April 1, 2014


Kurt Cobain Musical Is "Very Likely," Promises/Threatens Courtney Love

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

After her theory about the whereabouts of Malaysian Flight 370 turned cold, Courtney Love is now directing her search efforts towards Broadway. In a new interview with NME, the outspoken musician revealed plans for a biopic, documentary and a play that aim to "honor" her late husband, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. But only if she finds the right people.

Love initially teased the possibility of a Cobain musical in 2012 but reneged on the idea a month later, explaining, "Sometimes it's best just to leave things alone." 

The Hole frontwoman explains her recent change of heart to NME: "After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fanmail and social media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances [Bean Cobain, Kurt and Courtney's daughter] and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen."

But she's not looking for just any old chump scribe. No, she only wants an "A-team" because she needs this to be respectful. But also, because Kurt will be in attendance. "I know her father's spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theater with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives," she said. 

Later this week is the 20th anniversary of Cobain's suicide. This news follows other recent ways of honoring him, such as in comic form and with weeping statues. No word on possible titles, but the opening number should certainly be "All Apologies."