Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nirvana: First official Kurt Cobain documentary to premiere next year

“Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck”, a new documentary about the late Nirvana frontman, will premiere on HBO next year.

Directed by Brett Morgen (“Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane”), the project is the first film to be made with the cooperation of Cobain’s family, with daughter Frances Bean Cobain serving as executive producer.

“Montage Of Heck” is billed as a raw and visceral journey through Cobain’s life, providing no-holds-barred access to Cobain’s archives, home to his never-before-seen home movies, recordings, artwork, photography, journals, demos, personal archives, family archives and songbooks.

The film will feature dozens of Nirvana songs and performances as well as previously unheard Cobain originals.

“I started work on this project eight years ago,” says Morgen. “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.”

Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Seattle home on April 5, 1994; his body was discovered three days later by an electrician who had arrived to do some work on the property.

Nirvana were inducted into the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in April.

See also:

VIDEO: Nirvana’s complete Rock Hall induction and performance
Preview Nirvana’s performance on HBO’s Rock Hall induction special
Kurt Cobain biographer reveals source of death-scene wallet note
Kurt Cobain death-scene note released by Seattle police
Search Nirvana at hennemusic