Kurt Cobain's daughter opens up about her dad

By Andrea Park
Updated April 08, 2015 06:10 PM
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Twenty-one years after Kurt Cobain‘s suicide, his daughter is opening up about his impact – and whether she listens to Nirvana.

In an interview with Rolling Stone released Wednesday, Frances Bean Cobain spoke about her father, her mother Courtney Love and the upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary, for which she is an executive producer.

In the interview, Frances reveals with a grin that she’s not the biggest fan of her dad’s music: “I don’t really like Nirvana that much.”

As for her father’s suicide, “If he had lived, I would have had a dad. And that would have been an incredible experience,” Cobain says, adding that her late father “abandoned his family in the most awful way possible.”

Nirvana fan or not, Cobain, 22, does respect her father’s work and ambition.

“I cry every time I hear that song,” she says of “Dumb.” “It’s a stripped-down version of Kurt’s perception of himself – of himself on drugs, off drugs, feeling inadequate to be titled the voice of a generation.”

The upcoming HBO documentary about Kurt’s life, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, will air May 4 and will feature home movies of Kurt, Love and Cobain.