together. 

The documentary will be written, directed and produced by Brett Morgen, whose specialty is documentaries. Kurt’s daughter Frances Bean Cobain will serve as executive producer.

Morgen had this to say about the upcoming documentary:

I started work on this project eight years ago. Like most people, when I started, I figured there would be limited amounts of fresh material to unearth. However, once I stepped into Kurt’s archive, I discovered over 200 hours of unreleased music and audio, a vast array of art projects (oil paintings, sculptures), countless hours of never-before-seen home movies, and over 4000 pages of writings that together help paint an intimate portrait of an artist who rarely revealed himself to the media.

Here’s part of the press release from HBO:

The first documentary to be made with the cooperation of Kurt Cobain’s family, the film is a raw and visceral journey through Cobain’s life and provides no-holds-barred access to Kurt Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks. The film features dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as previously unheard Cobain originals.


There’s no specific release date as of now.